News: Church planting.
I wanted to take the time to share some important information to you who have graciously agreed to support or stand with me in the church planting in Mindanao.
It is hard to share with you all that is happening in our Church planting as there has been so much. In our last news letter we reported that we had planted 7 new churches on Mindanao Island. We now have almost 25 as our teams went out to neighboring communities and began more churches. I am very pleased at their faith and love for the souls of men.
I will be traveling back to the Philippines on October,12 to meet with Church our leaders and Pastors and to visit their new works. We hope to encourage them renewing their vision in our church planting commitment launched on October 2015.
…. The first churches we have planted have come from General Santo City, from the school we developed, “The intensive Church planters Institute.” We had fifty participants who where taught the concept of team church planting. From that group of 50 which came together in October of 2015 we now have our new church plants. Each church has been supplied with sound equipment and monies needed for the launch of their ministry. Each church planting team has a clear vision how to serve their community. Every team is supplies with a small stipend to free then to accomplish the mission that the Lord has given them when they were commissioned. I want to say, thank you, to you who have committed to support these church planters and their callings. Thank you, seems so small, but your reward is in heaven waiting for you. I want you to know that salvations and baptisms are taken place regularly. Whole families are being touched and encouraged; single mothers, hungry children, and those who are weary from the life of severe poverty, all are being touched by the grace and compassion of our Lord through these church plantings.
We are near our goal to have 30 church plantings by the end of 2016 In order to accomplish this I have needed to return several times this year. I have scheduled my next visit for October this year.
Food for Life News
- when I look at all the different feeding sites and volunteers operating and helping us my heart is overwhelmed with the goodness of God and of those who are made in His image. When I see the smile on a child’s face as they eat their meal, provided for them by the love of the workers and supporters of this ministry, my heart convicts me of the times I have complained about the long Airplane rides consisting of many hours, and the living with roaches and rats and other discomforts I experience each time I go. This conviction of my attitude brings me to the place of repentance for my selfishness and shallowness and leads me to the place of thanksgiving that I am allowed to do this for our Lord. It is here in these moments, and being with poorest of the earth, I feel the Holy, loving, caring, presence of the Lord. Thank You, to all of you who enable all of us through your caring and loving giving. ….. The children now number over 2500. The number varies from week to week as more come as the news gets out into the community that we are there. Each time we begin a new church in a new community we begin a feeding program. Please pray with us as these new outreaches are an increase beyond our current budget. We need yet another miracle. But His grace is sufficient for what we need.
I will be returning to Kenya in December as I was invited once again to speak at leaders a conference among the Massai tribe. Please pray for me as I travel as I will only have short rest from being home from Philippines. Pray that I will go with a sure word from God to these my brothers in the Lord, a word of life and encouragement; a word in season that is meat for their souls and health to their bones. Pray for many to be healed and delivered from the oppression of lies and doubt, and from physical sickness. Pray that the overwhelming presence of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit will fill each of us as we gather in His name. Please pray for all of our personal needs to go, such as, health and finances. Thank you in advance for your prayers and help, Amen
I have travel for several years into India to support the workers their through teaching and prayers and fellowship. These visits have established a few wonderful relationships that I am blessed to have. One of these relationships is a young couple, who have been through, YWAM, (youth with a mission) DTS,( discipleship training school,) who are reaching out to abandoned children and giving them a home, food , education, and most of all a dream filled with hope. This beautiful couple shines as an example of what Jesus Christ is like. I was privileged to have stayed in their home for 2 weeks and experience this grace upon their lives. They now have embarked on a church panting. The church is up and
running and growing rapidly. I have pledged to help them with their needs, through our ministry and I am looking for those who would help me do so.
I have been dreaming, literally, for several months of being in India, teaching and beginning church plantings with the purpose of reaching the community with the word of God and mercy missions, bringing wholeness or wellness to all who are in need. I believe I am not the only one who is being asked by the Lord to help this nation of 1.4 billion people. I believe there are many God is speaking to in dreams and visions and burdens of prayer for this people who are under the curse of poverty, and false religions. If you are one of these who have a heart for India, please consider helping us plant these churches, and supporting these missions of love.
Please feel free to contact me at Onelifemin@aol.com and lets begin a dialogue of how we can partner to see these who need help, receive their help. I can also be reached by phone at 609-553-9916. Together we can make a difference in the lives of a few..
our online page is, www.Onelifemin.com, from there you can see the fuller scope of our ministry here at, One Life Ministries/ Food for Life. Our mission is the sowing of the word of God into the hearts of men and women everywhere. Teaching and encouraging the body of Christ, leadership training and Church planting. We are feeding the hungry, reaching out to the poor through mercy missions of many types, Salvation and love being always our foundation of motivation for all we do.
Thank you for reading
David and Janet Roach
One Life Ministries.