We have made quite a few changes here in our ministry. Some for security reasons, others simply to help us to reach more people and grow the ones that we presently have. One of the changes that we recently instituted was changing from monthly “Celebration Services” to doing the service once every three months.
We recently had our first new “Celebration Service.” It was also the kickoff service for two weeks of emphasizing missions. We had such a wonderful time. We were blessed to have missionary Derek Thomas (Ukraine) speak for our service. The worship, preaching, fellowship, food, and games were great. And, how about the traditional outfits?
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR THREE CONGREGATIONS TO CONTINUE TO STAND FOR CHRIST AND SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF JESUS WITH THEIR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND OTHERS IN THEIR VILLAGES AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES!
It was also a blessing to have Brother Derek with us for a week in our college. He taught on “Progressive Sanctification” for four days. His teaching was both convicting and challenging, and Lord willing, life changing. It was a blessing to have our dear friend Pastor Kampai and a few of his Bible Institute students with us for all four days!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SEEDS THAT WERE SOWN DURING THIS WEEK TO BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO HOLINESS IN ALL OF OUR LIVES!
Many of the young men and women who are former students of mine at Pacific Baptist School and Pacific Baptist Bible College are presently serving in the ministry, including on the mission field. One of the finest of these is Bounna Has. He and his wife Thy have been serving the Lord in Cambodia with our Team for the past seven years now. They are a wonderful couple, devoted servants of Christ, and are being used greatly in the country of Cambodia.
It was a real joy to have Bounna with us for the second week of our Missions’ Emphasis and to teach in our School of Ministry. His messages on Sunday were a tremendous encouragement and his teaching on “Cults” for our School of Ministry will be helpful for years to come, especially the teaching on Mormonism.
PLEASE PRAY THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO USE BOUNNA AND THY HERE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THAT GOD WILL WATER THE SEEDS THAT WERE SOWN BY HIM WHILE WITH US!
It’s always a blessing to have visitors from the States, but especially visitors from our home and sending church – Pacific Baptist Church of Long Beach. Recently, we had Donna Rollanza visit with us for a few days. Many of you don’t know this, but for five years while serving at Pacific Baptist Church, I was actually the Pastor of our Filipino Ministry. Donna was one of our most faithful members. While visiting with us Donna was not only able to witness some of our ministry, she even had a chance to go shopping with my wife and Bounmee.
My wife and I, once again, want to thank you for your faithful prayers and continual and consistent financial support. We also thank you for keeping in touch with us and reminding us that you are praying. It mean much!
Johnny and Denise Esposito
ADDITIONAL PRAYER REQUESTS:
- Please continue to pray that we will have the love, wisdom, and power of God in our lives and flowing through our ministries.
- Please continue to pray for our two village ministries and the ministry here in the capital city.
- Please continue to pray for our new Saturday English classes in the capital city.
- Please continue to pray for our upcoming Christmas parties for the school and in the three villages.
- Please continue to pray for the End of the Term for both the English School and the School of Ministry and the New Terms coming in January.
- Please continue pray for my ministry trip to Northern Thailand near the end of January!
“While we understand that not all will ‘GO’ to the uttermost parts of the world, all who claim the name of Christ and have experienced the wonderful grace of God in their lives, must be a part of this great undertaking of which we call missions.”
-Johnny Esposito, Peeking Through the 10/40 Window
4 thoughts on “December 4, 2018”
Great update! Keeping you in my prayers
Glad to know you are well. Miss all of you!
Thank you! Who is this? 🙂
Your letters are always a blessing and encouragement! Thanks for all you are doing. I am honored to be your friend.
Thank you for your kind words. The honor is all mine. Grateful for what God is doing through you and the ministry He has entrusted into your care. Hope to see you in the near future!