Philippines – Pitogo Church
AIM Christian Fellowship partners a church in Pitogo in the Philippines. We pray for each other and we have been privileged to be able to send them financial support which has helped them to build a new church building and purchase a new motorcycle to replace Pastor Lito’s old one that wasn’t working so well. He uses the motorcycle to get around his community, travel between churches, and to share the love of Jesus wth the people he meets along the way.
Pastor Lito writes...
09 May 2016 08:32
Dear Ptr. Peter,
Greetings in Jesus Name!
Beloved Pastor Peter and beloved brethren at Appleton Church, We, our brethren here at Sumag, Pitogo would like to thank you for your deepest concern to have us a chapel place of worship. Thank you for the Sumag chapel fund that you send us amounting of 300 pounds, that money helps a lot. we use that for the construction of our cement flooring of our church building, for the tiles of our church stage, for the paint of our church roof, for the wood of our church wall, and for the fly wood of church stage back wall. this week our members harvesting the bamboo to use for the church wall.
we the men members of the church are the laborer, we offer our talents to build the church building for our Lord.
Last Sunday we use our newly build church building and we see to all faces the gladness worshiping our Lord in our new church. every one praising God for these blessing and ask God to bless Appleton brethren for your goodness to your brethren here in the Philippines. We attached the photo of our Sumag Church building.
Beloved brethren, may I ask our prayer for the safety of may travel by boat 3 times a week to have fruitful ministry in Sumag, these season have lots of big waves, we know the hands of God will protect us.
Again brethren thank you so much for your partnership with the Gospel. may our Lord bless you all.
Your partner in Christ ministry,
Ptr. Joselito (Lito) Silang
Mar 30, 2016 at 2:44 PM
Dear Ptr. Peter,
greetings in Jesus Name! we have good news about our new church planting area.
we glad for the Lord, He works in our partnership in church planting ministry. because of your prayer and help now we have new small church across the sea. that group was gather under the starfruit tree, but because of your help last Sunday they gather in our newly chapel. i attach the photo of joint sunrise worship service in our newly build chapel. the believers from adia bitaog and sumag joint together in this new chapel, pillar and roof are already finish. I cant describe the gladness of all believers in this event.
thank you so much for the partnership, may our Lord bless you all.
31 July 2015 15:29
Dear Ptr. Peter,
A blessed day to you and to your family!
Thank you for being a God’s channel of blessings and also to your prayers. Pastor, may I kindly request to you to read our letter to our Brethren at AIM. I attached photos of our new motorcycle.
Greetings in Jesus’ name! We are so amazed of God’s faithfulness in our lives. A month ago, our old motorcycle with sidecar had a problem. It was not safe it to travel. One time, I went to Gumaca nearby Pitogo to pick-up my wife and my daughter. When we were traveling our motorcycle were suddenly stopped in the drive way. The car at my back was almost hit us. We thank God because the accident were not happened.
After a day, I called the ABCCOP Office and I told them about the motorcycle and what happened to us last night. I was requesting them for a loan and they were refused our request because of insufficient fund. We really prayed hard and asking Him for blessings. And I claimed the bible says in Philippians 4:6-7 “ Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, w/c surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” God is really good because He doesn’t want us to have a loan and He knows that it will be another burden to us to pay it.
Last July 22, our prayer request were granted. When we were having a dinner, I received a text massage from our beloved godmother Anne. The massage was “ Lito, Elvie, Josel, I deposited 1,000 pounds via Western Union from AIM. It will help you to buy a new motorcycle”. After I read that message our hearts filled w/joy and I praise the Lord for His goodness. We salute you brethren. THANK YOU for your sacrifices for sharing of what you have. Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for being a God’s hand to accomplished His plan. All the glory is for God alone! Last July 24, 2015 we bought a brand new motorcycle. Your gift (Motorcycle) is a big help to us to bring the Gospel in some areas here in Pitogo. We are looking forward to see u in person in God’s perfect time.
Again, our beloved brethren, Thank you very much for your partnering with us to the Gospel. “Your labour in the Lord is not in vain.” God Bless us all.
Love and prayers,
Ptr. Lito, Elvie and Josel
08 May 2015 15:04
Dear brethren at AIM Church,
Greetings in Jesus' Name! We would like to say thank you very much for the gift that you've given to us. We received 1,000 pounds from you(AIM) through our godmother Anne Stanworth. We will use the money for the church ceiling, church wall finishing outside, and wall of church kitchen.
We are really praise and thank God because he answered our prayers to have a descent church that will bring honor and glory to Him. Thank you our beloved brethren for being God's hand to reached our needs. According in 2 Cor. 9:11-15 " You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God....." through these verses its reminded us of God's faithfulness and He uses you to accomplish His will and to glorify Him.
Thank you also, for the prayers and letters that you've sent to us. Our godmother Anne read it in our Sunday worship service after she shared the God's Word. Our hearts filled with gladness and we cried because of your sincerity of prayers and partnering to us for church planting here in Pitogo. God is really great because He bind us as brothers and sisters in Christ even though we are far away.
We are looking forward that someday we will see you here in the Philippines. In God's perfect time. Again, thank you very much to all of you for the gifts and prayers. We would like to apologize for the late sending of our thank you letter and card.
May our Living God Bless you. "Your labor in the Lord is not in vain" I Cor.15:58.
Love and Prayers,
Pastor Lito and Elvie Silang