Dear Friends,February 28, 2018
In September of 2016, a group of eight from our church had the privilege of going to the Philippines for a mission trip. We linked up with missionaries our church supports, who had trained Filipino believers for evangelism. When our team arrived there, we partnered with these Filipino believers, who had set up appointments with their friends, family, or co-workers who did not yet know Christ. We went into numerous homes and a couple schools, and we as Americans shared our testimonies of how we came to know Christ. The Filipino believers would then share the gospel message. We then asked those we were witnessing to if they understood the message and if they desired to place their faith in Christ alone for salvation. We saw about 370 make indications that they had received Christ personally. Later on our mission trip, we went back for follow-up, to those who made indications for salvation. The Filipino believers were also responsible for follow-up after we leave, enfolding the new believers into their local church. Now the majority of Filipinos are Catholic, and they do not understand the relational part of knowing Christ. They do not have assurance of eternal life, and only hope they will attain salvation by their own efforts or approval by the Catholic church.
This summer, my daughter Chloe and I have the privilege of returning to the Philippines July 12th to 24th to do the same type of ministry. We each need to raise $1,800 for our trip (inexpensive for an overseas mission trip). If you would pray for us, that is so vital. Also, if you would pray about helping us financially, that would be great. Any amount would be helpful and much appreciated. If the Lord would lead you to give towards our trip, you can make a check out to First Baptist Church of Page (P.O. Box 535; Page, AZ 86040), and write Olander Mission Trip on the memo line. Or, you can make a donation on our church website at http://www.firstbaptistchurchpageaz.com/donate.
You can type in the amount in the box for Church General, and earmark the funds for Olander Mission Trip in the box for Notes.
Thank you for your consideration! May the Lord continue to bless your lives!
All for Jesus,