Balasiao Church Members, 2014

Balasiao Church, before 2013

MPI sponsors 2 Adopt a Ministers in Southern Mindanao Mission area; Pedro Casio and Jesreel Abella


written by by Tessie Aspe

This is Bro Pedro Casio, a hard working man who formerly worked for a printing press as a binder while supporting his way to college.

Marriage took place when he was a junior in college, which eventually made him stop schooling to support his family. While he was working in the press, a deep desire to share GOD's word begun to grow within him. He prayed and studied the Bible more earnestly, all the while asking God to help him share God's Word.  He attended several Bible study groups conducted by different ordained ministers and laymen. He keenly observed their different methods and personal dealings with men as they shared. All the while he was doing his own Bible studies with other people too. Later, after many studies and observations, he developed his own Bible studies. He became well in demand in giving Bible studies. This time he prayed to God for a sign about his ministry.

The press needed to lay off some workers, so he resigned. It was then that he applied as a layman in Atis Church, and he was readily accepted because the  church had seen his active work.

His hard labor did not escape the eyes of men from the Union Conference. Pastor A. Asoy, who was the head of the Ministerial Department during that time, offered him a scholarship in Theology at South Philippine Adventist College at the same time offering him a part time job as a layman while studying. This made him happy. But he had a big problem, because of being out of school for a very long time, he could not speak English although he could read and understand it. After four years of study and work, he got his diploma and became better equipped for the LORD's work.

He continues his Bible studies at every opportunity - or he creates one. He is still working as a layman up to this time.

Current Need:  Pastor in Philippines          

Balasiao Church, 2014 - still working!

New Zion Seventh-day Adventist Church

Pic 1 tarps to enlarge church
Pic 2 looking up the rugged steps to the church.
Pic 3 inside the church
Pic 4 inside after it was finished
Pic 5 Outside after it was finished
New Zion was one of the first churches to be renovated.  It sits up on a hill overlooking the village. The village can hear the services since it is on a hill. There were steep stairs going up to it that were just dug out of the hill and quite scary to go up. The church needed to be made bigger. They also needed a restroom and a place for the children.  The members had stretched tarps to make it bigger but they needed a more permanent building.

Our church building project here in Caramoan is just about to be finish. This was the situation when I first came.

Caramoan Church Building Broject and Crusade

By Jeffrey & Judy Arcenal

Mission: To create, support, mentor, and network for Christ worldwide!  

Vision:  Working together so everyone can experience the love of Jesus personally.

Dear Mama Ruth & Papa Ed,

MPI started to sponsor me, I think, in 2012.

Baptism: First crusade assignment in

Minalabac 25 souls,

in Daet, Camarines Norte 22,

in Caramoan 2012 November, 37 souls,

my crusade in Tinawagan 18,

my crusade in Maangas 22,

my crusade in Garchetorina 2014 10,

my crusade in Bahi 2013, 16 souls,

another crusade in Bahi 2014, 18 souls, youth evangelistic camp,  May 3, 8 souls. Bato crusade 18 souls,

Naga crusade 85 souls.

Revived churches 5,

new company 1.
Total baptism: 279
Total Church revived: 5
Total company organized: 1