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September 30, 2011
Hi from Hong Kong!
I'm sure by now you've heard about the powerful typhoon that struck the Philippines, triggering floods and cutting power in Manila. Can you believe we left just hours before it hit? We may have been on the last flight out! Thankfully our friends and ministry partners there are all OK... no flooding in their homes and roofs are still in place.
Jeff and I are now in Hong Kong! We met with ministry leaders yesterday about the possibility of bringing my testimony here in the future. Today, the entire city is shut down as Typhoon Nesat edges just south of us. Donít worry we are safe and are being spoiled by our new friends in China. Resting here for one more day before the looong journey home. :-)
Now the BIG news! We just got confirmation from our team in Manila that a staggering total of 1,133 people gave their lives to Christ through our evangelistic outreaches!!! I'm so humbled by this wonderful news, that God would allow us to be a part of this great harvest. Would you join us in praying for these new believers? Certainly, we understand the spiritual battle that will surely take place in their hearts and minds in the days and weeks ahead.
And to all of you who invested financially and prayerfully through our ministry, you can know that your investment has yielded eternal results! On behalf of all the lives that have been forever changed in the Philippines, I THANK YOU!
Love & Hugs Across the Globe,
Posted by Bernadette at 07:04 AM
September 20, 2011
Update from Manila!
Hi Dear Friends,
Greetings from the Philippines! Exciting things are happening here and God has given us some unique opportunities to take the gospel to places where it's not typically heard. I was invited to speak at a Public School's PTA meeting yesterday. Look how many indicated that they wanted to say the salvation prayer with me!!!
God is moving mightily and the response has been overwhelming everywhere we go with hundreds coming to Christ. Ministry leaders and church planters here are SO excited! I'm simply overwhelmed.
Please keep praying for us. I'm speaking 2-3 times a day and it's usually on the 3rd floor (with no elevator). Jeff is getting quite a workout Ė and so am I.
Hugs from Manila!
Posted by Bernadette at 08:59 AM
September 15, 2011
Hi from the Philippines!
Jeff and I are here safe and sound in Manila, Philippines! We have been feeling your prayers from the very start and God has been answering! To begin with, we were given a whole row of seats on the 15hr flight from LA to Hong Kong and I was able to stretch out and rest. Not only that but we got to share the love of Jesus with the entire flight crew on the way!! Can you believe it? We didn't know it but they had been watching and discussing us amongst themselves for several hours. They were so amazed by Jeff's love and care for me and wanted to know where it comes from. We told them about Jesus!
It has taken me a couple days to adjust to the 12hr time difference and to get over the jet-lag but I'm doing remarkably well considering. I rested yesterday but this morning I spoke to 900 high school students at a public school and later to a group of about 100 parents and teachers. We had a great harvest. More than 400 students, teachers and parents accepted Jesus!! Heaven is rejoicing!
Keep praying, God is doing amazing things here in Manila!
Your Missionary in the Philippines,
Posted by Bernadette at 12:58 PM
September 02, 2011
Next Mission - Philippines!
Believe it or not, our next mission is right around the corner. Jeff and I are leaving for the Philippines on September 11th! Can you believe it? Itís amazing how God is opening doors around the world! We are so thrilled about this wonderful opportunity we have been given to work alongside missionary Greg Lyons of Megacity Ministries in reaching inner city youth in metro Manila with the Gospel.
Please pray for us as we finalize our travel plans to Manila. As you can imagine, there are many logistical concerns when traveling with a disability to a country for the first time. Pray also for Greg and his team as they prepare for our arrival and for our itinerary as it continues to unfold. Pray that the Lord will bless our time in the Philippines and that many Filipino hearts will be opened to Jesus.
THANK YOU for sending us!! Together we ARE making a difference in the lives of many!
So that all nations might believe,
Posted by Bernadette at 09:43 PM