VISION: A DISTINCTIVE PREACHING SCHOOL EXISTING PRIMARILY IN PROMOTING CHURCH PLANTING AND CHURCH GROWTH. MISSION: THE SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO: *EQUIP WORKERS WITH PROPER TRAINING TO PLANT CHURCHES IN ASIA. *ASSIST CONGREGATIONS TO BE SELF SUPPORTING AND SELF PROPAGATING
Our students-preachers at CPI are doing well.
Jonathan Faldas, married with two daughters, continues to help in Calamba Parian congregation which is increasing membership. He also assists smaller congregations in Mayapa, in Cabuyao, (next town). He also assists our newest planted house church in Bambang, Los Banos. Sometimes, he would end up handling four services on Sundays. He brings with him two young men in his activities. We are hoping that they too will be preachers later.
Jesse Pagarao, married and a grandfather now, ministers to the Piela congregation He finally baptized the husbands of two wives baptized earlier. Three more were baptized with them. He is our cooperative organizer.
Alex Acero, married with 4 grown up children, preaches on Sundays to congregations assigned to him.
Cenon Balatero, married with three children, is our field worker in Calauan, Laguna where newly planted church is.
Lloyd Pagarao, single, assists the Salawag congregation who just lost their preacher. In the afternoon, he joins the worship at Gen.Trias congregation.
Rey Bangalan assists Gen.Trias congregation.
Nick Gomez was assisting the Tanza Church of Christ with Gerry Superiano.
While studying they are already useful in the vineyard. The other students are active in their home congregations who support them.
Greetings. I am grateful for this opportunity to let you know what’s going on in the Lord’s work here in Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas , Quezon and Rizal.(Places where I am involved now).
In Metro Manila, I continue to be involved with my home congregation which is the Metro South Church of Christ in Makati/Pasay City. (I serve in the evangelism committee).I still meet with fellow leaders of the churches in Metro Manila, once a month and have door knocking and a meeting after wards. We talk about common programs/plans like; Youth Camp, National Evangelism Workshop /Seminar, inter-congregational worship and fellowship, and even our work inside the Bureau of Corrections. I also still assist and visit congregations whenever they have problems. I spoke on Sundays when I am invited. (I always work with the established leadership of congregations).
In Cavite,I am directing the Church Planting Institute, (CPI), located in the city of Dasmarinas. This is now our 4th year of operation. We have 9 students. School supports 6. There are 7 teachers, who are volunteers except for one. We are sending our students to four (4) congregations that don’t have preachers. (One is a newly planted congregation).I am now attending services at Salawag cong. almost every other Sunday, since the full-time preacher left.
In Laguna,I am involved with a newly planted church in Parian, Calamba. This is the result of a relief operation we did to flood victims last December 2009. There are now around 30 adult members. One of our students serves as the preacher. We are in the process of acquiring a lot where a church’s building. And another work now is being started in Calauan, Laguna. We have visited the place many times, befriended the people and did a rice and tracts distribution recently. There is an opportunity for the church to own a lot for the building.
In Batangas,together with co-teachers, I still go to Phil. International Bible Institute (Director is Charles Smith), to teach every Friday. During the day, we visit churches/members around. Seven students are on fieldwork. (We have 6 new students).They are assigned to congregations in Batangas City, Bauan, Rosario, San Juan, Ibaan, Lipa, and soon in Tanauan (this October). Bauan cong. is newly planted. And Tanauan will soon have one too.
In Quezon Province, we started to send students when we’re requested. There was one baptized lady who wants to worship in her home. Three more were baptized since then. This October 5-6, a medical mission is scheduled for us to have more prospects in the city. Church there is struggling. 2-3 students go there every Sunday afternoon.
In Rizal,I am beginning to be involved. A brother who was an inmate at the Bureau of Corrections, now live in the area. Just last week, he invited me to visit. I met the owner of a large land and he propose that we can own a portion for a church lot. In fact there is already an unfinished building that we can continue and use it for a meeting place. These are my involvement in the Lord’s work I this part of the globe at present. I expect more opportunities of planting churches in places where there is none. I pray the Lord will continue to use me. And I pray the brethren will continue to pray for us and continue to support our mission.
WE HAVE ONE EMERGENCY NEED BRETHREN. PLEASE HELP US IN THE ALLOWANCES OF OUR STUDENTS AT C.P.I. WE NEED $400/MONTH.BUT ANY AMOUNT WILL BE APPRECIATED. PLEASE CHECK www.aicpcg.blogspot.com and know about the school.
May God bless us all as we labor in His vine yard.
In His service,
BONIFACIO C. PATRICIO JR.
1200 Makati City Philippines
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