Basil D'Souza and Jairaj D'Souza from India arrived at Dipolog, a city on the Mindanao Island of Philippines on 24th Feb. The next day we commenced the SOM on Leadership 1 - Discovering your Ministry. 

60 leaders and Bible school students from Pastor Renato’s church along with other pastors and leaders from the area attended. As Basil spoke they listened with rapt attention… A Baptist pastor commented that this was the first time he had heard such good, clear and practical teaching on leadership. 

We then travelled on to Maranding, Mindanao to meet Jim and Evelyn Palmer who oversee the work.  

Basil taught on ‘World Missions at Pastor Roy’s church in Baroy. He laid a very strong Biblical foundation on the plan and purpose for missions. 106 pastors, leaders and Bible school students attended the School.  One couldn’t but notice great hunger to know Gods plan and purpose for the Kingdom to be revealed. Basil taught the whole day concluding with a practical assignment for the students. The day ended with worship, prayer. The presence of the Lord was evident as people committed themselves to missions.