Dear Church and Pastor Frank,
I greet you all in the precious name of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ whom we serve. I trust this letter finds you in good health and in the joys of the Lord.
My family and I are so thankful for the Lord and for you all for your continued prayers and supports for this great mission work in the Philippines that we are now doing in preaching, baptizing, teaching the all things that the Lord commanded His church to do to plant churches of like faith and order in the Philippines.
We received the support for the month of November 2013 amounting to $400.00 and the special offerings from a sister church in Texas amounting to $500.00 sent by our Church Treasurer that I received it yesterday after I reached home in Davao City from our mission work in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental, Philippines a new created province out from the province of Davao del Sur, Philippines.
Finally, our mission in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental, Philippines had been organized on November 13, 2013 after 3 postponements that was originally planned on October 27 because of some decisions to be baptized that had decided me to postpone it so that they would undergo doctrinal seminars first about true salvation, true baptism, true church and true Christian living before baptizing candidate/s for baptism.
The first batch of souls that were candidates for baptisms consist of 9 persons, but, only 6 of them were baptized on November 3. The 2nd batch consist of 4 candidates, but, only 1 soul who were baptized on November 13. The 3rd batch consist of 15 persons, but were not baptize because they did not finish the lectures on true salvation, then next to it, true baptism, true church and true Christian living.
When it is time for us to organize on November 13, 2013 only 7 baptized believers who entered into the church organization of the newly organized church called: New Testament Baptist Church of Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental, Philippines. Here are their names:
1. Armando Tangwayan 5. Jean Cedenio
2. Joven Mangayao 6. Mae-chin Mangayao
3. James Mangayao 7. Belinda Sandicto
4. Melquiades Sandicto
It is very interesting to note that 7 is a complete number and 13 also is a complete number and the year 2013 also is a completer number and the church there was organized on November 13, 2013. I believe that the church there have a very good future financially, numerically and spiritually. This church is your first daughter church in the Island of Mindanao with about 24 provinces.
On Monday, November 18, 2013, I will start another mission work in the City of Tagum, Davao del Norte, Philippines this month and in Baganga, Davao Oriental, Philippines next month . Please do continue to back up your missionary with your prayers and supports in order for us to continue to do the mission work that God had commissioned His church/es to do. I will send you the video and pictures of our mission work in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental, Philippines.
Any word from you is very much appreciated.
Teddy C. Badilles