Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Day 25



Lawrence Char
Lawrence Char22 July 20:19
Day 25 of #smci2014ecamp
Number of schools: 5
Number of opportunities: 37
Persons who heard the gospel: 1634
Persons who made decisions: 739

To date of #smci2014ecamp
Number of schools: 195
Number of opportunities: 1641
Persons who heard the gospel: 93,592
Persons who made decisions: 47,976

From the Heart: Jett, Singapore (Bicol)

Josette (Jett) joined the SMCI eCampaign in the Philippines coming from GBM in Singapore! This was her first campaign. Providentially, she spent most of her week with the eCampaign in 3 hotels and the airport! :)  But, her testimony shows clearly that the LORD has a plan in everything! Thanks for coming Jett! Lord bless and may you be a light wherever you go leading all who will hear to the truth! :)

Josette, Week 3, Bicol 2014



Jett Hime
Jett Hime22 July 08:28
I just want to praise God for hearts changed in Bicol region. Not just those who have heard and believed the gospel but especially my heart and the heart of team. For 5.5 days of not preaching but praying, for 99% listening to the gospel than preaching, He revealed the things that He wants to change in my heart. And it's not just being positive about the circumstances but trusting God for Who He Is. That He is in Control. He is Merciful. He is Loving. He is Sovereign.

I want to remain and preach on but i only have 1 week this year. For the teams who remain, PREACH ON. Will back you up with fervent prayers.

On Saturday night, something came to my mind. Its like God is telling me "You want to preach? Then preach in Singapore". That struck me. And praising God for that.

I pray that the Lord will keep the flame burning in our hearts and let it spread to whoever comes near it even when we are back to our hometowns. #Smci2014ecamp

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Travel Day-Saturday


SMCI eCampaign 2014 Teams have already started traveling and will be flying for the next 36 hours. Please remember them in prayer ! Thanks.



Friday, 18 July 2014

From Pastor Mike, Fri a.m. Legazpi

Friday Morning, 18 July 2014 Update From PM in LEGAZPI: 

We thank the Lord for protection and provision during typhoon Glenda. 

The city of Legaspi and the region of Bicol continues to suffer greatly. Electricity is not expected to be restored for a month, water and food is in short supply. Some people who lost there homes and belongings are becoming desperate and creating a fearful unrest in the city. 

Our eCamp team has been wonderfully blessed with food, water, a roof over our heads and electricity. The airport has resumed flights and we are scheduled to leave tomorrow (Saturday) and resume our Gospel work in Manila. 

Please pray for next week. Manila also suffered through typhoon Glenda but we are trusting the Lord to open many door and multitudes of hearts for the gospel. And remember the people of the Philippines. Thanks for your prayers during this difficult time. 

-Mike Redick

SMCI Bicol (Legazpi City) eCampaign Team 2014



Thursday, 17 July 2014

From Pastor Mike: Thurs a.m. Legazpi

Typhoon Glenda this past Tuesday



THURSDAY 
MORNING 
#smci2014ecamp
10 a.m. Legazpi 






UPDATE directly from Pastor Mike:

The team is in good spirits and the Lord has sustained! In the wake of Typhoon Glenda we are dealing with the brutal aftermath--currently there is no electricity or water in the city. Much damage to the villages and agricultural areas. Most shops are closed and those that are open have masses of people trying to get food and water. 

We are safely settled in 2 hotels with acceptable security-one has fairly good wifi and phone signal and is on generator power. 

The local airport was open today and we were able to get on the list for the weekend flight we had originally wanted but they will fly as the weather allows. The local team sourced for food this morning as the LORD directed them they got what is needed for today. There seems to be another storm forming that is expected in a couple of days.

Please pray for:
-safety and good weather
-ability to fly and seats for the entire team
-unity and peace

-PMike

From Hannah Campbell, PA Team




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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Legazpi Update Wednesday Night

UPDATE ON SMCI eCAMPAIGNERS, Legazpi
10 p.m. Wednesday:

It's just 10 p.m. in the Philippines and we trust the 23 eCampaigners in Legazpi are setting down for the night to get some rest. They all weathered a raging storm, flooding rooms, and darkness so very well by God's grace.

This morning PM was informed that the Pension House (Hotel) was evicting the entire team because there was no electricity or food for them there indefinitely. With ferry and airplane cancellations there are people stranded all over the city in the same situation. The local team moved from hotel to hotel all over the city being turned away time and time again. It was only just before dark that the LORD provided 2 hotels. The team was split up and sent to them. We are not sure how long they can stay there, so please pray about that.

At 7 p.m. we received confirmation that Joy, Daphne and Kim were out looking for food. They were finding all the shops closed. The streets are being cleared slowly and they are estimating electricity may not be restored for 2 weeks. So far there is civil order.
From Pastor Mike: We are good. All is well. We have transferred to 2 hotels. All the schools are closed until Monday and while I am sad that the team will not be able to go to schools and preach, I am asking the LORD to do His work in and through us according to His plan. I have almost no battery left on my phone. Our concern is being able to confirm a flight out on Saturday to continue the eCampaingn in Manila next week.

As of now, communication has ceased for the night most likely because they are either conserving battery power or they are already flat. 

Well prayer warriors, we know what to do, so let's get to it. While they rest, we pray and give thanks. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Time To Rouse the Troops!

Typhoon Rammasun/Glenda Heading For Bicol Region

Pastor Mike and the eCampaign Teams are in the Bicol Region in Legazpi City. They have taken to high ground! All's well.


Storm expecting to make landfall 
about 6 p.m. (gmt +8) tonight.

Update on Typhoon Rammasun/Glenda



Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Memorial Day Thanks & Promise

President Ronald Reagan/Amphibious Invasion WW2

It is Memorial Day, so let’s remember why those we honor sacrificed for all of us.

On the 40th anniversary of D-Day, President Ronald Reagan stood atop a windy cliff giving a tribute to the surviving U.S. Army Rangers who scaled the 100-foot heights of Pointe du Hoc, France, to take out Nazi guns pounding our troops on the beaches.

Reagan addressed them and asked a question.  He said;
“You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet you risked everything here.  Why?  Why did you do it?  What impelled you to put aside the instinct for self-preservation and risk your lives to take these cliffs?  What inspired all the men of the armies that met here?”

As the now-gray-haired Rangers blinked back tears and listened, Reagan answered his own questions, saying:

“We look at you and, and somehow we know the answer.  It was faith and belief; it was loyalty and love.  The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or on the next.”
Reagan reminded the audience that prayer vigils were occurring throughout America the night of the invasion, “that in Georgia they were filling churches at 4 a.m., in Kansas they were kneeling on their porches and praying . . .”

He said, “Something else helped the men of D-Day: their rock-hard belief that Providence would have a great hand in the events that would unfold here; that God was an ally in this great cause.”

Our First Commander-in-Chief understood this.  General George Washington established chaplains in the Continental Army, and demanded religious liberty for all soldiers (even rebuking those who were intolerant of other soldiers’ open religious beliefs).  He said,

“The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger--The General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man, will endeavor so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian Soldier . . .”
Tomb of Unknown Soldier
Tomb of the Unknown Solidier

So on this Memorial Day, 2014, let us remember the admonition of President Reagan as he closed his D-Day anniversary address to the “boys of Pointe du Hoc”:

“Here, in this place where the West held together,let us make a vow to our dead.  Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for.  Let our actions say to them the words for which [General] Matthew Ridgeway listened: ‘I will not fail thee nor forsake thee’ . . . let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died.”

Excerpt taken from a letter by K. Shakelford, Esq
libertyinstitute.org 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

PRAY: eCampaign 2014

Yes it's time! Calling all prayer teams!

eCampaign 2014 is just a month away! The SMCI Teams have been gearing up for 5 weeks of eCampaign. Teams from many parts of the world are preparing to go!

Please get your prayer teams ready and start with the following requests:

1. Ask the LORD to open just the right doors to the schools He has been preparing.

2. Pray for safety for the SMCIans who are traveling making housing reservations for visiting teams, getting the signed permission to preach the Gospel on  the campuses.

3.  Pray for the visiting teams: for provision, for their preparation to share a clear Gospel presentation.

4.  Ask the Lord of the harvest to send forth labourers.

5.  Pray for the Spirit of God to empower those who give the Gospel and to draw those who need to know the message of the love and salvation of Christ!