“We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. The Lord has made everything for his own purposes…”

Proverbs 16:1-4

The 2017 GBC Philippine Missions officially ended on Friday, July 14. Most of us felt good and accomplished in finishing the goals that were set before us. But looking back at the 2 weeks that we spent with brothers and sisters in Christ ministering to various people makes it undeniable that none of it was possible without God. It was He who gave the answer as He made our plans come to fruition and with so much more than we asked for. In spite of some challenges, God proved Himself faithful over and over again during this trip. The selfless love and humility of those we have met and worked with during the trip has deeply touched our hearts. Our thanks also goes to the members of Glencairn Baptist Church for their tireless prayers and support. All glory and praises to the One who makes all things possible!

— Sis. Jen Guzman


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Mission Trip Prayer Requests

  • That God will be glorified in EVERY aspect of the Mission Trip.
  • That Every member of the Mission Team, as well as the people with whom they work and share with will have a personal and powerful encounter with God.
  • That the unconditional Love of God will radiate in and through each of the lives of the Mission Team members.
  • That God will place a hedge of protection around the entire trip
  • That Satan will be bound from anything that distracts anyone from hearing the voice of God in the area where the Mission team will be sharing
  • That all who are participating in this trip will be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit
  • That God’s Word will be proclaimed with power and produce life change (transformation)
  • That God will give the Mission Team strength and good health throughout the trip
  • That God will protect and provide for the family members of those on the Mission Trip who are remaining in Canada
  • That God will give wisdom to those speaking and teaching, and listening ears to the people the Mission Team comes into contact with during the trip
  • That God will set up Divine appointments, both with those the Mission Team shares with and others who they encounter while travelling
  • That all team members will be bold and creative in sharing their faith
  • That all team members will make quick adjustments to time and cultural changes
  • That revival will break out with people to whom the Mission Team ministers


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Mission Team Reports

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God Reigns.’ ”  – Isaiah 52:7

Day Four: Pugaro Integrated School

Today we left early in the morning to do our first school visitation at Pugaro Integrated School. The program consisted of songs, games, testimonies, and a short message from Pastor Sonny.

There were 225 students (grades 9-12) that attended. To catch their attention we asked for volunteers to participate in a couple games that we prepared. They seemed to really enjoy them, and we had fun watching them play as well.


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Day Two: Visit to Pugaro Church and Youth Leaders Orientation

Today, the team visited a church in Pugaro, Dagupan City named Life Saving Christian Fellowship. Our church, by God’s grace, was able to extend some financial help in fixing an almost non-existent building as a place of worship for our brothers and sisters in Christ in the Island of Pugaro.

What we saw is a remnant of a nipa roof barely held by rotting bamboo poles. With God’s help and through the generosity of GBC, they are now able to build concrete floors, foundation for their walls and a new nipa roof. The hope is that this simple act will be a way for God’s grace to reach many more souls in the Island of Pugaro.

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First Day

Our first full day on the mission field was spent as a “rest day”. After traveling for approximately 24 hours, we needed some time to regain our strength and our focus.

In the men’s house, some of us woke up at around 2 am‎. I woke up around 4 am… we are still on Canada time. We walked to the girls’ house at around 7 am and woke them up as well.

For breakfast, we had “pandesal” and “kutsinta” that we bought off street vendors. After breakfast, we headed to the local beach. The girls took a boat ride while the rest of us enjoyed the breeze and the view.

Tonight, the work begins! We need to organize the materials for the weekend’s youth conference as well as finalize the sermons and breakout sessions for the 700+ young people who will be attending the conference. The representatives of the youth band will also be practicing the songs they will sing at the conference tonight along with some young people from the local church.

Please continue to pray for the conference as well as the high school students we will be speaking to in the next couple of days. Pray that the power of God’s Word will work in the hearts of the young people here in Pangasinan.

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