NEWS REPORT :: December – January 2012

Dear Brethren:

A blessed new year to all!

We ended 2011 with thankful hearts because the Lord made it possible for us to finish our programs victoriously. Praise the Lord!

The concert choir presented the Christmas Cantata on December 11. All the students of ABS performed at Aparri church, graced by their aqua long sleeve for men and aqua dresses for ladies. Their “Searching for the King” theme was brought to different churches in the region. They had splendid performances on songs, interspersed with two different plays – old and modern ones. Once again, another opportunity for our students to display their talents.

To our sponsors-churches and individual brethren, thank you very much for your continued support. We pray that the Lord will bless you more abundantly.

As we entered 2012 after the Christmas season, we welcomed everyone into the new year. This includes the presence of brethren from USA – Bro. Mike Burns, Ma’am Daisy Cajigal, Heidi Miele (Mike’s sister), Heather Merchut (Heidi’s daughter), and Barbara Burns (Mike’s sister-in-law). They came to the Philippines particularly to visit Aparri Bible Seminary, which they’re supporting. We just hope they were inspired and encouraged by what they have seen at the seminary. Thank you very much for coming over to see us. Please give room for ABS in your hearts, Ma’am Heidi, Ma’am Barb and Heather.

The team, spearheaded by Ma’am Daisy Aguas Cajigal, also conducted a Health Screening program for the indigents. Faculty and staff, as well as some brethren in the medical profession like Dr. Susan Daquioag and Dr. Belinda Deñola, and some nursing graduates and students came to help. Thank you for your services. To God be the glory.

There were at least two hundred indigents who benefited from the health screening program. They were so happy for each of them also received gift packs of grocery items. We hope such type of program will be repeated anew.

Our visitors left Aparri on January 14 and visited Philippine Bible Seminary (Vigan); then, Baguio, after that, they immediately went to Davao. They left Manila for the USA on January 21. It was rejuvenating on their part leaving their work for sometime. Please visit us again.

To the rest of our benefactors, we thank you for your continued support. We’re now enjoying our stay in the new building but continuing to pray that the last phase of the project be finished very soon.

God bless you all.

In Him,
LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:
ESMELITO L. ACSON

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