2019 began wonderfully because we conducted the FAMILY DAY at Calapacuan, Subic, Zambales when we reached out to the families of the 40 children who were attending our Feeding Program/Saturday School. This Feeding Program, which had been going on for over 5 years, got an immense boost when Assist Canada began supporting it in the previous year. From a teaching force of one, we now have four to six members of Grace of Christ Church doing the teaching work which complemented the feeding program. Besides the financial support from Assist Canada, this upsurge of ministerial energy is also due to the pastoral wisdom and care provided by Pastor Ed Pinero and his gracious wife Sister Tita. The couple showed patient support and provided indispensable advice to me and to the leadership of Bethesda Gospel Church who oversees the work at Calapacuan and Lawin churches. Not to mention the wonderful fellowship we enjoy whenever they visit the three congregations (BGC, GOCC and Lawin Christian Church), they always inspired unity and passion for God’s service. So, we thank you for supporting the feeding program at Grace of Christ Church, for the Family Day that opened up many homes for us, for the guitar that we are now using at GOCC, for the used vehicle given to Lawin (Aetas) church, for money given to the orphanage to buy 2 mother pigs which has amazingly grown to 50 pigs/piglets. But more importantly for sending Ptr Ed and Sister Tita who inspire us all immensely through words and example.
Enjoying grace in the name of Christ,
Ptr. Zaldy Payuran (of BGC and GOCC)