April 29

Home by God’s grace

April 28, 2015 (11:30 pm)

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

By God’s good grace and providence, the 24 hour trip home from the Philippines was safe in spite of some turbulence while we were flying.  Though my body and mind are exhausted, my spirit is always refreshed and lifted up by the experiences shared with Filipino saints in serving the Lord.  I am always amazed at what they accomplish serving the Lord with limited resources but great faith.  Their faith in God inspires me to seek a stronger faith.
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April 28

Halbrook Philippine Report April 22-27

April 27, 2015th Year of Our Lord
Dear family, brethren, & friends,
It is a joy to report about the labors which so many of you make possible. As our work continued in northwestern Luzon, Mark and I went in different directions on Wednesday, Apirl 22. When we met at night, Mark reported six people were baptized. In the morning Rex Bayaca drove me to the Cacafean church of Christ in the mountains of Marcos, Ilocos Norte where Angel Pascua preaches. The building was full to overflowing including the brethren from the Elizabeth East congregation where Rex preaches. Since many young people attended, I presented the lesson “Young People, Read the Bible” and Gil Caindec translated.

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April 24

Halbrook Philippine Report April 18-21

April 21, 2015th Year of Our Lord
Dear family, brethren, & friends,
On Saturday, April 18, Mark and I sent out reports, packed, and went to the Tuguegarao airport to take a plane to Manila. After saying our painful goodbyes to Rody, Tessie, and Junior Gumpad, we flew safely to Manila, waited four hours, and took a connecting flight to Laoag City, Ilocos Norte arriving about 7:00 PM. It was a joy to see brother Mat Sibayan, Sr. and Jr. and company. We immediately proceeded to our hotel, ate supper, and studied for Sunday’s lessons. I “crashed and burned” about 1:30 AM.

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April 21

Halbrook Philippine Report April 16-17

April 17, 2015th Year of Our Lord
Dear family, brethren, & friends,
On Thursday, April 16, Mark Mayberry and I split up and went different directions to cover more ground. He preached for a rural congregation at Anonang where Geronimo and Gerald Ganela have labored. This is a new and growing work. About 60 attended today and four souls submitted to Christ in water baptism.

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April 17

Halbrook Philippine Report April 11-15

April15, 2015th Year of Our Lord
Dear family, brethren, & friends,
Thanks to your prayers and God’s grace, the preacher training classes were very successful April 6-10 in Cebu City on Cebu Island. Jonathan Carino and his family, members of the Cebu City church of Christ, and other brethren rendered invaluable services behind the scenes. On Saturday, April 11, the men went home. One of the denominational preachers who was converted went home and shared what he had learned with his wife. He sent word that he baptized her into Christ.

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April 14

Halbrook Philippine Report April 6-10

April 10, 2015th Year of Our Lord
Dear family, brethren, & friends,
Greetings to one and all from Cebu City on Cebu Island where Lordy Salunga, Mark Mayberry, and I have been teaching classes for five days to preachers. What a great privilege! It is made possible by God working through His people who donate funds for our travel, for Bibles and teaching materials, and for venues. Thank you, brethren, for yielding yourselves to God and thus making this work possible. And we thank the members of the Cebu City church of Christ who donated their time to prepare food and perform many other tasks to make these classes possible.

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April 5

Ron Halbrook Philippine Report Mar 31-Apr 5

April 5, 2015th Year of Our Lord
Dear family, brethren, & friends,
My 58th trip to preach in the Philippines is well under way with the welcomed help of Mark Mayberry, an elder and evangelist with the Adoue St. Church of Christ in Alvin, TX. The flights March 31/April 1 from Louisville to Atlanta to Narita, Japan went well. There Mark and I met to complete our trip to Manila in the Philippines.

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March 31

Ron’s Philippine itinerary Mar 31-Apr 28, 2015

PHILIPPINE TRIP  ITINERARY MARCH 31-APRIL 28, 2015Mar 31-Apr 1 (Tues-Wed) Ron Halbrook & Mark Mayberry fly to Manila
Apr 2 (Thur) Elias Cruz ship boxes air cargo; meet Lordy Salunga & Ahmed Napao  and go to Angeles City, Pampanga
Apr 3-5 (Fri-Sun) Series on Revelation at Southside church of Christ, Angeles City (Lordy Salunga)

Apr 5 (Sun) Fly from Manila to Cebu in evening;
Apr 6-12 (Mon-Sun) Work with Jonathan Carino; Monday-Friday Preachers’ Training (Harkrider workbooks)
Sat. rest & Sun. preach in area
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March 13

Philippine Preaching Trip Mar 31-Apr 28, 2015

March 9, 2015th Year of Our Lord
                                                            
Dear brethren,
By the grace of God my 58th preaching trip to the Philippines is planned for March 31-April 28. God blessed me by allowing me to join Jim McDonald on the first trip in 1995 and the harvest continues.  The Royal Banner of Christ must be raised all around the world as promised in Isaiah 11:10, “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.”  Mark Mayberry, an evangelist and elder at the Adoue St. church of Christ in Alvin, TX, and I will join Filipino saints in raising the banner of Christ high in the Philippines.

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March 13

Halbrook Philippine Report Jan 26-Feb 20, 2015

February 21, 2015th Year of Our Lord
HALBROOK REPORT: 57th PHILIPPINE TRIP Jan. 26-Feb. 20, 2015
Dear brethren,
Our merciful God has granted safety and success for my 57th preaching trip to the Philippines (4th trip to Australia).  I thank God for Jim McDonald introducing me to this work.  Christ’s beautiful invitation to sin-weary souls must be heard by all mankind:  “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt. 11:28-30).  Sean Rizor of the Fremont, OH church of Christ joined me through February 7.  We emphasized first principles.  In addition to Sean’s good lessons, I spoke 29 times in both countries and 77 souls responded.

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