ARISE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
Isaiah 60:1

September - October 2021

Dear Brethren in Christ,

Christian greetings!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

The end of the year is fast approaching, and for almost two years now, the world is still hurting because of the Pandemic. By God's grace, however, His children are seeing God's promises being fulfilled and His Name glorified. Indeed, the pandemic brought many blessings to us. One of these blessings is that, many people became open to the Gospel, and are seeking Him for life issues that have eternal bearing. The reality of death that could happen to anyone is a life event that is pushing many people to seek some answers, of which, only the Bible can provide. Interestingly, many people from all walks of life responded positively, as the brethren shared the gospel through face to face, gospel tracts, videos and the social media. The ACMI brethren became more zealous in sharing the Gospel. Encouraged (with the prodding of the Holy Spirit) because of the openness of the people to listen to spiritual things, the brethren took every opportunity to share the gospel to friends, relatives and neighbors. Glory to God.

Pictures 1 & 2.

As the Pandemic brought many restrictions in terms of travel which also caused economic and livelihood miseries to many of our brethren (the Philippines experienced the 2nd wave of Covid19 infection), we continued to support our needy brethren, especially those from the communities and tribal outreaches. The Lord is indeed good, He provided the funds for the procurement of the needed goods. Many good Samaritan generously shared their resources (cash and in kind) to help the brethren in need.

Pictures 3, 4 & 5.

Also because of the limited travel and people movement, the brethren from some the ministry outreaches decided to construct and renovate their fellowship buildings/centers. The leaders from Sicot, Tangub City outreach decided to construct a multi-purpose building where they could hold their worship service, tutorial services for children and livelihood training for the residents. Incidentally, the brethren in this outreach are from the Subanen tribe. The Higaonon brethren in Kalipay outreach transferred their fellowship center to another area, also in Kalipay.

Pictures 6, 7 & 8.

The Pandemic also opened many doors for the ministry. Many of our leaders who are doing ministry works in 3 areas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and those from Luzon, Visayas and many parts of Mindanao, are having bible study virtually or thru zoom. All of us are excited as we refresh ourselves with Gods calling for us to be His disciples by tagging along others and training them also as committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.

All Glory to God. Blessings!

In Christ

Bernardo Mendoza

ACMI

Picture 1 - Witnessing in Davao City

Picture 2 - Witnessing in the outskirts of Iligan City

Picture 3 - Distribution of relief goods in Banucagon, Pigkawayan, North Cotabato

Picture 4 - Distribution of relief goods in Dancalan, Ilog, Negros Occidental

Picture 5 - Distribution of relief goods for Iranon (Muslim) contacts

Picture 6 - Multi-purpose building in Sicot, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental

Picture 7 - Tutorial of Subanen kids

Picture 8 - Renovated church building in Kalipay, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental