The Payatas Baptist Church

I love this Church. I really do. I refer to it as my Church, not because I am the Pastor but because I belong to it. Everyone here also claims it cheerfully as their Church. The happy truth about it is that it is really God’s Church and together we

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There’s a new Sherrif in Town!

I was pleasantly surprised after the election of the new Baranguay Captain. Within weeks of his taking office, there were lines painted on the roads to designate lanes. There were also traffic enforcers posted at busy intersections. After seeing these things I actually got hope for this forsaken place of

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Friends in the Business

It’s always good to have friends in the business. What business? Well my father’s business of course. Jesus said, I must be about my Father’s business. Churches are no different than other businesses except that ours is a spiritual one. Hopefully we are not corrupt and our product is saved

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The Folly of Philippine Elections

I would first like you to know I am writing about the Philippines because I am experiencing it firsthand. That’s not to say the U.S. is better, just different in how it lies and corrupts civilization. Anyway, we had a good day spreading the Gospel and teaching the children at

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How to build a Church

How to Build a Church Yesterday, the Church surprised me by celebrating Pastor’s appreciation day. I have never felt so appreciated. There were tearful testimonies from the adults as well as a little five year old and a visiting couple who upon seeing the services that morning decided, this was

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The PBC Shirt

You might wonder, why does the Payatas Baptist Church have a uniform shirt? I got the idea (as all my ideas) as a inspiration by God. The PBC shirt does so much for those who wear it. #1- It shows that we belong- anywhere we go, the PBC shirt is

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What is a Missions trip?

What is a Missions trip?   Recently I read about how one should prepare for a missions trip and it brought to mind a phrase coined by John Lennon which was, “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.”   Now someone’s first thought might have been,

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Our Sixth Year Report

Our Sixth Year Report At the end of our six years here in the Philippines I would like to give account for the work that has been done here by the grace of God. We started preaching the Gospel in a couple of the squatters homes. We fed people that

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SAVE THE PAYATAS KIDS

SAVE THE PAYATAS KIDS I looked down and there was a sweet little girl, dirty and wearing ragged clothes. Her big brown eyes staring me down and her little hand stretched out as her life depended on it. Then I looked around and saw children everywhere. Hopeless little children trying

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