Behind the Folds (Our Gifts Are for Others’ Benefit)

A wonderful yet rare opportunity arose when Sis. Pauline Tan from Singapore, together with her husband, Bro. Evans and daughter, Laura, came to visit EFC-Cagayan de Oro City on June 9, 2018. She is gifted in making Origami and some related crafts. Her daughter, Laura inherited her keen eye on crafts and props making as well.

Bringing Joy through Giving

EFC-CDO, together with the volunteer church planters of Barangay Lapasan, Calaanan, Indahag, and Nazareth, initiated “School Supplies Giving Program”.  They have been encouraged to organize this initiative every school opening on top of the church’s feeding program and community outreach. This annual labor of love has brought together not only volunteer church planters but church members as well. They put all efforts and resources together and gathered on June 3, 2018 to deliver the school supplies to the outstation kids.

DVBS still effective tool for evangelism

Over 140 kids from different barangays in Cagayan de Oro City were gathered for the much-awaited DVBS with the theme “One Way” at Evangel Family Church- CDO on May 22-24, 2018. It was a 3-day activity for children ages 7-14 years old wherein they learned and studied the Bible in a deeper way.

Northern Mindanao NexGen Youth Fanned into Flame

The 5th Northern Mindanao Regional NexGen Youth Conference emboldened the youth with great devotion to lead a life dedicated to Christ. On March 26-29, 2018, some 126 EFC youth from Cagayan de Oro, Lala, Naawan, Manticao, Mambayaan and Malaybalay gathered together at Evangel Family Church, Cagayan de Oro City for a 4-day conference with the theme: REIGNITE PASSION.

Little Gestures of Kindness Go a Long Way

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.

The Unspeakable Gift

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 Best of Christmas

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.

Haircut outreach on Dads’ special day

Every Sunday afternoon in Little Tondo at Barangay Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City (CDO), bright faces of children and EFC-CDO volunteers eagerly gather to worship Jesus. But on this special day of June 18, fathers joined the fun.

Summer Camp sets Youth’s hearts ablaze!

It rained like fire from the heavens as the young people of JECPP Northern Mindanao experienced the outpouring of the Holy Spirit during the youth conference held last April 10-13, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City. More than 125 participants from Cagayan de Oro, Mambayaan, Manticao, Naawan, Balingasag, Lala and Malaybalay had a life changing encounter with God – a spiritual turning point that they will never forget for the rest of their lives.

Feeding the hungry

“Little Tondo”. This is how people call this place in Barangay Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City. Dilapidated “barong- barong” houses with barely enough space for families to huddle in to sleep at night, many without electricity, are a replica of the shackled poverty in Tondo slum.

Little Tondo caught the attention of Sister Malou S. Dunatchik a faithful member of EFC-CDO who is now living in the United States. She has been away for thirteen years, and she came home last December to spend Christmas with her family.