Living Waters Asia conducted a Biblical Evangelism Seminar last April 14, 2018. Hosting the seminar is Springs of Life Christian Church at San Miguel, Bulacan, which is being led by Pastor Tom Limas. Attending the event were Christians, not only from the said town, but also from Cabanatuan City and Baliuag, Bulacan.
The venue was packed by believers who were eager to learn how they can further glorify God in their lives through evangelism. But judging from the reception of the attendees, it was clear that many of them were hearing about the need to include the Ten Commandments in their Gospel presentation for the first time. This made the seminar more interesting for them. The team from LWA explained why the biblical principle of evangelism is "Law to the proud, grace to the humble", using support from God's Word. A couple of LWA volunteers also gave their testimony about their involvement in the ministry of evangelism.
At the conclusion of the seminar, LWA director, Dennis Mark Aglosolos, gave a challenge to everyone to be more involved in the work of reaching people to Christ. He reminded them that people around us are making their way to an eternity of punishment, not knowing when their lives here on earth would end. This is the reason why evangelism must be treated with urgency.
Please pray that everyone who attended the training will be moved to heed the Great Commission in their lives.
Children for Christ Ministry, the evangelistic arm of Living Waters Asia for children, last June 13 had their kick off event for S.Y. 2014-2015 at Villa Mikaella Resort, Baliuag, Bulacan. This event is held to prepare the partner churches and volunteers for the task of evangelizing children.
Every year, whenever they have their kick off event, they invite the Director of Living Waters Asia, Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos, to deliver a talk that will aid them in their quest to deliver the Gospel to as many children as possible in the public schools system in the Bulacan and Pampanga areas. For this event, Dennis and Sis. Arleen Valdez, the head of CFCM, decided to educate the partner churches and volunteers on the truths of biblical origins. In the talk, the attendees were taught how to prove the existence of our Creator, the lies of the Big Bang and the theory of evolution, proofs of the flood during Noah's time, and many more. We felt the excitement of everyone about the topic as proven by the many questions asked during the Q and A, and the requests for copies of the presentation.
Please pray for the people of CFCM that God would protect and empower them for the task He has given them just like in the past years. Their desire is that they'll be able to introduce God in the minds of children before the erroneous wisdom of this world gets the most of these children's consciousness.
If you want to support CFCM, send us an email (with subject: support for CFCM) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last May 10, Living Waters Asia engaged in a 10-hour commute to the very charming Vigan City in Ilocos Sur province (north of Manila). They were there to conduct a Way of the Master seminar. Hosting the event was Vigan City Calvary Baptist Church headed Ptr. Anthony Calzado.
The host church did their best to promote the event but due to schedules of other pastors in the area that conflicted with the seminar, the event host missed their target attendance. But for those that attended, especially the pastors, they really realized how important the event is after it was explained by LWA during the seminar what biblical evangelism really is and what disaster it will lead if evangelism was not done correctly as the Bible instructs. This is the reason why the pastors in attendance right away voiced their intention to the LWA director, Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos, of organizing a one day fellowship of churches in the area where the focus is on the Way of the Master. This is the reason why we are expecting to be back very soon at Vigan City to conduct a bigger Way of the Master seminar.
Please pray for this upcoming event.
For the 2nd straight year, Living Waters Asia went out for Labor Day evangelism. This is a regular holiday in the Philippines, and so, we expect people to be taking advantage of this free day.
Last year, we caught and gave people tracts during Labor Day at Luneta Park in Manila. This year, we met them at two big shopping malls in San Fernando, Pampanga. We gave them copies of the Gospel as they waited for jeepneys and buses. We also made sure that people alighting public transportation vehicles got their Gospel tract. One of the malls hosted a jobs fair event and so hundreds of people hunting for jobs also received tracts from LWA volunteers.
Thanks to all the LWA volunteers that braved the scorching heat of the sun and mall security guards that chased them to prohibit them from distributing Gospel tracts. May God fill your hearts with joy with the thought that you've done something that has eternal value.
Please pray for those that got Gospel tracts from the LWA team that they would give time to read and ponder the message that they received during this outreach.
Every year, Living Waters Asia conducts a summer camp for a selected group of high school and college students. We did that again this year. The camp was held at Daily Bread Farm Resort at Bustos, Bulacan very recently (April 22-23).
Just like all the summer camps LWA has conducted in the past years, the event was free of charge. LWA even transported everyone to the venue without any fee. This was made possible by Christians who donate financially to LWA.
Just like any youth camp out there, there were lots of fun games and activities. Campers had the pleasurable experience of soaking in the swimming pools of the resort during the free time on the camp schedule for much needed relief from the scorching heat brought about by the summer season in the Philippines.
But of course, the main focus in any LWA event is the Gospel message. Dennis Mark Aglosolos, LWA managing director, made Gospel presentations in three Bible study sessions. LWA counselors also expounded further a person's need for Christ during the evening and morning devotional sessions. As a gift, LWA gave every attendee their own Filipino Bible so that they can further study what was explained to them in their respective homes. Please pray for everyone that attended this event. May God continue to talk to them even after the camp.
Thanks to everyone who prayed and gave financially for our summer evangelistic youth camp. May God continue to bless your very generous hearts.
Every year, on Holy Thursday all the way to the early morning of Good Friday, Filipinos in the thousands, probably even in the millions, make their way by foot to the famed Antipolo church that sits on a hill. They do this for several reasons. Most of them join this event to have their sins forgiven so that eventually they get their place in Heaven someday. Some come to Antipolo on Holy Thursday for the fun of it.
If you have a scenario like this, what does a Christian obedient to the Great Commission do? You got it! Be there and share the Gospel to as many people as possible. And that's exactly what Living Waters Asia did last April 17.
In partnership with Robert Clark and his family (they initiated this outreach) who are doing missionary work here in the Philippines and Emmanuel Baptist Church, the team stationed itself at the main gate of Baptist Bible Seminary and Institute. Right after the main road going to Antipolo Church was closed (about 15 kilometers long), people began to make their way to this famed church. Some carrying crosses. Some carrying graven images. Some barefoot. Some even carrying with them their children. The idea was that the more difficult they make the trek going to the church, the more sins are forgiven making them more deserving of Heaven when they die. Of course, this is not what the Bible tells us as the way to get to Heaven. Ephesians 2:8-9 clearly tells us that it is only by the grace of God that we are saved through faith, and not of ourselves because that is a gift from Him, not to be received through our good works which we may end up boasting about.
And that was the message we declared during the outreach. We shared the Gospel through thousands of tracts, conversations, as well as through the "Jesus" movie that Emmanuel Baptist Church showed in a large screen. Yes, the outreach was tiring. But this is something we understand we Christians must all engage in. Only God knows who took seriously the Gospel message that evening. Our only job was to share the message and that's what we did. The rest is up to God to finish.
Please pray for the people who have learned about the Gospel through this outreach.
Every year, Notre Christi Academy of the Philippines taps the assistance of Living Waters Asia in facilitating its recollection night for their graduating high school students. Last March 14, LWA again held the same event.
The goal was to make it a night to remember for the graduating class. LWA made sure that was accomplished. The team organized games that really made everyone laugh and enjoy. It was late in the evening but all of the students were wide-awake as they joined activities. Students also played basketball and volleyball.
By the middle of the night, LWA gave a time for the students to say their "THANKS" to their batchmates for making their high school experience so memorable. There were tears everywhere as students realized that in a week's time, they'll be officially saying goodbye to their school and their friends.
The event did not end without one final declaration of the Gospel to the students. Dennis Mark Aglosolos shared his testimony on how God made him realize that despite him believing that he's already good enough to get to Heaven, he was still Hell-bound because of his sins. Dennis challenged everyone to examine themselves to see if they really deserve Heaven. That's when the life-giving Gospel was shared, with emphasis on the need to be sure that one has received already God's gift of salvation before it's too late.
Please continue praying for the salvation of these young people.
We praise God for how He has given Living Waters Asia numerous opportunities in the past to share the Gospel to crowds. Just like what happened last March 12.
Bulacan State University (Bustos, Bulacan campus) is currently celebrating its 39th founding anniversary. To continue with their month-long celebrations, BSU organized a parenting seminar last March 12. Living Waters Asia's managing director, Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos was invited as the resource person for parenting because of his background in child and family development and his experience as a school principal.
Dennis shared his knowledge on parenting as well as biblical guidance on how to efficiently perform parenting responsibilities. He zeroed in on the importance of behavior modelling in the guidance of children. But the LWA managing director's main goal in mind for the parenting talk was to share the Gospel to the audience of the event. By God's grace, that was accomplished as about 600 parents, students, professors and university officials heard him declare a clear and biblical Gospel message. We thank the Lord for the great response to the message that was delivered.
Please pray for more opportunities like this for LWA.
For the 8th time in seven years, Living Waters Asia has provided Christmas cheers for the residents of Tanglaw Pag-asa (Ray of Hope) facility, the provincial juvenile jail of the province of Bulacan. Last December 9, LWA held its much awaited event in the facility. LWA's managing director, Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos, has been holding a weekly Bible study here for the last seven years.
The usual things that you expect in Christmas parties were experienced once again by the residents. There were lots of exciting games, prizes, Christmas carols singing and of course, food!
After all the fun, Dennis delivered the Christmas message for the year. He talked about how the wise men sought the Savior, and when He was found, how they worshiped, offered gifts and made sure that they protect the baby Jesus from Herod's plan of killing Him. It was emphasized that everyone needs the Savior in their lives for without Him, man faces the punishment for his sins. And as children of God, our lives must be focused on worshiping God, offering to Him our lives as living sacrifice and living this life with consciousness that we must not do anything that will tarnish in the eyes of people the God we proclaim as our Lord.
Please pray for the residents of this facility and that God will continue to use LWA in bringing them to a deeper knowledge and relationship with God.
We went to Cagayan de Oro and God definitely came through with great success. Our yearly mission trip, GOSPEL BUZZ, that happened last Oct. 25 to 30 this year, really had God's blessings from start to finish. God provided for the needs. He gave us His protection as well as good weather. And then, He made sure that we planted thousands of seeds of the Gospel in the hearts of thousands of Kagay-anons.
We had such great time sharing the Gospel during the trip. The opportunities were all there for us to grab. We were in a very busy election precinct in Cagayan de Oro during the barangay elections of the Philippines to meet thousands who were trooping the precinct through the scorching heat of the sun that day for them to receive a copy of the Gospel. We spent a whole morning walking through the area of a university in the city doing one-to-ones and distributing thousands of Gospel tracts. We were distributing tracts inside shopping malls and a member even got arrested by a mall security guard for doing just that. Even thousands of Muslims doing trade in a huge marketplace willingly accepted tracts we distributed.
All the evangelism we did at Cagayan de Oro were definitely tiring. But the joy we experienced every time we got back from an evangelism session made us forget that we were tired. All we know was that people who conversed with us and received Gospel tracts now have the information needed for them to evade God's unimaginable judgment and instead, experience His unmatched love.
We thank everyone who supported and prayed for this evangelistic mission trip. As to where we go for the next Gospel Buzz, we leave that to the Lord. But one thing is sure... our bags are already packed for the next evangelism adventure.
For pictures of the trip, click this link: GOSPEL BUZZ 2013
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