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June 2014 A Publication of Seventh Day Home Church Fellowships Vol 05 - Issue 03

Mission Report – Philippines

Feb-Apr 2014

DAVID Sims and Chris Sparks report on their trip to the Philippines working with Raymond Mendiola and other brethren there.


We preached and studied with individuals, various independent and conference SDA churches, groups of believers in the Father and Son, as well as, a Methodist church. Though our focus was the truth about the Godhead, we also dealt with a variety of issues, including Christian standards such as the Christian's diet during the day of atonement, Christian music, education, and dress, as well as things like time setting, gambling, and many other topics. We often shared the simple Gospel and what we must do to be saved. We had numerous opportunities to seek to lead little children to Christ, and often were found ministering to their and their families' physical needs, as we nursed their various diseases and injuries.

Update on Melodie

After having received help and treatments in the past month or so both her health and her eyesight have been improving. Praise the Lord!

Visits to Churches

We spent several Sabbaths at SDA churches preaching that Jesus truly is the Only Begotten Son of God. In one church the entire congregation accepted the truth about the Son of God, while others have invited Raymond to return and share more with them on the Godhead topic. We also visited a Methodist Church whose Elders accepted the messages on the Sabbath and the Godhead.

Naga Church Naga Church study

Health Restoration Center & Training School

Elder Carlos with his wife Jessica together with other brethren operate a health restoration center in a beautiful country retreat. RM has helped build a training facility on this property, and soon students are scheduled to begin their medical missionary training there.

Camp Meeting and Baptisms

We held an evangelistic camp meeting on a small island which was hosted by some brethren who live there. The meetings lasted 4 days, and attracted the interest of many local people. Near the close of the meetings we were thrilled to see three young ladies baptized after having a series of baptismal studies. For a month or more we had witnessed one of these young ladies struggling with whether or not to make this decision, so we really joined in the rejoicing of the heavenly host to see Jesus finally win out in this young person’s life. At the baptism the water was infested with jelly fish, so Chris and others went ahead into the water to clear the area of them. After they had thrown out about 2 dozen, and still saw just as many jelly fish as before, we were inspired with the faith of these young ladies when we asked them if they wanted to go through with it, and each one was determined to go ahead in spite of the danger.

Ray Mendiola and family
Ray Mendiola and his family

We are witnessing the work in the Philippines moving forward substantially as the Godhead message is being received by members from many churches, and even whole churches are accepting the truth. The personal ministry conducted during the trip was blessed, as we witnessed the baptisms of 10 souls. Please keep Elder Carlos and Brother Raymond in your prayers, as they are now organizing the training of new gospel workers for various mission fields.

Our Ever Present Danger - Part 1
Do you remember the "way" and the "teachings", the Seventh Day Adventist People and their leaders were admonished not to forget? This article may be the reminder you need.

The Devils' Door - Concluded
What doctrine was at the heart of the great Protestant persecution of the 17th century? Find out in the conclusion to “The Devils’ Door. There you will find the answer, and the peculiar people whose bold stance against Papal errors excited the hatred of both the Papacy and of Protestants alike, and cost many of them their lives.

Health Corner -  Other Benefits of Exercise
Find out how one of God's simple remedies can improve your cognitive processes; a remedy that has been shown to be more effective than drugs in overcoming depression, and with longer lasting effects.

Taking Care With Context
Find out why this element of Bible Study, is key to a proper understanding of the Scriptures.

Mission Report - Philippines
Read an update on Melody, the blind girl, and encouraging news of what God is doing in the Philippines!

Faith & Works - Part 1
Are we saved by faith or works? In part one of this two part series, Sister Ellen White shares the answer to this all important question, and the answer may come as a surprise to you.

Think on These Things - Our Seventh Day Adventist Calling
Are we Christians or Seventh Day Adventists? Join Pastor David Sims, as he shares his thoughts on this pertinent question, and the issues surrounding it.

Sister Christy Whitehurst shares one of her best raw hummus recipes with us!

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