On April 28 around . I had blessed opportunity to meet brother Jerry Parks and his Filipino companion brother Efren Agulto & Kimberly Geronaga from Manila with some of my fellow preachers in the airport of Puerto Princesa City [135 kms. the distance from my hometown Roxas]. After they lodged in the hotel and lunched we went straight at Area IV church where the brethren are waiting for our arrival. We arrived about . the brethren are warmly greet and welcome of brother Jerry's visit. Brother Leonardo Jabagat one of the elder of this congregation stand as MC while brother Ayroso led the singing. Brother Jerry Parks preached encouraging lesson "Why Go To Church?". He points out some reasons why we go to church qouted verses Acts 2:42; Hebrew 10:22-25; Matthew 5:13-16. The brethren are listened very closely to his preaching while brother Dario Belviz translated into Tagalog language. After his preached I called to led the invitation song but the invited unChristian people are not yet ready to accept the baptism to obey the gospel. But the brethren are more encouraged and blessed the Gods word they heared by brother Jerry's preaching. Then, we proceed to Bayugon church arrived there about . Again brother Jerry preached 2 Pet.1:1-11 where brother Efren Agulto the translator. I called again to led the invitation song, there are 5 precious souls stepped forward and I asked them a few questions as the requirements of the baptism. After they confessed their faith and closed the service by led prayers of brother Manuel Agbisit. We went to the sea water to baptized them. Brother Bonifacio Buncag and Yoli Buncag preachers of this congregation doing the immersion. The photos was blurred because sunset that time when I taken. Then, we back traveled at night to Puerto Princesa city.
On April 29 early morning we traveled to south arrived first at Tagpait church where brother Jerry preached about "Obedience". He emphasized that the obedience is better than sacrifice quoted 1 Sam.15:22. It showed our respect and love to God (John 14:15). He also preached at Aramaywan church "What Hinders Me From Being baptized?" He showed well that God, Christ, H.S.,Church,Angels are not hinders But the Lack of faith, Fear of men, Misconception of Good and of Bad. The result of his preaching there are three precious souls stepped forward in our invitation song and they confessed their faith to Christ after I asked them. After the service we went to creek to baptized them. Brother Judson Montimor preacher of this congregation immersed them. Afternoon, he preached at Abo-abo church "Difference Between O.T. and N.T.".He explained well some of the difference and the done away of the Old Testament and the consequences who want to keep it (Col.2:14; Gal.5:4). The brethren gave thanks for his visits and preaching that they heared for their grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Then we proceed to Iniaran church he preached Eph.4:1-6. There are three precious souls stepped forward when we sing the invitation song. Brother Dario asking them a few questions if they are willing to obey the gospel thru baptism. They confessed and baptized into Christ during that time. Then, we proceed to Brookes Point Municipality arrived there about 5 P.M. and we get some rest there overnight.
On April 30 early morning we went to Locon church. Brother Jerry preached the challenging lesson "Faith Is A Victory" qouted in Heb.11:1-8,17. The result there are 5 precious souls stepped forward in our invitation song. Brother Jonathan Sapitula preacher of this congregation asking them if they are believe and willing to baptize into Christ. After the service we went to the sea to baptized them. Then, we proceed to Saraza church he preached the wonderful lesson "The Gospel" in Rm.1:16. He showed the bad news and the good news for man's problem (Romans 6:23; 1 John 3:4. Eph.2:12; John 3:16; 2 Pet.3:9; Heb.1:1-2; Heb.5:8-9; Mark 16:16). Afternoon, we went to Pangobilian church. Brother Jerry preached there a very good lesson "God Gave You!" -- A Soul. He explained well how soul is more value than the whole world [the things on earth] the verses quoted Matthew 10:28; Matthew 16:24-26; Luke 16:19-31. After his message and the invitation song there is one soul confessed and baptized that time. Then, we go back and arrived at Puerto Princesa City around 8 P.M.
On May 1, 2010 early morning I went back to my home at Roxas arrived about 10:30 A.M. to get some rest from a long trip in south with brother Jerry and other fellow preachers. Brother Jerry has scheduled to preach at Puerto Princesa church on May 2 and May 3 is scheduled of his flight back in Manila. We are very much thankful to God for his visit and gave some encouragement us through of his preaching the Gods word. May God continue to give him a good health and be with him in his labours in the . Please! include in your prayers our new brothers and sisters in Christ to remain faithful to Christ (Rev.2:10).