Agency/Ministry: Metropolitan Baptist Church
Child: Chloe Medina
Child: Caleb Medina
Child: Malichi Medina
Mission Field: Philippines
Years of Service: 16
Home Church: Faith Baptist Church
Missions Agency: MLBBC Missions
Baguio City, Philippines
Our Missionary for 16 years
"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:57)
The year 2018 was faced with many challenges, but we are praising God because with Christ we are always on the winning side. We are again giving God the glory because He used our church to share the gospel to 4,534 people who professed their faith in Jesus and 1,380 came to church for the first time. We also had 266 people who obeyed the Lord in water baptism. Amen!!!!
We had our 1st service on New year’s morning, I was amazed how God used our church to see new converts growing in the Lord who got saved in 2018. We are very excited to see what the Lord is going to do this year as we strive to labour for His glory. Our theme and prayer for 2019 is that we will all grow in grace.
Please pray for us as we start our 7th church since 2006. We are hoping to find a place where we can meet so we can start this month. We now have 2 families who have been attending our Bible studies.
We are very grateful for your support and prayers through the years. It is our prayer that you will continue to pray and support the work that God entrusted us to do.
“ Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;" 1 Thess. 1:3
Once again thank you for your prayers and support.
Serving Him in the Philippines,
Greetings from Baguio City, Philippines
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
I would just like to take this opportunity once again to thank all of you for praying and supporting our ministry.
Since my last update letter we have been very busy constructing our new facility. We were able to finish the parsonage and flattening the land where we put up a basketball court. In our country basketball courts are wildly used. Every community in our city has one and it is always filled with people and we often go to these places and win souls. Our community is the only one who does not have a basketball court. When we opened up our basketball court many people have come to play. We have had as much as 100 people coming daily and we were able to witness to them. There are more than 30 new converts coming to our church faithfully because of this new ministry we have. We are now praying for the Lord to provide the funds to put a roof over our basketball court that will cost us around $15,000. We will also use it as a multi-function room and hold our services there.
Our tent is expected to arrive in a couple of weeks. Summer just started for us and we are going to have another busy summer. We are also preparing for my 10th year anniversary in the Philippines on May 22. 10 years has gone by so fast and I praise the Lord for keeping me faithful in the mission field. I am very blessed to still serving God. Praise God for His grace! In my next update letter I will let you all know what happened during our summer time. Please continue to pray with us as we also continue to pray for you. May the Lord continue to bless you all richly.
In His Service, Froi medina
Dear Praying Friends,
I would like to take this time to greet you "Happy Thanksgiving". We are very grateful for all your prayers and support to our ministry. The Lord continues to bless the ministry in Baguio City, Philippines.
Here are some special events that occurred in the past few months.
In the beginning of October we were able to start a new work in the home town of my grandfather (my dad side). In our first service we had more than 45 and now averaging about 85. We had a high day of 103 people on a Thursday service. All of the attendees and new members was reached through soulwinning and 100% of them are new converts.
October 11: We had Pastor Walt Lainer and his wife visit our church. We had a jammed packed auditorium, Jr. Church, and nursery that day and many people came for salvation including 5 city councilors and our vice mayor.
On November 24- We started a new work in the near by province of Baguio called Tuding, Itogon. An elementary school allowed us to use their facility and we had an attendance of 51 people and more than 30 came for salvation.
My schedule just got busier and praise God He gives me strength to do all the work by having a balance quiet time with Him. I do the midweek preaching in our new work on Tuesday and Thursday.
Please continue to pray for us as we continue to walk with Him and labor for His Glory!
In His Service,