Ephesians 6:18-20 18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
I. KINGDOM CONCERNS
1. VALENCIA REFORMED BIBLE FELLOWSHIP (Valencia, Bukidnon)
Bro. Alvin Unclara
1. Please pray for Gods sustaining grace upon bro Alvin. There is discouragement in the departure of 2
key men who have helped him in the past. One of these relocated due to work and the other left unceremoniously.
2. Pray for 3 ongoing BSs: Alfie and Janine (irregular attenders); Tuding (faithful attender); children’s
3. Pray for the resumption of teens’ ministry even if only 6 teens are presently available.
4. Pray for the remaining four men (2 of which are believers) and helping Bro. Alvin out especially in
5. Pray that the Lord would add to the group of 25-30 worshippers every sun (incl children) as Alvin
plans to penetrate the unsaturated areas of Valencia city in evangelistic efforts.
6. Pray for fruit from Br Alvin’s efforts to encourage him to press on with the task of missions and
church planting in Valencia.
2. REDEEMED BY GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH (Frisco, Quezon City)
Pastor Diego Bulatao
PRAISES AND THANKSGIVING
- The Lord has been bringing new attendees to our worship services in the last semester of last year that bore additional covenanted members. We are expecting 4 more souls to be added into the membership early this year.
- The Lord has blessed us and brought 8 preachers from 8 different Reformed Baptist churches to minister God’s word to us while our sole pastor Diego Bulatao was on vacation for 2 months. We thank the Lord for their quick replies and for accepting the invitation as guest preachers.
- Our present place of worship needs expansion. We are also considering looking for a bigger place to rent within our vicinity. Pray for the Lord’s wisdom about this pressing need and may we be sensitive to His guidance so that our decision will be His will for us.
- Pray for our first semester membership meeting on January 22, 2023. May our decisions be of one mind, orderly, and encouraging. May the Lord give us the necessary grace to fulfill our plans and programs.
- Pray for the health of Pastor Diego. May the Lord sustain his pastoral duties unhindered by sickness or ailments. May the Lord continue to equip him so that he may feed Christ’s flock under his care.
- Pray for God’s blessing to Jiro Francisco who helps our pastor in the pulpit ministry. May he be granted wisdom, provision, and good health as well.
3. CHURCH OF THE SOVEREIGN GOD (Taytay, Rizal)
Pastor Olan Mendoza
- Thankful sa kami sa Lord na makatawid sa new year na may malaking kagalakan at grateful sa mga bagong hamon sa kapatiran.
- Home BS sa Pinugay, Pantok, Siniloan, Sta Maria, Citadel..
- Friday class para sa home BS leaders/preachers
- Mga fellowship na nagpapa gabay/akay:
- SGRF-Sola Gratia Reformed Fellowship-Binangonan (Bro Jay Pante)
- ARBF-Angono Reformed Baptist Fellowship (Bro Rommel Santos)
- Tipan ng Biyaya Commnunity (Bro Journey Abenojar)
- Prospects na elder(s) and deacon(s)
- Preachers class/every other month (Bataan-Gapo-Zambales)..
4. TRINITY REFORMED BAPTIST CHURCH OF CAVITE (Silang, Cavite)
Pas. Joey Sarmiento|Ranjie Maglaqui
- Added Elder – Pastor Ranjie
- Added members to our church last year and those applying for membership this year.
- May the Lord continue to preserve Pas. Ranjie and strengthen him as he ministers to the church.
- May the members also learn to begin to respect him and submit to him even though many of the members are older than him.
- Pray that the two pastors (Pas. Joey and Ranj) will be able to build a good working relationship as the leaders of the church.
- Pray for the salvation of those regularly joining us in our Sunday gathering – the children of members and visitors.
- Pray for our Bible studies: Youth and Children in Tagaytay & Youth in Dasmarinas
5. VALEY VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH (Cainta)
Pas. Manny Avena
- Hi Pastor so far, I’m still waiting for my scheduled operation this month. Wala naman akong nararamdaman na anything unusual like shortness of breath or hingal. God is gracious. Thank you for asking.
- We are finalizing our annual plan. kindly include that in your church prayers.
- Bro. Reggie will be evaluated after a year of observation.
- Membership to REBAP Luzon this year is another item.
II. CHURCH CONCERNS
1. Last Sunday
- Sunday School – 1689 LBC Chapter 21: Of Christian Liberty & Liberty of Conscience
- Morning Service – Full of Grace and Truth (Jn 1:14)
- Evening Service – A Resolution to Serve God (Joshua 24:15)
2. This Sunday
- Sunday school – Bro Mario
- Morning Service – Pas Rolly
- Evening Service – Pas Mike
3. Other ministries.
- Last Week –Portillo’s
- Kids SS – Sis Gerda, Sis Elot, Sis Mel
- Bible Studies – Trafalgar, Choi, Fellowship BS, Portillo,
- Youth Fellowship (Jan 13, Friday)
5. Annual Meeting + Day of Prayer and Fasting (Jan 14, Saturday)
III. PERSONAL CONCERNS
1.Thanksgiving – Mimai
2. Health – Kemi, Alyssa, Gels, Doc Abagon, Delia (Sha’s mom), Neil, Aida & Ludel (Gina),
3. Travel – Cabalatungans, Mimi (Pia’s sister)
4. Nation – Peace and order, Economy, Health Concerns, Repentance from Idolatry/Salvation