January 8

Philippine Preaching February 9-25, 2016

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

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January 6, 2016th Year of Our Lord
                              
Dear brethren,

Time waits for no man and we are already well into 2016 – it is time for my 61st preaching trip to the Philippines since first going with Jim McDonald in 1995.  The trip is planned for February 9-25.  By God’s good providence, it is harvest time in the Philippines as many Filipinos are searching for God, for truth, and for salvation.  What a privilege we have to proclaim the unsearchable riches of the gospel of Christ to hungry souls.  When many turned away from Christ, he asked the Apostles if they would also leave him. “Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.  And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God” (Jn. 6:68-69).
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January 8

Philippine Trip November 30 – December 21, 2015

December 22, 2015th Year of Our Lord

HALBROOK REPORT: 60th PHILIPPINE TRIP Nov. 30-Dec. 21, 2015

Dear brethren,

Jim McDonald brought me to the Philippines in 1995 and my 60th trip is now complete by God’s grace.  Jim Barnett who preaches in Hope, NM and  Steven Saunders who preaches in Macon, MO made their second trip concentrating on fundamentals of music and song leading.  Our  great God is worthy of our highest praises.  Heaven and earth ring with praise to Christ saying,  “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing” (Rev. 5:12).  I taught 31 times on this trip and 46 souls were baptized into Christ.
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December 23

Home from the Philippines by God’s Grace

Monday, December 21

Dear family, brethren, and friends,

By God’s grace I safely arrived home tonight and it was a joy as always to see Donna again!   The trip with Steven Saunders and Jim Barnett was very productive, especially in training song leaders.  Jim and Steven also made it safely to their homes a few days ago.  Thank you for all of your prayers during these past three weeks of travel and teaching.  God willing, I will send a short report of the trip soon.
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December 22

Halbrook Philippine Trip Update December 16-20, 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, & friends,

On Wednesday morning, December 16, Jim and Steven left the hotel in Davao City at 8:00 A.M. to allow plenty of time for their check-in for the flight to Manila.  Steven called at 1:00 P.M. when the plane landed safely in Manila, much to my relief.  They proceeded to the hotel, having made their first “solo” flight without any problem.  The next morning they were up early to go to the international airport to begin their long journey home.  By the time this report goes out, they should be resting at their homes with their loved ones.
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December 17

Philippine Trip Update December 10-15, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, & friends,

I hope this report finds everyone well.  Certainly our trip and work here have been going very well, by God’s good grace.

On Thursday, December 10, we flew from Manila to Davao City on Mindanao, 1,000 miles by land, 600 by air.  We drug into town tired in the flesh but joyfully anticipating the classes here.

The classes were scheduled for December 11-15, omitting Sunday the 13th.  It was a joy to see brother Juanito Balbin and his sons Dudley, Sonni, and Connie (or “C.B.”) as the first two days of classes began.  Brethren in this area have been longing for this kind of instruction for a long time.  Friday fifty participants came anxious to learn and were given a study manual and a pocket tone pitch pipe.  Steven and Jim started with the basics and had excellent response and participation.   It is always good to have ladies present to round out the singing and to give the leaders a realistic context in which to learn to lead.
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December 14

Halbrook Philippine Trip Update December 5-9, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, & friends,

Having finished the first series of classes in Navotas, Metro Manila, we packed up on Saturday the 5th and flew to the Ilocos region in northwestern Luzon for the next series.  Our flight was smooth when we finally got up in the air (almost all flights from Manila are delayed because the airport cannot handle all the traffic – little by little more people are flying in the Philippines than ever before, giving the buses real competition).  After arriving in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, we immediately began preparing for the start of the classes on Monday.
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December 12

Halbrook Philippine Trip Update November 30-December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear family, brethren, & friends,

Monday morning, November 30, I flew from Louisville to Atlanta to meet Steven Saunders (Clarence, MO) and Jim Barnett (Artesia, NM) for our flight to Tokyo and on to Manila.  Our flights were safe by God’s grace.  After 24 hours travel, we were ready to rest, getting to bed about midnight.  Wednesday morning Elias Cruz met us at the hotel to help us separate, box, and ship the teaching materials to be used at various congregations where we are scheduled to teach.
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November 21

Update On Relief Efforts After Typhoon Lando

Dear brethren,

Many of you will remember reading the appeal for help after typhoon Lando hit the Philippines on October 12.  Luzon was most severely hit, especially the central and northern provinces.   As of October 22, it left in its wake 54 dead, hundreds injured, and 100,000 displaced from their homes.  Corn, banana, and rice crops were destroyed and thousands of houses damaged or destroyed.  Many people were left hungry and seeking food and shelter, including our brethren.
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November 10

Help A Neighbor Report Nov 2, 2015

Help  A  Neighbor,  Inc.

3505 Horse Run Ct.

Shepherdsville, KY 40165

(halbrook@twc.com / 502-955-1748)

November 2, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear brethren and friends,

Help A Neighbor began in July of 2007 to provide for others what they cannot provide for themselves in the spirit of Matthew 22:39: “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”  Help A Neighbor (H.A.N.) exists for humanitarian and charitable purposes as defined by section 501 (C) 3 of the IRS Code.  All donations are legally tax deductible.  This is simply a legal means for individuals to extend aid to individuals.  No church donations are accepted – H.A.N. is not an ecclesiastical organization.
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November 8

Philippine Trip November 30-December 21

Ron & Donna Halbrook

3505 Horse Run Ct.

Shepherdsville, KY 40165-6954

PLEASE SHARE THIS LETTER ON GOSPEL PREACHING IN THE PHILIPPINES!

November 2, 2015th Year of Our Lord

Dear brethren,

God willing, November 30-December 21 I will labor for the Master in the Philippines, my 60th trip since Jim McDonald first took me there in 1995.  Jim Barnett who labors with the saints in Hope, NM and  Steven Saunders who preaches in Macon, MO will be making their second trip with me.  These men are not only competent evangelists but also excellent song leaders who can teach singing.  Through the gospel God tunes our hearts to join the angels in praising His Son:  “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing” (Rev. 5:12).
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