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Church Grows with FGG

By: Valjun Apuzen

After ten months of FGG's feeding assistance to twenty children in the community, Pastor Conrado Herrera joyfull reports of great progress in his church planting ministry.

In June 2006, Pastor Conrado Herrera wrote FGG seeking assistance for a feeding and livelihood program at his mission outreach. He explained that in December 2005, three thousand squatter families were relocated to Bocaue, Bulacan. Burdened for their souls, Ptr. Herrera started Bible studies in the community on January 2006. The people were so responsive to the Gospel that within that year they conducted their first worship service in a borrowed lot.

FGG started its feeding program in the community in July 2007. Twenty malnourished children were chosen to benefit from the daily feeding program. Their mothers were organized into a Bible study cell group receiving spiritual feeding. During its first year anniversary on December 2007, the congregation met in a donated 150 square meter lot with a tent as roofing and rice haul as flooring. During their celebration, the mothers of the FGG-sponsored children sang for the congretation.

Since that time, the new church has been able to conduct a children's vacation Bible school, several outreach Bible studies, leadership trainings, and evangelistic services. They were also able to organize their own choir, adult Sunday school and youth fellowship.

At this moment, the congregation is praying for provision of construction materials for a church building, or at least sturdier, permanent roofing before the coming rainy season (June to August) of this year.

FGG plans to assist the parents of the sponsored children with alternative livelihood projects. We enlist you to pray with us that our endeavors will produce much fruit.

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