Mission Update: July 2009

Ladies' fellowship at our home

Ladies' fellowship at our home

ANTIPOLO, Rizal, Philippines: July 2009—Greetings from the Philippines, in the name of our only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hope that all’s well with you and your family and the various ministries in the church. Although we are in unsure and difficult days, I’m sure that everyone’s enjoying their mid-summer.

We’re in a mixed mode beginning this month. The Philippine schools have begun their new school year, but Rachel only started her “summer.” I’m teaching Homiletics at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Cavite province. I’m also preparing a few classes to be taught at Mars Hill Study Center, but not sure if there will be interested interested students. I’ve also made contact with another school interested in using the study center for their research.

We continue to hold afternoon worship service on Sundays at the study center, with about 10-12 adults and eight children. I have resumed the series on Numbers (“The Pilgrim Church in the Wilderness”) after several Sundays preaching on 1 Peter. We will also resume our membership class study of the Heidelberg Catechism. So far, we have had 5 baptisms and 4 professions of faith, and we pray that the two adults and Rachel would persevere in their preparations for their professions. This week, I’m starting a Bible study for a family in Manila.

Children at church's "cry room"

Children at church's "cry room"

Since the positive response I received in the publication of the Tagalog-English Version of the Westminster Confession of Faith, I have embarked on another endeavor: translating and printing booklets and articles that will be of benefit to Filipino pastors.

Because of the financial crunch during the last year, we rented a very small place to make ends meet. But we have found our house to be so small that life had been like living out of suitcases and boxes all over the house. We have found a modest, but roomier house, with additional rent of course.

So our immediate need is the two months’ advance for rent and deposit that the new landlady requires, a total of 40,000 pesos or about $850. We also have to do some “home improvement” projects ourselves.

Again, thank you for your interest in our work, and for your encouraging words and prayers. We hope this brief letter will help you visualize what we do in the Philippines, and to assure you that the Lord is with us in this distant part of our world.

Do send us a line. We too are interested in what God is doing in your life and in the church.

NOTE: Please make your checks payable to MEANS with the memo line saying “R1612 (FEURM)”. Mail them to MEANS’ address below.

We appreciate your continuing prayers and support of the Philippine mission.

Nollie & Evelyn Malabuyo
Email: dvopilgrim@gmail.com
Web: https://www.twoagespilgrims.com/blog

Mission: East Asian National Support (MEANS)
P. O. Box 8434, Bartlett, IL 60103 • 1-630-542-2168
Email: info@meansusa.org • http://www.meansusa.org/
Member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability since 2000.

About Nollie

Associate Pastor of Trinity United Reformed Church in Walnut Creek, CA. Assigned as missionary to the Philippines. Lives just outside Metro Manila with wife and daughter. Three older boys live and work in CA.