It has been an amazing year filled with so much excitement, fun, and God's grace at every turn. We have had many teams come and minister along side us and to us as well. They are always such a blessing to us for the work they do and the encouragement they give us. Our team continues to grow, labor, and serve for the Kingdom and the ministry here. We praise God for our team that extends across the globe, including YOU, making it possible for us to serve here.
The ministry continues to grow and show fruit of God's work. Our churches are thriving and growing daily. Recently 4 new Church planters were hired with MTW, and will soon begin to plant new Presbyterian Churches in the Philippines. Some are even venturing to the island of Palawan where soon 2 churches will be started. Praise God as He continues to draw people into His kingdom through outreaches which support and build up the Church body. Medical clinics, feeding programs, street outreaches, livelihood projects, day care, english classes, ABPs, and many more are all growing our churches by leaps and bounds.
The ABP ministry continues to flourish with the kids. It is constantly growing, maturing, and impacting children for the Lord. We will soon begin to build ABP4. The contract is out and the builders are waiting for the go ahead. God continues to bless this ministry and provide for its every need. Children are being cared for, taught, loved, discipled, reconciled back with their families if possible, and new ones are brought in all the time. We needed ABP4 yesterday because of the masses of children that need help. Yet we are resting in the Lord, his perfect timing, and plan for the ministry here. He is good and His plan is far better than we could ever conceive.
The Scott family is doing great. We are so thankful to have Steven back home. He recently went to the States for a LEADS conference in North Carolina. We praise God for bringing him back safely. He has hit the ground running since he has returned. This week we have our annual MTW missionary team conference. We will all be going to Angeles, Pampanga which is a little drive north of Manila. Pastor John Findlay will lead our retreat and whip us all back into shape! :o)
We are so thankful for the blessings God continues to pour out on our family. He continues to work in our hearts; humbling us with our many sins, and yet pouring out His amazing grace on us daily. Despite our sin and many failures God continues to work through us in the ministry here. He continues to refine us, showing us where and how He wants us to use the gifts He has given us. We praise Him for He continues to sustain us here away from family and friends. His grace is sufficient every day and continues to compel us to labor for Him! Praise the Lord with us for the wonderful work that He is doing in and through us here in the Philippines!