Hey everbody I got a new pleonast name.
Why? good question, the answer is on my new pleonast page...
First, magazine is spelled with an "i" not an "e" I will proof read and allow others to help in editing the new magazine.
Second, Just to let everyone know more about the magazine. We will be putting events that people would be interested in going to. Such as gospel meetings, young people classes, news about trips (evangelism trips), news about foriegn brethren (preferrably our age), and basically any thing else you might find interesting.
Third, we want to send it to alot of people. People in Texas, Florida, Kentucky, other countries, wherever. This also is not just for christians, but anyone that would like to become more spiritually minded.
Fourth, we (Brady and myself) have decided to make the magazine good and not put to much pressure, the first issue will be sent January 2008. We might be asking some of you to look it over before hand to help us make it look nice and help make the material good.
Fifth, we have lined up most of the writers we will be using for the first 4-6 issues, but we will always be accepting articles that anyone writes. If you or someone you know wants to write and is younger, we will give a look over. The oldest that we're accepting is 30 years old but there is no limit to how young.
Sixth, we are not sure how long the magazine will be, but I'm sure that once we start putting it all together we will have a better idea.
Seventh, we want your opinion. There is an open call for critiques and comments. Anything that will make it look better, read better, and help make this a success.
Eighth, thank you for any and everything that you can/or will do to help us out.
So far the plan is to have articles by Brady Cook, Justin McCorkle, Zach Olsen, Shane Millard, and Myself. These are the only ones we've asked and got a affirmitive back from. We want others to write in it and want everyones input.
Me and Brady with hopefully the help of anyone that wants to help. It will be a emailed magazene that will be written by young people for young people.
You can help by sending me ideas of what to put in the magazene, what would you like to read, ideas for names for the magazene, and anything else you would like to send me.
You can post hear, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be leaving this tuesday instead of thursday. I will be driving with my sister and then setting up shop in Florida. Hope to see everyone when I see you!
Here is the report that I'll be sending to the churches that supported me. Just thought if anyone was curious you can get a better look into the churches down in the Philippines.
Thank you for your financial support in aiding the recent trip that was made on May 28th through June 15th to the Philippines. As promised this is a detailed itinerary of the trip and a record of how the support I have received was used. I cannot express the success that the Lord had through us in this trip. In all, between myself and the other preachers, their were a combined 109 souls that were baptized in our short trip and many other Christians edified and built up thanks to your help in making this trip possible. If you have any questions, comments, or requests for more information than what was provided please contact me. Glory be to God and His Gospel.
Monday/Tuesday, May 28-29
Chris Eppler, Shane Millard, Zachary Olsen, Jim McDonald, and I boarded a plane to Manila. We had small lay overs in Detroit, Michigan and Nagoya, Japan. We arrived in Manila at approximately 11:00pm on May 29th. Due to time zone difference, we traveled for 23 hours with two days difference in time. We were picked up by Lordy, Rick, and their companions and were brought to the Aloha Motel.
Wednesday, May 30
The morning was spent in arranging traveling accommodations and then we split up. Jim boarded a flight to Mindanao, Shane and Zach boarded a flight to Loag City, and Chris and I boarded a taxi to Angeles City.
Chris and I taught a class to a small group in Angeles. There was a family visiting that attends with a liberal group so the lessons that were taught had to do with authority. Immediately following the lessons was an hour of questions and answers. The subject matter dwelled mainly on social drinking. At the close of the session, the man and his family expressed their desire to leave the liberal group they were currently apart of and join the Christians that met in Angeles.
Thursday, May 31
The majority of the day was spent in travel. Halfway through our traveling we stopped and preached to a small group in San Fernando. This group had recently left the Christian Church and were meeting in the home of one of the members. Chris and I preached a sermon and then we had another question and answer session. The questions mainly centered around the subject of baptism and how one can know they were baptized properly. We then proceeded with Jhun Bautista to Canaan West where we spent the night with Anselmo Sr. and his family.
Friday, June 1
The following morning Anselmo Sr, Anselmo Jr, Jhun, Chris, and I traveled to the province of Aurora. First we preached at Dianawan, Maria, Aurora. This was a small congregation that met in the mountains. We then joined the local preacher Arthur and traveled to Cadayacan. Chris and I each preached for one hour, thirty minutes for the sermon and thirty minutes for translation, and then slept the night at Arthur’s house.
Saturday, June 2
The day was mainly spent in travel. We returned briefly to Canaan West and then proceeded to Cabanatuan City, the home of Jhun. Chris and I preached that evening and then we split ways. I stayed the night in Canaan West and Chris stayed with Jhun. When the day was over two souls had been baptized.
Sunday, June 3
I traveled to four congregations on the Lord’s Day. In the morning I preached at Casilagan, Rizal, Nueva Ecija and Canaan West. Two young ladies were baptized. That afternoon we traveled to San Jose City. I preached at one congregation and then met back with Chris at another congregation and Chris preached. Late that night one young man decided to be baptized. His mother and brother were the two that were baptized on saturday and his father had been baptized two months prior. He was the last of his family to be baptized.
Monday, June 4
Once again we spent much time in traveling. We rode a bus to Cordon and met Domie Jacob. Once we had met with brother Domie, we visited many congregations, but only preached at one.
Tuesday, June 5
Tuesday we had the opportunity to preach several times. We traveled to San Pascual, Diffun, Quirno and then Burgos, Caburrocuis, Quirno. We met with brother Willie Pastor at Burgos. Willie’s Father was martyred in the 1980s along with his brother by the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Despite what happened to his father Willie is a excellent preacher and works three to four part time jobs in order to preach the gospel. That night we spoke in Cordon, Isabela where brother Domie preaches.
Wednesday, June 6
On this day we met with brother Rody Gumpad. He took us to the small village of Harque. This is mainly a rice farming village but a small congregation meets in a hut here. Upon preaching five souls came forward to be baptized. One of these five was a worker in the rice fields that surround the area. He has had the desire to be baptized but never the opportunity. He heard that we were preaching that day, drove over still in his work cloths, was baptized, jumped back in his truck and then went back to work.
We then traveled to Malalinta, San Manuel, Isabela and Chris preached. Three came forward. That afternoon I began to become ill, but Chris preached at Barucboc, Quezon, Isabela and in Tugigaro City where brother Rody preaches.
Thursday, June 7
I spent the whole day in Tugigaro City with an illness, but Chris spent it in traveling and preaching. When the day was completed he preached at six churches and 15 people had obeyed the gospel.
Friday, June 8
I had recovered from my illness by this point and once again left to preach. I traveled to the region of Tumuini and preached at three congregations. At the first place three people came forward to be baptized, but due to the lack of water, they had to travel with us to the next congregation. They were then baptized in a river close by. We joined back with Chris in Fugu Sur and preached for the forth and final time on Friday.
Saturday, June 9
I traveled with brother Agpoon and his family to three places. At the first location we went into the upper room of a government building that the local congregation uses with the government's permission. Four people obeyed the gospel and were baptized in the nearest river. We then traveled to Bantay, Solana, and Villa Salud, Solana in the province of Cagayan. At both churches many brethren came and were uplifted.
Sunday, June 10
In the morning, Chris taught the bible class and I preached the sermon. We were both filmed so that our lessons could be broadcast on the television program that Rody has three times a week, “Searching the Scriptures.” That afternoon, Chris and I both preached in one congregation each.
Monday, June 11
I traveled with brother Dennis to Maura, Aparri, Cagayan. I had the opportunity to preach in a local prison where brother Dennis has converted several inmates. Three souls responded to the gospel. We also spoke at the local congregation in the same city. We traveled to one more city and where scheduled to meet with Chris, Jim, Zach, and Shane. I preached one sermon while we were waiting and upon the others being delayed I preached a second time. When the other arrived we returned to Tigigaro City and stayed the night.
Tuesday, June 12
Jim lectured in Tigigaro City all day. It was broken into two sessions. The morning session dealt with the “One Eternal Covenant” false doctrine and the afternoon session explained Christ fulfilling the Old Law and nailing it to His cross.
Wednesday, June 13
In the morning Chris and I bought 160 bibles in the Filipino language. Throughout the trip, we have noticed that the smaller, more rural congregations cannot afford bibles and as a result were not maturing. So we purchased these bibles and directed where the bibles should go and to whom they should go. I have inclosed a list of the preachers and congregations where the bibles were sent. That afternoon we traveled by plane to Manila.
Thursday/Friday, June 14-15
These two days were spent in preparation for and finally the flight back to the United States. We arrived back in the USA about 5pm on the 15th and we joined at the airport with our loved ones.