Philippines Update Jun’20

The brothers and sisters in the Mayantok Ecclesia in the central Philippines mostly work as construction labourers in other parts of the country.

Sadly many of them are unable to work at the present time and one brother had to walk over 100km to get home.

They have been using their time at home to spend time reading and sharing with others in the village.

Thailand May’20

Our brothers and sisters in Thailand and Myanmar have certainly been impacted, enduring the same fears and uncertainty and the same drastic, government antiviral measures as many others on this febrile planet of ours.

In Chiang Mai, the Bible Education Centre was vacated in the middle of March as fieldworkers made a premature return to Australia.

Philippines May’20 Update: Covid19 in Philippines

COVID19 has raised challenges for our Brethren and Sisters.

  • Tighter restrictions are in place than in Aus/NZ making it hard for Ecclesia to gain encouragement by meeting.
  • Many either lack the technology or good internet connection which has allowed Aus/NZ Ecclesias to continue to communicate under restrictions
  • Many members haven’t been able to work and therefore had no pay to support their families.
  • Sunday School prizegivings would normally held around this time, and cannot be run.
  • End of years Family Fraternals (Bible Schools), which is held in Dec. and alternated with the youth conference will be challenging.

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2017 Annual Update for Indonesia

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