“To God be the glory for a victorious prayer walk!”
Little Tondo was once a deserted neighborhood. When God’s living water flowed in through little gestures of kindness, one would never know how it opens the doors that lead to a great harvest of souls.
To advance the kingdom of God and propagate the works of evangelism and discipleship, EFC-Kidapawan and EFC- Magsaysay, Davao del Sur gathered 19 pioneering leaders for a 2-day Church Planting Movement (CPM) training at Evangel Family Church, Landmark, Kidapawan City on January 26 & 27, 2018.
On December 17, 2017, members, family and friends of EFC-Padre Garcia, Batangas, gathered together to celebrate their 11th year milestone with the theme “Experiencing God’s Amazing Grace”
Upon receiving their relief buckets, the lumads exclaimed “dakel ne salamat kaniyu lang ennog tabang kanami”(Thank you very much for helping us) in their native language. They were more than thankful that there were people used by God to touch their grieving hearts and reach out to them amidst difficult situations.
One of the highlights of the program was the message given by Pastor Andrew Kwong, Senior Pastor of EFC-Davao. He pointed out that Christmas is filled with God’s promise. He added a verse in the bible that says, “And this is the promise that He made to us—eternal life (1 John 2:25) and this life is in His son (1 John 5:11). He further stressed that Jesus is God’s most extravagant gift to mankind and that He is the gift that keeps on giving.
The get-together activity culminates the whole year of serving the Kingdom of God. It was a physical and spiritual refreshment to all outstation pastors and volunteers who committed their lives faithfully in church planting. It was a time of strengthening, sharing, unloading of burdens, and giving comfort among themselves as well.
On the night of December 22, 2017, thousands of families were displaced after the onslaught of cyclone “Vinta” (Tembin) which resulted to terrible flooding in Davao City, particularly in Juliville Subdivision, Jade Valley, Tigatto Relocation Area and a tribal community at Sitio Dumalogdog, a part of Marilog District, where some of EFC-Davao members reside. These families have evacuated to the barangay’s schools and gymnasiums for temporary shelter, and 16 families of Sitio Dumalogdog lost their houses to flood waters.
Christmas Greetings 2017
This Christmas, may we bring some joy to someone by the kindness and love from our hearts. Let us do something meaningful for someone this Christmas so that he or she too can feel God’s love, peace, and joy.
Honor, love, and passion are necessary for a Christian to see the needs of his or her community and respond to them. This Christmas 2017, Women in Love, the Men of Honor, and the Youth’s Hearts on Fire Ministries rolled their sleeves and joined hands for an outreach project aimed to bless one of the most depressed communities in Davao City.
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