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Biblestudent 05-29-2008 11:47 PM

Literature for the Philippines
 
Thanks to the administrator and members of this forum with the heart for missions!

The following are our needs:

1. KING JAMES BIBLES
Our church is starting a new work in a nearby barangay (village) that has no Bible-believing, Gospel-preaching church. We need Bibles for our Bible study centers every week.

2. GOSPEL TRACTS
We print our own tracts (English or in the dialect) but can only produce 500 copies. Street preachers and pastors in remote islands (some of them I barely know, but are really laboring for the Lord) are asking me to also send them gospel tracts. It is beyond our church's ability to provide for them, hope you can send us tracts that we can use as well as send to those who need them more than we do.

3. BOOKS for Bible school library
We need books for the Bible school where I teach. I already received two boxes of much needed books on the KJV issue from George. Praise the Lord for your "book sending" ministry, Bro. George! Others who want to help, we still need books on courses related to Theology/Bible Doctrines, Right Division/Dispensationalism, Christian Music (By the way, I teach free piano lessons to all our Bible students, but we need piano books for the beginning hymn player), Christian Womanhood, Pastoral Theology & Church Administration, Christian Education, English Grammar, Evangelism, etc.

4. VBS & Sunday School Materials
My friend, who is a pastor of an Independent Baptist church that has a missionary to Kalayan Islands (Batanes), presented to me the need of Sunday School & VBS materials there. That northernmost place of our country is very poor, and it's risky to go there. The pastor goes to Manila churches every six months and would literally "beg" all he could before going back with the badly needed materials for the people he ministered to.

5. HYMNALS
Our church of 40-60 in weekly attendance have less than 20 hymnals. As soon as we are able to start that new church in another barangay, we will be needing more hymn books.

6. A.C.E. PACEs (School of Tomorrow)
The school where I graduated kindergarten to high school needs used PACEs, as well as books in their "obsolete" library, too.

7. Other material goods you may wish to share are also welcome. We have a "poor ministering to the poor" program once a year during December or any other month (we started this two years ago), when our church members gather whatever they want to share to those who have received the gospel but are in deeper poverty than we are. Sometimes we can only gather about six plastic bags to distribute to the poor, newly saved families. Clothing, medicine, and shoes are also needed by our Bible students (usually less privileged people go to Bible school).

A testimony: Bro. Brandon, you're site is an answer to prayer. I joined AV1611.com/forums during my "silent years" (voice rest) simply because I have nothing else to do. I'm a preacher and a Bible teacher without a voice. Much better spend some time "debating". Then (a bit losing hope concerning my condition) I finally posted my prayer request. Little did I know that God will not only answer my prayer (I still have the vocal fold polyp, but he has now restored my voice back!), but ANSWERED above all that I asked or even thought of. He has given me new friends (that most of them I didn't see face to face), and He is helping me minister through the help of certain missions-hearted friends. I THANK THE LORD FOR YOU ALL!

For the love of Christ,
Bro. Sammy
1Cor.15:58

E-mail: sgt1611@yahoo.com
Church Website: www.companions.minihost.org

TheBibleSender 05-30-2008 09:52 AM

I still have you on my list to send some materials. I have a few more requests ahead of you but will send some materials when I can. God bless. :)

chette777 05-30-2008 10:15 PM

PTL!!! for the answered prayer.

We too have needs for Bibles and concordances.

Biblestudent, PACE School of Tomorrow has a head quarters in Cebu. I will see if I can find the address and number for you.

Biblestudent 05-30-2008 10:45 PM

The BibleSender,
I'm glad to hear that. Whatever you can send we will gladly use, as well as share to others who have greater needs. My "little" church pray for your ministry.

Biblestudent 07-25-2008 08:19 AM

Bibles
 
I received nine SWORDS from "Swordsearcher" (Diligent) today. Aside from being new, they are in good print. Thank you very much!

Others who can and will send Bibles (and tracts) are all welcome to "keep sending" them to us, of course, as the Lord provides. Bibles are like hot cake here. In fact, even unbelievers here may refuse a gospel tract but will never refuse a Bible! (Maybe, he has read the tract already...we used to have a lot of tracts of the same title)

We may also ask a favor that you send us Bibles that are readable.
(There were KJVs sent to us many years ago which were in very small print. I saw a box or two of those in the school office and they still remain undistributed. One of the pastors was hesitant to give these small-print Bibles to his church members, and he jokingly said he didn't want to "torture" his church members eyes. I also remember that I liked to use these small-print Bibles because I can search the verses faster and win our Bible games, but our pastor told me not to use it because he said it's bad to my eye.)

Well, Diligent and others in this forum inspired me and my church to keep preaching. Then, we can only give out one Bible a month. Now, God has enabled us to give a lot more times than we can, and He did it through you!

Blessed be the name of the Lord!

For the love of Christ,
Bible student
1Cor.15:58

Biblestudent 07-25-2008 08:30 AM

An opinion
 
By the way, small-print Bibles are better than nothing. So they are still welcome if nothing else are available. I do encourage anyone, however, to voice this problem out to those who are printing Bibles.

I don't know if it's the right thread to post this, but:

I have the opinion that the Devil would be happy to let us have the KJV, provided the letters are too small that it's not enjoyable to read them, or make us dislike Bible reading because the longer we read the more our physical eyes are hurt.

Some young Christian ladies like the smaller Bibles (and, therefore, in small print) because it's easy to carry, but they would like to have a more readable Bible for study purposes. But to have a "big" Bible with very small letters seems to have a double disadvantage - bulky and unpleasant.

Biblestudent 07-25-2008 08:46 AM

Postage cost
 
Postage or shipping costs are higher than I thought, and I'm trying to think how some of you (who may want to help us with Bibles and books but don't have enough for the shipping costs) can partake in a cheaper way.

I received an e-mail recently from a sister in the Lord, a Filipina, working in Hammond as a nurse. She's been there for two years now. She came from my father's church, and she told me she would help in sending books and Bibles. She has bought a few and has sent them along with the package she sends for her family.

I asked her if she's willing, and she told me to give her address to anyone who would like to send Bibles, books, etc. through her. This will save you from postage expenses, as she will just include it in the box she sends to her family and to the new church she's helping in the Philippines.

If anyone wants her address, please e-mail me. Thank you very much!

Bible student

Diligent 07-25-2008 09:08 AM

Biblestudent:

I trust the Bibles we sent are large enough print. I was very pleased with the quality of those Bibles.

The USPS has a "Large flat rate box" that you can fit nine of those Bibles in (up to 20 pounds) and send to almost any country in the world for just under $50. It's a little bit expensive, but when you consider how far they travel and the fact that they reliably get there, it's not that bad.

For anyone who is curious:

The Bibles I settled on getting for distribution have ISBN # 9780007103072. They are a kind of "leatherett" -- paperback but with a sturdy cover that looks something like leather. The text is "smallish" but very legible (at least to my eyes). The font is very clear and there are no margin notes to distract the reader.

I ordered a supply of them from Independent Publishers Group. If you order 20 they will give you a 47% discount. We've shipped them off to missionaries and hope to be able to do it again as the Lord provides.

Biblestudent 07-25-2008 09:28 AM

Yes, Diligent! I'd rather say the text is "regular-sized". Everyone can read them. :) So far, only one elderly woman (over 80 years old) in our church needs a giant-print Bible, and she owns one. Thanks again!

Renee 07-28-2008 08:19 PM

Bible Student,

In order to send anything to you via freight your home address is needed. Please post here (if you like) or send to our personal email. Also a phone number is needed.

You have stated that you are using a type of juice for your throat. What is the name of the juice? I use xango (mangosteen) for my joints and wondered if it might be what you are using. It is so expensive but the relief I have had has been worth it. God is merciful, I am so glad that He is.

In Christian love'
Renee

Biblestudent 07-29-2008 07:37 AM

Renee,

I really appreciate what all of you there are doing for the Filipino brethren here. I have sent my home address and telephone number to your personal e-mail.

I am drinking himalayan goji juice. It's very expensive, too! But someone buys a bottle for me each month since June. That's another blessing!
Thank you very much!

For the love of Christ,
Biblestudent
1Cor.15:58

hamite1212 07-31-2008 04:49 PM

LittleShots Productions is approximately 4 to 6 weeks from finishing a 12 to 16 minute 3D animation film for winning lost souls to the Lord Jesus Christ. I do not know the language in the Philippines but if you could get some great voices to help translate it into their language we would love to help you get more crowds to come and see an American cartoon film. The film is from the Chick tract, "The Sissy" and you can go to www.chick.com and click on "online reading" and then click on "tracts" and then find "The Sissy."

This film is free to all missionaries who are preaching and working the field. The missionaries must believe and preach that the only way to Heaven is through the Lord Jesus Christ ONLY!

The film cost over $200,000 to make due to buying computers, software, rent for building, animators, motion capture equipment and etc. Brother Jack Chick and I both agree that working missionaries receive this without charge but not to be sold or given away from the agreement of what the free DVD is to be used for.

I hope this helps and you can email me at business1212@msn.com or visit website
www.littleshotsproductions.com

Biblestudent 08-01-2008 07:22 PM

Hamite 1212,
Film showing has been a great crowd gathering and evangelistic tool. We do this every summer in our church and especially in remote barangays (villages) and in the mountains. This is one of the "in-demand" needs that I forgot to include in the list above. Thank you very much for your heart in missions. It's a great help to us. I'll send an e-mail shortly.
For the love of Christ,
Bible student
1Cor.15:58

Biblestudent 10-28-2008 03:56 AM

God is punctual!
 
Thanks to Bro. George, Renee and the anonymous brethren in Hawaii who sent us a "big box" of clothes, tools, books, and medicines.

October 26 was our church's silver anniversary and we scheduled to have a feeding program for the poor children in our barangay (village) and give out clothes in several areas of another barangay. The "big box" arrived the 25th, just in time! Praise the Lord!

It was 6 pm when we reached our last area. We cautiously but fervently preached the Gospel to some drunk youth. Then children, adults, and elderly people gathered around the light of our jeepne (Thanks to the brownout!). Glad they received the gospel after mocking us at the beginning. They were further surprised when we gave out plastic bags of local and "imported" clothes, shoes, and candies! They had no idea we would give something like that, for we've never done that to them for three years we taught the Bible there under the mango tree outside their fences.

God reward our praying friends and A.V. 1611 forums!

Biblestudent 10-28-2008 03:59 AM

Biblesender, yes, we need KJV Bibles. Please send us (and gospel tracts, too) whenever you can. Thanks!

Biblestudent 11-26-2008 06:19 PM

More than Bibles
 
Biblesender,

I received last Monday the Bibles that you sent. We'd be giving them out to our young people that have no Bibles.

I was surprised that you have also sent a DVD, and a few great books/booklets. Mark Cahill's One Thing You Can't Do in Heaven is inspiring to soul winners -- another good addition to our little Bible school library.

Thank you very much!

Biblestudent

TheBibleSender 11-29-2008 08:09 PM

Glad I could be of some help. If you need more please send me another e-mail with your request. If you have time please also send a thanks to Mark. He has donated the books to our ministry to give out. God bless. :)

stephanos 12-03-2008 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biblestudent (Post 10237)
Biblesender, yes, we need KJV Bibles. Please send us (and gospel tracts, too) whenever you can. Thanks!

Which language do you need gospel tracts in?

Peace and Love,
Stephen

Biblestudent 12-04-2008 02:09 AM

I think most Filipinos can understand English here. Filipino (or "Tagalog") is our national language, and Hiligaynon ("Ilonggo") is the regional dialect where I live. Gospel tracts in English, Filipino (Tagalog), and Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) are needed. Thanks for asking!

TheBibleSender 12-04-2008 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biblestudent (Post 12522)
I think most Filipinos can understand English here. Filipino (or "Tagalog") is our national language, and Hiligaynon ("Ilonggo") is the regional dialect where I live. Gospel tracts in English, Filipino (Tagalog), and Hiligaynon (Ilonggo) are needed. Thanks for asking!

Do you ever request tracts from www.fellowshiptractleauge.org ?Also have you ever heard of Beams Bibles http://www.beamsbibles.com/ They supply hardcover bibles to missionaries. God bless. :)

Biblestudent 12-04-2008 11:58 PM

I think I've tried contacting BEAMS before. I received an e-mail, but it was addressed to someone else not my name, although the e-mail address was mine.

I'll try asking Fellowship Tract League. When I was twelve, I remember distributing a lot of FTL tracts.

Thanks, Biblesender! I'll e-mail another request to you as soon as we're done distributing the Bibles you sent.:)

MC1171611 12-05-2008 07:25 AM

I don't know if you've heard of them or anyone they work with, but Charity Baptist Foundation out of Dayton, Ohio does a lot of work in the Philippines and ships a ton of materials there. I don't have any information about them or the Foundation, but you can find their site at www.charitybaptist.org.

Biblestudent 12-05-2008 09:41 AM

I remember there was a church near our place which "hosted" the Charity Baptist Foundation a long time ago. I haven't heard of them since then.

MC1171611 12-05-2008 10:21 PM

I just talked to Matt Gresham, the son of the pastor of Charity Baptist Church tonight; he's now the public face, so to speak, for the Foundation. He said that he and another man are leaving for the Philippines on Monday. It might be a good idea to get on their website and see if you could get in touch with him when he comes there. He's a really nice guy, and I can give you my name to tell him I referred you if you'd like. I know him personally.

Biblestudent 12-05-2008 10:59 PM

It really amazes me how can God move among His Bible believing saints to help answer our great need here. I appreciate all you in this forum who take some "extra mile" in lending a helping hand to us.

There was a time when we had more than enough gospel tracts, but now is the time when they're badly needed in our church and other fellow pastors asking for these.

Yes, Brother MC1171611, we would like to have you help me (and us) get some gospel tracts. I'll visit the Charity Baptist website as soon as I have your "referral".

stephanos 12-09-2008 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biblestudent (Post 12613)
It really amazes me how can God move among His Bible believing saints to help answer our great need here. I appreciate all you in this forum who take some "extra mile" in lending a helping hand to us.

There was a time when we had more than enough gospel tracts, but now is the time when they're badly needed in our church and other fellow pastors asking for these.

Yes, Brother MC1171611, we would like to have you help me (and us) get some gospel tracts. I'll visit the Charity Baptist website as soon as I have your "referral".

Hey brother, I just heard from FTL today

Quote:

ftleague@aol.com to (me)
6:24am

Thank you for your on-line order and your desire to reach the lost. Regarding the tracts to the Philippines, please let us know where your friend is located over there, as we shipped 10 million tracts to the Philippines last year. It may be that your friend can obtain tracts right there, but if not, we do ship here in boxes of appx. 3500 and the cost for postage is $38.95.

Please let us know if we can help you.

God bless.

Eunice Brown, Secretary
FTL
So I'd say it's a go for getting some tracts from them. The Lord bless you.

Much Love in Christ Jesus,
Stephen

Biblestudent 12-09-2008 05:45 PM

Do you have an idea which church or island they sent the ten million tracts to?

FTL had sent us 10 million tracts about eight years ago. So churches from other islands came and obtained those from us. A lot of them have been asking us again, and we had nothing to give them for three years now.

I really appreciate what you're doing, brother! It's an ANSWER to prayer.

stephanos 12-09-2008 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biblestudent (Post 12806)
Do you have an idea which church or island they sent the ten million tracts to?

FTL had sent us 10 million tracts about eight years ago. So churches from other islands came and obtained those from us. A lot of them have been asking us again, and we had nothing to give them for three years now.

I really appreciate what you're doing, brother! It's an ANSWER to prayer.

I told her that you would contact her at the email address I posted above. I simply asked her if they send tracts your directions and that's the response I got.

Peace and Love,
Stephen

Biblestudent 12-09-2008 11:48 PM

stephanos and MC1171611,

Thanks for making things possible!

Biblestudent

Biblestudent 02-10-2009 10:10 AM

Brother George,
The Bibles and the booklets are a big help! Thank you very much.
For the love of Christ,
Brother Sammy

chette777 02-11-2009 07:24 AM

concerning the Ten Million tracts. that is the number of tracts brother Riley told me he got a few years ago. to avail them you had to go to his place to get them.

recently I have not been able to contact him at all. He has tracts and Tagalog KJV NT. we need then badly but he has not returned emails at all.

stephanos 02-11-2009 03:44 PM

You know, this whole issue of you needing Bibles just burns my shorts. Why aren't churches helping you guys with this? The church I attend gave some brothers from the Philippines hundreds of dollars just last fall, but we never heard anything about needing Bibles. If you guys need Bibles, we Baptist should not be having potlucks, we should be going hungry to get you guys BIBLES!!!

Ok, I need to take a breather...

For Jesus' sake,
Stephen

Biblestudent 02-11-2009 04:56 PM

Oh, brother! I hope you don't "starve" yourself too much.:popcorn::pizza:
But I think I feel what you feel. One fact is, people in both sides of the globe have something in common: they would rather spend for potlucks than buy a Bible.
Thank God for likeminded Christians with a heart for the lost!

MC1171611 02-12-2009 05:10 PM

It's much like the missionary I'm going to be working with said: we work within the "system" of modern Baptist missions, but the "system" is broken: they (we) have failed to properly supply the missionaries we've promised to support.

Obviously this just sounds like a missionary whining, since I'm called to the field and all, but I've seen it all throughout my years in churches. We really need to get on the ball: time is short and people are going to HELL!!

chette777 02-15-2009 04:22 AM

I just gave three of the KJV Bibles George sent me to three young men who recently started attending our church. they had no Bible what so ever. they were so happy to have a Bible especially an English one so they could better their English.

Biblestudent 03-04-2009 10:51 AM

beyond our power
 
To Brother George and to the generous brethren, thank you for helping us help others. I received the long-awaited "big box" today to be given out to those who are in real spiritual and material need.

2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.
3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;


We thank the Lord for you for making us do that which is "beyond our power".
God bless y'all!

For the love of Christ,
Bible student
2Cor. 5:14,15

Biblestudent 05-22-2009 06:16 AM

I did not choose to start a new thread for this, but a would like to ask friends in this forum to please pray for me. I just got happily married last Wednesday, and I will be moving to our new home (a parsonage). Thanks for those who pray (and those who sent a gift for my wedding)!:amen:

George 05-22-2009 02:40 PM

Re: "Literature for the Philippines Reply to Thread "
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Biblestudent (Post 20417)
I did not choose to start a new thread for this, but a would like to ask friends in this forum to please pray for me. I just got happily married last Wednesday, and I will be moving to our new home (a parsonage). Thanks for those who pray (and those who sent a gift for my wedding)!:amen:

Aloha brother Sammy,

Congratulations to you and your bride! :love: May the Lord bless the both of you abundantly. And may you be a blessing to the people of Iloilo

Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.. :)

chette777 05-23-2009 06:52 AM

Congrats Sammy I didn't know you got married.

Wow that is great news.

Gos blessings on you both

Kiwi Christian 05-23-2009 03:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biblestudent (Post 20417)
I just got happily married last Wednesday, and I will be moving to our new home (a parsonage). Thanks for those who pray (and those who sent a gift for my wedding)!:amen:

Hey brother, I think you have to be married for at least a year, without any arguments, before you can claim you are "happily married"! :D

Congratulations, she's from the Lord. As you know, I married one of your 'countrywoman' over there in March last year, we are happily married also, and it was only last week that we found out she is 4 weeks pregnant, amen.

God is good...ALL the time.


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