March 14, 2008 was the beginning of the series of the ShareHim/QuietHour/NPUC sponsored lay evangelism meetings in the Philippines. We have almost 40 people there preaching at twenty sites. The youngest preacher is eleven with a twelve year old translator. The oldest is Sara Jane, a vivacious friend of the Patzers who is 86. (For more stories from the Philippines, read our blog at www.npucmissions.wordpress.com/posts/)
Upon arrival at the South Central Luzon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Office in San Pablo City our group met with conference leaders, pastors and lay leaders who have been giving home Bible studies intensively for the past two months. They had a chalk board filled with details on how the preparations were going for soul winning at each of our 21 sites. They are wonderful, dedicated people who are serious about taking the Adventist message to every one in their territory as rapidly as possible. It is inspiring to have the chance to work with them
Dan Serns preached in Lucena at a church with about 250 people attending, including about 80 interests. They are coming along well in attendance and decisions for Jesus and Bible truth.
On March 22, he preached his last sermon at Lucena in the morning. That evening he began preaching in San Pablo City at an auditorium that seats 1,000. This was the sight prepared for Jere Patzer’s meetings. They already have about 400 ready for baptism. There is tremendous preparation and lay involvement before the meetings started there. It’s the way it should be everywhere.
Dan is speaking on the 3rd floor of the shopping mall in the heart of San Pablo. Gene Hermanez, who translated for Jere Patzer in 2004, is helping with the graphic translation into Tagalog and translating for Dan each evening. Both Dan and Gene are very animated. The presentation is being filmed by the local cable company!
The meetings are still going on through the end of March. Please keep them in your prayers.