HERALD INTERNATIONAL (Printing In Over Twenty Languages)
Help Needed To Proclaim Christ In The Philippines
Pressing On in September
"We are now preparing packages of Pahayag Ng Kanyang Pagdating (Tagalog Herald) for churches and individuals. We have had additions to the mailing list. We did not get much in local donations this time as we are all affected by the economic crisis in our country. Many are jobless, hopeless for their future. We are praying this literature will help and encourage the readers," reports Sister Zenny Sarmiento, who oversees the publishing of the Tagalog Herald in the Philippines.
With the help of translator, Teresita Viray, and editor, Natividad Ferranco, articles are prepared quarterly for the printing of 5,000 copies. Volunteers from a local church help to mail and distribute large amounts of the 5,000 Tagalog Heralds to different churches, and the remaining Heralds are sent to local people and Filipino people abroad as requested.
Pressing Upward in October
"If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose" (Phil. 2:1-2).
In October Sister Zenny received news that the German Herald office would no longer be able to continue sending financial help to publish the Tagalog Herald as in years past. To this she graciously replied to them, "We are very sad to hear of the financial burdens there, and the need to discontinue supporting the Tagalog Herald. We understand the situation. We appreciate very much your faithful support for over 12 years. We were able to print about 50 issues of the Tagalog Herald for readers here in the Philippines and abroad.
"We will wait upon the Lord for His next direction with regard to the financial support of this Tagalog Herald. We know the Lord is our supplier! He will make a way for this work to continue till He comes. We were able to reach the 80th issue this year. All glory to the Lord for all His provision as He used you to help support the Tagalog Herald. Many have come to the Lord and are blessed by these papers. You have been a great help spreading the Gospel through this ministry. Though we feel sad about it, we will stop the printing for a while till the Lord provides."
Sowing and Reaping
"We have heard that the Tagalog Herald has been a great help in ministry," shares Sister Zenny. "It is an able tool for evangelizing people from all walks of life. It provides inspiring material for teaching in Sunday schools and anointed messages for pulpit ministry and Bible studies. Readers from prisons, hospitals and schools have written expressing how they also have been blessed by the Tagalog Herald.
"Three years ago we started distributing the Tagalog Herald in our neighborhood. One family invited me to share the Word of God in their home. That was the beginning of a new home Bible study which resulted in souls added to the kingdom. This family now attends the local church. Glory to God!"
When asked if she was encountering any special problems or challenges in this ministry, Sister Zenny replied, "Our work in the Tagalog Herald is very challenging and inspiring. Most of the churches here are experiencing financial shortages. Postage stamps are very expensive so we cannot send the Herald to them individually for lack of funds. We cannot do it alone. We need the help of the other churches.
"My husband, who is a pastor, personally delivers the Tagalog Herald to nearby provinces. Five hundred Philippine Pesos worth of gasoline can reach ten churches. It’s a lot less costly than buying postage stamps. Another advantage in visiting churches is that we can share with the pastors of the churches personally and ask their help in supporting the vision of the Tagalog Herald ministry."
Being One in Spirit and Purpose
To those who offer prayer and/or financial support, Sister Zenny gives this encouragement: "Through your support we can easily deliver God’s anointed messages from the Tagalog Herald to churches in twelve regions here in the Philippines. Through your support more souls will be saved. You can change their future. They can be born again and become good citizens of our country.
"What would we do if we wake up in the middle of the night and see that our house is already burning while our family is fast asleep? Would we run to save just our own life? I don’t think so. We will do anything, no matter what, to save them! That is why we do our very best to reach the unsaved and give them the message of salvation – the message of hope to the family – messages to the churches. Help us in spreading the good news! We need your support!"
Please join Sister Zenny in praying:
* For funds to continue printing and distributing the Tagalog Herald.
* That the Lord’s anointing will be upon the messages of the Tagalog Herald.
* That we might be able to reach churches not only in Metro Manila, but also churches from different provinces.
* For the economy in the Philippines. Millions are jobless. Millions of the overseas Filipino workers are finding their fate and future in working abroad as domestic helpers.
* For the political stability of the Philippines.
* For Christians in the Philippines to be united in fulfilling the task and faithfully doing the responsibility which God has given us.
* That we Christians will obey what the Lord has commanded and not compromise.
If the Lord leads you to help meet the need of the Tagalog Herald:
Please send your Philippine Pesos for support of the Tagalog Herald to:
P.O. Box 38021
Cainta Rizal 1920
Readers outside the Philippines…
Please send your gifts for the Tagalog Herald in U.S. currency to:
Herald of His Coming
P.O. Box 279
Seelyville IN 47878