Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Great news from the Philippines
This is an exciting update posted on facebook by Jose, the one who heads up "Impact World Tour" in the Philippines:
Last Saturday night with Team Xtreme in Compostela – 195 were first time commitments.
Last night (Sunday) with Island Breeze we saw 372 respond to the Gospel message.
Both nights the gym was packed. Saturday night we had a huge problem with the overflow crowd outside trying desperately to get in – so last night we put a screen and sound system outside and had about 800 people watching there. All in all we estimate there were about 3500 people watching Island Breeze last night.
We also had events in Monkayo over the past 2 nights, with approx. 2 – 3,000 people and with great results.
Saturday night was an incredible time.
The Governor of the Compostela Valley Province and the Mayor of Montevista (the town the teams are staying in) both attended the opening of the event in Monkayo.
After speaking and watching for some time – they travelled to Compostela arriving just in time for the final preaching of the Gospel and altar call. Honorable Governor Uy was the first to raise his hand and come to the front when breakdancer Daniel Kim (from GX Intl.) called those giving their lives to Jesus.
The Mayor also responded to the altar call coming to the front with all those giving their lives to the Lord for the first time. God is doing remarkable things here in Mindanao!
Team Xtreme had the opportunity to meet with the Governor early last week and had a great time with him. He also arranged a press conference for Saturday morning with representatives from the National Media companies.
Once again – thanks for praying! This week we will be in the southern region of the Compostela Valley – Mabini, Maco and Pantukan. We have 3 events in Maco, 2 in Pantukan and school assemblies in Mabini. Please pray for health for the team members, as we have several with colds, some minor injuries and one with minor illness. The team members are quite tired as there’s lots of travel in open trucks where they get wet and then dry again. Although it’s hot – this is probably not great for their health. The travel this week will also be quite gruelling as it’s 2hrs to Pantukan from Montevista where they are staying.
Thank you for standing with us!