In God we trust
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
We as YWAM OLONGAPO we love to extend our warm greetings and a deep appreciation for time you shared to us.Also for taking your time to come here and be a part of our different kinds of ministry existing especially trough Park Evangelism,Bar ministry even going to prison jail.And for blessing us here in the base by ministering in the lives of our young people,Disciples and children.Thank you for the effort and the flexibility and a willing heart to bless our base-YWAM Antipolo team we are honored in having you here during that time.
We would like to say a big thank you to the Priceless DTS team from YWAM Perth who have been working with us two days a week for the last five weeks. It has been a joy to see each of you serve with love, care and honour. Thank you for everything you have done with us in Pasay City.We would like to say a big thank you as well for the Care Channels for the Christmas give a ways to bless the woman in Pasay
Currently in Angeles we are looking ahead. We are trying to raise funding to be able to step out more in the ministry. Two of our staff are committed to going there and are looking to raise money to cover the rent on the house we have there, praise the Lord for what he has provided so far. We have had a past team member join us for worship and intercession in the city, he wanted to see what it was like and we have another past team member looking to join us there after Christmas, we are seeking to do a Bible study and give out gifts from Care Channel. We are thankful for those who have joined with us physically, in prayer and in finances. Please pray that we can really connect with the Lord's heart for this ministry and pray for provision for transportation, rent, bills and food. We are excited to see what the Lord will do.
YOUNG PEOPLE UPDATE
Our young people are doing well. One of the highlights we have is our young people help us to facilitate an event at the base which is called the “Baduy Night” baduy means out of fashion event. We are happy how they cooperate. We still continue with our devotion every morning. We are looking forward for them to rise up someday.That someday they will share the gospel boldly.
Please pray for the staffs that handle them that God will give us creativity, wisdom, joy, strength in dealing with these young people.
Please pray for our young people to fully grounded on the word of God.
Please pray that they will they will rise up in their school. 4. Please pray for Financial provision.
CHILDREN MINISTRY UPDATE
Thank you so much to all our YWAM family and friends for the early christmas present that you have given to the children's ministry! We will now be able to buy a desperately needed electric fan and mosquito screens! Glory To God!!! Our Update: This December, the Children's Ministry decided to put on a christmas event. We took the children out to the street to give small packs of snacks to the different people that we encountered. They even pray for them. We can really see the pureness of the heart of these kids and also we see God's unfailing love for the people we encountered also. We do believe that this experience will remain in the hearts of our young children and that they will remember it throughout their lives. They may be young but being able to bless others is an important learning experience. It was simple giving but yet we know that God spoke to those people we encountered. Glory to God!!!
Please include the Children's Ministry in prayer. We are planning to do a similar event again in 2018, aiming to bless 50 individuals.
Please pray that the children will continue to know God even more in their young hearts
Luke 2:1-20New International Version (NIV)
The Birth of Jesus
1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told
a good reminder:
A thoughts for us and a good reminder and en tirelessly that will change our hearts and lives forever the Heart of God for all of us ,why he came to this world to save the lost.and may God help us to bee a good in keeper of his household specially on the things that God has entrusted to us this precious woman that came to our place,may he find us faithful and never get tired and weary in serving them.May the Lord of host whom we serve be delighted till the day he return.
It's a joy seeing the Disciples in how they take initiative to help one another. And how they give their best in to their given task,all although there are times they were challenge even to push into their own limits. It's amazing how they respond to every situation.were glad their learning some are fast learner others are gradually but its good.Its a safe place for them to open up themselves,and let their true colors came out and be set free.
As discipleship team we encouraged them to have their morning prayer and worship.To show how important it was in their daily lifestyle.It's very important for them to have their own personal quiet time, and exercise as well before they all start their day with many different activities schedules.
We also celebrate the dedication of the son of Amy ,name Matthew and Abby his son Ezekiel were both dedicated in Calvary church last Sunday. The disciples we're given an opportunity to perform interpretative dance "There is none Like you". in the Church on the same day it was a wonderful.Thank you lord for the opportunity to bless the church and the people there with their beautiful dances.
Last month it was a sudden decision of our 2 disciples Marites and Monica decided to live Ywam Olongapo.Both of them left in almost the same week.We feel sad about them in their choices they made,even though how much we want them to be here.If they don't want to be here we cannot force them to be in the ministry.We still go and visit them and encouraged them to come back .Ywam is still open for them if ever they ever changes their mind._
"It's very difficult to help people to change,even though how much you tried to give your best for them,when in fact they themselves doesn't want to be change.In the midst of that we're still hoping and believe,that one day each of them will be transformed and make a difference.For out from nothing how people view them of who they are,But out from nothing God made them into something greater. . We as Youth with A Mission is a safe haven and open for all woman,from different raises and backgrounds which they came from.Our hearts and hands are open for them to reach them out and help them grow individually trough physically,emotionally,mentally and spiritually in their walk with god to be a better person. We never lose hope for them,one day they will make there life straight and follow God.
.This month we have 2 new comers both of them decided to stay and to be a part of the Discipleship program.
Erica she's 20 year old.Single mother from Cavite.She has a 2 year old son.
Merlabelle 19 year old.Single mother from Rizal .She has a 3 year old girl and at the same time, she is 5months pregnant.
We are grateful here now in Ywam base ,we are very proud to welcome our new addition in our family.Thank God,Arjelie just had a safe delivery last night on the 19th of Dec,2017 for his 1st child.It was a very cute little boy.
Jeremiah 29:11-14b New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” -"declares the Lord."
Our God is in control for he know what is he doing not just individually also corporately.Knowing God's ways are so far beyond compare of our human mind.
A month of December we have 2 new disciple that arrived this month. And our disciples Lizel and Arjelie is now studying ALS -Alternative Learning School.they are both so happy and excited doing their school activities.They are so Inspired to finish there ALS so they will be able to pass the exams in order for them to go and study in a secular school in college .
Our clients lessen their order due to a small market demands which has affected our income. Because to this reason we are asking ,for support in prayer or any help to increase our order of cards. And have a regular market of our products locally and Internationally,so that we can cope with all our needs in our ministry..Right now we have less cards ordered by Samaritana. Not unlike before when we had lots of cards order to make,long time ago. But not anymore we're hoping that the Lord will open new door for us for a opportunity which our products here in Tamar will be able to sell it somewhere else .Thank you so much for helping and supporting us through your prayers,it means a lot to us.
Increase in sales income in our Livelihood products.
Such as abaca colored paper,greetings card, picture frames and scrap books and accessories.
To cope up with the needs of our Disciples and workers to reach our goals and purpose here in Tamar.
Financial provisions for the disciples and children's Christmas gifts and other material needs here in Tamar production.
Colossians 3:23-24New International Version (NIV)
23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
Last week we had a our General Cleaning in the whole entire base.We use to have this event every month. It's so great to see that everyone is taking their part in this activities in helping cleaning up the base.We are excited for our upcoming event for this Christmas Season,we will have our christmas party on 24th day of december. Part of our program is everyone will take part for the presentations.Staff and disciples,children,teen agers and the young people will prepare something special for that day.the best performance for the team will win their prizes.A nice food,will be served in the table.Christmas gifts as well.but the most Important is CHRIST JESUS THE SON OF GOD is the reason for all season why we celebrate every year.We all gathered to celebrate and to honor him to bring back all the honor and glory that due for him alone.Christ Jesus is the most precious gifts we ever received.Thank you Lord.
We want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all those people,friends and Family that so dear to us through thick and thin who willingly give their heart and time even pouring out to give their best in blessing God through their way in praying and trough their giving without hesitation or expecting in return again thank you so much for your hard work and your wonderful heart and your generosity in giving in opening your arms and hand in blessing this ministry .over the years you never give up in trusting and believing in us.
We are in need of kitchen wares and utensils.
repaint our kitchen to replace the old paints,
we plan also to have a dirty kitchen in the back of our base.
new ceiling fans and to make more cabinets
We need to repaint our Ywam Gate with new color paints for it has been old and rusty already.
We are raising support to have a new Washing Machine to be use for Hospitality purpose only.
We need more pillows, and pillow case,blankets and bed sheeters
Towels,hand towels,brooms,dust pan,brush
We also need new electric fans.