On Sundays at 3pm. Please contact Bro Jose Lagapa: 81853623 anytime.
Dear Brethren and Friends,
Welcome to the Filipino Bible Fellowship!
“It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not” (Lamentations 3:22). God’s holiness and justice call for a fair and righteous judgment upon all of us as sinners. Since “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), everyone deserves eternal punishment having sinned against an eternal God. But thanks to God who “commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
On the other hand, attached in this weekly is the Statement of Receipts and Disbursements of FilBF in 2017. We thank the Lord that through the offerings from cheerful givers, the fellowship can support a small amount to the Far Eastern Bible College (FEBC), provide a scholarship to one of the Filipino FEBC students and extend help to some of our brethren who are in need in times of their sickness and difficulties. We look forward to seeing the Lord using the fellowship to fully support Filipino students enrolled in FEBC and the missions work conducted in the Philippines. May God help us to have the burden with the spiritual needs of our own countrymen by giving faithfully as He requires of us. – Bro Jose.
Personal Testimony of Salvation – Torre Girlie Lumanog
My mother brought us to a Christian church when we were young and that included my sister Vanessa, youngest brother and me. The rest of my family are unbelievers. We used to go to church every Sunday. I remember I was very active in children’s Sunday school especially in memorizing Bible verses.
We were active in the church, until I was 20 years old. I made the biggest mistake of my life. I ended up being a single mother. I repented of my sins before God. I accepted the consequences and considered my child as a blessing from God. I asked for His forgiveness for all the sins I have committed. It was really difficult for me to face that situation while serving the Lord. I knew how my own family and the people around me saw my condition. But I knew that in Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?...” I continued to serve the Lord. There was even a time that our Pastor gave me the opportunity to teach the children in Sunday school. It was not easy for me because I was still guilty of my sins. I knew I was not a good example to them. I only prayed to God that He gave me the authority and courage to share His Words to the children. God knows what my purpose was and what was in my heart. It was to serve, praise, glorify and honour Him.
In the year 2012, I went to the Middle East (Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) to work as a domestic helper for 4 years. These countries have really different beliefs because they are Islam. But I was still blessed because they are kind and good-hearted people. I thought they are holy because they are very religious. They pray 5 times a day and follow what is written in Qur’an (sacred book of Islam). They always convinced me to convert. Being there for a long time and without God’s words I became confused. After 4 years of continuous convincing and sharing to me their deeds and their sacred book, I decided to convert into Islam, thinking that there was only one same God. I fasted throughout the month of Ramadan, I prayed 5 times a day and say words that I memorized without understanding of their real meaning because those were by their own language.
But then I realized that good deeds were not enough to save me, but only through Jesus Christ. I regretted my wrong decision and repented of my sins, I believed and received Jesus Christ again as my personal Lord and Saviour. Glory to God! Glory to Jesus Christ! He loves me and He does not want me to depart from Him. He uses people to open up my eyes and return to Him. I am so grateful to be part of FilBF.
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