Come and see…

Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing towards the sons of men.”
Psalm 66:5

MFHBC Newsletter

The rainy season is upon us in Tagaytay, and oh how we have missed you all. Thank you for your prayers, love, and support. Since we last spoke…

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Greeted by Grace like Rain – Part 1

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 1:6


In the hustle and bustle of that rainy day, as I waited for my brother to pick me up, I was given the opportunity to bless such souls as these and others who came and went as their duty called on them. In the betweens of phone/ intercom / radio calls from tenants/ guests and their ins and outs to go here and there or check in and out of the condo-tel, I preached His Gospel.

At the end of 2.5 hours of interchange and solid presentation of man’s depravity and the difference between Law and Grace, the 10 commandments and the finished work of Jesus on the Cross, four souls made the commitment to surrender their lives and have Jesus save and rule them.

Praise the Lord. I took a picture of them and you saw it previously.

Ronnie, Ronald, Marvin and Margie. The girl in stripes is Erna and she just missed the confession part because she was called in and out during the hours involved. I had asked Marvin to harvest the soul for Jesus. The other little guy is Garen and he is 19 and claims he is born again. They were so eager to hear God’s Word, they all so listened intently and asked questions especially the tall dark guy, his name is Ronald, the front desk super.

There are some not in the picture…and have heard bits and pieces of the lesson….just prayed for those who got saved to witness to them and share their new faith…


Continue to pray for the Philippines, that I may be given the continued boldness and opportunity to share the wondrous news that is the Gospel, that Jesus loves each one and He reigns forever and ever.


“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name.” Malachi 3:16

Imagine the Lord listening to and hearing every conversation you have about Him with a friend.

About all the things that He has done, the things that He is presently doing and the things still future that you are confident He will accomplish for you. Imagine.

You should be ecstatic to know that according to His Word, He writes them all in a “book of remembrance“. You ever wonder what this book will contain as far as the stuff you’ve shared all these years? To a long-lost friend? To your husband or wife as you spend an afternoon hiking up the hills in Winchester?

To your sons and daughters as you shared a meal and family time with them?

What about the person who sat next to you enduring 16 hours of cramped seating on your flight to India?

Or the exchanges you’ve had with those who came to you as a client, and sat them on a chair for consults, only to find out that like you, they also love and fear the Lord? Are you remembering?

Our Father remembers all those “God talks” you’ve had, and will continue to have in the years to come. With Jesus, He shares your joy and even makes the time to write them all and keep every line stored in a “book of remembrance”!

Oh, what God will do to to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Imagine that.

Noah Webster says it means, to recall, to remind.

Chuck Swindoll expounds it even more, and I have not forgotten it. To remember, according to CS, is “to act in one’s behalf”. The archaic definition is “bethink” which really just means to cause (oneself) to consider. Imagine this my friend, when God remembers, He causes Himself to consider in your behalf! He acts in your behalf!

So the next time you ask God to remember you or His promise to you, think differently. Bethink. Consider Jesus and act in His behalf. It is my hope that you do.

A couple more verses for you to consider.

“Then God remembered Noah…” Genesis 8:1

“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them.'” Ecclesiastes 12:1

Bethink what God records in the “book of remembrance“.

Descanso Retreat

What a delightful Mother’s Day treat it was. Descanso Park takes you to a piece of God’s heaven on earth. Who says it’s not possible to find solace in the midst of noises that surround bustling and chaotic LA and its burbs? Come on in… Every garden walk begins with an arbor entrance such as this one leading you to the fragrant blossoms of a variety of roses from many places. The Rose Garden.

Our Father takes pleasure in blessing all His children. It is His delight to surprise us as we learn to surrender every little thing to His care. Such was this day. It was truly a God walk, exploring all the breath-taking flowers and fauna in a variety of gardens. Follow us as we followed His steps at Descanso.

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8.

Finding ourselves lost in the grandeur of His landscape, we paused for a moment in these Ebenezer seats offered by the “The Fern Gully”. Imagining the many or the few who had preceded us and pondering the same reverential thoughts of our Creator may allow you to consider how you can be His tool in the work of building His kingdom.

“Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these”. Matt 6:29

In this case, we have ponds draped with water lilies, also known as lotus flowers, in many parts of the terrain. When God says to observe, He really means to inspect, to look upon, to behold, give attention to, or watch carefully. The Hebrew word is “derek” which literally means road, way, or journey. The Christ-life is a going, a walking. Moment by moment. Everyday with Jesus is a nice and steady walking. It is a walk on the clouds.

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the ways of the ungodly…but his delight is in the law of the Lord.” Psalm 1:1a

“The grass withers and the flower fades but the Word of God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8.

Frolicking and lying down to the bed of Camella blooms seemed like a very good thing to do. The Camella Garden or better yet, The Camella Road. The path covered with bright pink petals is a reminder of God’s faithfulness. We should not be too busy to enjoy the handiwork that surrounds us. God our Creator calls us to a rest.

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

Make time to smell the flowers.