NEWS REPORT :: July-August 2008

Dear Brethren,

We greet you a warm Christian greetings.

We’re really excited to give you an update of the seminary. We urge you to come over and see the progress of the new ABS building construction. To all sponsors, we thank you very much. More blessings to all of you! This construction of the new building is another remarkable history to be included to the PMCCNLI. Truly, an answered prayer! Everyone – the member of the Board, the faculty and staff, the studentry and many concerned brethren, both here and abroad, are united in prayer that the building project will soon be finished. Aside from hired laborers, some volunteer brethren and students spare their time to help – all for the glory of God!

Please keep us in your prayer. We fully believe that the Lord will make a way that the first phase of the building construction be finished within 3 months – Two million twenty eight thousand seven hundred one and eighty five centavos (PhP2,028,701.85) was spent already. Funds are exhausted but we are praying that the Lord will touch the hearts of dedicated and generous brethren so that the needed supply will be provided to finish it.

Meanwhile, we have started our Faith Promise Campaign in July-August. Series of messages are given by chosen speakers every midweek service. This annual program of ABS really challenges and encourages everyone to give for a better ABS. Praise the Lord!

For almost two months, we missed ABS Administrator, Bro. Esmelito L. Acson and BOT Vice-chairman Dr. Noel P. Daquioag. Both of you are in our prayers. Hurry up, brethren, come home and bring home good news from USA!

After a month from the groundbreaking, we had the “Buhos” (concreting of the floor and beams) on August 13. Many volunteers from churches in Cagayan came – Palao, Tuguegarao, Palagao, Lallo, Sta. Ana, Aparri, Toran, together with students and staff. Around one hundred men worked together from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. How good and pleasant it is to see brethren working in unity! Glory to the Lord!

This “Buhos” was followed by another schedule on August 25. Brethren from Isabela also came with Battalan, Cambong, Toran, Aparri and some other volunteers. Thank you very much for your support. God bless you!

Just recently, we were visited by two typhoons, Karen and Lawin consecutively. We experienced many damages. However, we had to go on with all our function in the midst of dripping water from the leaks of the old, old building.

Patiently, we wait until the new building is ready for use. Let’s all pray that no typhoon will hit Aparri again.

We ended the month with the freshmen students’ Talent Night. Many witnessed the program where many talents were displayed. Use them for God!

To all of you, brethren, thank you for all that you do for ABS.

In Him,

LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:

ESMELITO L. ACSON
Administrator, ABS