Prayer Request for November 2015

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Praise & Thanksgiving:

  1. Grace Ocampo was accepted into membership in September while Maiah Coquia, Erick Budin and Bebeth Gador in October.
  2. We also looking forward to the baptism of Bernadette Delector and her addition to the membership this November. Bernadette is one of the girls from our CCM Homes.
  3. During October CCM held a series of meetings for Parents and children on their roles in the family. This was also an opportunity to bring the truths of the gospel to them.
  4. The Annual Camp for the Homeless has just concluded and we give thanks to God for those who gathered and the opportunities to witness and to minister the word of God to those who gathered.
  5. We continue to give thanks to the Lord for His goodness to us as a church and the peace and loving unity that we experience. May the Lord be praised.

Prayer Requests:

  1. That those who attended the Camp for the Homeless will have been blessed by the ministry and that the Lord will bring many of them to true salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. Please continue to pray for our regular meetings among the homeless – each Thursday night when up to 100 attend and also the Monday night Bible Study when about 40 attend. Pray for conversions.
  3. Please also pray for peace and safety for our volunteers and those from the streets. There have been some untoward incidents recently such as drunken men trying to enter the meetings and the terrible incident of the stabbing of one of the homeless ladies when she alighted from the bus after the camp. The Devil is always active and trying to destroy such witness for Christ.
  4. Grace Ministerial Academy will, in the mercy of God, begin its second semester on the 10th Nov. Please pray for the lecturers and students. May there also be some new enrollees. May all be done to the glory of God in the preparation of men for the ministry. Particularly pray for Pastor Gilbert MacAdam as he returns to teaching this semester following his break in UK. Continue to pray for good health for our Principal Noel Espinosa.
  5. We are still in need of additional staff particularly in our new Boys’ Home. This hopefully will be occupied this month if the occupancy permit is granted.
  6. Gemma Gustillo— Gemma at 67 years old is a faithful member but her illness has hampered her from attending church. She has a severe nerve problem affecting her back. The doctor advised her to undergo an operation. Please pray for wisdom and financial provision for this costly medical operation
  7. Edith Columbino—has stage 3D breast cancer. She is about 56 years old. Please pray for her and that she may accept the Lord’s will and know His strength and grace. Also please pray for her husband Pat.
  8. The church through its CCM Relief Arm is seeking to help victims of Typhoon Lando in Pampanga in co-operation with the Reformed Baptist Churches in those areas. May the Lord bless the compassionate relief work but also give opportunity to preach the gospel to those in physical but also desperate spiritual need.
  9. The Lord willing the mission work in Tacloban plans to conduct  house-to-house visitation to invite people to hold a Bible Study. Please also pray for their existing Bible Studies that they may yield fruit in conversions.
  10. We are hoping to see the outreach in Morong, Rizal covenanted as a church before the end of the year, with Erwin Cadalin as ordained Pastor. Please pray for the preparations and the Lord’s timing of this step.
  11. Continue to pray for our need to extend our Worship Hall. Plans are being drawn up and we shall then know the estimated cost. Please pray for the provision of the money we shall need.

News and Prayer Request for December 2014

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Dates to Remember

Tue, Dec 9 – CCM Homes Party (Masinag) Evening

Fri, Dec 12 – CCM Staff Party ( Marikina) Evening

Sat, Dec 13 - Children’s SS Program  CRBC  8:30 am (All are invited)

Sat, Dec 13 - CRBC Church Party  5:30 pm (All Church attendees are invited)

Thur, Dec 18 - GMA last class for 2014

Sat, Dec 20 - Putal & Berongoy Wedding  (by invitation only)


Praise & Thanksgiving:

  1. For the Relief Distribution in Tacloban of 5000 Christmas gift packs and 5,000 Samareno (Waray) Bibles. Many members gave their time and themselves for this major distribution.
  2. The Community Christmas Programme of CCM with 420 participants from the communities we serve in Cubao took place at the end of November. It is always a time enjoyed by all. Please pray that the message preached by Pastor Jorge Gumop-as will be blessed by God to the salvation of those who attended.
  3. We have a number of applicants to be accepted into membership on the 7th as well as others to give their testimonies. May it please the Lord to save many more in our midst.
  4. Give thanks with us for the abundance of blessings of our gracious God through this past year. We have been greatly encouraged by the faithful preaching of the the Word of God and the numerous additions to our membership.


Prayer Requests:

  1. This time of the year there are many parties. Pray that in the midst of the fun and enjoyment that we shall keep the Lord always before us and live lives worthy of Him.
  2. At the same time there are many opportunities to preach to the many that gather for our various activities. May it please the Lord to bring people unto salvation.
  3. We have loved ones of a number of our members who are sick, some facing operations. Please pray for healing, comfort, guidance and the financial help that is often needed.
  4. We would like to see the planting of an RB Church in Tacloban. The Abuyog Reformed Baptist Church to the south will be following up our Relief Distribution with Bible Studies in a number of areas. However we need to be able to support someone in Tacloban itself to lead in the planting of a church there. Finances are one of the greatest needs.
  5. The Lord willing we hope to begin construction on the new CCM Boys’ Home in January. Currently we are following up our need to obtain the Building Permit. We need this before the end of the year in order not to have to begin the process all over again in the New Year. Please pray for Reddy Gonzales who is responsible for this task.
  6. We constantly have visitors to our services. Please pray that those resident in Manila will continue with us and may eventually be added to the church. We also have a number of people who have attended for years but have never committed themselves to church membership. Please pray for conviction.
  7. Pastor Mon has been conducting a membership class on a Lord’s Day morning. May this result in more coming forward for membership.
  8. Our Worship Hall is comfortably full on a Lord’s Day morning and we see the need to expand our building to accommodate more people. Please pray that the large finances needed for such a project will be provided.
  9. Due to a lack of hymn books we are in the process of installing a projector to project the hymns on a screen. May this be a help to all and not be a hindrance to worship.
  10. The Lord willing we hope to see the work in Morong, Rizal constituted as a church sometime in the New Year. A major need is the finances to support a pastor. We hope to see Bro. Erwin Cadalin ordained as Pastor there.
  11. We are still responsible for the oversight of the work in Tondo. Pastor Larry Malabayabas believes the Lord is now calling him to plant a church in his home town in Marinduque. Pray for guidance and wisdom for him.  Some of our students in GMA are therefore now preaching regularly in Tondo.
  12. Pray for the students in GMA over the year end break and particularly for Pastor Noel that he will be able to get some rest and relaxation.
  13. We pray all will have a blessed time with loved ones and friends at this time of the year. However let us remember that above all we are to bear a good testimony for the Saviour – the Lord Jesus Christ.


May you have a blessed Christmas and a fruitful New Year

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Col 3:17

Thanksgiving and Prayer Request for the Month of September 2014

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Praise & Thanksgiving:

  1. God’s continued faithfulness to us as a church in spite of our failures and sins. We continue to see good congregations with visitors each Lord’s Day in our services. We are also seeing some becoming regular in attendance.
  2. Our recently concluded 2 day Retreat in Bulacan. It was a time of reflection, instruction and sweet fellowship for the roughly 100 who attending. All thanks and praise to our Lord.
  3. We have several more folk applying for membership including two of our girls from CCM. May we be given wisdom as they are interviewed and encouraged.
  4. For the ongoing Relief Work in Tacloban with the distribution of Blackboards and the roofing of homes in two more barangays.
  5. For the ministry and teaching in GMA of Dr. Ian Densham who returned back to the UK on the 11th Aug. May his ministry bring forth fruit to the glory of our God.


Prayer Requests:

  1. For the drawing up of plans for an extension to our Building and particularly our Worship Area. Pray also for the funds we would need to even begin such a project.
  2. For Recent visitors from abroad who come, help and encourage us in the work of the Lord and practically in the ministry of CCM. Pray for Hannah Dickinson who will be returning to the UK on the 2nd.
  3. For the Students in GMA that they will continue to persevere in their studies and for the lecturers as they teach and encourage the men.
  4. Natalie Vellacott (missionary) is currently in the UK with some medical concerns as well as visiting family and her church. Pray for her health and the book she has written about her work. Pray also for her early return.
  5. Reddy & Naomi Gonzales with their children hope to return in October from the UK. Pray for them as they make arrangements and for Naomi being able once more to do tutorial work in the CCM Homes even with two small children to look after.
  6. We are still in need of 2 Social Workers in CCM. Please pray for this very important need as without them it means our Social Workers are overloaded with work at the present time. We are also in need of sponsors for our children.
  7. We have had to cancel our plans for the time being to begin construction of our new CCM Boys Home due to changing our architect and contractor. Please pray as new plans for a some what reduced project are being drawn up and that we might be able to begin construction before the end of the year.
  8. Continue to pray that we might see conversions among those who attend our services, evangelistic Bible Studies and also among the Homeless.
  9. We would like to see an RB Church established in Tacloban. Pray for Danny Baguio who is seeking to begin a Bible Study at the property we rent for our Relief Work Headquarters. Danny is a native Waray speaker.
  10. We have a number of members who have loved ones with serious illnesses such as cancer. Please pray for comfort and trust that “all things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to His purpose.”

Prayer Bulletin for August 2014

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Cubao, Quezon City

Dates for August
 9th Sat 3:00 pm   Church Anniversary with Ptr Ferdie Facundo as preacher.
20th-21st Church Retreat in Tanay.  Members and Friends are invited to attend. There are costs.
25th Monday (holiday)  Sunday School Seminar – Organized by Los Banos and Pastor Espinosa.



Praise & Thanksgiving

  1. We give thanks to the Lord for his many mercies to us as a church over 35 years of existence. (We are postponing our Anniversary celebration one week until the 9th due to a seminar on the 2nd.)
  2. We thank the Lord also for newly accepted members and expect 3 more to join us on the 3rd.
  3. For one new Social Worker in CCM Homes – Roanne and one House Mother. We expect two other Social Workers to join us this month of August. Give thanks to the Lord for answering our prayers. May they prove an asset to the ministry.
  4. GMA Modular Class on the Synoptic Gospels with Dr. Ian Densham. May the men who have taken the course be richly blest.
  5. The Lecture on George Whitefield with Dr Densham. May it prove a great blessing and challenge to us all to proclaim the glorious gospel of sovereign grace even more.

Prayer Requests:

  1. May we glorify our Gracious God in our Anniversary on the 9th with Ptr Ferdie Facundo to preach on “The Glory of God in the midst of Darkness” Ezekiel 1.
  2. During our Anniversary we are planning to ordain Glen Manuel and Roderick Parco in the Office of Deacon. May this be a blessed time for them as they take up their roles as deacon and an encouragement to the church. We shall then have six deacons to oversee the many practical matters of the members and the church property.
  3. Church retreat planned for the 20th-21st in Tanay. Pray the Lord will bring us even closer together in our love for one another and our desire to serve and glorify Him.
  4. Our ongoing relief efforts in Tacloban. We expect to be transporting 150 blackboards there for the use of schools as well as other materials and supplies. Continuing also in our re-roofing program.
  5. We are seeking to have plans drawn up for the extension of our Worship Hall which is often becoming very full on a Lord’s Day morning. Please pray that we may know the guidance of the Lord in this step and the even larger one of actually constructing the same.
  6. Pray for our members who are preachers and taking the main lead in ministering in other churches and outreaches. Pastor Larry Malabayabas in God’s Providence Baptist Church; Tondo. Erwin Cadalin in our church planting work in Morong, Rizal; Levi Ilhig in Montalban and Taytay; Joseph Mangahas also in Sovereign Grace Baptist Church Taytay. Also remember our 3 Elders.
  7. Continue to pray that we may see more people coming to faith in Christ. Particularly pray for our young people and children. May they be convicted of their sins and their desperate need of the Saviour.
  8. Pray for conversions among the homeless who attend our Thursday night Drop-in meetings. May the Lord be pleased to save them from their sins.
  9. We had been hoping to begin the first stage of construction of the CCM Boys’ Home. There have been some holdups. May this go ahead in the near future. Please also pray the large sum of money that will be needed to complete the project.
  10. We have been having visitors to our services through the influence of our website. May those who come find a home with us where they may grow in grace and the knowledge of the Saviour.
  11. Relief operation for the victims of Typhoon Glenda in Calauag Quezon (members of Ptr Romy Endaya) – volunteers from CRBC
  12. Dr Ian Densham to visit Baguio and Manaoag 4th-7th for historical lecture to be accompanied by Ptr Ismael middle of the month

Prayer Bulletin for July 2014

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Dates for the Calendar


July 4               REBAP-Luzon Association Meeting at First Reformed Baptist Church of Valenzuela

July 6               Votation for Additional Deacons

July 11             Elders & Deacons Meeting

July 19             Members’ Meeting

Aug 9              CRBC Anniversary (note changed date)




Praise & Thanksgiving:

1. Opening of classes in GMA. We have a small number of new students enrolled. May they be blessed in their studies and prove to be faithful men of God. Give thanks also for returning students this semester.

2. The addition of another Social Worker in answer to prayer. Please pray for Roanne Kilat as she takes up her position in the CCM Homes and for Liezel Garcia a new House Mother.

3. For GMA Student Joseph Mangahas who became a member of CRBC on June 1. Please pray for his studies and his ministry in our outreaches.

4. We again have applicants for membership. Please pray for wisdom as the elders interview them.

5. The Lord has been bringing many homeless people to our Thursday night Drop-in meeting and also a good number to attend the Monday night Bible Study. Please pray for conversions.

6. Attendances at services are very encouraging and we regularly have visitors particularly to our morning Tagalog Service. Some have begun attending regularly.

7. Attendance at prayer meetings has been increasing and the Lord has been answering our prayers. All praise be unto Him.

8. For the Relief Work in Tacloban where over 3,000 school supplies have been distributed and many homes now have yero roofs. May the Lord be pleased to work in the lives of all who listened to the preaching of the Word of God unto their salvation.

9. For the birth of Phoebe Grace Gonzales in the UK to Reddy and Naomi. They hope to return to RP in October.

10. A new Bible Study has begun in the Tandang Sora area with some new attendees at CRBC.


Prayer Requests:

1. We have two names before the church to be additional deacons. May the Lord guide our members as to His will concerning these two men. Votation is this month.

2. The services in Morong, Rizal mainly led by Erwin Cadalin. May the Lord give us wisdom concerning the timing of forming this work into a covenanted church.

3. We are also sending men to preach in Taytay from week to week. May the Lord direct concerning the work there and the provision of a Pastor.

4. Our Quarterly Members’ Meeting is planned for Saturday 19th. Please pray for the Lord’s direction and wisdom in all we discuss and seek to do.

5. Please continue to pray for the possibility of an extension to our Worship Hall as we are becoming very full particularly in our morning service.

6. Dr. Ian Densham arrives on the 17th (DV) and will be teaching a Modular Class in GMA on the Synoptic Gospels from the 22nd. Pray for his preparation, travels and his ministry among us.

7. Continue to pray for health and strength for Pastor Noel Espinosa. Also for Pastor Gilbert McAdam as he adjusts to teaching once more at GMA.

8. The ongoing Relief Work in Tacloban. We hope to be able to supply at least 150 Blackboards this month to schools in the area. Please also pray about the possibility of establishing a more permanent ‘foot step’ in the area for the proclamation of the gospel.

9. Please continue to remember our needs for Social Workers in CCM.

10. Our men are conducting at least 8 evangelistic Bible Studies each week. May the Lord be pleased to save those who attend.

11. Preparation for our 35th Anniversary which will be held this year (DV) on the 2nd Saturday of August.

12. Continue to pray for the finances we need for all our ministries and that we ourselves might be faithful in our giving.



Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Prov. 3:5-6


“God is our Father. We can trust Him in all things. We either trust Him or ourselves. If we trust Him, He will lead and care for us in all our ways.

From “Helpful Thoughts” by Doug Nichol

Prayer Request for March 2014

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Dates for the Calendar

Mar 2 – Baptisms and Lord’s Supper
Mar 8 - Induction of 3rd Elder at Moonwalk
Mar 27 - GMA Graduation


Praise & Thanksgiving:

1. The recently concluded Pastors Conference was a blessing to many. We thank the Lord for the smooth running of the conference and for the messages preached. May they be used of God in the ongoing work of reformation.

2. The addition of 6 more members in February. Three married couples. One of the men was baptized. We also heard several more testimonies and have ongoing applications for membership. The Lord is good.

3. For a couples fellowship held last month with Pastor Norman Hopkins and his wife. It was a good time of fellowship and reflection.

4. Grace Ministerial Academy ends its school year on the 27th. We expect at least 6 graduates. Give thanks with us for all the Lord’s blessing on the work of GMA and all those who are now in the ministry.

5. For all the Lord’s mercy and grace to us as a church. We thank Him for the unity and fellowship we experience by His goodness.

Prayer Requests.

1. Grace Ministerial Academy has now formed an Alumni Association my it be a means of encouraging fellowship among the men who have graduated over the years and with their churches. Please also continue to pray for Pastor Noel’s health. Also we are looking for a lecturer to replace Pastor Ellis in teaching Church History.

2. Relief Work in Leyte and Samar will begin again this month. By the time this letter goes out we should have taken delivery of a small new Isuzu Truck to be used in relief work. We have many relief goods to be transported to Tacloban. Pray we shall also find a suitable distribution place either to rent or purchase. We see this as being a long term investment.

3. We have taken over the work in Morong, Rizal and Bro. Erwin Cadalin is now heading up this work with services every Lord’s Day morning. At present about 30 attend. Please pray for Erwin as he travels there each week and that his ministry will be effective. Pray too for the establishment in the near future of a constituted Reformed Baptist Church in Morong.

4. We have a number of members who have experienced the loss of loved ones, brothers and parents. Please pray for comfort for them. Pray particularly for Dr Lala Espaniola whose mother has lung cancer and not long to live. Pray her mother will come to trust in Christ. They are in Iloilo.

5. Shirley Ocampo is recovering from a hysterectomy operation. Pray for complete healing.

6. CCM is in need of more Social Workers. Please continue to pray for this important need, that the Lord would soon provide suitable people to work in CCM.

7. Tony Ople will be leaving us by the beginning of the month to move to Ilocos Norte. We shall miss him particularly from our Office. Pray for his new work in the north and that he might be a blessing to a church in that area. Pray also for a replacement for him in the Church Office.

8. Continue to pray for conversions among our many attendees and particularly among our children and young people.

9. Our Worship Hall is comfortable full on a Lord’s Day morning and in fact is beginning to become crowded. Pray that we may in the near future see our way clear to extend our Worship Hall. We hope to double the size.

10. We are having visitors coming to us because of our website. Pray that this will be used to encourage Christians and that sermons on our website and on Sermon Audio will be used to glorify the Lord.

11. Pray for the children and young people in the CCM Homes and Educational Assistance Program who are graduating this March from their various schools and colleges. May those who need employment be so directed to good jobs in order to help their families.

12. We are expecting to be considering additions to our deacons this month. Please pray for wisdom and the Lord’s clear direction.

Prayer Bulletin for January 2014

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Prayer Request


Praise & Thanksgiving:

  1. For the Lord’s many mercies and grace to us as a church in 2013.
  2. For the 10 members added to us during this past year – particularly for those who came to faith and were baptized.
  3. For the many opportunities given to us to proclaim the gospel, in Bible Studies, special meetings, and our regular evangelistic activities.
  4. For the provision of funds so that we have been able to air-condition our Worship Hall and also construct a wide staircase.
  5. For the Lord’s blessings on our ministries — CCM, the Drop-in street ministry and GMA. We have seen much of the Lord kindness and mercy.
  6. The wonderful response from friends overseass for the appeal for finances for the ongoing relief work among Yolanda victims. It has been beyond description.
  7. The commitment of members to the ministries of the church which could not be run without them.
  8. For the peace, love and unity experienced in the church. May the Lord be pleased to continue to bless us.

Prayer Requests:

  1. That we as a church might be even more committed to following the Saviour and living for His glory in this New Year. May He be exalted in all our meetings and activities.
  2. Wisdom on how and where to concentrate our ongoing relief activities for Yolanda victims. There is a great responsibility to use the funds received wisely and efficiently to accomplish as much good as possible. We expect such activity to continue for quite some time.
  3. We expect as many as 10 applicants to give their testimonies this month for membership. Quite a few of them are asking for baptism. All praise be to God. May the elders and the church be given much discernment.
  4. Our Annual Church Meeting is planned for the 25th. May it be a time of reflection, re-dedication to the Lord and united commitment to the ministries the Lord has called us to.
  5. Preparation for the Pastors’ Conference set for Feb 4–6. Pray particularly for the main preachers, George McDearmon (USA); Norman Hopkins (UK) and Noel Espinosa. The title of the Conference is The Man after God’s own Heart.
  6. Our continual need for additional Social Workers in CCM.
  7. The Lord is at work among our young people. May He be pleased to draw many of them unto Himself in repentance and faith.
  8. We are expecting as a church this month, to take the oversight of the church planting ministry in Morong, Rizal. Erwin Cadalin will be heading up this work in the will of the Lord. May it in the Lord’s time be established as a covenanted local church.
  9. That the Lord will provide the finances for all our ministries and for further improvements to our meeting place, such as disabled access and even the extension of our Worship Hall.
  10. We will be considering this month and next whether the Lord is raising up other men in the church particularly for the office of Deacon. Pray the Lord will give much wisdom and unity to the members in any decisions that may be reached.
  11. Formal wedding of John T. Sparrow and Virgie Biala on the 18th. Large group coming from the UK for the wedding.
  12. A number of members have been or are sick. Particularly pray of Sister Shirley who is recovering from a hysterectomy operation. Also pray for our older members, some who travel long distances to come to CRBC.

Prayer Bulletin for November 2013

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Prayer Request


Dates for the Calendar

Nov 12 – Opening of 2nd Semester of GMA

Nov 14 - 10th Anniversary of Drop-in. Matt Gamston speaker

Nov 15 - Friday Night Bible Class begins

Nov 19-28 - GMA Modular Class with Ian Densham

Nov 30 - Couples’ Fellowship

Dec 6 - CCM Staff Party

Dec 7 - Sunday School Program

Dec 10 - CCM Homes Party

Dec 12 - Drop-in Party

Dec 14 - CCM EAP Party am -  Church Party pm

Please be in prayer for the Lord’s guidance

and blessing upon these special meetings.


Prayer Bulletin for November 2013

Praise & Thanksgiving:

1.        The Camp for the Homeless (Drop-in Camp) was a blessed time with no untoward incidents as have happened in the past. Please pray that the word preached and also heard in the bible study groups will bring forth fruit unto eternal life.

2.        We thank the Lord for our young people who were able to attend the YP Camp. Again may the Lord bless the ministry there to their salvation.

3.        The Drop-in staff and volunteers had an overnight retreat at Sierra Madre Resort. They discussed and evaluated the drop in camp ministry and found it very beneficial and believe their commitment was very worth while.

4.        Thanks for the CRBC day-outing on 26th October at Antipolo. Pastor Mon lead the devotion on “Endeavoring to keep the unity of the church”.  We do thank the Lord for the unity we do experience by the grace of God.

5.        For the addition to the membership by transfer from the UK of Dr Carmela Espaniola.

Prayer Requests:

1.        The opening of the new semester of GMA on the 12th. Ian Densham once more will be with us taking a modular class on the Pentateuch from the 19th – 28th.  He arrives on the 13th

2.        Please also pray for the Friday Night Bible Class beginning on the 15th and conducted by Pastor Espinosa which is open to all.  May a good number again attend from different churches.

3.        Analyn Ablao has taken over as Officer in Charge of the CCM Children’s  Homes while we say farewell to Virgie Biala Sparrow who will be joining her husband in the UK. Please pray for both of them in their adjustment to their new responsibilities.

4.        We are still very much in need of Social Workers in CCM. Please pray that the Lord will bring the right people to us who can join our dedicated staff.

5.        Drop-in Thursday night meeting will celebrate its 10th year anniversary on the 14th. Brother Matt Gamston will be the speaker.

6.        We are planning a special Couples’ Fellowship on the 30th. May it be a blessed time of fellowship and encouragement.

7.        One of the girls in CCM homes, Jennalyn Banzuelo, has formally applied for church membership. Please pray for wisdom in assessing her profession of faith.

8.        The Lord willing, brother Larry Malabayabas will be formally ordained as interim pastor of Providence Baptist church, Tondo on the 17th of this month.

9.        Last month Noelyn one of our older girls in the CCM Homes suddenly died in her sleep of a heart attack . This has been a great shock to all. However from the writing in her journal we have much hope that she was the Lord’s. Please pray for her father and sibilings, (2 of her brothers are with CCM). Pray also that the Lord will use her sudden death to awaken our children and young people to their great need of the Saviour of sinners.

Prayer Items for the Month of October 2013

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Cubao Reformed Baptist Church

Bulletin for October 2013




3    GMA End of 1st Semester.
9-11     Drop-in Camp       at Jabez,Camp Site, Dasmarinas
13  Lord’s Day 1:45 YP – Discussion with Dr Carmela
15 Church Outing      (National Holiday) All are invited
19  Church Members’ Meeting  (2.00 pm)
27  Lord’s Day 1:45 YP Fellowship


8    Pastors’ Felowship with Pastor Joshua Sheldon (USA)
12  GMA 2nd Semester opening
17  1.45pm YP Fellowship
29-30   YP Overnight at CRBC
30  Couples’ Fellowship


7    Sunday School Program
10  CCM Homes Party
12  Drop-in Year End Party
14  am CCM EAP Party
pm CRBC Church Party



Praise & Thanksgiving:

  1. For the baptism of Siene Delector the first Lord’s Day of Sept.
  2. We expect to have Dr Carmela Espanola to be added the first Lord’s Day of October by transfer from the UK.
  3. The safe delivery of a baby boy – Alexander to Leah and Leo Torres.
  4. Completion of our new staircase,
  5. For the many visitors we are having. One recently came looking for a reformed church. We have news of others wanting to attend with us because they want a Reformed Church.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Drop-in Camp for the Homeless 9th–11th at Jabez. Pray for the ministry of the word and for the camp staff. Above all pray that the word will find a place in the hearts of all who hear and that the Lord will be pleased to save sinners.
  2. On the 15th there is planned a church outing and fellowship. May this be blessed of the Lord in bringing us even closer together in love for one another. May we have good weather.
  3. Church Members’ Meeting on the 19th. We rejoice in God’s goodness and mercy to us as a church. May all the glory be given unto him. Pray for wisdom in making decisions during the meeting.
  4. GMA will be on semestrial break from the 4th. May the men be refreshed and encouraged in their home churches. Pray for Pastor Espinosa that he may get some rest during this time.
  5. CCM is still in great need of Social Workers. Please pray that the Lord will bring to us the people of His choice. Virgie Biala also steps down from being the Director of the Children’s Homes at the end of the month. Pray for Analyn Ablao as she takes over the position.
  6. Scott and Emilyn Delohery believe the Lord would have them return to the USA at this time. Scott will leave on the 8th to look for work and a place to stay. Emy and Daniel will follow later. Pray for them as they make this transition. They hope to be able also to help promote CCM in the US.
  7. We need wisdom as to the Lord’s will as we consider further expansion work on our building. We are greatly in need of an elevator for the disabled, aged and infirm to be able to reach our second floor Worship Hall. We are also considering the possible doubling of the size of our Worship Hall.
  8. Continue to bring before the Lord our Evangelistic Bible Studies in the Cubao area as well as in Montalban. Pray for conversions. Also for conversions among our children and regular attenders in our meetings.
  9. Remember Larry Malabayabas (our member and GMA student) who is now Acting Pastor in Providence Baptist Church Tondo.
  10. Pray for our expectant mothers. Crisel Cadalin who is due later this October. She has been diagnosed with gall stones and is in need of an operation. However this cannot be performed until after the delivery of her baby. Also pray for expectant mother Jill Pascual, wife of our deacon Joel due in January.
  11. There are others in the congregation who are considering applying for membership. May they be encouraged to so apply. Pray for wisdom for the Elders to be discerning in examining candidates for membership.
  12. Above all pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us all that we may be more faithful and Christ like in all we do. That sinners may be drawn to the Lord and saved from their sins.

September 2013 Prayer Items

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Prayer Request

Praise & Thanksgiving:

  1. We thank the Lord for the celebration of our 34th year as a church last Aug 3. Pastor Alex Bartolome was our preacher, preaching from Joshua 1:9 that we are to be strong and courageous for the Lord is with us. May the Lord help us to fulfill His Word. This thanksgiving service was followed by a sumptuous meal with lechon being the main course.
  2. Three young people Jose, Hazel and Monique were baptized on the first Lord’s Day of August and added to the church.
  3. Three more then gave their testimony on that first Lord’s day for membership in September. One of these Shane will be added, the Lord willing, by baptism the other two by transfer. There are others also considering applying for membership. We give all the glory to God. One of the boys in our Homes is also asking for baptism.
  4. We have had 8 overseas visitors with us for the past month. It sometimes meant more work particularly for the CCM staff but it was a joy to have them. They worked hard and made a real contribution in their love for Christ and service for Him. We thank the Lord for the fellowship we have in this way with numerous churches in other countries. Pray also that the experiences of these young people will mean a real increase in concern for missions.
  5. We give thanks for Edgar and Ginia the new House-parents in our CCM Boys’ Home and also for Yollyjim our new Tutor for Homes. Please pray they will quickly settle into their responsibilities and be used by God in the lives of the children.
  6. We give thanks for the successful CCM Staff Retreat at Bakasunan Resort in Tanay. The weather was good and the resort was excellent. Matters affecting the future of CCM were also discussed. May we be given much wisdom in implementing them.

Prayer Requests:

  1. We have a number of ladies expecting to give birth this month and in the next few months to their first child. Please pray for safe deliveries of their babies and for the Lord’s gracious enabling to these new parents to fulfill their God given responsibilities.
  2. Construction work begins this month on our new stairs to our Worship Hall. Please pray for the workers and for Architect Arnel, our member as he oversees the project. We are also planning to put in an elevator for the use of the disabled and the aged. Please pray for the necessary funds to complete these projects.
  3. Planning is in progress for the 2014 Pastors’ Conference. Pray for our visiting preachers from the UK and USA. Also for the books that are currently being purchased for the conference that they may arrive safely.
  4. We are still in need of Social Workers in CCM. This need is very critical please make it a matter of urgent prayer that we shall find the right people to fulfill the vacant positions. Pray also for the present staff who are currently handling a double load.
  5. Men’s Meeting on Aug 31 in Montalban to be followed by tract distribution and an evangelistic meeting. Pray this will be blessed by the Lord in conversions and regular contacts for our ongoing outreach in that area. Pray that in the will of the Lord eventually a church may be established there.
  6. Some of our members have been ill recently and have been admitted to hospital for a few days.. Please pray for good heath during these wet months when disease is rife. Particularly pray that our children will be kept well.