Stormy Times in Southeast Asia
02/01/2010 08:47:48 PM
Rogelio Justiniano, National Overseer of the Philippines, describes a firsthand account of the destruction of Typhoon Ondoy through his story and photos. Brother Justiniano shares three lessons he learned from the result of the typhoon. First, he states, 1) it teaches us not to be so attached to this world; 2) the situation brought out the best in us; and 3) the effects of the typhoon made our prayer intense and made us depend on God completely.
In his article, "Praising God in the Islands of Samoa," Overseer Asalemo Kuka writes about the results of the massive storm that passed through Samoa and elaborates on the damage of some of the churches there. Then, in another report from southeast Asia, Overseer of Fiji, Stephen Roy, provides reports on the progress that has been made in his area since 1994. At the present time, there are eight established churches, "and the fire of the Holy Spirit is moving and spreading rapidly throughout the nation." He also states that there is a vision and purpose to plant more churches in every city, town, and village in Fiji.
After a week of ministry with the Overseer of Belarus, Henadzi (Gena) Kernazhytski, General Presbyter of Europe, Middle East, and the CIS, Clayton Endecott, in his article, "Church-Planting Belarusian Style: A Conversation," conducted an informative interview about the work in Belarus.