Just six months ago Ramón Gardoce, a Global Mission pioneer, moved to Bagang Buhay, a town in the northern Philippine islands. Already he has enrolled 25 people to take Bible studies and 10 people are regularly attending his weekly small-group meeting.
Plans are underway to hold evangelistic meetings later this summer that should result in a new congregation in Bagang Buhay by the end of the year.
This project is just one of many in the Philippines to tell the world about God’s love. The work isn’t always easy, but by making friends, winning people’s trust, and studying the Bible with them, the Adventist Church is growing in this Southeast Asian country. Pray for the ongoing evangelism throughout the Philippines.
Major Languages: Filipino and English
Major Religion: Christianity
Population: 90.5 million*
Adventist membership: 620,896*
Adventist to population ratio: 1:146*
Worldwide there is one Seventh-day Adventist Christian for every 423* people; but in Asia only one person in 1,404* is an Adventist. In Taiwan, there is one Adventist for every 4,247* people. In Laos there’s not one ordained Seventh-day Adventist pastor for the country’s six million people. And in Japan, the church is struggling to survive with few baptisms and an aging church population. Your support of fund number 5240will help the Church in Aisia grow in size and strength.
* General Conference Office of Archives and Statistics, 145th Annual Statistical Report
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