Pastoral Exhortation

Written by Eld Eliezer Ortega Sunday, 04 September 2016

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MISSION REPORT from Gethsemane B-P Mission Churches (Bogo and San Antonio)

Dear Pastor Koshy, Session Members and brethren of Gethsemane B-P Church, Singapore,

Greetings to you all in the blessed Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!

The Lord’s Name be praised in all His marvellous works which He has done in our midst. By the grace and mercies of the Lord, the Gethsemane B-P mission churches in Bogo and San Antonio have been hitherto sustained by the Lord. Recently, we just had the 8th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of the Gethsemane B-P Mission Church, Bogo (which was held on 24 July 2016). We praise the Lord for preserving the church. The church had undergone some difficulties whereby some ended up leaving the church, but the Lord has been faithful in even adding regular worshippers into our midst. Praise the Lord for the preaching of God’s Word from Pastor Reggor that challenged the church towards revival. May God’s people respond rightly as the Lord does a great revival in our midst.

About a month later, the Gethsemane B-P Mission Church, San Antonio, held her 7th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service on 21 August 2016. The Lord has been gracious to send into our midst brethren from the Cebu church to rejoice together with us, granting us a blessed time of mutual encouragement. Thank God for the many children who came – these children are from the children’s outreach of the San Antonio church. The brethren were exhorted from God’s Word by Pastor Reggor on maintaining the right perspective in service. Praise the Lord for brethren who continue to be stedfast and joyful in their service to the Lord. The Lord is merciful and gracious in adding to the church two new members, Zoey Jimenez and John Paul Narandan. May they grow in grace and the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ unto maturity.

 

All glory and praise be to the Lord for using our late Preacher Dominino some years back to start these two mission churches. Praise the Lord for his faithful service to these churches until he was taken home. Praise be unto the Lord for His continuing grace in nurturing these two mission churches. Indeed, “His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth forever. He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion” (Psalm 111:3-4).

Praise the Lord for the loving and unfailing support of the Gethsemane B-P Church, Singapore, to our two mission churches. Thank God for the love and support of the church and brethren in Singapore. We know that the Singapore church has her own burdens, yet your liberality abounds! It is also heart-warming to know that your church remembers us in your Tuesday night prayer meetings. Praise the Lord for helping us carry the burdens of the two mission churches and cast them upon the Lord.

Please do continue to pray for us as we look forward to another blessed year ahead of us. May the Lord be pleased to continue to use these two mission churches to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the saving of souls and for the glory of His Name. May the Lord grant us His grace, that the brethren will continue to abide and grow thereby in Jesus Christ and His Word.

Lovingly in Christ,
Eld Eliezer Ortega