INDONESIA – AGAPE HOUSE WORLDWIDE
Agape House Indonesia is hosting the 2018 Worldwide Agape House Reunion. The event will be held on October 11 – 14, 2018 at Samarinda Toraja Church, Samarinda, Indonesia. Host representatives are Enos and Dianne Tangke Arung and Riris Tobing Rigby. Other highlights, aside from the reunion, will be the medical mission clinic conducted by Dr. Cynthia Lee (Dunn, N.C.) and the launching of the community library by the Smarinda Toraja Church. Agape House alumni will be representatives and delegates at these events.
FOUR OAKS, N.C.
Lees Chapel enjoyed a wonderful VBS July 15 – 18
This was undoubtedly one of the best Vacation Bible Schools we’ve had in many years at Lees Chapel. Our attendance was outstanding, and the support of our church family was equally as good.
Our theme this year was centered around Daniel and his three friends during their time of captivity in Babylon. Our young people got to learn what it means to remain faithful to God, no matter the trials and temptations that may come our way. And to know that no matter what struggles we may face, God is always with us.
Banner Chapel Church provided a cookout for their community’s first responders at the Benson Fire Department on Monday July 16th. The Benson PD, Benson FD, JOCO EMS and JOCO Sheriff’s Department enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and homemade desserts. Banner Chapel’s outreach team coordinated the event, which included not only local and county first responders, but also the Mayor of Benson, Town Manager of Benson and the Sheriff of Johnston County. Banner Chapel strives to “Love God, Love Others, Live as Jesus.”
AGAPE HOUSE – JAPAN
Agape House Director Rowena Cabrizos is back in the Philippines after successful ministry for the past several months in Japan.
While in Japan, two homeless feedings took place – one in June and one in July. The feedings began with a worship song followed by prayer. Pastor Julius Equipado (ministry leader for the Chihaya Agape House) gave a short message before the distribution of the food. Some homeless people participated in setting up the distribution. After the feeding, a few of the homeless remained and began to ask questions about God.
MYANMAR – ADVENT CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE
Pastor Joseph reports and shares with us his motto: “The Word for every creature” (Mark 16:15 -18).
Joseph carries out these words through his ministry activities.
Church Planting – S. (name withheld for security reasons) – a church planter of Joseph’s ministry, The Word Mission, and a graduate of The Word College – has been working since 2011 and is currently working with the Lahu tribes. These are people who believe in demons, but S. has been able to bring them to Christ. Many times, the chiefs have asked S. to leave their villages.