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Mission: Philippines 2012

Destination: Dalipey

Dispatches

Tuesday, March 6

C4C Philippines arrived safely at Poblacion of Kibungan on Monday and we are now on our way back to Baguio, and then to Manila. Praise God for the successful mission climb!

– Ace Concordia (0900 hours)

Sunday, March 4

It’s 5:30 p.m. and more patients are coming to see Doc Joja. We were all blessed by the community’s response to our presence here. Many young people attended our youth program. Bibles were handed out to pastors from remote churches in Kibungan. School supplies were given to the school administrators. We performed the Joseph play once more during the medical mission with many Kankanaey young and old hearing the message of God's faithfulness. Thankful to God for this successful mission climb!

– Ace Concordia (1810 hours)

Sunday, March 4

C4C started ministry day by attending the Sunday service at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines church. The team presented a short play about Joseph and was blessed by the warm welcome of their Kankanaey brethren in Christ!

– Ace Concordia (1740 hours)

Saturday, March 3

Nearing Dalipey, the team was welcomed on the trail by Caroline Alacdis, whose happiness cannot be contained at the return of C4C. Caroline is the young woman we are prayerfully considering sending to Bible college in Manila. She desires to be a missionary.

The last members of the team arrived safely in Dalipey at 1845 hours. It was a long day of trekking and the team will get some rest and pray after dinner to prepare for tomorrow's program! To God be the glory for a great day!

– Ace Concordia (1738 hours, received March 4)

Saturday, March 3

The team has made it to the peak of Mount Tagpew and was resting for the final assault on a second peak then the long descent toward Dalipey. The team is in good spirits as the Lord has given them excellent weather!

– Ace Concordia (1224 hours local time)

Friday, March 2

The team shared about the life of Joseph during the worship and Bible study in preparation for tomorrow's climb. Everyone shared personal testimonies on how God had seen them through the darkest moments of their lives. This message of hope is what we hope to bring to the people of Dalipey. The adventure starts Saturday as the team departs at 5 a.m. to hike toward Dalipey!

– Ace Concordia (2237 hours local time)

Thursday, March 1

The mission team of 12 volunteers started their journey to Dalipey tonight on a five-hour bus ride to Baguio city. They once more leave the familiar life they've lived for the challenge and opportunity to share the love of Jesus to the Kankaney people!

– Ace Concordia (2313 hours local time)


Daily Dispatches provided by Gerwin Nable.

HIStory

Destination: Dalipey is a go! The following Climbing For Christ members are participating: Ace Concordia, Jhun Hacbang, Andrea Alloro, Carmela Caguimbal, Gloria Morales, Rhea Barlao, Joel Sayyap, Gutch Guttierez, Princess Lagman, Celso Callo, Jo Cordero and Arlene Bolante.

Jo Cordero is a doctor who’s going to head the medical mission. Praise God! We have Bibles and school supplies, but not as much as in the past because we are concentrating more on the fellowship with the locals and the evangelization programs.

A few of the other goals for Dalipey will be:

– Talking to Caroline about Bible School.
– Establishing host families for next year’s longer mission schedule.
–Talking to Kolbel about our efforts to recirculate the Kankanaey Bible.

Please include this mission in your prayers. Here we go!

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