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Philippines


  • Brantley: March 2021 Update

    Today as I was doing my daily Bible reading and journaling, my verse of the day was Luke 22:42, “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”

    All to often we pray to God and ask for things to be done the way we want them done. We don’t add that last part “not my will, but thine, be done.” God wants us to bring our desires to Him. He wants to hear from us. But we have to remember whatever is done needs to be for His glory, not ours. I am reminded of this as we are waiting to get to the Philippines. We pray daily for the borders to reopen. We pray that we are able to go and serve the Matigsalug people. But right now, God’s will is for us to be here still. He has a purpose we cannot see at this time. So, we will continue to pray about what God has laid on our hearts. But we will also pray that it all comes about in His timing, for His glory.

    As COVID numbers are on the rise in the Philippines, restrictions have not been dropped. They have actually been tightened to the point that they are now limiting the total number of those who do qualify to enter the country to only 1500 per day. We continually monitor the restrictions and will be applying for a visa as soon as we are able. In the meantime, we have been able to attend several association meetings and update several of you in person on our status. We have also been able to visit several churches and present God’s call in our lives to them. We are also continuing our language lessons twice a week. Furthermore, we are now able to sing several hymns, count, ask several basic questions, and respond appropriately in Cebuano. We are so grateful to Annie for the time she spends helping us learn.

    As always, we are very grateful to all of our prayer warriors and financial sponsors. We could not answer this call without you.

    God Bless

    The Brantley’s

    If you would like to help sponsor us to go to the Philippines, donations may be sent to:
    GBIM
    100 Stinson Drive
    Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
    Checks made payable to GBIM with Brantley Family in memo section.

  • Philippines Earthquake Update

    Information continues to trickle in from North Cotabato in the Philippines. The number of churches severely impacted stands at seven. We have also received a list of GBBC students, GBBC alumni, and MBI alumni who have been effected by this tragedy. Many are in evacuation camps or with family members and fear returning to their homes due to landslides. The names below are just current and former students who remain active in General Baptist churches
    GBBC faculty, students, and staff have raised PHP 55,000.00 for the relief portion of this recovery effort  GBIM has matched that amount  a team from GBBC will visit North Cotabato to deliver relief goods this week
    GBIM also continues to work with the General Baptist Church of the Philippines and their relief team to see what assistance can be offered.  This is one of those operations where there will be both a relief phase and a recovery phase  your gifts and donations are needed and appreciated

    Affected by Earthquake

    Present Students

    1. Jason Awe – Barangay Embassy
    2. Venjim Inanao- Barangay Embassy
    3. Roberto Semera- Barangay Buena Vida
    4. Jason Maway – Barangay Buena Vida
    5. Dionesio Buned – Barangay Indangan
    6. Jennerie Ando – Barangay Cabilao
    7. Joan Piobacanto – Pigcawayan
    8. Jezcil Usanastre – Pigcawayan

    GBBC Alumni

    1. Mardy Ando Mendez- Barangay Cabilao
    2. Shelame Alud – Barangay Cabilao
    3. Geraldin Bugoy Canete – Barangay Cabilao
    4. Eljohn Ando – Barngay Cabilao
    5. Winerose Guinang – Barangay Cabilao
    6. Angelica Laman – Barangay Cabilao
    7. Alfie Alilian – Barangay Indangan
    8. Jayson Alilian – Barangay Indangan
    9. Jesan Ogot Lumanda- Barangay Buena Vida
    10. Margely Ogot – Barangay Buena Vida
    11. Carmer Maway – Barangay Buena Vida
    12. Angelyn & Gracelyn Ondos – Barangay Marber
    13. May & Jenelyn Lechedo’s Parent – Barangay Bato
    14. Mary Grace Ogoy Lopez – Barangay Kanapolo
    15. John Mark Pulong – Barangay Buenavida

    MBI Alumni

    1. Pastor & Mrs Rodrigo Alud – Barangay Cabilao
    2. Pastor & Mrs Marcelo Ando- Barangay Cabilao
    3. Pastor & Mrs Marcial Ando – Barangay Cabilao
    4. Charlene Ando – Barangay Cabilao
    5. Floramea Bulao – Barangay Cabilao
    6. Pastor Adriel Tomon – Barangay Cabilao
    7. Pastor & Mrs. Jun Ando – Barangay Buena Vida
    8. Pastora Myrna Linao – Barangay Buhay
    9. Pastor Sanchie Lopez- Barangay Buhay
    10. Pastor & Mrs Napoleon Inggo- Barangay Indangan
    11. Pastor Rey Cabaling – Barangay Cabilao
    12. Pastor Roy Cabaling – Barangay Buea Vida
    13. Pastor & Mrs Edgar Gumanan – Barangay Bulakanon
  • Initial Reports of Damaged GB Churches in Philippines

    GBIM is asking your prayers for these churches and pastors. These are only church facilities, one can only imagine what some of the members homes must look like.

    Upper Indagan, Kidapawan, North Cotabato

    The pastor of this congregation is Pastora Mercy Inggo.
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    Lower Indagan GBC, Kidapawan, North Cotabato

    The pastor is Cedinio AlIlian
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    Imbo GBC, Kidapawan, North Cotabato

    The pastor is Roland Imbo
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    Kidapawan, officially the City of Kidapawan or referred to as Kidapawan City, is a 3rd class city and capital of the province of Cotabato, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 140,195 people.

    Biawan, Makilala, North Cotabato

    Pastor Rey Cabalin
    Biawan GBC

    Buenavida GBC, Buenavida, Makilala, North Cotabato

    Pastor Jusilino Ando
    Buenavida GBC
    Makilala, officially the Municipality of Makilala, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cotabato, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 83,851 people.
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    Other Confirmed Churches

    Two other churches have been affected but no pictures because the roads are not accessible anymore:
    Apoy Apoy GBC- Pastor Ramel Maway
    Buhay GBC – Pastora Florame Bulao

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  • Philippines Hit by Second Earthquake

    By Joyce Porcadilla

    We experienced another earthquake today. It was very strong. Reports said it was magnitude 6.4. We had to cancel classes and let the staff and teachers go home after checking all the building.

    By God’s Grace we are all safe but a lot of our buildings on campus have a lot of cracks. Some houses of our staff and students and former students in North Cotabato collapsed.
    We are still checking and confirming all damages caused by the series of earthquakes we experienced for the past two weeks now.
    Please give today as we prepare to assist our General Baptist family in the Philippines.

  • GBBC Update

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  • MBI Sponsorship

    Matigsalug Bible Institute

    matigsalugFounded by General Baptists in 1978, the Matigsalug Bible Institute in Mindanao, Philippines has been training pastors and Christian workers  for ministry in the tribal areas of Mindanao.  The staff members, the students and their families live in a community and are growing in their Christian walk. Many great steps have been made to make the school less dependent by planting the rice fields and raising tilapia.

    How Can I Help?

    Students may also be sponsored  for $500 for 1 year.  If you would like to help sponsor a student, click on the thermometer below, fill out the information, click “specific project” and then select “Matigsalug Bible Institute.” Or download this sheet and return to General Baptist International Ministries.
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  • Ed Stevens Offering 2015

    gbim logo smallThis project is to help our national churches become more strategic in their church planting effort. This years “Strategic Church Initiative” church plant is in support of the General Baptist Church of the Philippines, Inc. (GBCPI) “Church Lot Acquisition Project” or CLAP.  It is a matching grant which matches dollar for dollar the amount of money GBCPI is able to raise in the CLAP program. Stipulations:gbcpi

    1. The church will be located in a strategic location geographically.
    2. The location as significant potential to be a church planting base for the surrounding area and/or surrounding people group.
    3. This project will be in an area that does not create a situation of improbable geographic distance from the rest of our GB churches.
    4. The current project is to purchase a church lot for a church plant in Cagayan de Oro with GBCPI.
    5. Funds left from the project will be used for future Strategic Church Plants in one of our various fields.

     


India


  • Medical Camp #19 (India)

    Medical camp #19 found the crew from Calvary Grace Association traveling 15 hours to get to the tribal village which includes (13 hours by bus, an hour by boat and an hour walk) but they considered it a privilege to help this community with medicines and show the Love of God. Pastor Nidhi is pastor of a church in these mountains. God bless the medical team, local church, pastor Nidhi and all the General Baptists who continually pray and support this wonderful ministry in India.

    You can sponsor a medical camp by visiting donate.generalbaptist.com (or texting “give” to 573.282.7171) selecting International Missions in the form and then typing “Calvary Grace Medical Camp” in the notes box that will appear. Each day of a medical camp typically costs $500 USD. Thank you.

    CG Medical Camp #19

  • Four Baptized in India

    Four new baptisms. Pray for these brothers and sisters, that they remain faithful to the Lord and become fishers of men. All glory to God.

    One of the interesting characteristics of Indian baptism is the giving of a new name.  Many Indians have names that honor their Hindu and Muslim heritage, and in Christian baptism they are given a new name to honor their Christian faith.

    CG Baptism April 2021

  • India Association Update for March 2021

    We praise and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for His blessings and protection over this ministry. We thank all our General Baptist for their wonderful support. During March 2021 India Association was active in these ministry areas:

    Dorcas Sewing Centers: DSC are working to reach poor women with the gospel and help them learn sewing skills. Sewing Centers are active in 1) Raparthi 2) AV Nagaram (see photos below) 3) Mangampadu 4) Balijapadu 5) Vanchangi 6) Kondalingamparthi 7) Balaram 8) Patapalem. At the present, there are more than 140 girls  training in these sewing centers and hearing the gospel every day for 15 minutes. We have also selected new villages for sewing centers, namely: 1) AV Nagaram (BC Colony) 2) Kolanka, 3) Rothulapudi, 4) Kathipudi 5) Bakuluru. Some of these will start some time after Easter 2021.
    Pastors Meeting at Pithapuram: We had ten pastors at our meeting, we worshiped and prayed together and discussed starting new sewing centers after Easter 2021. We have selected Ontimamidi village to conduct our Grace Home for Poor Women and Widows outreach (see below for the outcome of this visit).
    Tribal pastors and Dorcas Sewing Center visit: We visited four sewing centers which were reopened after COVID-19 in tribal area, They are Mangampadu, Balijapadu, Vanchangi, and Kondalingamparthi. We also visited six pastors in that area.
    Bible women: Our Bible Women ministry reached out to five families with the gospel in this month.
    Grace Home at Ontimamidi village: We reached 25 poor women with four kilograms of vegetables each.
    Poor feeding: We had a poor feeding on the first Sunday of the month. We worshiped the Lord and had a good lunch with 150 believers and their non-believing family members present.
    Lent: We had fasting prayers on every day from 2 p.m. to 4p.m. We were praying and meditating on the word of God. Every day one woman believer would share a devotion and one or two women believers would share their witness about how they came to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Then Pastor Prakash or Jemima would share the word of God. All the believers would then pray together. On an average 25 to 30 women attended this daily fasting prayer.
    8) Benevolences to poor and sick people: We reached three sick people R***, D**** and B***** who are old widows, sick with cancer, and needy; each received one 25 kilograms rice bag, one liter cooking oil, one kilogram red gram dal, and a donation. These women are unfortunate women, and we are reaching them with the love of Christ. We reached some pastors with needed help as well.

    IA DCS Nagaram

  • Calvary Grace Medical Camp #18 (India)

    Medical Camp #18 which was conducted in the village of Chint********** was able to help 223 people with medicine. This is one of the villages that flooded last year and received food supplies from GBIM. We praise God for the opportunity to serve these village people once again through our medical help. Our pastor, Pastor Sridhar, planted a church in 2012 in this village which has 16 members. Thanks to all of you who are praying regularly and supporting this ministry financially. God bless you and God bless GBIM.

    You can sponsor a medical camp by visiting donate.generalbaptist.com (or texting “give” to 573.282.7171) selecting International Missions in the form and then typing “Calvary Grace Medical Camp” in the notes box that will appear. Each day of a medical camp typically costs $500 USD. Thank you.

    CG Medical Camp #18

  • Calvary Grace Medical Camp #17

    Calvary Grace Association conducted medical camp #17 during March 2021 in the tribal village of Mull***. This medical camp was able to  assist 144 villagers with both medical care and an opportunity to learn about the love of Christ.

    You can sponsor a medical camp by visiting donate.generalbaptist.com (or texting “give” to 573.282.7171) selecting International Missions in the form and then typing “Calvary Grace Medical Camp” in the notes box that will appear. Each day of a medical camp typically costs $500 USD. Thank you.

    CG Medical Camp #17

  • Two Lydia Sewing Center Graduations (India)

    Lydia Sewing center, Batch # 22 Fourteen members have successfully finished their sewing course and each received a sewing machine. This course took place in Chi*** tribal village, where Pastor Sridhar planted a church eight years ago. Five young girls from this batch started coming to church every Sunday for the last two and half months and two girls recently gave their lives to Christ. Please join us in praising the Lord for what He’s doing in the lives of people through various ministries. Thank you all for your continuous prayers and support toward this ministry, your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

    A second group also finished their program as well. We praise God for this wonderful opportunity to serve and help these ladies. After successfully finishing their sewing course these 15 ladies have received their sewing machines. This project took place in Pastor Karunanidhi’s church in Thim***** village. It takes 13 hours by bus and an hour boat ride for us to reach this community. Out of 15 members, two ladies gave their lives to Jesus.

    Many of those enrolled in sewing centers are Hindu or Muslim, and they faithfully attend in spite of the heavy Christian influence and some give their hearts to Christ. At graduation, each successful student is awarded a new treadle sewing machine that they can use to support their families. The machines cost about $100 USD (depending on exchange rate). The student pays half the cost and a mission stipend pays the other half. All costs associated with the classes are supported by your donations. To help please visit donate.generalbaptist.com or text “give” to 573-282-7171 – select International Missions and then type Lydia Sewing Center in the note field that appears. Thank you.

    CG LSC Batch 22

  • India Association March 2020 Update

    The India Association reports Dorcas Sewing Centers active in seven villages including Mangampadu, Balijapadu, VAnchangi, Konda Lingamparthi, Raparthi, Ramanayyapeta, and Pavara.  There are nearly 150 ladies receiving tailoring classes each day in these centers and be ministered to by a local congregation daily.

    India Association Pastor's Meeting

    India Association Pastor’s Meeting March 2020


    A new group of tribal pastors met on March 2 in the village of Goligonda.  Pastor Prakash visited two churches and interactive with 15 pastors in that particular areas.  The association is always on the search for new villages to reach with the Dorcas ministry and to assist people physically and spiritually. The main pastors meeting also took place in Pithapuram on March 12.  There were 16 pastors in attendance, they had a time of prayer together for the various churches.
    The association was also involved in helping 30 poor women and widows with clothing during the month and were able to reach 15 families with the gospel in the first three weeks of the month as well as benevolent ministry to 25 people and pastors.
    The India Association typically conducts a season of Lent prayers each year, but those prayer meetings only lasted until March 21, 2020, when the Indian government initiated restrictions due to COVID-19.  Large group gatherings for India Association ceased on March 21 and the Dorcas Sewing Centers stopped meeting temporarily on March 25.

  • India Medical Camp

    Pastor Jessey reports a successful Medical Camp in the rural areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states in India. The medical camps were conducted in the villages of Thummileru and Ramanakkapet. The two camps were able to touch the lives of 456 people.

    Local newspaper coverage


    Pastor Jessey reports that the camps attracted media attention in both locations with local newspapers publishing articles in both locations. “Media was interested to know what we were doing and why we were doing it.”
    The community of Thummileru was only accessible by boat.  The entire team, with supplies, had to take an hours boat ride in order to conduct the camp.
    Pastor Jessey further explained that they had originally scheduled the camp for three days and three villages but ran out of medication after the second day.

    Arriving by boat


    Every day, 23,000 people die in India; 6,000 of those die due to lack of proper medical attention and the lack of medical facilities. According to the latest statistics, there is only one doctor for every 1,700 Indians. India is a nation of 1.3 billion people, and 70% of the population live in rural areas with inadequate or no medical programs. Sadly, this results in people dying from diseases which could easily have been treated with basic medication.
    Responding to this pressing need, medical camps are conducted particularly in remote villages without access to medical facilities (like doctors and pharmacies nearby) or where people live below the poverty line and therefore can never afford to visit a doctor or a medical facility.
    A typical medical camp cost $500 a day and may last for 2-3 days.  Calvary Grace has a goal to conduct several of these each year as funds are available.
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  • Autorickshaw Livelihood Project

    Pastor Joseph, a close associate of Pastor Jessey received a new rickshaw in mid-February 2020. Funds were raised for a used rickshaw but Pastor Joseph decided to get a new rickshaw instead. According to Pastor Jessey, “We tried very hard to find a used rickshaw in good condition but we couldn’t.”

    Pastor Joseph and family

    The total price was $2,857. The price difference between used and new will be paid in payments with Pastor Joseph paying the difference to a finance company.

    Proud recipients of a GBIM livelihood project

  • Calvary Grace Ministry Center

    Calvary Grace General Baptist Ministry Center

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    Calvary Grace Ministry Center Construction


    Calvary Grace General Baptist Ministries has for over 30 years focused on evangelism and outreach ministries.  Calvary Grace has a combined membership of 850 and through these ministries God has increased their number.
    It is important for the Calvary Grace Association to have ministry center to centralize their various ministries and provide a home for the Good Shepherd’s Children’s Home.
    Currently construction is under way on this ministry center but we would like to assist Calvary Grace in reaching their goal by raising $20,000 to help them complete phase one of this project. Ultimately Rev. Jessey Vemula would like to see this facility serve as ministry center, children’s home and team house for Mission One teams.

    How Can I Help?

    To make a donation please click here, fill out the form, click yes under “Is this donation to be designated for a specific project or mission?”, then “other” and put “Calvary Grace Ministry Center” under “other designation.” Or click the thermometer below and donate securely by credit card or debit card.
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Mexico


  • Women’s Ministries Banner Cause Gift at Work in Mexico

    In 2019, Women’s Ministries selected church construction projects as their Banner Cause. One of those gifts was for Mexico. In 2020, Pastor Felix in Juarez, Mexico put that gift to good use. Watch this video to see the results. Special thanks to General Baptist Women’s Ministries for their generous donation to International Ministries.

  • VIDEO: Interview With Pedro Quezada

    Dr. Jim Pratt, Mission One Coordinator, along with Dr. Danny Dunivan, Interim Executive Director, Mark Powell, GBIM Director, and Pastor Neal Crum just returned from a trip to Juarez, Mexico. Listen to a summary of the trip that includes opportunities for involvement in the ongoing ministries in Juarez.

    Dr. Daniel Dunivan Interviews Pedro and Elida Quezada



You may partner with any of these projects by sending a gift to General Baptist International Ministries, 100 Stinson Dr., Poplar Bluff, MO 63901.  Please make sure to write the project name on the memo line of your check to facilitate the immediate transfer of funds.