We arrived in Cagayan on the evening of 24 January. Ronald, the host leader of the Illigan SOM met us. The next morning we commenced the SOM on Leadership with 69 delegates. On the 26 Jan. we started off at the City Plaza, where over 300 people were celebrating the national Bible week: Foundations of Righteous Leadership  and Living - a nation- wide event that is endorsed by the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Deuterte. I spoke at the closing ceremony from Jeremiah 18.

We then went to the Mayor's office where we met the Chief of Police and the Mayor. Off then to the city hall, office of the 14 Councillors of Illigan city, the city Administrator and the Mayor and deputy. I spoke for 45 mins on leadership to all the staff, some 40 people. We then prayed and prophesied over the sick for over 2 hours. Numb hands were healed, a lady with cancer - pain and numbness disappeared, a goitre disappeared, knee pain gone - glory to Jesus. We continued the SOM on the 27th. 

Following an amazing meeting in Ronald’s church on the Sunday we left for Maranding. Garth ministered at the Lighthouse Gospel House youth meeting. 

We ministered in Bacalod, at Camp 5 with Miguel and visited the Prayer Mountain at Shiloh.

Friday and Saturday we completed an SOM on the gifts of the Holy Spirit at Maranding with Gloria and the leaders of her network of Churches. 

On Sunday we were part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the ministry in Maranding. We returned to Mumbai on Tuesday, 30 January giving thanks to God for an extraordinary trip.

Basil Dsouza, Asia Director for SOM