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A Windfall


Nenette Pacoli recently travelled to a new area to share GNPI resources with a group of pastors. She was delighted by their response.

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By Nenette Pacoli, Regional Director of GNPI-Philippines

My husband, Bert, and I travelled (along with our friends, Pastor Geoff and his wife, Gina) to Sariaya, Quezon Province​, about 80 miles from our GNPI office. After more than four hours on both good and terrible roads, we were welcomed by Pastor Gerry Villenia, whom we had featured eons ago on the Changed Lives episode of Asin at Ilaw (Salt and Light). Pastor Gerry is a friend of Pastor Geoff.

There were 14 churches represented. They were a bit “wary” as Bert started his presentation on GNPI’s world-wide ministry. When Bert said we were giving them Bible Study materials, their faces really lit up! They were hungry for materials, and they felt they just received a windfall.

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One pastor even came to us to say that they were praying for something to share for their gift-giving mission in April, and the All Things New movie just dropped in his lap. Another pastor said he would look through the Asin at Ilaw (Salt and Light) lessons, and that would give him a break from researching new lessons. Another couple said their youth group was very active and they were running out of ideas for them. They said that the WWJD series came just in time. I pointed out our most popular topics on Courtship, Homosexuality, and Finding the Right One. The pastor said, “We have a hard time discussing those topics with the youth group.”

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We pray that the seeds we’ve scattered would bear fruit in due time. Thanks so much for being with us in prayer.

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