Showing posts from August, 2010

About the Earthquake: Item 2--More Mercy!

Our God Is Powerful!

The second amazing thing about the earthquake was the timing!

This is fasting month for the followers of I. Here in Indo, it is called puasa or fasting culminating with the Idul Fitri celebration and a week long holiday.  From dawn to dusk every day for a month the devoted abstain from food and water.  The exact times of sunrise and sundown for each day are recorded on the web and other publications! But in reality, most simply listen for the "call" as it is sung out from the places of worship at exactly the correct time signaling the "break fast."

In the evenings people sit in restaurants, roadside coffee stalls or at home with drinks and food sitting in front of them waiting for the song that will release them from their day of service.

Last week it was a bit different.  All over this province, just as official singers in thousands of places of worship approached the microphones --ready to call the faithful to prayer at the end of another …

Moved With Compassion

Week 5, Bohol

Though having served in the Sunday St E ministry mainly reaching out to mainly Filipinas  for almost a decade in Orchard Road, I have yet mustered enough courage for the Campus Evangelistic campaign in the past years. Fear and concern such as will leave be approved especially at the busiest period of the year in my workplace and will students at an age probably young enough to be my be my grandchild be able to connect with me? With much prayer from my SF brethren, took step of faith to request for leave explaining purpose of the trip to my boss but amazingly, response from him, a non christian was unexpectedly encouraging. Praise God, He fulfilled His promise in 1 John 5 : 14.

With much anxiety , set foot on Bohol, an island known for chocolate hills and tarsier, the world smallest mammal for a week of Campus Evangelistic Campaign. Why anxiety? Fear that I will fumble in classroom crowd and my inadequacy but “God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but…

Onward! ;)

What's that hymn about the life line? I was trying to sing it today but just couldn't get it! Isn't that frustrating?  Was thinking how much we need one thrown to us as we are throwing one to others!

I arrived in Indo today just after noon to be confronted with all the signs of puasa (Ramadan fasting.)

Well, it has been a great campaign and we are so thankful for all the LORD has done... more reports are coming and will be posted with more pics in the days ahead so please stay connected! Also, the prayer battle has just begun! Why not choose an island and make it your battle ground? 

Pray for the local labourers, for those who heard, those who made decisions, those who did not.

I just flew to Indo today and will be speaking at a University convocaton tomorrow... onward again...

PM, R, and K will be joining me here on Monday for a prayer retreat asking the LORD for His clear vision for the work here... join us please!

A Long Walk Down The Hill and Back!

Week 5
Friday, 6 August 2010

It was the first time SMCI had been allowed to visit this predominately RC high school.  It was very exciting! Early Friday morning on Bohol, week 5 of the Evangelistic Campaign, the team arrived on the campus housing 3000 students.  As they entered, they saw most of the young people streaming down a hill in two lines--one for boys, one for girls. Inquiring, they were informed that the students were headed to Mass and that our audience was actually to be only those left behind.  All said and done, 60 remained-- Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhists, Hindus, members of Iglesia De Cristo and other cults and perhaps some Christians-- while 2940 faded out of site below.
Reid preached the Gospel to those who remained. Then the LORD worked a miracle...

When the students returned, the team was allowed to go room to room in this RC school preaching the Gospel at least once to every student, faculty and staff member on the property! Most heard a clear Gospel message for…

Final Week - Mindanao

What an amazing final week!

Week 6, Mindanao 236    Preaching Opps 11,735  Heard the Gospel 9,356     Made Decisions

This is a public blog and thus available to all who would seek it.  With the sad recent loss of Christian Aid workers in Afghanistan, I was reminded several times about posting our plans in advance on the Internet. 

Thanks for your patience, and I know that "out of sight" has not meant "out of mind" with our faithful prayer warriors! Lord bless each and every one of you! 

The back dated blogs will be going up over the next few hours! Thank God for the great final week.

Waiting To Report on the Final Week...

I am waiting to report on the final week until all the team members have departed the final island on Monday... explanation will come later. Please continue to pray...

Blessings Include:
2,119 Preaching opportunities 109,504 People heard the Gospel in 6 weeks 71,844 People Made Decsions! ;)

"All Things Work Together" --God Said It-- And He Keeps On Proving It!

On Bohol with
Theresa, Singapore

"There was one day when we were pretty late arriving at a high school where we were supposed to do a classroom evangelism. However, the students were all outdoor waiting to go home. We decided to gather groups of students on the field and preached right on the spot. It was challenging as I was already having a strained voice. However, God demonstrated to me that it's not about me! It's the power of the Gospel and the conviction by the Holy Spirit. 55 souls made decisions!

I am thankful to God for giving me this opportunity to serve Him in Bohol. He really opened my eyes and see that the harvest is indeed plentiful. It's a privilege to be His labourers for His harvest field.

I saw how God has worked in the hearts of many students during the past week. It's the working of the Holy Spirit!

Thank God for He is Mighty to Save!"

Theresa is from Singapore and a member of GLCC.  This was her first campaign.

e-campaign 2010 photos, Wed 11 Aug

Wednesday, 11 August 2010 Mindanao

We Bow Down And Praise...

God has given us more than 100,000 souls to give the Good News too!
2 more days to go... pray!

More coming tomorrow: Pics Testimony FAQ #6

One Beautiful Peso, 11 August 2010

From Mike Redick,
SMCI International Director

"On Tuesday I was preaching in a high school in the city of Tugum on the Island of Mindanao. As many know Mindanao is one of the troubled spots in the Philippines being the home of the Islamic terrorist group the Abu Siyaf- responsible for the killing of hundreds of people in the name of Allah. Mindanao is also the home and headquarters of Apollo Quiboloy, the self proclaimed son of god with thousands of followers. Needless to say this is one of the neediest and least evangelized Islands in the Philippines.

On this day I was speaking to about 60 teenagers in a class room in an out of the way high school. The Lord was good and gave good liberty while preaching. When I finished I stepped out of the class room and a young lady named Tikka approached me and thanked me for the messages. With a glowing smile on her face she mentioned that she was a born again believer! She then reached into her pocket and pulled out a one peso coin S$.05, U…

e-campaign 2010 photos, Tues 10 Aug

Tuesday, 10 August Mindanao

Prayer Request

Please Pray Daily . . . As you may be aware, the team has traveled to the most "sensitive" of all the Philippine Islands.  Please remember them daily in prayer.  Already today (Monday) most of the scheduled opportunities were cancelled.  The team will split tomorrow and hit two cities for the next few days. 1.  Pray for safety 2.  Pray for wisdom 3.  Pray for the doors to remain open/good weather to facillitate the preaching. 4.  Pray for power in preaching.

Our 5 Loaves and 2 Fishes

“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” … … 2 Cor 12:9
From Kelvin (Singapore)
My one-week experience on the E-Campaign in Bohol, Philippines was marvellous and life changing. As I recount the journey, I could see so many obstacles and difficulties, insurmountable by my own or man’s standards, yet each one was faithfully broken down and removed by God. My biggest takeaway from this experience was to really learn how to trust in God and to know that He will provide in His time. I went with very little to offer, but God used it, provided and multiplied it according to His work and purpose.

Pre-Trip Preparations

When I first came to know of the E-Campaign and that recruitment for volunteers to partake in this mission was on, it was something that registered in my head as just ‘another mission’. Before I could give it much thought, countless worldly and real obstacles were already running through my head. Thus the mission was relegated and kept in my…

5th Singapore Team Arrives!

Welcome To the 5th Singapore Team

It's exciting to see these 5 ladies headed to join the team! Pray for them, ask the LORD to use them for His glory!  Remember them as they and the rest of the teams finish up the final week of the campaign!

Every Surrendered Life Is A Powerful Weapon To Be Wielded By The LORD!

It was "farewell for now" to Jeremy on Thursday!

It has been said, "A picture speaks a thousand words!" On the wall behind Jeremy you can see a sign that says, "a yone who has never nade a mistake  has never tried anyt ing new"
Jeremy really tried something new-- 5 weeks of Cowboy Evangelism with Mike Redick!
He surrendered everything--his privacy, preferences, rights-to sleep both when and where, to eat when he was hungry, to pick his seat in the vehicle, even to determine his companions--all for the cause! And what happened?
In just 5 weeks, Jeremy preached the Gospel ...
     43 times to a total of
     3,282 people, most of whom had never heard!
     1,819 of those made decisions for Christ and are being followed up by permanent SMCI team members!

What did he have to say at the end of a gruelling 5 weeks?

"It’s been awesome!!! I’m glad that I had this opportunity. God has taught me so much, and I look forward to doing this again in the future." And wha…

Farewell For Now!

Safe trip for Neny, Jeremy, and Justin! Thanks LORD! ;)

Updates From The Leyte Follow-Up!

It's been exciting to get texts and email from the permanent teams on each of the islands that the campaign swept through!

Leyte, week 1, has been no exception! We copy some here just about as they came in! Rejoice!

" . . . many now are texting us and inquiring about SMCI ,wants to have Bible studies or asking how to have and know more about Christ. do pray for wisdom on how to follow up all these! PTL!""Last Tuesday, in Ormoc City, while we were having our morning prayer in our staff apartment, 5 students from EVSU college knocked on our door asking us to have Bible study, we were surprised! So we let them in."
"In Maasin, Micmic received 90 texts from those who want to have Bible study and 9 who want to be visited." "i got a call from the newspaper owner asking for an article from us because his grandson was one of the hearers at SJC college in Maasin (a RC campus) where Ptr Randy preached."
"In Sogod and San Juan, students keep textin…

e-campaign 2010 photos, Tues 3 August


Bilar, Bohol Mini-Concert Yields Much Fruit!

The SMCI, Bohol Team took a step of faith and offered a mini-concert on the campus of one of the mountain universities! The Singapore Team added a skit and PMike preached to complete the programme!  At least 250 students came out for this first concert and of those who attended and heard the Gospel, more than 100 made decisions for Christ!

Prayer Request

Please pray for the Bohol SMCI Team! They are having some scheduling problems and need wisdom from the LORD to know how to handle them immediately! Also, the Bohol music team is presenting their first concert on a campus as an outreach! They are asking the LORD to use them!

First Day In Bohol!

The team divided into three groups today.  One stayed in the city while the others went out into the countryside to minister in high schools!  It is exciting to know that the LORD has opened the high schools of this island--one that we were warned would not be reached with the Gospel! Thankfully, our LORD does not listen to such nay-sayers and commands us not to as well!