Monday, June 1, 2009

We Celebrated SBC Makati's 6th Church Anniversary!

Yesterday, we celebrated the 6th Anniversary of our church, Sumulong Baptist Church - Makati and our anniversary theme was "Come to the Father". It was May 25, 2003 when we held the first service at the church and since then, we have reached out to different parts of Makati City and now have members and attenders residing in different areas of the city, namely, Barangay Pitogo, Baangay Cembo, Barangay Pinagkaisahan, Barangay Rizal, Barangay Comembo, Barangay Guadalupe Nuevo, Barangay Guadalupe Viejo and Barangay Bangkal.

This past year was a year that God showed his faithfulness through His provision for the needs of our church members who also generously give to support our ministry. The greatest miracles were, first, the reduction of our rent from P35,000 a month to P25,000 a month. We renewed our previous 5-year contract at the lower rate and locked in for at least a year. The second miracle was our church was able to raise enough funds to purchase a video projector. Even though most of our church members are part of our feeding program, the small contributions each member gave made the purchase of the projector possible.

Our youth ministry has also had more outreach opportunities this year as 5 high schools of Makati City accepted our invitation for summer camp. In our youth services, students who came to camp are now faithfully attending and are currently undergoing discipleship.

This year, one of the areas we hope to strengthen is our adult outreach and ministry. We are praying that more adults would get involved in our church ministries and that more men would be added to the church. Please continue praying for our ministry in Makati.