The Philippine Mission: Thankful for You!

Thanksgiving Day is a natural time to extend to you our deepest gratitude for your letters, Facebook and email messages of encouragement throughout the last year.

Rachel, Evelyn & Nollie at Nixon Library

Rachel, Evelyn and I visiting the Presidential helicopter at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California this last summer.

Warm greetings from the Philippines! Thanksgiving Day is a natural time to extend to you our deepest gratitude for your letters, Facebook and email messages of encouragement throughout the last year.  Most of all, we thank you for your continuing support through prayer and financial giving. “We give thanks to God always for all of you” (1 Thess. 1:2a).

With God’s grace, the members of our church continue heir faithful attendance in our church services, Saturday afternoon Bible studies, and catechism classes on Sundays. Although our numbers have suffered from members moving to other places, we thank God that attendance has remained at 10-15 adults and 3 children.

Fellowship After Worship

Fellowship with visitors after worship

We have advertised the church services with a 30-second ad after the local White Horse Inn broadcast since mid-August. We have been blessed by three listeners who have visited us after hearing the radio ad, one of them coming from about two hours away. We pray that there would be interest in new Bible studies near our location. We are also looking for a bigger place for our worship services and other church activities so we could be more visible to the community.

My goal is not only to plant churches, but also to bridge the gap between my seminary training and the lack of Biblical-theological training of Filipino pastors. To this end, I now travel more to the southern Philippines where I have been invited to help teach and train pastors who are interested in establishing a new federation of churches, some of whom are located in heavily “M” cities. These pastors are zealous for Christ’s gospel even in the face of opposition.

Financial Update To date, our monthly support for this year has averaged only 53% of our budget. If you would like to become a ministry partner in the Philippines, please send your check payable to:

MEANS, P. O. Box 8434, Bartlett, IL 60103

with the memo line saying “R1612 (FEURM).” FEURM stands for Far East United Reformed Mission, Inc., our nonprofit organization in the Philippines, while MEANS stands for Mission: East Asian National Support. Your support would make a difference in the training and teaching the Word of God to Filipino pastors, enabling them to reach more Filipinos for Christ.

We’re thankful to our great God for all that he is doing in the Philippines through you.  Evelyn and Rachel join me in wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

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.