Are you unfamiliar with “iRock – Philippines“? Formerly referred to as “Hope for the Children”, iRock Philippines is a ministry partnership that I have with Pastor Ronilo (Oning) Diayon in Davao City. We began this partnership in the fall of 2006 after visiting with a ministry team of children’s pastors. Since then Pastor Oning has gathered together a small group of kids to teach and share about Jesus.
My question to you is, “When does a small group cease to be referred to as a small group and become a church plant? ” Here’s why I ask. In February, Pastor Oning launched a small group with 15 kids from the neighboring province of YCF Agdao. Oning along with his ministry team, Fidel, Belen and Nene, meet every Saturday teaching the kids about Jesus through drama, object lessons, illusions, games and Bible teaching. Today their attendance has reached 75. God is moving in their “small group” and kids are coming to know Jesus personally.
As they pray for God’s guidance and direction to reach the children of their city they realize that they need a larger facility to meet, additional supplies and equipment as they minister to more and more children. iRock Ministries has been able to help by purchasing a sound system and Bibles. Before the equipment was even used, Pastor Oning had the group pray and dedicate its use to the Lord. Wonderful things are happening in our church plant in the Philippines. A larger facility is still their greatest need. Join us in prayer as we ask God to provide such a facility and the necessary funds to continue reaching the children in YCF Agdao Philippines.
To see more photos of Pastor Oning’s “small group” and the dedication of the sound system simply click here. You’ll be taken to Pastor Oning’s Facebook page and his photo album.