PHILIPPINES & CAMBODIA TRIP 2012
I left home for Harare International
Airport at 11hrs on the 6th of March 2012 to catch the flight for New
Delhi, India for my Asia Trip. I arrived at New Delhi's Int. Airport at
08:00hrs on 07 March to be met by brother Divyanshu [a believer in
Pastor Pratap Singh's church] who took me to bro. Kumar's house where I
was to lodge during my stay in New Delhi.
We had a total of five Services during my six day stay and the Lord
really blessed us in these meetings. The church in New Delhi is very
encouraging by their stand and enlightenment to the present day truth as
brought to us through the Message of our day.
Brother Kumar's sons Stephen and Robin had the courtesy to take me to
THE RED FORT and THE TAG MAHAL I realy was fascinated by these gigantic
structures that have stood the challenges of time and remained unmoved
on their foundations. Surely the builders were very faithfull and
dedicated in ther work. It reminded me of how the church built was
faithfull men [2 Timothy 2:2] upon the unmovable Faith in the revealed
Word has stood firm to the purpose of the high calling of Heaven.
The 13th of March saw me taking my flight to Coimbatore a city in
Southern India. Bro Shadrach, the pastor, and bro David, an elder, met
me at the airport Bro. Shadrach was at this time under his JUNIPER TREE
(1Kings 19:4). His wife was in the ICU ward in hospital he had just
buried their Infant son who had not survived the labor induced birth.
But I was encouraged by his unwavering trust and stand in God in the
midst of Stones of accusations, insults and indifferent attitudes hurled
at him by those supposed to be brethren. But my stay in Coimbatore saw
me and the church gathering daily in prayer and supplication for sister
Benita (Shadrach's wife), and by the grace of God, she was out of the
ICU ward by the 18th March. I also visited a church in a town called
Salem about 158km from Coimbatore where Bro Abraham is pastor and we had
one good time of fellowship and sharing the Word of God.
The evening of 21st March saw us having a service in the city centre of
Coimbatore (Bro Shadrach is establishing a Fellowship for the city
people). After the service I went straight to catch my flight to
Singapore arriving 08:00hrs of 22nd March.
In Singapore I had one Sunday service on 27th before I left for Manila,
Philippines. Bro Nonoy, pastor of a church in San Pedro, a sateliite
town of Manila, met me at the airport.
The 1st of April was the begining of my tour of the Philippines with a
joint meeting of all the churches in and around Manila. We had a great
time of worship the whole day. We also had fellowship at a local hotel
where bro Neil from bro Nonoy's church is security manager and holds
Bible Study sessions with the hotel staff.
03/04/2012: I flew to Butuan City in southern Philippine for the Easter
holidays convention. Most of the churches converged at pastor Orsel
Dumanon's church in Butuan City for 4 days of services.
10/04/2012: I went to Cabadbaran a city about 45km from Butuan. We had 3
services of wonderful worship and preaching the Word in pastor Lito's
12/04/2012: Bro Orsel, bro Lito, bro Nelson, (an elder in Cabadbaran
Church) and I left for Camiguin Island, a rich Tourist Center in
southern Philippine. We had a service the morning of Friday the 13th,
and were to have another in the evening but could not because of a power
failure on the whole Island. We left the following morning but not
without preaching one more service. The saint would not lose their share
of the previous day's evening service so we had a sunrise service before
leaving for Valencia (a city some 300 to 350 kilometres away on the main
land) together with bro John, the pastor of Camiguin church.
15/04/2012: We had morning and afternoon services in Valencia city and
left for Cabadbaran in the evening. We arrived 02:00hrs the next day
16/04/2012: In the afternoon Bro John returned to Camiguin and the four
of us left for Bontoc, in the province of Southern Leyte. We visited a
village church on the outskirts of Bontoc for two services. The next day
we had two services in Bro Robhos' church in Bontoc. In the evening
pastor Litto and bro Nelson retuned to Cabadbaran while bro Orsel and I
took a ferry for Cebu where we took a flight the next day for Iloilo. We
were met by Bro Andrew Durano pastor of the church in Iloilo. We were two
days in this city and had three services.
21/04/2012: Bro Orsel who was my interpreter all along returned to Butuan
City, and I took a flight back to Manila.
22/04/2012: I preached for Pastor Jonathan Togonon in the morning and
Pastor Nonoy in the afternoon. Next day we had a house fellowship in San
Pedro and after in a vllage outside Manila.
On 25/04/2012 I flew back to
Singapore. We had a service in bro Gan's church on Sunday.
01/05/2012; I flew to Cambodia to visit the churches there. Bro Israel and his wife sister Debora
came to receive me at the airport. I was the last person to come out and
they patiently waited for me, praying, since they knew what was going on
inside. Cambodian immigration officers are not very honest. So they were
pestering me for money trying to create issues. But I dug in my heeds and not give in. Finally they let me
go. Cambodia is a unique case
and always a challenge to me when I go there. Brother Israel a
Cameroonian whom God inspired to go and plant the seed of the Word has
been there for about 4 years. He started to do God's work
from scratch but not without challenges. His wife sister Debora came some 2 or 3 years
ago to join him in the work. She holds a university degree in journalism
but left it all to work amoung the people of a foreign land in very poor
conditons. She and bro Israel escorted me to village and urban churches
for the 9 days I was in Cambodia. They realy
need our support
and prayers for this work. A brother from Strung Teng province, about 400km
from Phnom Penh came to see me after we had failed to go there due to
some logistical problems. I had quite a good time with him digging into
the deep things of the Word of God. He was very eager to learn.
10/05/2012: I left for Singapore to have one more Sunday service in
and a brief visit to Malaysia before I packed my bags for my homeward
My gratitude goes to the Saints of God back home and in Asia for their
support in prayers and kind May the good Lord reward them accordingly.