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Sunday In Bayawan! Part 1 of 2

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We got up earlier than usual to start the 2 hour drive to Bayawan from Dumaguete last Sunday morning. Maya Elisa was downstairs waiting to go with us. She was traveling home for a month holiday from school. Being a young girl in high school so far from home isn't that much fun and she was thrilled to be going!

The road to Bayawan is so lovely... it winds out of the city to the farms and outlying communities on the southern side of Negros Oriental--traveling a bit inland and the jutting out to the coast--I think it is one of the most beautiful drives I have ever taken.
About an hour into the trip we had the first blow out--out in the middle of nowhere! Mike swerved just a bit to avoid a car parked on the side of the road and then pulled over in front of it. The three policemen inside got out and with a smile and hardly a word, began to change the tire. They had heard the bang and I think they too were glad it was just tire! Neighbors came from out of nowhere and we were suddendly sur…

6th Annual Intensive Bible Training, SMCI Philippines

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Spiritual Warfare! That was the main theme for last week's training!
Just over 70 of our exciting SMCI team members are gathered right now in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines for the annual intensive Bible Training. Our workers are trained yearly and while they are on the move in the work! This is a wonderful time for bringing the teams together in one location to remember the vision of the work! SMCI is an evangelistic/discipleship ministry that works with or plants local churches! Our team of staff and pastors is almost entirely made up those saved in the ministry! We believe that once a person is saved he/she needs to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, understand the Spirit-filled Life, which will all be realized in aggressive evangelism!
Workers and students are with us usually for the few short years during their studies or just after. As they pour their hearts into reaching the lost of their islands and campuses, we accept the responsibility to help equip them…

Prey Nob, Timothy House Visit April 2009

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Thinking About The Importance of Prayer....

Mike came across this recent account of a missionary in Africa that really spoke powerfully to both of us:

A missionary was serving as a medic in Africa. Periodically he would travel by
bicycle through the jungle to a near by town for supplies. It was two-day trip,
so he would camp in the jungle overnight. He had always made the trip without
incident, but one day when he arrived in the city he saw two men fighting. One
was seriously hurt, so he treated the man, shared Christ with him and went on
his way.

The next time the missionary travelled to the city, the
man he had treated approached him. “I know you carry money and medicine,” the
man said to the missionary. “Some friends and I followed you into the jungle
alone. We waited for you to go to sleep, planning to kill you and take your
money and drugs. As we started to move into the camp site we saw twenty six
armed guards surrounding you. There were only six of us, so we knew we could not
possibly get near and we left.”

When he heard this, the mis…