Easter Fellowship- What a Blessing
We have certainly had a busy last few months in Negros Oriental! Fruit Bearers Ministries participated in a Sunrise Easter Service with several hundred other Christians, we hosted a team from Duvall, Washington to do soccer camps and provide water filters to needy communities, we have continued to bring sponsored children and their families a monthly reminder that God loves them and takes care of them, and we have seen incredible growth happening in a few of our home churches!
One story we wanted to share more in depth was this last minute opportunity on Easter Sunday. Fruit Bearers’ own Pastor Jade took our newly purchased vehicle, rounded up people from our church in the hills and took them down to Dumaguete (the biggest city on the island) for a sunrise Easter service at Calvary Chapel, a church of several hundred members.
Last October, at a fundraiser in Billings, Montana, Wes and Judy presented a need for a vehicle to transport tables and chairs to Vacation Bible School sessions in the mountains, transport families to and from Dumaguete for medical or other needs, and various other uses. Through the generosity of several donors we were able to acquire this beautiful van/truck, which is made to seat 18 people.
Now let’s get back to Easter Sunday! The congregation at our church in the hills decided they wanted to attend the big service in the city. So they got up at 2am, started walking so they would all be at a single location together, and called Pastor Jade at 4:30am, saying they were ready to be picked up.
The service was a beautiful time of worship and before heading home the group stopped in the big public market. What a great experience!
This van has become the best thing to happen for Fruit Bearers Ministries in a long time. We look forward to seeing the new ways God plans to use us to show His love to the people of Negros Oriental, Philippines.
Please join us in thanking God for the foresight of the need for a vehicle of this type, for providing the funds to get it, and for linking His Kingdom (both Billings, MT and Negros Oriental, Philippines) in such creative ways.