We’re back! Though apologies are in order as it took a long time for me / us to connect with you again. It had been a busy few months as I traveled to several countries doing different things, the latest of which was a trip to Mongolia for the East Asia General Secretaries’ meeting (and celebrating with FCS, the IFES movement in Mongolia, on their 20th anniversary).
I am sure you will agree with me when I say that time has flown very fast! Wasn’t it just yesterday we welcomed in the new year? And now it is October, and 2019 will soon come to a close. But, whether time was fast or slow, one truth remains: God continues to be loving and faithful to each of us, and to our movement.
Indeed, God has been very faithful to IVCF Philippines. Rejoice with us that: Last school year, 679 students passed from death to life (!) when they accepted Christ as Savior and Lord, while a total of 2,993 moved along the IVCF discipleship process. This is not just some statistic, but each number represents a student that has been touched and transformed by God, and we are doing our best to nurture and train each of them to be better Christ-followers.
After more than two years of hiatus because of the additional 2 years in high school (K-12) and change in university schedule (from June school opening to August), IVCF chapter meetings are beginning to normalize. Please continue praying that schools/universities will have just one opening schedule (August?), which would really help staff in scheduling meetings, camps and events.
The Inter-Varsity Graduates have re-organized and have signed up to host the IFES East Asia Graduates’ Conference in 2022. The last time IVCF Philippines hosted a big international event was in 1989 (IFES East Asia Regional Conference) – 30 years ago! It’s an encouragement to note that our graduates feel they are now ready to take on such responsibility.
The first tranche of the staff salary rationalization / increase was given this August. Praise God indeed! This is a big encouragement to all staff.
In spite of the heavy rains / storm, we had a very encouraging Corporation Meeting and a total of 161 members were present. Sharing with you some photos of the event below…
IVCF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Please pray for these upcoming camps:
Evangelistic Camp “Siklab”
28-30 Oct 2019 / Kubo Camp, Cavite [click here for more info]
Discipleship Leadership Training Camp
16-20 Dec 2019 / Mt. Moriah, Bukidnon
Save the Date!!
Kalasag Christian Fellowship (PUP Manila-Chapter) is turning 50!
They are hosting this event, but this is open to all IVCF Alumni, partners
and friends. You might want to have your own alumni group’s reunion, so
come and let us celebrate God’s faithfulness together! See you there! [Click here for more info]
***They are looking for groups to sponsor tables (1 table=10 pax).** *
Contact the IVCF office if you want to sponsor one or more table/s.
Thank you for your continued love, prayers and partnership in the gospel! We praise God for you! Do let us know how we can also pray for you.
With you in His kingdom-building,
IVCF National Director