Back to 2018 Filipino Bible Fellowship Weekly List

True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church

On Sundays at 3pm. Please contact Bro Jose Lagapa: 81853623 anytime.

Dear Brethren and Friends,

Welcome to the Filipino Bible Fellowship!

We thank the Lord for Rev. Renato Cortez who came all the way from Bukidnon, Philippines to attend the Calvary Tengah Bible-Presbyterian Church–Family Bible Camp. He preached in our FilBF last Lord’s Day. Pastor Cortez has been very supportive in our ministries in the Philippines. He has contact with the village churches being a missionary to the tribal people on mountainous regions of Bukidnon.

We will support the mission work of Pastor Cortez in prayers and in whatever we can. God has laid upon his shoulder the burden to reach out to those who are still unreached with the Gospel. “For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:12–17). – Bro Jose

Partners Baptist Church
Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon, Philippines

A mission presentation of Rev Renato Cortez during the Calvary Tengah BPC-Family Bible Camp, 11–16 June 2018

Through the grace of God and the power of the gospel of God, He called my wife and me as a couple to start His mission work at the southern part of the province of Bukidnon. God led us to start His mission to the Matigsalug tribe.

Pastor Cortez and wife, Estherlyna

The mission work was started last 2009 accompanied with a couple – Mr. and Mrs. Tirso Amben. Once a week we have a Bible study in their home and they were used by God to invite their friends and relatives to attend the Bible study.

In December of 2009, the second Sunday was the first Lord’s Day worship service. Since then until the present we have a regular church worship and other ministries. God willing the church will be celebrating her 10th year anniversary by next year.

In obedience to the great commission, some men of the church committed their lives to be used of God to preach the gospel to other places. The church formally sent them as preachers of the Word to the place where God called them to serve Him. Presently there are four outreaches of the church.

Children receiving donated clothes sent by True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church through Mrs Jemima Khoo

As the pastor of Partners Baptist Church and with the church members as well, we are so blessed by the ministry of True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church and like-minded churches such as Calvary Tengah Bible-Presbyterian Church. I thank the Lord for the Bible Equipping Seminar and Training (BEST) through which the wisdom from the Bible is taught to the preachers of God who have not availed any formal training from a Bible school or seminary. Three of these workers of ours are attending the class regularly. Based upon the comment of my co-workers and some of the pastors attending, the class is of great help to them.

On behalf of this group of pastors, I am extending my heartfelt thanks to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and the Bible-Presbyterian churches in Singapore for providing opportunity for these pastors to be more effective in their ministry. May the Lord continue to bless this ministry for the benefit of the believers who are worshipping in churches under the leadership of pastors under the BEST program.

Church members of the Salalayan Outreach Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon

The following are our prayer requests:

  1. Pray that the pastors attending the class of Bible Equipping Seminar and Training (BEST) continue on in their studies.
  2. Pray for good health, protection, strength, and power of the pastors.
  3. Pray also that God will continue to use us in reaching the unreached places with the gospel.
  4. Pray that we will be able to finish the construction of the church buildings in our outreaches.
  5. Please pray also for us (Pastor & Mrs. Renato Cortez) that in spite of our age and health, God will continue to use us for His glory and honor.

Thank you for your prayers. May the Lord of the harvest continue to bless us all until He come.

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