Prayer Letter | October – December 2016

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14907230_1195673600492452_6043379417441480013_nDear Supporters & Praying Friends:

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

Nov. 1 Update – Bantayan Island

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We were recently able to go back to one of the islands that was devastated by typhoon Haiyan.  This is the same island that we helped a local independent Baptist church to rebuild their roof after it was torn off because of the fierce winds of the typhoon.  since then God has given us two different members from this island.  They don’t necessarily live there anymore, but they occasionally return to visit their families. This last week we were able to have Bible studies at their houses, and we saw a total of at least three people trust Christ as Savior!

Prayer Letter for Aug- October 2015

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August – October 2015

Dear Supporters & Praying Friends:

Throughout the course of my ministry, and especially in dealing with students, I am often asked this question: “What is my purpose here on earth?”. Such a question can be answered though the Bible in Colossians 1:10, “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”. That is three-fold, to walk worthy, be fruitful and increase in knowledge. Our purpose on earth basically boils down to this; we must know God more, and make Him known to the world. I encourage all who read my missions prayer letter and other prayer letters of other missionaries to get a good feel for the heartbeat of each missionary. This will allow you to better pray and be more aware of what the Lord is doing all around the world in these last days. Sure, the world is changing but the saving grace of God has never changed, and He is still saving souls all around the world! Being a part of world-missions allows us to be a part of what God is doing.

God has opened up even more doors for us to share the gospel. Through, old-fashion hard work, door knocking, follow-up visitation and such, and tireless preaching, we have really seen the church grow, our campus ministries have grown so much. Our Bible College has grown to 8 wonderful college students. Our (secular) college student Bible study is averaging well over 50 college students per Bible study, and the church has seen a number of people get baptized. I attribute these blessings to the faithfulness of the Lord, and not the fact we are faithful. Because, sometimes we are simply not as faithful as we should be. It’s simply because we serve a faithful and loving God who is merciful to sinners such as us.

As of now we are in the beginning phase of our building project. The land needs to be leveled out, and then we need to drill a deep-well and have the electric company come in and connect us. There is really a lot to do and a lot expenses, but as I always have said, what God started He will finish. Please, join us in prayer for our building project, for the auditorium and Sunday school rooms along with church offices.

-FD

DEAF Ministry!

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deaf ministry What a blessing to see the Deaf Ministry growing Brother Obet and Brother Klient have been doing a great job.  Two other young people named Lorely and Peter John have also been trained and soulwinning the deaf. Amen!

 

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Here is a Missions Song written by Bro. Ebenezer Ponce of the Philippines

He is also the one singing it.  I thought this would be a blessing and encouragement to the Christians all over the world to go and tell about Jesus to the World!  The time is running out!

SO HERE I AM

VERSE 1

There’s a whispering voice here, telling here inside my heart

That the world is coming to an end but there are still those who never heard

They are dying by this time and we are needed to go there

To show the light and guide them in the way that they should go

It’s the only thing we can share more than anything in this world,

so we ought to go and tell that Jesus died for them.

 

Chorus:

So here I am send me to the place you want me to go

That I may work while it is day

The night will come when no man can work

Before it is too late here I am!

 

Verse 2:

They are all gone astray blinded by the sin of this world,

They are walking in the darkness, going to the pathway to hell

We will not be so selfish to tell the world about His love

The Lord hath said “whom shall I send and who will go for us?”

It’s the only thing we can share, more than anything in this world,

so we ought to go and tell that Jesus died for them.

 

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Bridge:

What shall I render to the Lord for all the goodness that he gave so it’s time to decide here I am! (key change then chorus again)

update from last post! 7/9/2015

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PRAYER REQUESTS & PRAISES – The government office that releases the titles to lots was giving us a hard time in releasing our title, but nothing is too hard for God! Our lawyer informed us that they finally approved the title transfer for the church property! Pray with us as we start developing the land and start the building project. Pray for wisdom, as I will be the one to oversee exactly what and how the buildings need to be built. Also, we are praying for our own space for the college student Bible study center which we started downtown, which is already wall-to-wall filled with college who are coming to Christ every single week! Thanks for being a true prayer partner in these last days, I count it an honor to partner with you.