Anda is located in the east portion of Bohol province in Central Visayas Islands, Philippines under the supervision of Central Visayan Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and I did visit this place in year 2016, since someone told me before that there were no Adventist presence in this town. It is a town with more or less eighteen thousand people in population but there’s no Adventist Christian Church in the town. Accepting the challenge on how to find another mission trip volunteers and sponsors was quite hard but not impossible. Then God opened the way that just last month our Mission trip leader and Multi-Lingual Ministries Director Pastor Glenn Sta. Ana of the Arizona Conference of SDA told me that he will find mission trip volunteers to reach out to the people of Anda.
This coming May 27-June 2, 2018, we will hold an evangelistic series of meetings in the heart of Anda, Bohol, with Chuck Grayson from Tucson, Arizona as our evangelist. Recently our SDA brothers and sisters in the neighboring churches were able to find a lot and now they are joining together to raise funds in order to acquire it and build a new temple of worship in Anda. In this regards, I would like to appeal from your kind heart to please pray and if possible support financially our noble cause of sharing the love of God in Anda, Bohol. This is our third mission trip and many lives has been touched by God’s love and a company of believers were formed as a result of our mission trip projects . As we are organizing this trip to the Philippines, we need to raise $9,000 dollars to fund all the necessary expenses. Your twenty dollars can buy a new Bible and will be in the hands of a newly baptized brother or sister, or your fifty dollars will conduct a satellite (cottage) meeting or assisting the care group, or your hundred dollars can sponosr one Bible worker, youth and church volunteers, add funds to the church lot, or your thousand dollars to conduct a free medical and dental mission to serve some of the poor and the needy people of Anda and for the soul winning and church building campaign. We are trusting God that He will provide for this project through your kind heart , and from friends and church family, concerned person-all over the globe. We will be extremely grateful if you would help by supporting this noble cause. If you prefer that your gift will be tax deductible kindly make your check payable to the Central Visayan Conference of SDA on or before May 16, 2018and mail it to Attn: PAstor Glenn Sta. Ana, Multi-Lingual Ministries Director of Arizona Conference of SDA P.O. Box 12340 Scottsdale, AZ 85267.
Thank you so much for your kind consideration as you partner with us through your support. Please pray for us as we prepare for our soul winning journey and church building project to the Philippines.We will give a certificate of appreciation on any amount you give after the mission trip is over.
And finally here is a promise from God if you give liberally in Luke 6:38 AMP -Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure--pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more]. For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.”
”Well, says one, the calls keep coming to give to the cause; I am weary of giving. Are you? Then let me ask: Are you weary of receiving from God’s beneficent hand? Not until He ceases to bless you will you cease to be under bonds to return to Him the portion He claims. He blesses you that it may be in your power to bless others.” Stewardship p. 78
Thank you very much and May God bless you always!
Yours in Christ’s Service,
Edgar G. Lopez
Mission Trip Coordinator