The missions in the Philippines were founded in the 1980’s. The original school campus and church in Alae was begun then and they both continue to thrive and grow today. Of course, with COVID 19, the schooling has had to be modified to comply with local conditions and rules. When the Tibbitts left to expand the ministry into other nations, there were over 50 affiliated churches and ministries.
There continue to be numerous churches and ministries being served and grown up under the umbrella of Bridge Ministries, Inc. The main hubs of ministry are in the Cagayan de Oro City and Cotabato regions. Each of these areas continue to expand and serve their communities with weekly feeding programs, youth ministries, outreach services, and church services. Several of the ministries are successfully reaching out to the Muslim communities as well.
We will update with pictures and needs of each community so that you can see what the prayer needs and the physical needs of the churches are.
In the Philippines, they have been on another COVID-19 lockdown with essential exceptions. The feeding of the village, which was relocated due to the earthquakes and subsequent landslides, has continued through the lockdown. We are in need of funds to continue this assistance and outreach.
The Bridge Theological Training School continues to grow and the students are helping to minister to the needs of those in their communities.
The children in Alae, Ministry of Bridge Christian School, held their 34th nursery/kindergarten commencement program. It was a very difficult year with the complications of COVID-19, but thanks to the faithfulness of the teachers and staff, there was a graduating class.
There are new churches being founded at this time. There are many works of sacrifice going on in order for this to happen. People are working together for the Kingdom of God and His purposes on the earth.