Tricycle Project

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We are praying to buy a Tricycle to pick our elderly folks who live near the church but are not able to walk the distance due to deterioration of health.  A Motorcycle with sidecar here in Cebu will cost about $1,800 plus registration papers and permits.  Please, join us in prayer for this special need.

You may send all donations for this project to BIMI, account #1437, note on the bottom of the check “Frank Denisi Tricycle Project”  www.bimi.org

 

APRIL – MAY PRAYER LETTER 2017

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It is written in the Bible in Acts 5:29, “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”  I have pondered this thought very carefully for these past few months.  Just the other night we having a campfire with the youth group here.  As tears began to roll down their faces, my tears began to flow also.  I recalled how in previous years that I would wake up early, pray for them, visit them at their houses, constantly get on them for being on church, but now I can could see where all that effort had brought them.  It had brought them into a place of sweet submission to the Lord, and has allowed the Holy Spirit to so move in their lives, that these young people will never be the same.  I was struck with realization that God didn’t bless my talents or abilities, but he simply blessed my obedience.  For you who are reading this today, maybe out loud, or in a church foyer somewhere, I hope you too can be blessed with the wonderful thought, that God is not asking for your talents and abilities, but He is asking for your obedience.  With the obedience comes the blessing, and with obedience faith is required.

One of the greatest ministries that I know God has given me is our Bible College.  The Bible college allows us the opportunity to train men and women in the full-time service for the Lord.  We recently graduated 3 students and are now praying for our next group of incoming students.  We were blessed with the preaching of Dr. Stan Prussia who was our keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony.  That night, my father, Missionary Peter Denisi suffered a mild heart attack, and he needed to get three stents put in.  He is doing well, but won’t be able to get back to preaching for a month or so.  Thankfully, God has blessed us with many young men who are indeed God-called preachers for pulpit supply.  Please pray for my father and for our young men as we continue on together in the service of the Lord.

We are still praying for a couple things that God has yet to answer.  Please join us in prayer for our title for the property down the road to be released, and we are also praying  that we can buy the rented property that we have now.

Welcome to February 2017!

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Thanks for always praying for the work here in the Philippines.  You may pray for these Feb. 2017!  Activities at our church by date, please pray for them!

5 – Pastor Tim Parish preaching our Evangelistic Service

12 – Missions Booster Sunday

12 – Prayer Vigil and Fasting

13-16 – BIMI Field Conference

19 – I Love my Church Sunday

19 – Single’s Fellowship

March 23 – My parents return from a brief furlough

 

JAN – FEB 2017 UPDATE

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Dear Prayer Warriors:

Thank you so much for hanging there in the battle with us as we fight the good fight of faith and bring the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth.  Much has happened in the last few months, as there are even new Presidents in the Philippines and in America.   We look around at the all of the world’s events and we cannot help to think that these are not the last days, but the very last hours before the imminent return of the Lord.  Truly, even so come Lord quickly.

Our ministry has been growing again, and as we look to what God is going to do this year, we are going with the annual theme of, “With God all things are Possible” taken from Mark 10:27.  We truly are expecting great things from God, and are calling on Him to do so.  What a blessing to see the Filipino people, who don’t have much according to Western standards, live simply and develop the strong unwavering faith that our God is a God of doing the impossible.

You may recall from my previous correspondence about a few of my Bible students that I wanted you to pray for.  By the Grace of God, He has answered our prayers and Brother Warren is now preaching regularly.  I am particularly blessed by his strong preaching and leading of the Lord on his life.  He has a brother named Joseph who recently surrendered for the full-time pastorate.  He is at crossroads at his life now though, as we is just eighteen and graduating Bible college.  Please pray that God gives him clarity for the next step of his ministry.  Brother Kleint is doing well and he is as he is humbly  serving the Lord in Bible college.  He has taken the time to invest in the discipleship of Brother Argie who is only fourteen years old, but growing in the Lord very quickly, and already has spiritual maturity.  Please pray for a few of my younger men as they are constantly under spiritual attack.  They are Mark Anthony, Juhncris, Jade, Kyle, Johnny, York,  Jaymar, Jim and Robert.

We are taking a step of faith by praying to buy the rental property we have now, as this is a perfect location for the sanctuary, church offices and parsonage.   We know that this will be a lighthouse for the gospel for years to come in this spiritually dark island of Cebu.  It was only a few weeks ago that the people here on the island, by the hundreds of thousands, celebrated their idolatry and paganism called the Sinulog.   How shall they hear unless there is missionary sent?  Thank you for your partnership, concern for the Filipino souls, and sacrificial giving.  I cannot put into words how wonderful your partnership is for the cause of world missions.  We may not even comprehend it all this side of eternity.  However, one day we will.  Please, continue to be faithful to our Lord and master till the last trumpet sounds.

Your Missionary,

Bro. Frank Denisi

Jan-Feb 2017 Update

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Dear Prayer Warriors:

Thank you so much for hanging there in the battle with us as fight good fight of faith and bring the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth.  Much has happened in the last few months, as there are even new Presidents in the Philippines and in America.   We look around at the all of the world’s events and we cannot help to think that these are not the last days, but the very last hours before the imminent return of the Lord.  Truly, even so come Lord quickly.

Our ministry has been growing again, and as we look to what God is going to do this year, we are going with the annual theme of, “With God all things are Possible” taken from Mark 10:27.  We truly are expecting great things from God, and are calling on Him to do so.  What a blessing to see the Filipino people, who don’t have much according to Western standards, live simply and develop the strong unwavering faith that our God is a God of doing the impossible.

You may recall from my previous correspondence about a few of my Bible students that I wanted you to pray for.  By the Grace of God, He has answered our prayers and Brother Warren is now preaching regularly.  I am particularly blessed by his strong preaching and leading of the Lord on his life.  He has a brother named Jospeh who recently surrendered for the full-time pastorate.  He is at crossroads at his life now though, as we is just eighteen and graduating Bible college.  Please pray that God gives him clarity for the next step of his ministry.  Brother Kleint is doing well and a very humble servant of the Lord.  He taken the time to invest in the discipleship of Brother Argie who is only fourteen years old, but growing in the Lord very quickly, and already has spiritual maturuity.  Please pray for a few of my younger men as they are constantly under spiritual attack.  They are Mark Anthony, Juhncris, Jade, Kyle, Johnny, Jaymar, Jim and Robert.

We are taking a step of faith by praying to buy the rental property we have now, as this is a perfect location for the sanctuary, church offices and parsonage.   We know that this will be lighthouse for the gospel for years to come in the a spiritually dark island such as Cebu.  It was only a few weeks ago that the people here on the island, by the hundreds of thousands, celebrated their idolatry and paganism.  How shall they hear unless there is missionary sent?  Thank you for your partnership, concern for the Filipino souls, and sacrificial giving.  I cannot put into words how wonderful your partnership is for the cause of world missions.  We may not even know on this side of eternity.  However, one day we will.  Please, continue to be faithful to our Lord and master till the last trumpet sounds.

Your Missionary,

Bro. Frank Denisi

Prayer Letter | October – December 2016

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It’s hard to believe that this year is coming to an end so quickly, but we give all the glory to God for what he has done this year, and praise Him that his grace is always sufficient.  I am often reminded of the Bible truth in 2 Corinthians 12:9, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  God will not call us to go, where his grace will not sustain us.

POWER IN PRAYER – It has been said, “Nothing spiritually is ever accomplished without prayer.”  I would whole –heartedly agree with this statement.  God has been working on one specific prayer request that we have had for a while now.  Over a year ago and we were able to purchase a property up the road.  It is a great blessing indeed, but we never stopped praying for the rental property we are on now.  On the last week of October the owner finally called us, and said “Ok we are willing to sell it.”  This property was not even for sale before, and they would not budge.  What turned the heart of the owner?  Well, on the second week of October we met for three hours and prayed specifically that God would give us the rental property we have now which is more ideal for our church auditorium.   Now we need to pray for a good price and the funds to come in.  Of course, we will start again with prayer, because prayer works.

STUDENT OUTREACH ANNIVERSARY – Time sure flies and we just celebrated our 2nd Anniversary of our college student outreach center!  We had the privilege of clear and challenging preaching from my friend Missionary Dave Cabuntala.  He was a great blessing to our college students, and a handful of students were saved that night.  Pray as our college student ministry grows, and we eventually need our own place to build on.

BIBLE COLLEGE STUDENTS – Thank you all for praying for my Bible college students, as of now we have 9 students, with 4 young men, and 5 young ladies.  Each one of them has been a blessing as they work hard, win the lost, and study and train for the ministry.  If you could, please pray for them specifically.  Their names are, Kleint, Warren, Joseph, Robert, Lorely, Janelle, Angie, Desiree’ and Jojen.  They need prayers as they seek God’s calling in their lives regarding the ministry.  In retrospect, I thank the Lord for people who prayed for me when I was their age, so it is much appreciated.

CAMPUS MINISTRY – God has continued to bless our campus ministry as many of the youth from the youth group originally were saved during our campus outreaches.  I am very amazed how God keep opening us doors to get into school that no one else can get into.  This school year, we are have been in charge of both night and day high school departments campus ministries at the local high school, the unsaved teachers, though not always in agreement have over-all very helpful.  One of the named, Ma’am Aileen recently was saved and led to the Lord by my mother.  Sadly, she has stage four cancer and knows her time is not long on the earth.  Praise the Lord she is now saved!  The teachers for one department asked me to head up there drama and speech presentations team.  This gives me a set-aside time with a group of unsaved high school students every week, we have been having Bible studies after our practices, and about 5 students were saved from this.

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A COLLEGE DEAN GETS SAVED – Occasionally, some local colleges and universities will approach me to be their speaker for certain events.  A few months ago there was computer college that asked me to come and teach a leadership lecture.  I obliged, and of course preached the gospel.  One of the deans of the I.T. department contacted me the next day asking more about salvation, she said that God touched her heart during the message, but she didn’t know what to do next.  By God’s grace, I was able to lead her to the Lord, and she trusted in Christ.  That dean of the I.T. department is now coming here to the church.  Please pray for Ma’am Gen, the salvation of her family and her spiritual growth!

SINGLES RETREAT – God has blessed our church with a great amount of single’s who are actively serving the Lord.  Whether it is soulwinning, or some activity at the church, they are always an integral part.  This led me to start our first ever singles conference.  We had 43 singles join, and were greatly blessed by our speaker, Pastor Ben Turner, who is a church planter in Vancouver, Canada.  Our theme was “You only live once, you’d better live for the Lord.”  Countless, young men and women had surrendered their hearts to the Lord during this special time.  Thanks for praying for it!

PRAISES & PRAYER REQUESTS – One church in Florida has recently added me for monthly support!  This is an answered prayer, and I am praying for four more to add me for monthly support.  This will be a great blessing for the ministry here and the furtherance of the gospel.  Also please pray as I will be preaching for Missionary Chris Hurst at his work in the metro Manila area for their Missions Conference this first week of November.  Also , we need to keep praying for the church property that our title will be released, as it still being held up at the government office.  Also, related to that, we are praying to buy the rental property that we have now.  Both of these properties would be ideal for our Bible College, school, dormitories and auditorium.  Please, join us in prayer for this great need.

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A Merry Christmas and Happy to New Year to you all, thank you for your love and support!

Your Missionary,

Frank Denisi

Prayer Requests: 1) Please pray for us to be able to purchase the rental property we have now.  2)  The success of our campus ministries  3)  Our Bible school and students for provision and power in the ministry  4) Goal of 4 more churches to add me for monthly support  5) My parents mini-furlough in first quarter of 2017  6) The college dean who was saved, Ma’am Gen Bontoto  7) Our college student outreach center for sustained fruit, baptisms and more salvations 8)  The release of our title and permits from the gov’t offices

Praises:  1) One church added me for monthly support  2) successful Singles Conference  3)The rental property is now for sale  4) Baptisms this year have been up

September 2016 update

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2nd Anniv Group Shot 1st day Tuesday Group copySo much has been going on here in Cebu.  God has been good.  We had 100 teens for our youth activity yesterday.  There were 10 teens who personally asked Christ as their Savior!  Our church is seemingly growing too fast.  We don’t have enough Sunday School rooms. These are of course good problems.

 

Prayer requests:

Mission Church possibilities:

  • Oslob
  • Opon
  • Panoypoy
  • Pagsabungan

Pray for our student outreach center as we are right in the middle of the city where all the universities are.  Many students are coming by the dozens to get saved and forsaking their religion to ask Christ into their lives. This is what it is all about in the heart of missions.  Many are getting saved, pray that they follow with baptism.

 

Thanks for keeping us in your prayers!

March – April 2016 Update

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Dear Praying Friends & Supporters,

God has been really working here! First off, I would like to share some blessing that God has done here in the Philippines. Currently, our church membership here is mostly comprised of young professionals, singles and students. Before, I thought it was disadvantage, but have realized that is a special blessing that God has given to us. Our youth especially here have a real passion to reach souls, live separate from the world, and really to something for God. I am personally grateful that God allows me to serve Him here in Cebu Island at this church, and I count it an honor. So, in light of that, let me share what God has been doing in the lives of our members here at the church.

One of our young professional men named Azer, who also is handling media and music ministry at church, was passing out tracts downtown when we came to a young lady from Papua New Guinea. She is currently attending college here as many college students from there do. She was so excited that she got the tract that she went home and called the number on the back of the tract, that number of course is my number. She came to the Bible study only 1 hour later, and got saved that day! She was baptized and started tithing right away, and God has opened so many blessings to her. She even prayed for a roommate and God, brought another Papua New Guinean girl to our church who was back-slidden, but from an independent Baptist church back in her country. They met and became best friends right away, and are now rooming together.   Now, just like that we are a Filipino church, with an American pastor, and members from Papua New Guinea!  Pray for Lydia and Talita, our two students from Papua New Guinea.

Keep on praying for our building project, as we seek to follow the Lord as to what he would have us to do. The paper work for our building permit and title for the property are moving extremely slow. However, I am told that it is quite normal here. Pray that we can start building as soon possible. We were blessed to be a part of the part of the 2015 Christmas Mission’s project at Pensacola Christian College & Campus Church as they helped us tremendously to get our building started! Only God can do that! We give Him all the glory, thanks for being our partner to win souls to Christ.

A few other things you can pray for:

  • Summer Youth Camp for salvations and decisions
  • We are praying we can also buy the rented property we have now, and are claiming it now for the Lord, please join us in prayer it!
  • Sunday School growth, and Bible College growth
  • A permanent building for our Student Outreach & Bible Study Center downtown.
  • Pray for Jose Bordadora, a recently saved father of our young people here, for spiritual growth.
  • Wisdom and God’s leading in my life