The Visit to Mindanao was again a very fulfilling and encouraging trip. The journey is massively long and tiring with early starts and long waits between flights however it all became worthwhile when you see what God is doing in this predominantly moslem island. The church is growing exponentially. Stories of new churches, growing churches, miracles and weekly salvations dominate the conversation.

Eric Skates joined me and did a SOM with the newly formed Bible School which is using SOM material for its curriculum. He taught every day. We also completed a Training of Teachers with a number of the local leaders. Their contributions were outstanding and they will become the teachers for the training programme which is still increasing in this region. Jim and Evelyn Palmer are doing a great work in hosting and co-ordinating this work. What a privilege to see what God is doing in this part of His earth.

The last weekend they held a thanksgiving celebration for our visit it was a very moving experience. We also met with 2 other leaders from the region to talk about launching SOM in the areas of Manilla and Dipolog. 

Again the journey home was long and tiring but God has been good to us, Thank you for praying for us.

Peter Butt