We are so privileged to have been part of the recently concluded All Asian Creation Conference at Okinawa, Japan. From May 31 to June 2, attendees from all over Asia listened to speakers from the US, Australia and from different ministries in Asia. Hosting the event was Genesis Japan and the venue was Naha Baptist Church. A simultaneous children's creation conference was also held.
The director of Living Waters Asia, Dennis Mark Y. Aglosolos, represented the Philippine delegation along with others that came from the southern region of the country. We are so happy to have been given the opportunity to introduce to the delegates what the ministry of LWA is and what we do in two occasions during the conference. And we were blessed to meet Christians from other Asian regions that are already familiar with the ministry of Living Waters and are already using the biblical evangelism approach we promote.
But the best thing about our participation at AACC 2018 was the chance to deliver a talk highlighting the need to include the Law in our Gospel presentations in one of the break-out sessions during the three-day event. Dennis explained the result of a study he made about how the combining of the Law and creation science with our Gospel presentation could cause people to have a bigger intention to reflect later in the day the Good News that was presented to them, compared to when they are used separately in our Gospel-sharing. To read more about this study, click here: AACC 2018 presentation
We are so happy with the feedback we got from Christians that attended the session we did. One attendee even asked us to do a demonstration of how we do a presentation using the Law. Another attendee commented that the talk was very powerful.
The following day after the conference, Sunday, like many other speakers of the conference, Dennis had the privilege of delivering the worship service sermon in a Japanese church. The LWA director spoke at Megumi Baptist Kyokai (Grace Baptist Church) which is headed by Rev. Kumoji Fujino. Dennis talked about the growing atheism in the world and how many people, despite believing in the existence of God, live life as if there is no God (practical atheism). One person who heard the message said that the sermon was "an eye-opener".
Our hearts are overflowing with joy by what God had allowed us to accomplish and learn at Okinawa. We pray that the results will be lasting, not only for us, but for the people that heard all the speakers during the conference and in church services the following day.
In a time where "thus saith the Lord" holds less authority in the eyes of people than "science declares", especially in the topic of origin, we Christians need to be more active in proving to everyone that the Bible can be trusted! Before the truth of an ever-existing God is removed in the minds of people, let us stand along the path of people asking, “ is there really a Creator?” and stop them on their tracks before it leads them to an eternity of sufferings.
This is the reason why Living Waters Asia has bought a license to screen to the public, GENESIS: Paradise Lost. It is a documentary using Hollywood quality animation about how the universe was created as the Bible declares. Christian scientists take turns in the movie in explaining why the Big Bang and the Theory of Evolution are false assumptions of origin. Living Waters' very own Ray Comfort also appears in the movie explaining the Gospel message.
The FREE screening will be for teachers and science major college students as we believe that if we are able to convince them of the truthfulness of the Genesis account and show them that what secular science is feeding the minds of people are mere fictional stories, they can be great agents of the biblical worldview of origin to others. The screening will be held at Redbucks Cafe & Resto at Baliwag, Bulacan (in front of SM City Baliwag) on July 28, 2018. The slots for the screening are limited, so you must reserve yours by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch the trailer of GENESIS: Paradise Lost below:
In the past two years, Living Waters Asia has included a vacation Bible school (VBS) for kids to its summer evangelism outreaches. This summer is no different. But instead of doing the VBS again where we did the last two in the town of Bustos, Bulacan, we decided to hold this year's kids outreach in a community in Baliuag, Bulacan, and we are happy to have made that move.
A section in the barangay of Pagala, right beside a big shopping mall, is a community with families that have none of the privileges that most people around it enjoy. We chose this area beside a dried-up rice field as the venue for our 5-day VBS from May 7 to 11. Kids learned about the 7 C's of history as Answers In Genesis presents it. In the days of this outreach that LWA partnered with Banner of Truth Independent Baptist Church, volunteers explained the Gospel and its scope from the very first pages of the Bible to what is presented in the Book of Revelation.
The kids that attended the VBS were not the only ones that heard the Gospel. Their parents and other adults in the area often listened during the classes and they all joined in during the graduation ceremony on the 5th day. We also gave Gospel tracts to people roaming around the area whenever that opportunity was available. Several local politicians were recipients of tracts on the first day of the VBS as they did their campaign for the election that was to happen the week after. And the day before the start of the outreach, the team also were able to share the Gospel to the Badjao tribal people who camped just a few hundred meters from the venue.
This outreach was really a big success. God allowed so many people to hear the Gospel in the five days we were in this community. After the graduation program, several of the kids voiced their desire to attend Sunday school at Banner of Truth Independent Baptist Church. And true enough, there were those that were present the following Sunday at the church. Please continue to pray for these kids and the adults who got to hear/read about the Gospel during this yearly summer outreach.
Watch the video below to see what happened during this vacation Bible school:
Just like in previous years, Living Waters Asia took the opportunity to deliver the Gospel message during the celebration of Labor Day of this year. A team of volunteers of almost 20 people made their way to Clark, Pampanga, where the United States military once had an airbase for several decades.
Clark is a very interesting city in the Philippines. Because American servicemen abounded this area in Central Luzon for a long time, many have married or had children with Filipinos here. And so, there are a lot of "Fil-Ams" that call Clark their home and you can still obviously see American influence in the area. And despite the U.S. military base here already closed for about three decades already, many former U.S. servicemen have stayed or come back here for their retirement years. And so, the bars in Clark that promote promiscuity and casinos that encourages people to gamble are still alive and well. You can say that Clark has become a small version of a "sin city" in the Philippines.
This is the reason why LWA chose to do evangelism here for Labor Day 2018. The volunteers were grouped into small teams and got their own area to saturate with Gospel tracts and to engage people in conversations with whenever that opportunity presented themselves. We were able to converse with a group of jeepney drivers waiting for their turn to drive passengers to their destinations. Another volunteer had a conversation with someone who wanted to understand the power of God to keep His child from straying away from His hand. People going to places, policemen keeping order in the area, men and women doing business, and people with nothing to do in a nearby park received Gospel tracts from the LWA team.
It was tough doing evangelism under the heat of the summer sun. But it was all worth it. King Solomon said in Ecclesiastes that labor under the sun are worthless as it is just one of many tiring cycles in life. But the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:58 comforts us that the labor we do for the Lord is not in vain. The evangelism we did here is one that will have eternal significance as it was done for the Lord.
Please pray for the people that received the Gospel in our Labor Day evangelism at Clark.
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.
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