NEWS REPORT :: November – December 2010

Dear Brethren:

We’re so happy to have experienced joyous Christmas season. We know everyone of you had one, too. As we prepared for the annual Christmas Cantata we encouraged the choir members to be diligent and cooperative in order to have a very good presentation for His glory. We undergirded this program with fervent prayers.

We really had busy days in preparation – checking the sound system, props to be made, making posters and fliers and program printing for the thirteen places the concert choir is going perform.

Before we embarked on this Christmas musical concert to the different congregations in the region, we first held a simple Christmas party/picnic for the whole ABS family on December 10. Following that were the initial presentations at Toran and Centro, Aparri, churches on December 12. The full choir performed in the latter with the attendance of some heads of schools/offices in Aparri and other guests aside from the brethren here. It was such a splendid performance!

We give God all the glory and honor for having a program wherein unchurched people have witnessed once again the story of Jesus’ birth. Well done, ABS choir!

The concert choir (twenty three members only) accompanied by four of the staff went to various places as indicated in the following itinerary:
DATE (December) TIME PLACE/CHURCH
12 9:00 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

Toran Church

Aparri Church

13 7:30 p.m. Minanga Church
14 7:30 p.m. Gonzaga Church
15 2:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Ballesteros Church

Sta. Marcela Church

16 7:30 p.m. Battalan Church
17 7:30 p.m. Roma Norte Church
18 8:00 a.m. Roxas Church
19 10:00 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

Tuguegarao Church

Palao Church

20 7:30 p.m. Babalag Church
21 7:30 p.m. San Andres Church
It was such an experience again – a time to visit brethren, a promotion of the seminary, a way to evangelize people and a mean to strengthen brethren. To the concert choir – a great exposure. Our congratulations to all the members and to Ma’am Grace Lopez Alvarez, their directress. Thank you to all the production staff and to all the brethren who invited the choir. God bless you all.

Meanwhile, construction of the third phase of the building project is in full swing. Available funds may be able to finish up to the flooring of the second deck. Thank you so much, brethren, for the help that you’re extending to us, particularly for this project. Please continue supporting us and this project so that the classrooms and roofing of the second floor may all be finished and that we shall finally move out of the old wooden building that we’re still using.

May the Lord continue His abundant blessings to all of you who are continually supporting the seminary’s ministry and projects.

God bless you all.

In His service,
LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:
ESMELITO L. ACSON