Monday, August 8, 2016

Faith and Provision



Having four little children while serving in the church ministry is a huge a work for us as couple.  We have to balance our time for the family and at same time fulfill our work as a ministers of Christ.  Just to share, whenever our church will held special events and services it is also a time where most of our children will get sick.  We don't let this situation hinder us in doing the ministry that is already set. This is not easy but the enemy can't take this opportunity for us not to share the Good News.


This scenario is what exactly happened during our preparation for our Special Children's Feeding and Gift Giving last July 12, 2016. We were asked to prepare a program for a Children's Party. This is our opportunity to bless those less privileged families by treating them in a restaurant. The children are also receiving special gifts. This event was made possible because of the generous hearts of our sponsors Brgy. Capt. Jeff and Nikki Berberabe in coordination with Sis. Leona Villareal of Arms of Love Foundation.  






I know that it is just the devil trying to stop us.  I needed to stay in the house to take care of my children who all suffered viral gastroenteritis.  Husband and I had a sleepless night before the event.  All through the night the kids were vomiting all were restless and tired.    I thank God for having great co-ministers who are all ready to serve.  I may not be with them but I am sure they can share the Good News because they have the power of the Holy Spirit.  


We wanted to strengthen our care groups in every Barangay.  Some of our church members have opened their homes to cater our care groups.  Pray with us that each members of these care groups will grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord.  We also want to open new care groups in new areas and develop new care group leaders too!

VESSEL OF GRACE - Pallocan West, Batangas City
Every Wednesday  




LEAN ON FAITH - Dumantay Batangas City
Every Thursday



MAIN VINE - P. Genato St., Batangas City
Every Friday



 AMAZING LILIES - San Pascual, Batangas





YOUTH FELLOWSHIP



BASKETBALL FELLOWSHIP




CHILDREN'S FELLOWSHIP




Currently, as our church grows we are facing major decisions about the church relocation for expansion. We are praying for God's wisdom and direction to exactly follow His will for this transition that our church is about to face.

Last year we have been praying for our church lot.  We have done every means to raise funds to be able to buy a lot.  Our result is not enough but God is faithful to meet the need that we were able to claim the land that we have prayed for.   Read the full story here.  

Now our task is to build the place of worship for the congregation.  We are now experiencing difficulties and strange situations in our current location where our family is also staying. We knew that these situations are God's ways that leads us to move forward in God's promised land. We are earnestly praying for the provision to do this task of church relocation and at same time look for our family's own house to stay too.  We plead your support to pray for us.  I know that if God was able to give us the land, he will also provide us the finances we needed to build his temple. We are looking forward to setting our foot on God's promised land that he already gave to us.  Again thank you for partnering with us in any way you can.  God will surely bless you!

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His Steward,
Sis. Hanny

Thursday, June 30, 2016

How Great is our Father' Love


And from far away the Lord appeared to his people and said, “I love you people with a love that will last forever [eternal love]. That is why I have continued showing you ·kindness [loyalty].

Jeremiah 31:3 (EXB)


This month, the world remembers and honors every father.  We as a church are thankful for having fathers who partner with us in this ministry.  We are also burdened to encourage other fathers to put their trust in our one faithful heavenly Father a reason why this church exists.  We admit that we needed a greater effort to reach out for fathers to let them understand the deepness of the love of the Father.  A believer know that there's a huge difference once the leader of the family experiences the love of God.  Pray with us that we may effectively influence them and help these men grow on knowing the Lord.   





June - Youth Fellowship

Father's Day Celebration - CSF San Pascual

 
Celebration Sunday



 Children Fellowship - Father's Day Celebration


It is our joy to see that our children and youth fellowship are growing numerically and praying that their spiritual lives grow also.  Our youth leaders become more responsible handling every program for these fellowship.  At times it is a challenge to handle the children's fellowship but because of the love of the Father; this keeps us move on and keep on doing the work.

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:1

Our prayer for you is that may you experience the deepness of the love of God each and everyday of your life. As it fills your life you'll be able to share this love to someone in need.




Monday, May 30, 2016

May God Continuously Pour His Grace Upon Us

Therefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, 
let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
Hebrews 12:28
(King James 2000 Bible)

Every services done for the expansion of God's kingdom is the most fulfilling job we can ever make. We all know that we are here and continuously serving all because of God's grace.  Without Him it is impossible for us to continue.  It His promises that kept us strong and kept us from falling.  What a great God we serve!

Our outreach in San Pascual, Batangas keeps on growing through studying the Word of God, prayer and fellowships.  We are thankful for the lives of the couple Ptr. Eric and Sis. Eva Cedo with their two daughters who are instrumental for the growth of our brethren there.


 Our God has been gracious to this family; specially to Sis. Eva.  She had to undergo blood transfusion and an excision surgery this month.  They have spoken of how God was their provider and healer in this time of need.  Some CSF brethren, families and friends were there to visit, pray and support her.  Sis. Eva quickly recovered after her hospitalization.  Pray for God's complete healing in Sis. Eva's body at the same time His provision for this whole family as they faithfully serve the Lord.


Month of May is assigned to recognize all mothers.  It is a blessing to have God fearing mothers.  I am so blessed to have a mom who introduced me to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; that I am will be forever grateful for.  Christ Stewards Fellowship is blessed having faithful servant moms who works voluntarily in every services that our church is hosting.  Most of these moms have their own struggles that they are battling everyday; be it in health, parenting and upbringing their children, finances, marital problems and so much more.  I feel their burdens every time we meet and share our lives.  Yet I am blessed that they continue in spite of the works of the enemy to hinder them in their service.  Remember these women in your prayers.



Last May 22, 2015 was another successful Children's Party Fellowship here at Christ Stewards Fellowship - Batangas.  We are overwhelmed for your faithful support in this ministry.  This time the children learned a story about a prayerful mom - Hannah.  Before leaving, each children made a card to give to their mom for Mother's Day Greeting.  All tummy's were satisfied and came home bringing some more treats.  Our desire is for these children is for them to get to know Christ and let Him be the king of their lives.

Praying for May Birthday Celebrants and Couple Celebrating their wedding Anniversary

Our church youth regularly conducts their joint fellowships (Batangas City and San Pascual) every First Sunday of the month.  We've seen some of these youths in their childhood and where blessed how God worked in their lives and are now leading other children and fellow youths to Christ.  Some of them are moved also how to support the church even in raising funds for the ministry.


They had an idea of collecting their own old clothes and some stuff.  They brought all these items in the church and then they launch a garage sale.  Everyone of them sacrificially spend time to sell their own stuff to collect funds for their youth fellowship and fund some church supplies too.  

When our hearts are focused in God it is when we are able to walk in God's ways and see His perfect plan in our lives.  As God's children, this is the only way where we can experience true life's fulfillment.

"The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever."

May your lives be filled with God's love and grace.
  


Monday, April 25, 2016

April 2016 Highlights



While beating the summer's heat, I am glad to share how each and everyone is continually serving and sharing God's love.  It is our fellowship that kept us on fire with the Lord and I believe that through our ministry a lot more leaders are going to rise up.

Children Ministry - April 9 & April 17, 2016


We held Children's Party at Christ Stewards Fellowship in San Pascual, Batangas, as a part of their pre-anniversary celebration.




We are glad to have more than thirty children in the community to participate with the program.



The same team of volunteers held the Children's Party in Christ Stewards Fellowship in Batangas City.




The team are currently looking for more opportunities and developing creative ways to reach more children.  Currently, we are having a little difficulty in gathering more children because it's summer. Some of the children are in vacation specially during weekends the family are in out of town and due to summer heat most of the children can't be found on streets.  We are to improve on our form of invitations and develop close relations with their parents and guardians.  We also needed to make this event as regular as possible for the children to follow a regular schedule and even challenge new children to join us. It is through faith that we are making this Children's Fellowship possible. God didn't failed us to give people who will partner with us in finances and volunteer support.

Baptism and Outdoor Fellowship - April 18, 2016


Summer is the perfect time for swimming and church members bonding through outdoor activities. We are blessed with what the Lord is doing in San Pascual were new believers followed the Lord through the public confession of their faith.  






The whole day was filled with fun, fellowship and sharing also to mention meeting new friends. These team building activities are another way of linking stronger relationship with fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord.  Pray with us that each CSF member will keep on growing in their faith and will be able to share it to others too.

San Pascual 1st Anniversary Celebration - April 24, 2016



What a joy to see that the church in San Pascual, Batangas as they kept on growing in the Lord.  


Pastor Eric Cedo with the support of his family - his wife; Sis. Eva; and their daughters - Shammah and Jochebed are together serving the Lord to plant this church.  I am amazed to see their heart and dedication to share the Gospel to the communities here in San Pascual, Batangas.



Pastor Leo Ordiales, the guest speaker, preached on the theme "Growing in the grace and knowledge of God." The text is found of 1 Peter 3:18.  This is a challenge to us as a believer of Christ that we are to keep on growing both in God's grace and knowing God in our lives.  The days are not to become as easy as it can be but the church is to remain strong and growing.


  
Pray for our ministry to keep on doing what God wants us to do so we can keep on growing.  With this we can reach more community to share Christ.  Pray for us to develop more leaders and volunteers to expand the work of the Gospel.