NEWS REPORT :: April 2014

Dear Brethren:

May the presence of God through our Lord Jesus be upon you all.

We get excited to share you our activities in April after graduation last month, we had the opportunity to go around and promote to youth interested to the seminary. Then we conducted the Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) Clinic last April 2-4. Sixty-eight (68) teachers attended the clinic and are now teaching around forty (40) teaching areas. As of now, we have reached almost eight thousand (8,000) children already. Praise the Lord for all the lessons taught the children as well as the teachers. All glory to Him!

We continued our promotion to churches both for students and for our summer activities such as camp. The Junior Camp 2014 was slated April 13-17. The campers, ages 9-14, came and enjoyed the 4-day camp with the theme, “Got to Believe In Jesus.” The sixty-eight 68 campers had so much fun in the Bible classes, praise and worship, team meetings, night activities, athletics and team-building activities. The camp was culminated with their Amazing Race 2014. Congratulations, Junior Campers! Tell your older brothers and sisters to join the Youth Camp 2014. Young people ages 15 – up, come and experience the youth camp on May 5-9.

Following this, we prepared for the 99th National Convention of the Churches of Christ/Christian Churches in Cagayan Valley which was held at Ilagan City, Isabela last April 25-27. It was such an uplifting Christian gathering (despite the very hot days we were there). We were blessed and edified from the lectures and messages brought by our preachers (from nationwide) with the theme, “The Power Of Love.” The Convention was well attended by more than four thousand (4,000) brethren from all over the country as well as from abroad. The Parkcrest Praise Team from USA headed the praise and worship of the convention and the theme song was composed by Mrs. Grace L. Alvarez.

How invigorating to have met many brethren from different places and how pleasant it is to have fellowship with everyone.

Meanwhile, the construction of the ABS Ladies’ Dormitory is in full-swing. We’re so grateful and thankful for all of you, brethren, who gave initial fund just so its construction would be started. We’re praying that the ongoing work won’t stop as available funds are only good for the foundation, columns and concreting of the slab of the second floor. We’re praying and aiming that the whole (2-storey) structure would be (even just rough) finished by June so that our coming (lady) students would have something to use, lest we’ll use some of the classrooms to temporarily house them. We’re needing at least $70,000.00 to fully complete the building. This, we’re again appealing to your kindness and generosity, brethren, to please help us and be partakers of this urgent project for His glory.

May our rich God pour His abundant blessings upon you and your families and ministries. Thank you so much again for your continued support and partnership.

In His Service,
LEOLINDA B. COLUMNA

Noted:
ESMELITO L. ACSON

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