September 2

Halbrook Philippine Trip July 28-August 26, 2015

Halbrook Report: 59th Philippine Trip July 28-August 26, 2015

August 30, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear brethren,

By God’s grace my 59th preaching trip to the Philippines (5th trip to Australia) is now complete.  Jim McDonald took me the first time in 1995.  Keith Greer, evangelist at the Harrodsburg, KY church of Christ, and Grayson Key of Louisville joined this trip.  They worked with Rody Gumpad on Palawan, Mindoro, and Luzon.  We must prepare men for Christ’s return.  He said, “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (Jn. 5:28-29).  I taught 72 times in both countries, 9 souls confessed Christ. Continue reading

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August 27

Ron Home by God’s Grace August 26

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

By the good grace of God, Keith Greer and I arrived back at the Louisville, KY airport just in time for Donna to pick us up and go directly to attend the Wednesday night Bible study at the Hebron Lane church of Christ in Shepherdsville.   That is the first time I’ve attended in travel clothes — I hope everyone will recover from the shock! J
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August 26

Halbrook Philippine Report August 19-26 and August 17-21 Report from Rody C. Gumpad

Halbrook Philippine Report Aug 19-26

Tuesday, August 25, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, & friends,

I am finally seeing the crescent moon very low on the horizon just enough to receive all your relayed messages of love and encouragement! I tried to catch up with some email Wednesday morning, August 19. Then Jamie and I went to the airport to welcome Deborah, Timothy, and Seth home from the U.S. where they had been visiting for several weeks. It was a joy to see the Williams family reunited.
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August 19

Halbrook Philippine-Australia Report Aug 17-18

August 17-18, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

My flight from Manila to Sydney, Australia departed about 10:30 P.M. Sunday night and arrived Monday about 6:30 A.M. The two seats next to me were empty, so I was able to lie down and curl up in a not-very-comfortable position which was still better than sitting up to sleep all night. When we arrived in Sydney, a bus took me from the international airline terminal to the domestic terminal where I caught a flight to Brisbane. At Brisbane, lo and behold, my son-in-law Jamie Williams was returning from a weekend trip and we boarded the same aircraft for the final leg of the trip. After some 14 hours of travel, it was a joy to finally reach Gladstone in the Queensland Province about 3:30 P.M. It seems I picked up a bronchial infection, so I started on medication and slept ten hours Monday night.
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August 19

Halbrook Philippine Report Aug 13-16

Sunday, August 16, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, & friends,

God blessed us Wednesday, August 12, to permit us to continue our studies on things relating to the end of the world. Lordy Salunga completed Revelation 21-22, showing the reward of God’s faithful saints in eternal fellowship with Him in heaven. I began the series of lessons in Mike Willis’ workbook Then Comes the End by discussing physical death, the immoral soul, hades as the intermediate realm of souls, and the false doctrine of reincarnation.
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August 14

Halbrook Philippine Report Aug 10-12

Wednesday, August 12, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, & friends,

By God’s grace the classes on Revelation and on the events occurring at the end of time got off to a good start on Monday, August 10. Brother Juanito Balbin and his sons (Dudley, Sonni, and C.B.) along with other brethren have done their work well in makeing all the necessary arrangements. Our venue is a rented function room at the Homitori Dormitel where many college students stay. There were 65 preachers who enrolled and received Dan King’s workbook on Revelation, Robert Harkrider’s workbook on Revelation, and Mike Willis’ workbook on Then Comes the End. I taught five lessons introducing Revelation and covering chapters 1-3 including the individual letters addressed to the seven churches of Asia. Lordy Salunga taught chapters 4-7 on the throne scene, the Lamb who had power to open the seven seals of the scroll, and the messages revealed as each seal was broken regarding the future trials of the church at that time.
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August 12

Halbrook Philippine Report Aug 8-9

The Lord’s Day, August 8, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

I have not been able to see the moon.  It rained almost every day in Cagayan de Oro City, but I know the moon is there and your loving messages are still bouncing off it and reaching me.  I will keep watching – maybe tonight I will see it.

Our Saturday journey started when we left the hotel in Cagayan de Oro City about 4:30 A.M. and drove 45 minutes to the airport. Our 6:30 A.M. flight brought us to Davao City at 7:30.  By the time I got checked into my hotel here in Davao City, I was cross-eyed with exhaustion from the past week!  I got some rest during the day but also spent time exercising which helps me recover my stamina.
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August 9

Halbrook Philippine Report August 3-7

Friday, August 7, 2015
Dear family, brethren, and friends,
Greetings to all from the great island of Mindanao in the Philippines. While Keith Greer and Grayson Key are preaching on Palawan, I am teaching classes at Cagayan de Oro City Monday through Friday. Jhun Carpentero and Cyrus Gesulga invited preachers from far and wide for our classes on the book of Revelation and events relating to the end of time.

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August 7

Halbrook Philippine Report July 28-August 2

Monday, August 3, 2015
Dear family, brethren, & friends,
Philippine trips often involve unexpected “adventures,” which normally start in the Philippines, but this time they started immediately Tuesday in Louisville when our flight was delayed 2 ½ hours because of mechanical problems. When Keith Greer, Grayson Key, and I arrived in Minneapolis, we literally ran to get on the international flight and barely boarded before the door closed! Of course, our luggage could not run with us, so it was a day late arriving in Manila. After we brought our suitcases and nine boxes of study material to the hotel about midnight Thursday, Elias Cruz helped us repack the boxes which he then sent ahead by air cargo on Friday to our upcoming destinations.

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May 21

Halbrook Philippine-Australia Trip July-Aug

Ron & Donna Halbrook
3505 Horse Run Ct.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-6954

PLEASE SHARE THIS LETTER ON GOSPEL PREACHING IN THE PHILIPPINES!
May 19, 2015th Year of Our Lord
                                                            
Dear brethren,

My 59th preaching trip to the Philippines and 5th trip to Australia is set for July 28-August 26, since my first Philippine trip with Jim McDonald in 1995.  Keith Greer, faithful evangelist at the Harrodsburg, KY church of Christ, will make his 10th trip with me.  Grayson Key, a faithful Christian here in Louisville, will join us for his first trip.  Though not a preacher, he is a capable teacher.  We must be busy preparing men for Christ’s return.  Christ said, “Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,  And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (Jn. 5:28-29).
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