Growing where He plants me!

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Lord reminded me that I am a flower in His garden. The “Son” shines His light on me and nourishes me with “living water”.

At the proper time, I bloom and release a distinct fragrance that can only be attributed to the finished work of God.

Are you letting the “Vinedresser” have His way?

Vision

The vision is to see the Philippines as a true Christian nation of devoted followers of Jesus Christ, the One True God… One Church…One Message.
“For God so loved, that He gave..” Jn3:16

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”
Habakkuk 2:3

Where is Tagaytay?

Where is Tagaytay?

The beautiful City of Tagaytay is about 35 miles (55 km) from Manila.

It is a popular destination for local and international visitors, it is an incorporated city with the province of Cavite; its most famous resident, Taal Volcano, can be seen from all around the caldera. Because of its elevation, many take the drive up and spend the day in the city’s cool climate. It has an average temperature of 71-73°F year round.

The total land area covered by the city is 26 square miles. For map aficionados, it is 120° 56’longitude and 14° 6’latitude. Famous Manila Bay is to the north, Taal Lake and volcano to the south, and Laguna to the east.

The Caldera, or ridge has a circumference of 20 miles. The highest point is Mount Sungay (horn) at 2,236 feet. From the ridge, you can catch glimpses of the province of Batangas.

Because of its location, Tagaytay is easily accessible by car, bus, and yes even by jeepneys.

This is it!


“And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8

Three years ago, we went home to the Philippines and our expectations were simple. Rest and relaxation. Twenty years had passed since we’d travelled together.

Little did we know that all we were doing was scouting the land. There was reason God showed us once again the need.

In Metro-Manila, and in places the Gospel is shared, people receive it readily, but often, they are left without a church family to grow up in. Many do not get to experience the joy of sanctification and service, making them fair game to the false teachings that proliferate throughout the country.

The objective is to train and equip disciples who will go out to teach scripture to the thousands of “unreached-reached” peoples and plant churches throughout the Philippines wherever it is needed.

And that will be done through God’s call for a Bible College.

Won’t you prayerfully consider how you might be a part of this work in the City of Tagaytay?

* Here are some pictures of the planned site.

What’s in a name?

“He knows my name. He knows my every thought. He knows each tear that falls and He hears me when I call.”

I call Him Abba, Father. And He calls me by my first name…

Picture this. Mary came to the tomb on Easter Sunday only to find it empty. She was frantic and in tears looking for her Master. “Where have you taken Him”, she asked the man she perceived as the caretaker.
Then she hears her name called, “Mary”. Instantly, she recognized His voice, “Rabboni”.

So there you are my friends. There’s so much in a name. Your name has been chosen for you before the foundation of the world. It is who you are. It reflects your personality. My name is Nenita, it means “little baby girl”. I am Nenita…I live up to this name, I am God’s little one and I am loving it.

I covet your prayers….that I may continue to live up to His reputation. Abba, Father. Jesus, the Savior.

I am His and He is mine. His banner over me is love. Pray for me to always serve Him in love and humility.

Let’s y’all come and see…

Won’t you prayerfully consider how you might be a part of this work in the City of Tagaytay?

The Lord allowed us to scout the land three years ago.  And now, we go where He sends us.  “So they said, “Arise, let us go up against them.  For we have seen the land, and indeed it is very good.  Would you do nothing?” Judges 18:9

The Gospel

The Reason

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:16-18

The Promise

“…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction…for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
Romans 10:9-13

The Response

“Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
John 3:3

“…Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.
John 3:5-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”
Romans 1:16

Where?

101,833,938 people live and are spread out among 7,100 islands, this is the Philippines.

Ethnic groups:

Tagalog 28%, Cebuano 13%, Visaya 7.6%, Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%
Others 25.3%

11 % or 186 tribal groups live in inaccessible mountain areas;
Albay – 2.7%; Ibanag 0.8%; Kinaray-A 0.6%

181 Languages/Dialect

32.9% live below the poverty line

Lost without the Word…

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, [fn] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” Romans 1:16

Wherever the Gospel is shared
throughout the Philippines,
especially in the Greater Manila area,
people receive it readily,
but are then left without a church family…

Without a church, they are left as orphans; they are not able to grow beyond their salvation, making them easy prey
to the false teachings that surround them.

These we call the “unreached reached.”