Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flyers, flyers and more flyers!

It’s been a long time since this blog writer posted any updated and you might be wondering what is happening at PAFCOE! Actually right now, all our students are on their OJT, hence the blog writer has time to catch up on all the stories from during the session. During the next few days and weeks, you will be able to catch up on the many stories and experiences of what God has been doing for us here in the Philippines!

During this session of PAFCOE, we decided to hold our training evangelistic meeting on the campus of the University of the Philippines and seek to plant a church on that great campus. This is a large public university with thousands of students. To help attract people to be interested in the Bible seminar, we held a health expo for four days. So the week that preceded the health expo was spent in distributing flyers and inviting people to attend.

Commenting on her experience passing out flyers, one student said, “Many people accepted the flyers and they told us they are really excited to attend the program! God is always there for us and He is willing to help us as we seek to find people for Him! One time when we were passing out flyers, it was raining so heavily and I didn’t have an umbrella, so I prayed to God that He would stop the rain and He did!”

Another student said, “Last outreach day as we prepared to go out, we saw that it was raining so hard that we couldn’t get to our assigned area. There were 4 of us going to the same place and we had only 2 small umbrellas between us. So we went to a gasoline station to find shelter and wait for the rain to pass and decided that was a good place to distribute flyers! Every time a car or jeepney stopped at the gas station to fill up, we handed all the people a flyer. At first we thought it would take us a long time to finish all our flyers, but it didn’t! As we were passing out flyers to those who stopped at the gas station, I suddenly realized that this was one of God’s ways of getting those flyers to people we might not have been able to any other way. Who knows? Maybe some of them will respond! Once the rain stopped, we went to an overpass on the road and finished all our flyers there. I thank God!”

One of our foreign students said, “This week we distributed flyers. In fact, I had always had a fear of passing out anything, and still I hesitate to do it, but praise God, my fear is diminishing! It was a good experience!”

God has amazing ways of helping those flyers to find their way into the hands of those who are searching for the truth.

“All over the world men and women are looking wistfully to heaven. Prayers and tears and inquiries go up from souls longing for light, for grace, for the Holy Spirit. Many are on the verge of the kingdom, waiting only to be gathered in.” Acts of the Apostles, page 109.

More stores are coming soon!