These photos from the 2018 ARMS Medical Mission Outreach are graciously provided by Mark Sherman.
“A picture says a thousand words,” and this sampling of moments vividly captures a beautiful people, deeply loved by God. It is the privilege of Christians in Action to sponsor Asian Relief Medical Services to provide holistic care, body and spirit, and to work in partnership with local national pastors. The teams typically provide triage, medical and dental work, pharmacy, prayer, and opportunities to hear about Jesus, the ultimate provider for all our needs.
Here, you will see pictures of our 2018 team providing medical and dental care, and praying with the local people for their needs physical and spiritual. Our team saw and treated more than 4,700 people. More than 3,900 made decisions to put their faith in Jesus Christ.
Local pastor, Renee (L)
Please pray for the local pastors as they meet people who have made new connections with Jesus.
We just graduated our very first batch of kindergarteners at our Pre-school at our Christians in Action church in Puerto Princesa Palawan in partnership with International Care Ministries (ICM). ICM provided all classroom materials and equipment & our CinA church, International Christians in Action Palawan, partially covers the salary of the teacher and her aid.
In conjunction of our FREE pre-school for the ultra-poor is parenting seminar to which parents of our students attends once a week seminar of Christian Parenting. One byproduct of our preschool is a morning Bible study/Devotions of the parents. The parents just hang out at the site while waiting for their children so we started this morning ministry for the parents. Three are now active members of our church while others enjoy the truth of the Word of God. It gives them hope, encouragement and joy at times.
Unfortunately we may be closing our pre-school as ICM is moving on to transformational ministry and will be cutting off the financial support toward the salary of the teacher and the aid. We are praying for someone who will cover this lost financial support of 7500 pesos, approximately $150 a month. Please join me in prayer.
Written by: CinA Missionary Gustavo Gonzalez, Philippines
On December 25, what was supposed to be a happy and joyful Christmas Day, was a devastating day for a family in Ligao City. Maria was almost die to give birth and was taken to the hospital to have her second child. That same day typhoon Nina hit the Philippines island hard. There was no electricity in the whole city. Thank God for generators. By the grace of God Maria gave birth to you a beautiful baby boy and welcomed him into their family. But there was something her husband was not sharing with her. You see, the roof of their home was severely damaged and she could not go home with the baby.
Maria and her husband have been faithful Christians at Ligao Baptist Church, she prayed to the Lord, she said, “I’m your daughter, I have been faithful in my tithing”, Maria washes clothes for a living, making $10.00 a day, “please Lord help our family, help our situation with the roof.”
Soon after she prayed our CinA missionary, Gustavo came and brought some relief of food to help the families affected by typhoon Nina. Maria’s Pastor Joel also visited her in the hospital and asked if they needed more that food and she told him about the roof. By the grace of God there was enough money to do both, food for Maria’s family and 25 additional families, and repair the roof.
A few days later Maria’s husband went to church and was approached by Pastor Joel and was given the news his roof would be repaired, he started to cry. Maria went home with her baby, to a safe and secure restored roof and praising God for his goodness and faithfulness. Glory to God!!
If you would like to support Gustavo’s ministry please contact: email@example.com
Our newest Missionary, Gustavo Gonzalez gives thanks to God…
Thanksgiving is not a celebrated holiday in the Philippines, but this year 155 inmates in the Naga City Jail celebrated Thanksgiving with a tasty meal, listened to testimonies from fellow inmates and heard about our LORD Jesus Christ, about how He loves and shed His blood for them. Many were moved to tears and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. Thank God for his goodness and to everyone in the US who generously gave for these men and women to hear about the love of Jesus.
After receiving Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior, Chief Falizardo Tugnao (second from the left) shares his conversion with his family and tribesmen. Rey (wearing red shirt) a drunkard and known to be “the troublemaker” of the community is the chief’s brother-in-law also receives Jesus Christ in his heart and desires to become a pastor.
With the assistance of pastor Ricky Dela Cruz (wearing green shirt & ballcap), these two men desires a church building for their community. Chief Faliz shares a portion of his tribal land to be used for a church building!
To God be all the glory for all the things He has done and will continue to do with the Batak tribe in Timbuan, Palawan, Philippines!
Christians in Action Missions International (CINAMI), Philippines is raising $3,000 fund for the materials needed to construct a church building with Batak culture design. The building will also be used for an adult education program called Alternative Learning System (ALS) where 17 years old and up who have not finished high school can earn a certificate equivalent to high school diploma. Donate online and help impact a whole tribe.