Thirteen representatives of the 49th Batch of the 1000 Missionary Movement were dispatched for an urban ministry mainly at Bayanan, Bacoor City, Cavite as part of their pre-missionary training to become future missionaries.
The 3-week ministry utilized the authentic “Friendship, Conversational, and Spiritual Evangelism strategy preparing them for real-life mission field.
At the outset, the board members of the church amiably welcomed the volunteers who furthermore accompanied them on visiting inactive members, pre-believers, sick and disabled brethren. The urban group was divided into six subgroups equally distributed in all zones of the barangay for more effective and productive evangelistic work; singing praise songs, offering prayers and giving services such as free massage, cooking and cleaning. Although passionate in God’s work, the urban missionaries’ conviction was intensely tested with struggles on personal problems and pains. But somehow, instead of losing their spirit, they developed the character of being a prayer warrior that enabled them to increase their hope and faith to our Lord and Savior because we “can do all things through Christ” who strengthens us.
Succeeding third week, the Pre-valentine Revival and Reformation was organized and conducted at Bayanan Hope and Health Center with the suited theme ” May Nagmamahal Sayo.” Every single night the “Kaibigan, Kakampi, Karamay ng mga Broken Hearted” Pastor Joe Orbe Jr. had forums and discussed purposeful and holistic topics regarding love series; Parent-Child relationship, Siblings relationship, Friendship relationship, Romantic relationship, Husband and Wife relationship, The Art of Communication and lastly, “The Greatest Love of All.” The innovative crusade had encompassed also the Health and Wellness Assessment that gathered a lot of attention for its exclusive system and various free Healthy Juices. Having the unforgettable quote “Dahil sa Diyos may FOREVER!” and through the Holy Spirit, the brethren and community friends (interests) were truly enlightened and that inspired to them to emulate the character of the greatest lover, our God the Father.
In whatever missions we are engaged to, the Lord is and will always be there, ever faithful, kind and loving, who is forever ready to help us and carry us through. Amen.