The Philippines is an island country with more than 98 million people. The country is very poor, but developing. The largest ethnic group are the Tagalog people (28%). Most common languages are English and local dialects. The majority religion is Christianity (90%),of which Roman Catholicism is the most dominant (80.9%). 5% of the country are Muslim.
Ecclesias: Manila, Bayambang, Sta Barbara. Bacolod, Baguio, Bangui, Bicol, Bugallon, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Kilikili, Mailag, Mangatarem, Mayantok, Isabela, Talavera
First baptism occurred in 1959. Currently 64 Sunday Schools with 1,700 attendees, 150 active contacts. 15 ecclesias are located on 4 islands with approximately 600 members. Up to 25 members work abroad.
Predominantly a well-established ecclesial environment although many areas challenged by isolation and economic/political instability/Muslim insurgency. Bi-annual Bible Schools, Youth activities and preaching camps are held. The Mission Office co-ordinates Sunday School and correspondence (using CSSA Notes). Sunday Schools make up a significant part of preaching activities which focuses on involving local village children and their parents. Limited literature is available in local languages but continues to improve.
Main fieldworker visits are generally in December-January and March-April to coincide with local holiday periods. Travel outside these periods is also strongly encouraged. Long-term field workers are always sought after to assist in pastoral and preaching activities. Recent and proposed hall building works incorporate field worker facilities for this purpose.
Baptisms at Piddig Ecclesia
19 February 2024
We’re pleased to hear of the baptisms of Brother Clarence and Sister Virgel from the Piddig ecclesia in the northern Philippines last week. This small isolated ecclesia in the north of the Philippines is very pleased to welcome two new members.Read More
Memorial meeting at the Mayantok Ecclesia
14 January 2024
Today’s memorial meeting at the Mayantok Ecclesia in the Philippines – The ecclesia in Mayantok is currently has two members and several interested teenagers. They usually listen online to an exhort from another ecclesia in the Philippines. Today they were encouraged by having a number of visiting brothers and sisters […]Read More
Baptisms at Bayambang
6 January 2024
The Bayambang ecclesia in the Philippines welcomed 8 new members, ranging in age from 17 to 82. Our new brothers and sisters are Amanda Sam, Jeude, Mark, Joshua Oliver, Gian, Joshua, Jayvee and Magdalena.Read More
The Philippines Youth Conference
2 January 2024
The Philippines Youth Conference was held from December 25 to 29. Young people from all over the Philippines enjoyed spending time together around studies based on the fruits of the spirit.Read More
December eNews – Philippines
18 December 2023
Virtual Bible Series During the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual Bible Series (VBS) was commenced by Bugallon Ecclesia for the benefit, not only of their own ecclesia, but also for any from the Philippine brotherhood who wished to join. The Bible Studies were held on a Thursday evening and were broadcast […]Read More
Baptisms at Bugallon
26 November 2023
We’re pleased to hear about five baptisms at the Bugallon Ecclesia in the Philippines, Brothers Rodjie and Ruben and Sisters Marita, Lolita and LilyRead More