Showing posts from August, 2011

From the Heart of Leah (CO Team 2)

SMCI e-Campaign 2011
From the Heart Series

As we made the 7 hour trek back to our base in Dumaguete, I was reminded of a quote that I absolutely love. Henry Varley, a friend of D.L. Moody, said, "The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in and by the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him."

My heart is full of thanksgiving for all that God did this past week. Nearly 50,000 souls made a profession of faith in Christ. How can or could I begin to describe this past week in words??

During my week of serving with SMCI, God took me beyond my comfort zone when I got up in front of classrooms full of students to teach the gospel. I learned to depend on Him for words to speak, and to be His mouthpiece.

I absolutely loved the students! The Lord reminded me that those we taught aren't "just children" they are SOULS who have an eternal destiny... souls that Jesus died for, and souls who He loves so very much.

I was inspired & encouraged a…

The Next Step For SMCI!

From Evangelist Mike Redick:

On August 15, after six grueling weeks, our Evangelistic Campaign in the Philippines officially ended. We thank the Lord for the many people who heard and responded to the Gospel. We are also thankful for the many people from around the world who had a part in making this year's e-Campaign a wonderful success.

Our team in the Philippines, Student Movement for Christ International (SMCI) did a wonderful job by securing permission to preach the gospel in several hundreds of high school, college and university campuses. During the six weeks nearly 100 people from Singapore, Brazil, Ireland, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and the US joined our local teams for this year's e-campaign. Together we preached the gospel 5,248 times, reaching 263,023 people with 161,988 of those made salvation decisions. In addition we passed out over 300,000 gospel tracts and 10,000 gospel pamphlets.

The Prayer Warrior teams were amazing in their steadfast prayer day by day a…

From The Heart Of Kaylin (PA), 14

SMCI e-Campaign From the Heart Series Kaylin (Pennsylvania) Weeks 1-6
I Know What HappenedCounted For Eternity I had a hard time getting to the Philippines... I was delayed a whole day, and almost delayed the second. By the time I got to the Manila they wouldn't let me into the country because I didn't have all the right papers. When I finally arived and met Pastor Mike again he said to me, "Kaylin, the devil has tried so hard to keep you away that I believe the Lord is going to do something powerful through you, and to you!" and do you know what... HE HAS! The Lord has changed my life forever, and used the Holy Spirit through me to spread the Good News to thousands of kids my age!
Here in the states, you hear many different stories about what the Lord can do, but for the past 6 weeks, I lived it! God, and the Power of God has just become so much more real to me. Especially the power of prayer. We prayed for everything, and we saw many people make a descision.
The Lord als…

From the Heart of Chris Brittingham (PA-The Bethel Gang)

SMCI e-Campaign 2011
From the Heart Series

Just When I Thought God Couldn't, He Did!
Chris Brittingham, PA-The Bethel Gang

This was the second time I was able to serve in the SMCI e-Campaign in the Philippines, and I have seen the Lord work like never before! I saw Him open doors when it seemed there was no possible way to open them. Just when I would think God couldn't, He did, and it made me realize that I limit God way to much in my own thinking. He is limitless, and he is all powerful. There are many examples where I witnessed the power of God first hand. One day we went into schools, and it was exam day. The first school shut us down and said no. The principal said that it was unlikely that we would be able to get into any schools. We prayed as a van, and at the next school something miraculous happened. The principal said that the exam papers were arriving late, and we were able to go in and preach to the school. Some may say it was just coincidence, but we knew it was compl…

From Jeff Musgrave: "Was It Revival?"

From: Jeff Musgrave of The Exchange

An Evaluation of the SMCI e-Campaign 2011
Some have asked if the amazing work of God through the E-Campaign this year is a revival. Over a quarter of a million people heard the Gospel and thousands responded in only six short weeks. Whereas the work that God did in the Philippines was miraculous and glorious, it wasn't revival. It was the normal work of the Gospel done in dependence on the Holy Spirit of God. Our leader, Evangelist Mike Redick, challenged us at the beginning of the campaign with what it takes to capture a city for God. It takes faith, obedience, and courage. We decided to add a 4th point to his message - HARD WORK!
Granted, the Philippines is an unusual place and is uniquely and I believe strategically prepared by God for evangelism. There is a nearly universal belief that sin condemns, that the Bible is the Word of God, and that Jesus is God's Son. In addition, there is an openness in the culture to reli…

What's A Bible Sponsor?

Here is an important message from Pearl Chong and the Bible Sponsors Team!

Standing in Awe of a Faithful God, and growing in Him~

Thank God for the quarter of a million people who heard the Gospel over the past 6 weeks! And thank God for 161,989 people who made decisions during the E-Campaign in the Philippines!
We stand in awe and give glory to God. Indeed, it is only God who is faithful and able to make all this possible.

Our new brothers & sisters in Christ yearn to read the Bible, know, and grow in Christ - And they need our help!

A seemingly impossible request~
As a start, we aim to raise funds for 10,000+ Bibles by the end of September. We have been sourcing for Bible suppliers, and are almost ready to place our orders. The average cost of bibles are about S$120/case of 24 bibles- that comes up to about S$50,000 for 417 cases (10,000 bibles) !

A seemingly impossible request to be met in a month!Butthis is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His …

This Is What A Hunger For The Word Looks Like!

SMCI e-Campaign 2011
Weeks 1 and 2
From Tim David (USA, Colorado)

"It was just the second time I went into a classroom to preach during the e-campaign.  I was a bit nervous. When I came into the classroom and started preaching I was surprised at how attentive the kids and the teacher were to the gospel.

After I had finished presenting the gospel and was passing out the good news booklets to the kids the teacher came up to me and asked me for a Bible. She said that "she wanted to teach her kids more about this gospel." I went up to the van and looked for one and finally found a new testament in their island language and my own Bible which I use. I took both of them back and as I entered the class to give them to the teacher the whole class erupted into cheers! I've never seen a group of people so excited to receive God's word."
Tim David is a Senior in High School 
from Grand Junction, Colorado, Pear Park Baptist Church.  This was his second SMCI e-Campaign.

From the Heart of Pastor Randy David Pt 1 of 2

The testimonies of the recent evangelistic campaign may seem overwhelming as might the proposed follow-up plans, but what a great joy and confidence to know that ...

Jesus Knows All Their Names... 

SMCI e-Campaign 2011 Weeks 1-2
From the Heart Series

Ptr Randy David 
(USA/CO The Western Slope Team!)
Leyte and 
Negros Occidental 
Wks 1-2

"The last school I spoke in before heading home, after I presented the gospel and gave the invitation,  I told the class that if they genuinely trusted Christ as their Savior, that even though I may never see them again in the Philippines I would see them in heaven again someday.  

As I moved to the back of the room to pick up decision slips, all of a sudden a girl jumped to her feet and turned to me and said, "I want you to know my name."  Seeing her new found faith so real in her that she wanted me to know her name when we meet again in heaven thrilled my soul.  

(The picture is not that great but she is the healthy girl in the center-right.)&quo…

SMCI e-Campaign 2011 Day 40 of 40


Today Is the Last Official Day of the e-Campaign

Please continue to pray! There has been flooding during the night that has the potential to hinder evangelism on this, the final official day of the e-Campaign!

FAQ #5 Is It All Just Easy Believe-ism?

"How can so many people
be getting saved? It must be easy believe-ism." -Anonymous

From: Mike Redick, SMCI International Director

Having preached the gospel to tens of thousands of people and having seen large numbers of people respond to the gospel I have often asked myself, 'Are these decisions real?" Several years ago I was in a particular city in the Philippines preaching on several university campuses. The Lord was wonderfully moving and lots of young people were making salvation decisions.

The following year I was in the same city visiting the local Christian book store. The manager came to me and said, 'Last year when you were preaching on the campuses so many young people were coming into the store looking for Bibles that I wanted to know what was going on so I attended one of your evening meetings and the Lord spoke to me that I should start a church so I did." Then he asked If I would preach in his church on Sunday. I agreed.

When I entered his c…

From the Heart of Cheryl T (Singapore)

SMCI e-Campaign 2011 From the Heart Series
Behold! All Things Become New!
Stepping out of your comfort zone right into God's hand moving is one of the best steps we can take--just ask Chery Tan! ;)
This is from Cheryl, Singapore Team...
We were at a school where young men are trained to be Mariners yesterday. After one room to room evangelism, I was looking around for the next one when I saw Raymond (SMCI) waving! He said he had found another class for me to preach to.
When I stepped into the classroom, I realized it was an air-conditioned enclosed room. There were four students sitting inside waiting for class to start. As I began introducing myself, 10 more students came in, so I had 14 male students in the class. Even though I was quite fearful to close the door, I still did it as it was quite noisy outside.
As I placed my bag on the table, there was this guy in the front row wearing a cap. With a straight face he asked me, "Are you going to preach about God's word?' I was…

As of Wednesday, Day 38:


Photos: Day 38, Wed "But You Have To Be Ready to Start At 6:30 a.m.!"

Week 6, Day 38 Wednesday, 10 August 2011 CDO
"So, there is an opportunity for a mass evangelism, but you have to start by 6:30 a.m. " What are we waiting for?!
Arriving at the campus prayer and instructions  from today's fearless leader, Ptr. Ian!

The two pastors on a mission!

 "Good Morning Visitors"

Students beginning to arrive on campus.

Watching and praying as they stream in through the rain...  a real moment of truth is coming!

Here we go! Asking the LORD to stop the rain so that the assembly would not be cancelled... but He didn't. Believing He was in control we went forward... a covered court! Thank you LORD!

Pastor Mitch of the GrowPoint Church Dumaguete introducing the team. Pastor Mitch and his wife Fily Joy came over to this island to help this newer work with their very first Evangelistic Campaign! Also, they said that they wanted more opportunities to preach the gospel!

Today's first harvest field-2500 students, teachers, and staff!  White unto harv…