Open-air preaching at Luneta Park, Manila
If you're a fisherman and you learned that fishes have converged in a particular area of a river, what will you do? Any wise person, fisherman or not, knows that it's time to do some fishing!
That's exactly what Living Waters Asia did. Every first evening of a new year, thousands of Filipinos spend the night at Luneta Park in Manila to welcome the new year. The evening of January 1, 2012 was no different. For the second time, LWA brought a team to take the opportunity to fish for souls. We started our evangelism at around 9:45 p.m. The Gospel tracts we brought did not last long. It's a good thing we had the energy to do Gospel presentations considering that most of us were also lacking sleep after our respective celebration of the New Year with our families the night before. We also had the chance to preach in the open-air that evening to hundreds of people. After our evangelism, each one of us were exhausted but very much joy-filled. We got to our respective homes early morning of January 2. We are so thankful for God's protection all throughout that evening.
To watch a video clip of the open-air preaching we did, click this link.
At the famed UP oblation statue
When Living Waters Asia celebrates any special day, we keep it simple and we try not to forget why we exist as a ministry. We know that God formed LWA for the purpose of sharing the biblical Gospel message. That's why when we had our Christmas get-together, we again decided to do it in the manner we enjoy the most... sharing the Gospel.
Last December 17, 2011, before we went to the venue of our get-together, we spent the morning at the University of the Philippines at Diliman, Quezon City. We went around giving out Gospel tracts to people. We circled the whole university to make sure that students and employees who are yet to be in their Christmas vacation got to read the real reason why we celebrate this season. People were in the holiday mood when we offered them the tracts as very few turned them down. Our time at UP was so enjoyable as we understood that we were doing God's will there in distributing copies of the Gospel.
After UP, we made our way to Tramway restaurant at Banawe Ave, Quezon City. There, we were met by other regular LWA volunteers from Manila. It was a time of fellowship and good food for everyone. We had a great time talking about what God had allowed us to experience in 2011 while engaging ourselves in the work of evangelism. Pictures of the get-together show the joy God has placed in our hearts. It was great reminiscing God's faithfulness to LWA in 2011!
2011 was a fruitful year for LWA. We really felt that God was with us in every step of our way. We was the One who provided, guided and protected us in every activity we had with the purpose of glorifying Him. We have no doubt that He will also again be with us in 2012. We hope and pray that you'll consider joining us this year as we again work to win Asia for Christ.
Every first day of a new year, people in thousands gather in the famed Luneta Park in Manila to revel on what they hope will be a promising year for them. LWA, for the second time, took the opportunity to share the Gospel to people in the park. A team of ten LWA volunteers distributed Gospel tracts, did one-to-one witnessing and open-air preaching. Watch the open-air preaching we did there below. Sorry for the poosound quality. Our portable microphone broke in the middle of the message:
It all began with the “Monday Group” since we had our meetings and fellowships on Mondays…Sowing the seeds of salvation to the hearts of children was then the main focus of the group, until the Lord placed in our hearts that everything should be done decently and in order (I Corinthians 14:40). It was January 2007 when CFCM was formally organized as a group and later on, affiliated to Living Waters-Asia as its arm in Children’s evangelism. Five wonderful and fruitful years has passed and the mission is still the same… bringing lost children to Christ and channeling them to the nearest Bible-believing local churches so they could continue to grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord has been faithful ever since we started. He is the Author of this great work and we hold on to His promise that “He Who began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6}
Our first committee meeting for the year 2012 was January 3 at Waterwood Park Baliuag, Bulacan. The CFCM committee holds a monthly meeting to do the planning, organizing and praying for the ministry. This is where we get the power and strength to gladly keep on carrying the task that is placed on our shoulders. This is the time when we have fellowship, preaching of the Word of God and giving of financial gifts to be used in the operational expenses for God’s work.
Please continue to pray for CFCM as the Lord has shown us greater heights to achieve this year 2012.To God be the glory!
If you want to give your support to CFCM through Living Waters Asia, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please specify that the support you will be giving is for CFCM by making your email subject: Giving to CFCM. We will be very happy to directly give them 100% of what you intend to send them so you can be their valuable partner in reaching Filipino children for Christ.
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