July 2010 Newsletter

Details of our furlough in California Jun 2-Aug 1, where I would be preaching and giving updates about the Philippine mission in 7 churches

RCJ Business Center Rm 305
8 Ortigas Ave Ext cor Countryside Ave
Pasig City, MM, Philippines
Tel: 63-2-661-0653 (Phil) • 925-465-6158 (Calif/Phil)

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CONCORD, California, July 2010—Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We arrived here from the Philippines on June 2 for a two-month furlough. This furlough has been the busiest for us so far. Before we travel back to Manila on August 1, I would have preached in 6 United Reformed congregations outside the Bay Area—two each in California, Oregon and Washington.

Since our last printed newsletter last Christmas, I have continued preaching in our church plant and in other churches at times, teaching at a local Bible school, and maintaining a Christian study center.

Preparing for worship

Preparing for worship

Church News: Next month, our church plant in Metro Manila, Pasig Covenant Reformed Church (PCovRC) will celebrate its 2nd anniversary. Since that first Sunday afternoon worship service in August 2008, here are some quick facts about PCovRC:

  • No. of professing members: 11; baptized children: 5
  • Regular worshipers: 10-15 adults, 6-8 children
  • Worship: Liturgical, songs from Psalter-Hymnal
  • Meeting place: small room in an office building
  • Bible study: Saturday afternoons

Last January, I joined a small group of Reformed Christians in organizing a Conference on Theology with Dr. Michael Horton as the featured speaker. It was well-received by about 300 people, many of them expressing a desire to have an annual conference like this. Another exciting result of Dr. Horton’s visit is the regular airing of White Horse Inn at DZFE, a Christian-classical music radio station in Manila

For our meetings, we rent a small room in an office building in a busy part of the city. The room is furnished with a window A-C, enough to cool down 20 souls cramped into the 250 sq ft space (above). We also have a church sign on the building facade (left).

Although we try our best to spread the word about the church in our area, growth is slow. In addition to lack of extra space, we are swimming against the popular tide of entertainment-based worship and prosperity gospel preaching. Next month, we will start promoting the church after the local White Horse Inn broadcast.

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Family News: Our three boys and their families are all doing well. Tim and Chesney, with their two boys Caleb and Tyler, live in the Santa Cruz area, while Lem lives in San Jose. Oli and Nem live and work in LA, while Rachel will be a HS junior in Manila.

Prayer Requests:

  • Spiritual and numerical growth
  • Larger meeting place
  • New Bible studies
  • Qualified men for eldership and diaconate

Thank you for your unfailing prayers and support,

Nollie, Evelyn and Rachel Malabuyo
Email: dvopilgrim@gmail.com
Web: www.twoagespilgrims.com/blog

Tax-deductible gifts should be sent to:

Mission: East Asia National Support
P. O. Box 8434
Bartlett, IL 60103

Please make your check payable to MEANS with the memo line saying “R1612 (FEURM),” our account number.

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.
grace says:

thank you nollie, for your update. praying for a good furlough…sorry we missed you when you were here. your family picture is GREAT!

Nollie says:

The family picture is our first since October 2008. This was taken at the city park of Scotts Valley, CA near Tim and Chesney’s home.

Nollie says:

Our banner on the building front got blown away by the recent typhoon. We’ll have a new, bigger banner made.