After watching closely the inflation situation and the incredible build-up of the super bubbles of housing, stocks, commodities and bonds coming together to form the perfect storm, JC’s Manifesto made an appeal, on the prompting of the Lord’s Spirit, in Dec 2021 for financial assistance to help certain churches to stock up basic necessities for 2022. All thanks to the Lord for convicting several friends to come forward to help. Also contributed to certain church and para church ministry for their year end Christmas effort to share the Good News.
Latest update (4 March 2022) :
We have helped a Kenya church to stock up basic necessities as well as enable them to do farming. The food inflation hardship became a reality in Kenya now.
2019 while attending a NGO staff conference in which I shared the gospel with
the staff, I went to check out a ministry in Siem Reap. The local pastor is now serving with a Korean
missionary and has planted a local church some 30km from Siem Reap.
In these latter days, we are told by our Lord to care for God’s people, especially the least of them. Matt 25:33-46. By the grace and provision from our Lord, JC’s Manifesto is thankful to be able to bring a little cheer to the brothers and sisters in this church through distributing some basic necessities to them. All thanks and glory to our Lord Jesus.
My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized in the name of Paul? I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, so no one can say that you were baptized in my name. (Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas; beyond that, I don’t remember if I baptized anyone else.) For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel…
Like St Paul, I had focused on evangelistic missions given by the Lord over the years. Though I had planted or built up certain local churches overseas, the task of baptism was performed by the elders. I did baptize two local dying elderly persons a decade ago. In the last three years where I served in a local congregation, I only baptized another 2 elderly persons. Like St Paul, the Lord forbid that I should ever entertain the thought of ownership of the flock. It is human weakness for church members to identify and follow leaders like Paul or Apollos thereby causing a sectarian spirit in the church as seen in the example of the Corinthian church, or vice versa for the church elder or pastor to assume ownership of the church or to lord over the members as his subordinate followers whom he baptizes.
Thanks unto the Lord for giving JC’s Manifesto the opportunity to be one of the vessels in availing covid treatment medicine to save lives in South Asia. The treatment results were documented so that we could have first hand proof ourselves whether the medicine was efficacious, and not relying on hearsay reports. As shown in the sample report below, it was extremely efficacious.
Not only is this ministry within our meager budget to reach and help hundreds, if not thousands, but also it is an excellent bridge for evangelism in the most practical way. All glory and honor to our Lord.
In what was a new initiative to kill two birds with one stone for JC’s Manifesto, I encouraged friends to take a holiday with a difference to do good at the same time. Generous donations from these friends paid for staples to be distributed in 2 cemetery slums and the construction of some 4 toilets through the ministry assistance of Bethel Grace Ministry, Cambodia. Presently, the human waste is disposed by collecting it in plastic bags to be dumped in open ground. (JC’s Manifesto has earlier committed monthly financial assistance for the teaching of English to the children there.)
Spent some time ministering to the believers living there as well. One lady has just lost her teenage son and husband just 3 to 4 months ago. I was touched and choked with emotion when I saw her resilient faith and love for the Lord. Another sister sobbed with her mother as I prayed for God’s blessings upon them. Their contrition moved me to tears.
Thanks be to God for all His blessings and journey mercy in a time when the coronavirus pestilence is still raging, and the courage of friends to go and help the poor and needy in such times.
By the grace of God, JC’s Manifesto is pleased to play a part in supporting the Bethel Grace Ministry in Cambodia. The ministry conducts weekly English classes for the children of the very poor living in the cemeteries, and also distributes free rice packets to them.
Visited two cemeteries in which some 300 families are living in one cemetery of some 200 tombs and another 80 families in another.
The weekly English class program starts with 15 mins of worship and Bible study so that the seed of the gospel can be planted in the hearts of the children. The joy we had was indescribable. All thanks and glory to our Lord.
The mission objective of the new NGO, Koampla Phum Yoeung Organization, in Cambodia is to help the poor through various ministries for children based on Christian values. I believe due to compliance with local laws, non believers are also employed.
Felt honored to be invited to share the Christian gospel and hope in one morning session of the 5 day staff retreat held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 4 to 8 August 2019.
Hallelujah ! Four of the staff accepted Christ as their personal Savior and Lord. All glory and honor to our Lord Jesus.
All thanks be to God for the opportunity to fellowship and share a message on the coming economic hard times with the Riau provincial leaders of GBI, a denomination of some 20,000 churches, and pastoral leaders of churches in Batam on 12 April 2019. We were hosted by GBI Tabgha church, Batam. (GBI Tabgha church is the largest church in Batam with some 20,000 baptized members.)
The night before, I shared with fellow pastors Ramil, Christy, Sirivuth, Sambo, Vibol and Peter Wanyonyi whether an earthquake would happen to give urgency to the message I would give this very morning. As we returned from Batam at about 7 pm and before we took the train back to the hostel, a 6.8 earthquake happened in Sulawesi, Indonesia triggering a tsunami warning at 7.40 pm. Of course I hope and pray for God’s mercy that there will be no casualty, but yet I have to take God’s warning seriously to expect an exponential increase of earthquakes in this beginning of the birth pains. All glory and praise to our sovereign God that there was little or no casualty.
(I cannot help but to notice the slim odds of such regular occurrence. When I first shared this message on 10 March 2011 in Batam at Alfa Omega, the massive 9.0 earthquake triggering the worst tsunami occurred in Japan the next day. In Nov 2018, I went to share the same message in General Santos, Philippines and a 6.9 earthquake happened just 120 km from the city two or three weeks later.)
By the grace of God, JC’s Manifesto was able to sponsor some egg incubating and roasting oven equipment to scale up the production capability of the farms of her ministry partners and also allow these farms to offer further value added service such as roasted chicken to supply restaurants directly, in case there is market demand.
All thanks be to God for the opportunity to bring the ministry partners together to share of their experiences and to teach each other new productive development. And also to teach the use of the above equipment.
JC’s Manifesto also took this opportunity to invite potential ministry partners from other regions. I gave thanks to God for sending Pastor Peter Wanyonyi from Kenya to come for the agricultural enterprise training at Alfa Omega Ministry. Praying that God will bless his hands when he returns to Kenya, and in turn, be a blessing to fellow ministers and churches there.