Saturday, October 29, 2005

57 Cents Story - AN INSPIRATION

I was looking for this STORY I read years back ... praise the LORD for Pastor Jun Cordova who forwarded this to me lately. There is power in GIVING. There is power in INSPIRATION. There is power in INFLUENCE and LEADERSHIP ... even little people can do it!
READ on ...

A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was "too crowded." "I can't go to Sunday School," she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus. Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted pastor who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: "This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School. "For two years she had saved for this offering of love. When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion. He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building. But the story does not end there... A newspaper learned of the story and published It. It was read by a wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands. When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents. Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide. Within five years the little girl's gift had increased to $250,000.00--a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends. When you are in the city of Philadelphia, look up Temple Baptist Church, with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit Temple University, where thousands of students are educated. Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children, built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time. In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, "Acres of Diamonds". This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS.
==== Read this story to your Cell Group this coming ThanksGIVING month ... and see what God can do :-)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

This Young MAN is going for A MISSION!

This young man is going for a Mission! He will be with me this Thursday (October 26) at Cagayan. He will be helping me in our KICK-OFF Program at the Dynasty Hotel in the heart of Cagayan de Oro City. Our Bacolod Team is composed of the following: Pastor Jonas Cubing (MUSIC), Brother Nero Dedel (PROMO and MEDIA), Myself (SHARER) and Joshua (INSPIRATION) for the MEN. The ladies with us are Sisters Linnie Sitiota (SECRETARY-TREASURER), Karen Silva (PRAYER and PROGRAM) and Melissa Valenzuela (BONDING -- ha ha ha).
We will be there for the His Life Ministries Kick-Off in the island of Mindanao. Cagayan will be the first in our prayer. This will be followed by more Christ-Centered and Loving Church Homes in Iligan, Davao, Bukidnon and other nearby places.
After the Kick-Off ... we will be in Marawi City the following day. We will visit friends there and will have a city-tour the whole morning. We will be back by 3 pm of the same day.
Joshua and I will then proceed to Cebu City to visit his cousins and relatives. It is rewarding to Cross Borders for the Lord's Honor and purposes. PRAY for us :-)
Note: The 1st His Life Ministries CAGAYAN Sunday Worship Celebration will be on October 30 at the Dynasty Hotel (9:30 am). This will be launched by Pastor Dante and Pearlie and their TEAM. November 3 will be the date to START off the Small Group Courses on PDL "What On Earth Am I Here For".
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Saturday, October 22, 2005


Another EXCITING Event will happen to His Life Ministries!
It is the BIRTHING of a NEW Congregation in the heart of Cagayan de Oro City. This is also our 1st Congregation outside the Visayas area. Pray and Join us in loving people into the Kingdom and introducing them to the One that can change their lives and secure them in Eternity -- The Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Bacolod Team will arrive Cagayan de Oro October 27 in the morning. Kick-Off of His Life Ministries-Cagayan will happen in the Evening of the same day at the Dynasty Hotel. All Sundays beginning October 30 will be opened to the public for praise, worship, fellowship, ministry and mission -- establishing the Purposes of God in their lives. Praise the Lord for Pastors Dante and Pearlie for shepherding this flock. Wednesdays will be devoted to Small Group Meetings in a nearby Rest-o.
I will be giving a Basic Discipleship Course on the Friday of the 28th TO THE TEAM of Pastor Dantz. We will be seeing our Sister Jeddah in CDO on the 27th as well. Hallelujah! Marawi will be also visited by us in the Morning of Friday ... we will be back after Lunch of the same day.
WANT to COME? WANT to JOIN ... you may through prayer, giving, blessing and / or being with us. We are leaving Wednesday, October 26 via SUPERFERRY :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

MISSIONS from City Harvest Church (Singapore)

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave a charge to all His disciples to take the gospel to the ends of the earth until He would return the second time. With those words, He left the earth and entrusted the work of spreading the gospel to His disciples and to all who would obey Him.
The work of missions started early in the life of City Harvest Church (CHC), with short-term mission trips being planned each year. However, only a small part of the church was involved and it was mostly the Bible school students who were being exposed to mission work. But God had bigger plans for this church.
In early 2000, City Harvest Church received a mandate to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of Asia and beyond. This call required everyone in the church to take a step of faith into the unknown with an eight-month mission project that would eventually result in thousands of souls being added into the kingdom. With this word, the church rallied together in a united effort through much prayer, fasting, personal involvement as part of the mission team, and preparation for God’s miracles to take place.
This project materialized between October 2003 and May 2004 and City Harvest Church rejoiced at the fruit of their labor. Altogether, CHC sent out a total of 1,663 members into the mission field and touched more than 280,002 lives. In addition, a total of 103,683 souls were added into the kingdom of God in just seven months and one week! Today, CHC is sending out more and more teams to various parts of Asia to minister the Word of God to people everywhere with healing, signs and wonders following.
One way that the work of God is being extended is through the nine branch churches that CHC has planted across Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Singapore. Most of the senior pastors in these churches have been trained and equipped in City Harvest Bible Training Center. Upon their graduation, they returned to their country and helped to pioneer a great work that, till today, is still seeing many results. These growing congregations also embrace the same commitment and vision in preaching the gospel to all mankind and reaping the end-time harvest of souls that was promised to those who would obey.
In City Harvest Church, we firmly believe that every member in our congregation can be spiritually prepared and ready to serve as a co-laborer for God in these last days for missions. Just as our Lord Jesus has given the Great Commission for us to follow, we will continue to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

Sunday, October 16, 2005


We are having another ENCOUNTER! This time the location is the Kauswagan Function Buildling of Sagay City. This is scheduled November 4, 5 and 6. This is a DAY to ENCOUNTER God. As of now we have close to 100 people registered :-) This is OPEN to ALL who would like to have a Touch from God. Registration is now going on from Mondays to Saturdays (visit HLM Central, North Drive - office hours) OR you may also do so every Sunday at Cinema 4 of Robinsons Place Bacolod, 8:30 am and 10am. ADULTS = P850 pesos; YOUTH = P500 pesos only. AN EVENT YOU SHOULD NOT MISS! You've got to be there.

To view the Kauswagan Facility ... go to

Saturday, October 15, 2005


Last Night (FRIDAY) was a blast! More than 120 young people came to our YX Youth Fellowship Night. Guests from TFI (Tabernacle of Faith Church) came to share a special song number. It's good to know that the harvest is possible with other youth groups within the city.
The CALLING CARD above has been made ready ... to invite students from different colleges and universities and high schools in Bacolod City. October will be spent with Video Clips and a preaching from the Word of God. Pray for me ... I will be sharing about "LIFE AFTER DEATH" next week. It's good to remind our KIDS that ETERNITY is REAL ... and that they have to prepare for it.
Why not invite or bring a STUDENT this Friday for YX Nights!

Friday, October 14, 2005


The Call for MISSIONS is getting more powerful around His Life.
More and more people are participating. PEOPLE are on FIRE. I am personally excited on what will happen this SUNDAY (October 16). It will be our COMMITMENT DAY. This Sunday would include the CASTING of Commitment Cards regarding "BORDERS to CROSS" (see related article). People will be built up in the FAITH to cross their own borders and limitations in the area of THINKING and EXPERIENCE.
There will be PERSONAL borders to cross, CITY-WIDE borders to cross; COUNTRY-WIDE Borders to cross and even an AROUND THE WORLD borders to cross!
This SUNDAY will also include a HARVEST Giving for our Great Commission Fund >> 100% percent of it will be given to FUND the Vision of having "70 Congregations by 2010, with a total cummulative attendance of 12,000 people" - this FUND will go to our Church Planting Champions and their Congregations!
IT'S exciting being in the CENTER of God's WILL!
LET's CROSS BORDERS ... this time in God's Name, in God's Will, in God's Time and for God's Glory. Somebody SHOUT ... "AMEN"!
Tomorrow is LUNCHEON DATE Vision Casting at the L'Sea Chinese RESTAURANT -- for CHAMPS only! Seventy to Eighty people will be there.