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The Battle Is Truly The LORD's

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From Pastor Mike . . .
It seems every year during our eCampaign in the Philippines we encounter some form of overt demonic activity. This year was no different.
Early last week we entered a high school. After a visit to the Admin Office our team of 20 soul winners went to various rooms sharing the Gospel with the students. As our team fanned out around the campus, the school’s administrators mentioned to some of our SMCI team that there was a young girl, just 16, demon possessed.
For two days this young lady had been tormented by a demon. Her parents had been called and they were desperately trying to free their daughter from the demon’s torment. They tried to appease the demon by offering it food and even worship the demon by lighting a candle, but to no avail. The unwanted guest continued to assume its control leaving the young lady writhing in pain, screaming and crying in a voice not her own.
After learning of this demon possessed young lady, one of our SMCI staff, Daphne, looked a…

My Best Decision In A Long Time

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From the Heart of . . .
Ray Salmon Colorado Western Slopers
This year was my first year to go to the Philippines as an E-campaigner. It was the best decision I have made in a long time and I am very grateful to have had such a wonderful opportunity! The Lord worked in my heart the whole time I was there, teaching me how powerful and faithful He is to His children when we step out in faith to serve Him.

It was certainly a step of faith for me; I was way outside my comfort zone most of the time I was there! I was continually amazed to watch Him work across age, cultural, gender and linguistic barriers to reach the students and teachers of the schools we went into. By far the greatest joy of all was to watch as hundreds of students and even teachers responded to the powerful message of God’s redeeming grace. It was also a great source of joy to work with believers from several different countries, including the local SMCI teams, to further the spread of the Gospel.


Ray served on Leyte and Ceb…

Day 22: Team China On The Move

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Monday





Pastor Jeff Rushing Home to CO

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Pastor Jeff Musgrave, who has been co-leading the SMCI eCampaign this year, is rushing home to CO right now to be with Anna at the bedside of his dear father-in-law.

We want to ask you to pray for Pastor Jeff and Anna as her beloved father is on the threshold of Heaven.  We are so thankful for Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell and their lives and love for their LORD.  Please take time to pray for them and the rest of the family. Let's faithfully stand with them, shoulder to shoulder, at the throne of grace at this time.

Sending this post now, we cannot help but thank the LORD for Jeff and Anna! We have known few such committed, loyal, dear friends as Jeff and Anna Musgrave. Their absolute commitment and surrender to the Gospel ministry of our Saviour is inspirational and humbling. Their willingness and surrender in making a life change in recent years has brought amazing attention to the Christian's purpose-to live a Gospel filled life!

It has been a blessing to have them both with us …

Day 21 Sunday Worship

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From the Heart of Pastor Randy David

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From the Heart of the 
Western Slopers Team Leader! :)

This has been the 4th year I have led a team to the Philippines to work with SMCI. Every year I come away awestruck at what God is doing among the young people in the Philippines.  

God has given an open door to SMCI like none other I have ever seen.  It is so thrilling to sow the Gospel seed among the many thousands.  

It is also thrilling to see what God has done in our church as we have participated in the e-campaign each year.  Our whole church takes on the project of praying for and sending the team.  The team members themselves have been changed and matured through the experience.  This year our team of 11 was able to present the Gospel over 600 times in 8 days. We Praise God for all he has done in the Philippines and our own hearts.   


Pastor Randy David Pear Park Baptist Church Grand Junction, CO rddavid2@gmail.com This is Pastor Randy's 4th eCampaign

First Team-China Arrives For eCampaign

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The first ever,  long awaiting,  fervently prayed for  TEAM-CHINA has arrived to join the eCampaign. 
They were met by the team in Manila and all flew to Legaspi to begin the very first eCampaign in one of our newest chapters- BICOL! :) 
Please remember to pray for one of the Team China members who lost his passport in the flight. We are asking the LORD to bring it back to him.


Fresh Off the Plane Into ROTC!

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Straight off the plane and into the Marine ROTC Assembly!  Praise the LORD for this great opportunity for Simon to share the Gospel!  Welcome to SMCI Legazpi






Day 20: eCampaign In Legazpi! :)

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One of the newest chapters of SMCI is Team SMCI Legazpi! It is an exciting new chapter and this is the first year this team is hosting the eCampaign. We are very excited for them and trust that the LORD will use the team to encourage the local SMCI staff, student Smcians, churches and to take the Gospel to many who have never heard.

Please pray for them this week... it's their first year to organize and plan an eCampaign!   They have done a wonderful job... asking the LORD to work in a very powerful way this week with abiding fruit and growth both deep and wide!

Singapore Eagles Fly Home

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It was a tearful farewell after a great week of serving and pleading for the souls of men together. Team Manila SMCI was sad to see the Eagles off on their way but there is joy in their hearts knowing it is not a final goodbye, just so long for now! Well done guys.  Praying for your safe flight and remembering our brethren who will carry on the work in the year ahead!



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Week 4 Singapore Team at Changi

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Ready To Fly! Ready To Serve!

We are with you in prayer! ;)



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PA Brothers Give the Gospel to 9,800 In Mass Evangelisms

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Day 18: Manila
This is the second eCampaign for brothers, Chris (19) and Steve (17) from Pennsylvania.! Today the LORD allowed them each to preach a mass evangelism session! It was exciting to see 9000 in one session and 800 in another! It was a clear, compassionate, Spirit filled Gospel message and the LORD worked! (More pictures on the way)





Day 18: But God . . .

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If you have traveled with the SMCI eCampaign you most certainly learned the "9th Beatitude" which according to Pastor Mike is 'Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape!' Yes, it's a little tongue-in-cheek but chances are you either learned it, or you most assuredly were bent out of shape!
Picture this.  Perhaps you've been there.  Often up at 4:30 a.m, driving hours to your 1st school only to be told the Principal forgot about the appointment-(even though you had confirmed only a few days earlier)- or gave the entire student body a holiday or is unavailable to confirm the appointment just long enough for the opportunity to slip away--all giving rise to the temptation of thought that God has momentarily stepped away from His throne (let alone the building) and left us on our own to be tossed and battered by the forces of this world. (Lack of sleep making it seem all the more dramatic :).

It is at this point that the proponent of the 9t…

"...but with a demonstration..."

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Snapshot of Victory
From the Heart of Chelsea, Team Grace Singapore


I have a confession to make: I would like to say that the reason I signed up for SMCI in the Philippines this year was because I was on fire for God and can’t wait to tell the Gospel story to hungry souls in need of salvation, but truth of the matter is, I saw it as an opportunity to escape my 12-hour-a-day job, travel, dive and spend time with some of my favorite people in the world, my group of church friends. In short, I treated it as another vacation opportunity.
I was further assured by Pastor Mike that the accommodation would be clean and decent, as he strongly believes that his volunteer workers need to be well-fed and well-rested in comfortable environments so that they can be effective. I couldn’t agree more. With the assurance that my material comforts would not be compromised, I decided to participate in the mission this year.
Our team from Grace Baptist Ministries (GBM) in Singapore was assigned / chose Week 1…

This Morning Just In From Manila!

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Thanks Lord for Whatsapp!

Just now, at 8:30 a.m. my Whatsapp started singing! One after another the pics came in real time from Pastor Mike! How exciting to know that all over this campus, right now, the Gospel is going out in all these classrooms simultaneously! Students are hearing the message of the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ and being given the opportunity to trust him as Saviour from sin, death and hell! Plus, they are given the opportunity to connect with believers to grow in Him!

Today in Manila they are divided into 4 teams.  This represents a few of the members of 2 of these team on their first campus of the day.

Geraldine - Singapore

Joey - Singapore

Grace - Singapore

Daniel - USA

Sushi - India

Andrew - Singapore

Chris - USA

Joanne - Singapore

Tsai - Singapore

Jonathan - Singapore

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Through The Lens in Manila

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Such a blessing to see Soh Eng (Singapore Eagles!) back after the Lord carried her through some health trials thus year! She is not deterred!


So wonderful to have Dr. Stella (Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia!) in the campaign this year! Up early Monday morning!

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