The date was set, July 17, 2018 and the newly formed Cupang Community Church was slated to have its first ever baptism and child dedication service. That morning, with the monsoon rains pouring heavily in that area, everyone started asking Pastor Arnel and his wife Nene if the event would go through as planned. Both confirmed, “Yes, with God’s grace, everyone will be here.” Hours later, everyone was drenched yet several families had been baptized, children dedicated. A couple with a lady friend, were seated with Pastor Arnel, learning about baptism. During the counseling, the couple shared they had been living together for 21 years and had not been officially married. Could they get married? The more they listened to Pastor Arnel, all three gave their lives to Christ, got baptized and the couple will be married this September.

Pastor Arnel started an adult Sunday school with 40 in regular attendance. They’re hungry to hear the Word of God and grow in Christ! Read more about this precious time in Resty and Mel Enguerra’s July-August 2018 Bamboo Journey on our website, IndigenousMinistries.org: go to About Us/Our Team/Resty and Mel Enguerra. Donate online to the work in the Payatas Dumpsite helping scavenger families hear the Gospel and receive job training.

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