NEWS REPORT :: January – February 2011

Dear Brethren:

We’re so excited to share you about the seminary on the first two months of the year.

We were back to our classes after the yuletide season. As we kept ourselves busy in our classes, coping our last class days due to practices of the Christmas musical concert last December, the music department has started organizing and preparing for the recital – both piano and voice. Hurry up students, practice very well for a very good recital for the glory of God.

On the other hand, one important highlight on this beginning of year was the reconveyance of the properties and facilities at Lallo, Cagayan, on January 20, by Christians Haven, Inc. (CHI) and its assignee Cornerstone Christians Home, Inc. (CCHI) to the PMCCNLl. CHI decided to dose its operation in northern Philippines (on December 2010) and concentrated in the south. The orphanage, (with the facilities and properties it occupies), was one of the decentralized ministries of the PMCCNLl before its missionary, Bro. Lloyd Selby, finally stopped and decided to go back to the U.S. mid of 2004.

For now, the properties and facilities in Lallo are vacated and are open for interested and capable entities within the brotherhood, foreign or local, to operate a Christian ministry that builds glory and advances the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Likewise, we’re really excited to see the on-going construction of the third phase of the building. On the last week of January, the ground floor had been concreted already. We’re just praying and hoping for the Lord to provide the needed funds to finish the project. Despite the occasional rains the construction continues.

Meanwhile, our students attended the Inter-Seminary Fellowship participated in by three seminaries – Aparri Bible Seminary (ABS), Philippine Bible Seminary (PBS) and Philippine College of Ministry (PMC). It was held in Vigan City on February 21-23, hosted by PBS. Twenty-seven students attended accompanied by five of the staff. It was such a week full of experiences with other seminarians –wishing together through songs, feasting with the Word through messages, fun with ball and parlor games. This Inter-Seminary Fellowship was initiated by students (not the faculty) six years ago. This is a sign that students from the seminary can be trained to be good leaders. Keep up what you’ve started, seminarians!

When we came back, the concreting of the second floor of the new building was ready. So, for two days, from February 24-25, around sixty (60) men, including ABS staff, students and brethren from various congregations, worked hard to complete the concreting. Hurry! Come and visit ABS! The second floor is all done! Praise and thank the Lord!

Please pray with us and for us. We still need Php 5 million to finish the new ABS building.

God bless all of you.

In Him,
LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:
ESMELITO L. ACSON

The New Building :: February 2011

Praise God for the progress on the new building.