Help the Missions Exposure Trip 2012

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October 17-23, 2012

In 1994, a small band of young Christians from the University of the Philippines received a heart-burden to preach the Good News of Jesus to the provinces around the country.

Led by their campus missionary, Pastor Carlos Novisteros, the team headed for Calapan in the Island of Mindoro where they ministered to locals in the area, including the Mangyan people group.

This small Missions Team helped sow seeds of the Gospel in the hearts of the people they encountered. Their partnership with local Christians, churches and missionaries in the island ensured strong, Biblical follow up and discipleship for those who heard the Good News and placed their faith and trust in Jesus Christ.

To date, Biblically-rooted Mangyan Christian Churches are scattered all over Mindoro. And part of the story of their growth included this small Missions Team from the UP Dormitories Christian Fellowship (UPDCF).

Eighteen years and eighteen Missions Exposure Trips (MET) after, the UP DCF continues to send its team of short-term local missionaries in provinces all over the country. To date, the organization has ministered to five areas in Northern Luzon, nine in Southern Luzon and five in the Visayas. By God’s grace, these Trips paved the way in planting new Christian Churches, strengthening local believers and starting campus-based ministries.

This coming October 17-23, the UPDCF, together with its partner-organization, the Living Word Christian Fellowship (LWCF), is poised to send a team of 30 students and alumni to Bibinhacan, Sorsogon City. LWCF is a product of the Missions Trip way back in 2006. The Lord brought growth to the ministry and is now actively helping in spreading the Gospel in the Southern Tagalog area.

The 2012 Missions Exposure Trip features a blend of house-to-house, stranger, campus and open-air evangelism, a True Love Waits Seminar for the youth in the area, ministry skills training for the local believers, and a one-day Beach Missions.

The team will be sent to share the Good News in the neighborhood around their partner church. They will be spending time talking to the locals about Jesus and sharing His gift of salvation by grace through faith.

They will also visit local schools and campuses to minister to students and teachers with the Gospel. All those who respond in faith will be channeled to the local church for follow up and discipleship.

The Missions Team will also conduct a day-long True Love Waits (TLW) Seminar. This aims to educate the youth about Biblical standards on sex and relationship to help prevent teenage pregnancies and premarital sex. And ultimately, for them to commit to wait in purity until the Lord leads them to the right person as their life-long spouse.

Several ministry trainings especially in evangelism and discipleship will also be offered to the local believers. These will deal with heart issues and perceptions about evangelism and discipleship, desiring to realign the participants to God's standards. At the same time, the trainings will include practical lessons and applications to help start an evangelistic and discipleship movement in the local body.

Finally, and something new for this MET, the team will hold a day-long Beach Missions in the shores of Sorsogon. This is patterned after the ministry of the Philippine Beach Missions team which goes out to the beaches every summer to share the Gospel to tourists and locals.

The Beach Missions uses games, story-telling and the evangelistic bracelet to share the story of Christ to young and old alike. With their permission, UPDCF’s team would execute their mini-version of the ministry to bless the people of Sorsogon.

I am encouraging you to partner with the Missions Exposure Trip Team. Prayers are needed before, during and after. If you have the heart of an intercessor, please sign up so that we can include you in our prayer mailing list for updates and prayer requests.

Be an Intercessor

The team also needs financial help for the Trip. They are currently raising Php 120,000 ($2,857) for the week-long and 30-member MET team to Sorsogon. Because most of the members are college students, they really need financial assistance from generous hearts. Any amount you can chip in will be extremely helpful for the fulfillment of this ministry.

If you are in the country and you know a nearby Philippine National Bank, fill in the pledge form below. Click the link to find the bank details of UP Dormitories Christian Fellowship.

Pledge an Amount

If you are outside the Philippines or cannot access a Philippine National Bank and have a credit/debit card, a paypal account or an online bank account that can transfer funds to paypal, you can click on the Chip In button below to help. The funds will go to my paypal account, but rest-assured, every cent you give will go to the Missions Exposure Trip Team. We will be giving a liquidation report after the Missions Trip for transparency.

Thank you so much for you time! Labor with us in this work for the glory of God and the expansion of His Kingdom! All glory, honor and praise belong to Him alone!

1 Thessalonians 2:8 “so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”

Click on the links below if you want to read past stories about the Missions Exposure Trip:

MET to Marinduque 1
MET to Marinduque 2
MET to Catanauan Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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