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August 2012

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August
2012
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WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?
 
 
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WHY ARE WE HERE?

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are here to bring the people of Payatas to Jesus Christ. Period! Now
there are many application in which we do that but that is the bottom
line.
We are baptizing every month.                                  
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We
have every Saturday 50-65 people going throughout the Payatas bringing
the Gospel to the people in their homes and in the streets. We have two
man (or women) teams going out different days of the week to the parents
of the children who attend our Church.
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We
bring them a couple of pounds of rice and some dried noodles which is a
welcomed and much needed gift in the land of the hungry. They set up
Bible studies and these people invite their neighbors. After ten-twelve
weeks they move on to the next home. We have a visitation team on
Saturday afternoon for special visitation. It includes those who visited
the Church, the sick, the family who just lost a loved one, whatever it
calls for. Additionally, each member is trained to present the Gospel
and does so in their travels, where they work and where they go to
school. Literally, thousands upon thousands have heard the word of God.

Back at the Church

After
Saturday door knocking we have a short time for merienda (a snack) and
break down into groups. Malou has a class upstairs in English while
Benedict is teaching note reading and guitar instruction as well as
ukelele and harmonica downstairs. Beverly has the choir practicing for
the songs for the service.
We also have a class on Wednesday where Malou teaches math.
Other ladies/men have children go to their homes to help them with
their studies. We teach them more than they are getting in school and
they are doing great.
What I just explained is how we are building these kids up
as people. People who are now sure of themselves and that have hope for
the future, Yet it is so much more because they know and see how we all
love them. We showed them Jesus and now every Bible study and every
service becomes near and dear to them. They believe. We don’t just have a
service, we do what Jesus did and meet their needs and improve their
lot and they see Jesus.

I AM NOT SATISFIED!
My kids did not attend school
this year because we did not have enough money. We received $150
towards the approximate $500 that we needed and hopefully we will raise
enough for next year. It’s September, are any of your children not going
because of lack of funds? But this is not why I am not satisfied. My
children are three years ahead of the average student in America plus
they are also musically talented, know current events and most important
love the Lord. We have more than most.
I have a beat up 21 year old car that breaks down every
week. As you complain it cost $100 to fill up your new car with fuel,
kneel down and thank God for what you have. Yet that is not why I am not
satisfied.
I saw my father, mother and sister die while I was serving
and never having a furlough in six years, they never got to meet my wife
or children. Yet that doesn’t bother me.I see some missionaries posting
about all their trips, vacations, wonderful food they are eating but
that doesn’t bother me. I praise God for the work that we are
accomplishing here through Christ.( I can go on but I won’t)
Why I am not satisfied is because we have to move from our
rented little Church building and we have no place to go. We found a
compound that has buildings on it for $1.6 million dollars and it would
take another $3.4 million to finish it off with a sanctuary which would
hold over 2,000 people and a mission quarters where ten or more
missionaries could come and help saturate Payatas with the Gospel and a
outside covered court where we could show Jesus movies, have gospel
music and in all have preaching of the word to thousands upon thousands.
I am not satisfied because although we have shared with thousands we
have not reached all of Payatas. That was my vision and I believe it is
what God gave to me.
Someone just bought Babe Ruth’s shirt for $4.4 million
dollars. I suspect that God could motivate a person that can spend that
much on so little, to donate to bring the Gospel to an entire Barangay.
Or, perhaps God will do it at $5 at a time.

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If you can’t send the $4 million needed for the Payatas Compound here are some other things we could use:

$350 for my kids to go to school
$948 for a great used piano
$142 each for 2 Clarinet (wood)
Any kind of musical instruments, sheet music, books

We are a 501 (3) c Non Profit organization please visit our site at: Payatas Mission Outrech, Inc.

God bless you as you bless others- Pastor Jack, Malou, Laura and Linda

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