May 22

Philippine Preaching Trip July 26-August 25, 2016

May 18, 2016th Year of Our Lord
                              
Dear brethren,

By God’s providence I am preparing for my 63rd Philippine preaching trip July 26-August 25, after Jim McDonald taking me the first time in 1995.  I will labor with Filipino preachers in fields ripe unto harvest. Two weeks will be spent on grounding and upgrading preachers for their great work.  They in turn will train others.  The gospel torch must pass from one generation to another until the end of time.  “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also” (2 Tim. 2:2).
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May 22

Halbrook Philippine Report April 4-26, 2016

May  1, 2016th Year of Our Lord
HALBROOK REPORT: 62nd PHILIPPINE TRIP April 4-26, 2016


Dear brethren,

God blessed my 62nd preaching trip to the Philippines April 4-26, just as He did the first one with Jim McDonald in 1995.  Many Filipinos are being saved as citadels of sin and error fall before the power of the gospel. Truly “the weapons of our warfare” are “mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” and “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:4-5).   I taught 62 times on this trip and 44 souls submitted to Christ in baptism.
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April 28

Ron Home April 26

10:00 PM April 26, 2016th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

This is just a quick note to let everyone know I have arrived home safely from the Philippines to find my beloved Donna well, by God’s grace.  She just arrived here last night after visiting her mother and her sisters in Texas.  Our prayers have been answered for our safety in these travels.
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April 27

Halbrook Philippine Report April 20-25, 2016

Monday, April 25

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

On Wednesday, April 20, I bid Jonathan Carino, Jack Jaco, and the Bacolod brethren adieu and flew from Bacolod City to Manila, arriving mid-afternoon.  After a late lunch at the hotel and some exercise, I prepared for the next two days of teaching in the Medium Security section of the New Bilibid Prison (new as of 1940).  As a result of hearing me preach on the last trip, the leader of a large Presbyterian group in the prison asked me to teach for several days in their nice facility.  I arranged two days for them and one day to work with the inmates in the Receiving and Diagnostics Center (RDC).
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April 19

Halbrook Philippine Report April 16-19, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

Having safely arrived in Cebu City on Friday, April 15, Saturday morning we used a rented van and traveled three hours to Bogo City.  Jonathan Carino was ill and could not join us, but we had plenty of help because Roy Matta, Pablo Espinosa, Fred Ogario, Mario Rubio, Raquim Miego, and others made the trip with us.  Gil Suico and Rupert Ramirez gathered saints and visitors in a function room at a hotel in Bogo City where they preach.
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April 17

Halbrook Philippine Report April 10-15, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

Fives days of study were scheduled to begin on Monday, April 10, concentrating on the book of Revelation verse by verse using as guides Dan King’s workbook on Revelation and Mike Willis’ Then Comes the End.  Plans were made for 50 students at the Bogo church of Christ in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur on the island of Mindanao, where Ramon Carino preaches, but 70 showed up.  Though there were not enough workbooks for everyone, some came to participate on a sit-in basis including several ladies.
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April 13

Halbrook Philippine Report April 4-10, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

I have lacked time and the consistent internet access necessary to send this report until now.  Sunday, April 3, I worked all night preparing to leave the house Monday at 4:00 AM and travel a circuitous route from Louisville to Atlanta to Detroit to Tokyo, Japan to Manila in the Philippines.  Not only were all the flights safe but also we arrived in Manila on Tuesday at 8:00 P.M., the earliest ever!  Though tired, I exercised for an hour in the hotel before sleeping, knowing it would help overcome the fatigue of the long trip.
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April 5

Ron Halbrook Philippine Itinerary April 4-26, 2016

PHILIPPINE TRIP ITINERARY APRIL 4-26, 2016

Apr 4-5 (Mon-Tues) Travel from Louisville, KY to Manila
Apr 6 (Wed) Meet Elias Cruz, Sammy Paet, & Ely Ebuenga to ship books air cargo
Apr 7 (Thur) Early morning flight from Manila to Pagadian City
1:00 PM travel to Pulacan church of Christ to preach with  Ernie Collado

Apr 8-10 (Fri-Sun) preach in area churches
Apr 8 (Fri) 8:00 AM  travel 2 hours to Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur; end 4:00 PM
Apr 9 (Sat) 8:00 AM travel 1 hour to Guipos to work with Aurelio Armada
12:30 PM travel to Dumalinao to preach. End 5:00 PM
Apr 10 (Sun)   9:00 AM preach at Bogo church, Pagadian City with Ramon Cariño
2:00 PM preach at Manga church of Christ with James Armada
Apr 11-15 (Mon-Fri) Classes on Revelation at Bogo church, Pagadian City

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April 2

Final Preparations for Philippine Preaching April 4-26, 2016

Dear brethren,

God willing, I leave for the Philippines Monday, April 4.  I look forward to this trip and the potential for many good results.  When we faithfully plant and water, God gives the increase.  Filipino brethren are diligently preparing for our work together.

This work is no more important than the work anywhere else, but it is a harvest time in the Philippines and doors truly are open wide on every side.  I am about $5,000 short at this time to cover all the expected expenses.  I have recently concentrated on raising funds for the victims of a yearlong drought and am in the process of sending about $5,000 which has been donated to various locations in southern Mindanao where the most severe conditions persist.  This need will extend for the next several months.  I do not regret that this $5,000 is going to the drought victims, I only wish it could be more.  Thank you to everyone who has sent or will be sending for the saints suffering in the drought!
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March 7

Philippine Preaching Trip April 4-26, 2016

Ron & Donna Halbrook

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March 2, 2016th Year of Our Lord

Dear brethren,

God blessed me by permitting me to join Jim McDonald preaching in the Philippines in 1995 and now my 62nd trip is planned for April 4-26.  It is a harvest season in that land and there are open doors on every side.  Many souls are being saved as citadels of sin and error fall before the power of the gospel. Paul wrote of “the weapons of our warfare” being “mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds” and “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:4-5).
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