Joined: 07 Aug 2006
Location: Wayne, West Virginia, US of A
|Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:23 am Post subject: Philippines mission need
1464 ROCKCASTLE RD.
GIVEN, WV 25245
PASTOR ELD. BENJAMIN STEPP
ELD. DAN STEPP
PH 304-372-7053 PH 304-372-8613
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our LORD and SAVIOUR!
We are thankful to report that the churches and missions continue to grow and prosper in all areas of the Philippines….Luzon, Mindanao, Visayan islands
By God’s grace, we have brought pastor Bernardo Salacup here to visit many of our churches of like precious faith around the USA.
Praise the LORD for the good welcome he has received and the blessing he has been to all!
We are very thankful to all the churches for your prayers and financial support of this great revival that has been ongoing since 1994 in the Philippines.
We have one special prayer request at this time…
Bro. Alex Epino pastor of Anabaptist Congregation ..Imus, Cavite..Metro Manila (who is one of the greatest men of God we have ever been privileged to know )….(his love for missions and the care of the churches is like unto the Apostle Paul).(and like the Apostle Paul, he labours with his hands to provide for many needs of the various churches and missions…..in so doing Bro. Alex has made himself poor in worldly possessions…4 or 5 years ago an old lady member allowed brother Alex to rent a house from her for a very low rent so he could have a more permanent place for his family…with the intention that one day he could buy it very cheaply…. the house was eaten up with termites and Bro Alex had to over time rebuild much of it…the sad part, the old sister passed away and her children would no longer make the mortgage pmt and allowed the house to be foreclosed and sold at auction by the sheriff.. This sale took place without Bro Alex knowing…… but the LORD intervened and Bro Alex was informed that the successful bidder had not returned with the money to finish the purchase……then the mortgage company gave Bro. Alex first option to buy the house…. 600,000 pesos ($15,000) cash only. (Bro. Alex was able to raise 110,000 pesos only…he continued to pray and sent email asking us to pray for him and his family.
We emailed him to see if the mortgage company would accept pmt over time…but they said cash only
Again the LORD intervened and a church member that is working in the USA was able to borrow $5,000 repayable in 4 monthly payments of $1,250 each….and a church member in Philippines was able to borrow the balance needed from Citibank repayable in (12) monthly payments of $595 each.
Even though the Heritage Landmark Baptist Church does not have the money ….. we have committed to this man of God and these two dear sisters that we will by God’s grace raise the funds to repay these two loans.
Our church has raised $2,000 to apply to this indebtedness…… We are trusting our LORD to provide the balance as he sees fit… We invite the lord’s churches to pray with us about this need and help this man of God and his family…
May the LORD bless us all as we praise his blessed and holy Name!!!!
In His service, ONLY by Grace,
Jeremiah 31:3- "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."