Love In Action
is proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of compassion in the
Love In Action is working with a family of churches called Shiloh Bible Baptist Church and other Christian indigenous missionaries. We help by financially sponosring indigenous pastors and missionaries and by providing Bibles, Christian tracts, feeding hungry children, purchasing property to build churches, and helping to build those churches. We are also working with indigenous missionaries to reach people who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope to soon provide medicines to help with medical needs, especially for the poor and needy children.
If you are interested in helping us in the Philippines, when you donate finances, please note that it is for the Philippines.
Love In Action Pastor Ken Tuck preaches during an evangelistic outreach in Molave,
Philippines, where 122 people decided to follow Jesus.
In Action mission trip to the Philippines can be summed up in one word - Awesome!
God did so many amazing things in the 10 days we were on the island of Mindanao.
Knowing that more than 500 people decided to follow Jesus was the greatest result
of the trip. Nothing is more important than a soul being saved. Seeing Muslims
come to Christ was powerful. God is doing a great work there among the Muslims.
Many are coming to Christ despite all of the consequences they face. The great
thing is they are telling others, because like the first apostles and disciples,
they can't be quiet about what they have heard and seen. We saw fruit that remained
from last year's trip. Disciples are being made, and they are making other disciples.
In Molave, 122 people accepted Jesus and then begged us to teach them more of
God's Word. A number of new home Bible studies have been started there to meet
the needs. Ministering to 300 children who live under the Sindangan Bridge was
an experience we will never forget. Children living in such poverty, yet smiling
and laughing all day because of the love of Jesus. Preaching to prisoners in
a jail in Ozamiz City was powerful as well. LIA Pastor/President Ken Tuck also
preached at three school commencements. He preached 25 times total.
We hosted the second annual LIA Philippines Pastors/Missionary Workers conference in Sindangan, and the number of pastors increased to 40. With their wives and missionary workers, the attendance was 100. And, at the end of the conference, two young men committed to becoming pastors. Once trained, they will be sent out into the mission field. Praise God! Another great thing that happened at the conference is the boxes we shipped back in January arrived one day before the conference started. Therefore, we were able to hand out Bibles, reading glasses and backpacks to all of the pastors. We didn't have enough backpacks for everyone, but everybody received Bibles and glasses. The Bibles we shipped to Aloran also arrived. They had been praying for more than a year for Bibles. It was wonderful seeing how thankful everyone was for their Bibles, glasses and other supplies. We were also able to purchase groceries for each pastor to take home. That's important as they are very poor and often don't have money to purchase groceries. The children left with clothes and toys as we also packed those into the boxes that arrived in time for the conference.
God did so many awesome things, and we know greater things are yet to come for His glory. Thank you for all of your prayers, and to those who donated the Bibles and other supplies we shipped back in January, thank you! What a blessing all of you are. God bless you.
You can read five blogs about the trip and the awesome things God did on our LIA blog by clicking here.
Click here for videos from this amazing missions trip.
Videos from Philippines mission trip
LIA Vice President Martha Tuck, left, leads the women's session of the second annual LIA Pastors/Missionary Workers conference in Sindangan. LIA Board Member "Mama" Susie Tuck reads the story of Noah to 300 children who live under the Sindangan Bridge.
Love In Action
recently had the opportunity to purchase land on a Philippine island where there
are no Christian churches, only Muslim mosques; a chance to build the very first
Christian church. We asked for help, and people responded. Earlier this past
week the land was secured and it is pictured above. Praise God! Thank you, thank
you, thank you. This be will where a church will be built, and it will serve
as home base to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout that island.
We have more opportunities to plant churches in the Philippines and soon in Myanmar and Haiti. We are going to start a church plant account. As people give for planting churches, we will use it specifically for that purpose. It would be nice to have the money already when opportunities arise, so we can go ahead and plant the church. If you would like to give to planting churches in the Philippines, Myanmar and Haiti, when you write a check, make it out to Love In Action and in the note put "Church Plant." You can mail your church plant donation to: Love In Action, PO Box 85, Dothan, AL 36302. Or, click here and give online. Thank you again. Because of your giving, thousands of people who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus will have that opportunity now and become followers of Jesus Christ. Thank you for joining us in carrying out the Great Commission, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-20/
For more information, click here.
In need of more Bibles for
LIA President Ken Tuck packs a Balikbayan box filled with KJV Bibles
and toys and children's clothes for the Philippines. We can use more
KJV Bibles and new or still in good condition toys and children's clothes.
having a Bible, and not having any way to get one. That's how it is for our
Christian brothers and sisters in the Philippines. We have shipped thousands
of Bibles to the Philippines, and we need to continue sending them. If you have
any King James Version Bibles you can donate, please do. Or, you can find good
deals on KJV Bibles at websites like biblicadirect.com,
or if you live in Dothan, Ala., you can purchase KJV Bibles at Lifeway Christian
Bookstore and tell them they are for Love In Action, and they will box them
for us and let us know Bibles are waiting for us to pick up. If you order online,
you can have them shipped to: Love In Action International Ministries, 279 W.
Main St., Ste. 2, Dothan, AL 36301. We need KJV Bibles only, and if you can
donate large or giant print KJV Bibles that would be even better.
For more information, please call us at 334-494-4995 or email us at email@example.com
The new Obadiah Learning and Development Academy in Punta is completed.
for Love In Action this summer was building a school for our friends at Shiloh
Bible Baptist Church in Punta, Philippines. They had the labor and know-how,
but no resources. We put the word out and the good people in Dothan, Ala., and
other places in the US responded. Now, there is a new school building for the
Obadiah Learning and Development Academy. Praise God!
This school provides quality education for indigent children who otherwise would not receive an education. The Philippines is not like the US Education is not provided for everyone. There, if families don't have the money to send their children to school, then there is no formal education for those children.
But, as with everything LIA does and our friends in the Philippines do, everything we do is to lead people to Jesus Christ. That's exactly what our friends in Punta do with the Obadiah Academy. When parents accept scholarships to the Academy, they have to attend church services each Sunday and allow members of the church to come to their homes every week for Bible study. Entire families come to Christ during the school year. It's an awesome ministry.
Click here for more about this wonderful ministry.
Here is a photo slide show of the school:
Reaching children, families
Love In Action helps our friends at Shiloh Baptist Church in Sindangan, Philippines, reach out to very poor children in Sindangan, Philippines. In the slide show above, you will see Pastor Greg and others with Shiloh Baptist serving food to and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the children who live under the bridge in Sindangan with their families.
Your financial support of LIA Philippines helps us provide food to these precious children and teach them about Jesus.
Feeding poor children in Sindangan
Each month Love In Action International Ministries provides food for impoverished children in Sindangan, Philippines. These children are extremely poor and in need of food. Many are on the brink of malnutrition. Thanks to our pastor and friend in Sindangan, Greg Begafria, we are able to help meet this need. Pastor Greg and his church, Shiloh Bible Baptist Church, do great work reaching the indigent children in Sindangan. Please click here for more about this wonderful outreach.
Bible drive for Philippines
So far this
year, Love In Action has sent more than 2,000 Bibles to the Philippines. We
praise God for that, because those Bibles have gone to precious people who didn’t
have Bibles and others whose Bibles were worn out. Many of those Bibles have
gone to new Christians, some to people who had never heard the Gospel of Jesus
We need King James Version and New King James Version Bibles.
If you live in or near Dothan, Ala., you can purchase KJV and NKJV Bibles at Lifeway Christian Bookstore and tell them they are for Love In Action and they will put them in a box for us and we will come pick them up. You may also purchase the Bibles online and have them shipped to: Love In Action International Ministries, 279 W. Main St., Suite 2, Dothan, AL 36301. Or, if you would like to donate money to purchase Bibles or help with the shipping costs, mail your donation to: Love In Action International Ministries, P.O. Box 85, Dothan, AL 36302. Note that the donation is for this cause.
Click here for more about Bibles for the Philippines.
Action has been helping to build a school building for the Obadiah Learning
and Development School for Shiloh Bible Baptist Church in Punta, Philippines.
This week we received the remaining amount of money to complete construction.
Praise God! This school is used mightily for the sharing of the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. As they provide a great education for the children, they also teach
them about Jesus. As parents of the indigent children they reach out to accept
scholarships to the school, they agree to host a weekly Bible study. Through
this outreach, children and their families are reached with the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. Decisions for Christ are made almost daily through this ministry, and
the people are baptized right away. Bro. Joel and has wife Sis. Leah run this
amazing ministry. Needless to say, they are very excited about the donations
so they can complete the building, which cost $5,000 total to build.
Please click here for more about this exciting news.
God has opened
so many doors of opportunity in the Philippines. So far this year, Love In Action
has started sponsoring seven indigenous pastors ($100/month); planted three
house churches in a previously unreached Muslim area; built a parsonage for
a pastor and his family; purchased lots for two churches; constructed a building
for a church to hold Sunday school and other meetings; reached thousands of
previously unreached people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ; shipped more than
2,000 Bibles, hundreds of discipleship books and clothes for very poor children;
and fed hundreds of under-nourished and malnourished children. There are many
needs, and with more finances we could do a lot more for the glory of God.
Please click here for more information about what God is doing and how you can help.
For more about LIA Philippines, visit our new web site at liaphilippines.com
Part of Love In Action's support for the Philippines is providing Bibles and discipleship material for our Christian brothers and sisters as these items are not available there. We shipped more than 900 Bibles back in March and all of the boxes arrived in late May. The response from our friends has been great as they are very thankful. We have just shipped five more boxes filled with more than 400 KJV Bibles and hundreds of copies of Harvest Church Pastor Ralph Sigler's Discipleship Phase I books. Other items included clothes and toys for the children. Please click here more information about these shipments and read how one Filipino mother describes the blessing of her "fatherless children" being provided with clothes, and how excited she was to receive a new KJV Bible.
Pastors gathered on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, for the monthly LIA Philippines Pastors' Prayer Vigil and Fellowship. In the photo to the right, Pastor Sardan Ragonio holds the phone to a microphone as LIA President/Pastor Ken Tuck shares an encouraging message with the pastors over the phone.
continues to grow as 25 indigenous pastors and missionaries gathered in Sindangan
on April 24, for the monthly LIA Philippines board meeting. LIA Philippines
President Greg Begafria said the pastors and missionaries were “eager and excited”
about LIA Philippines. Following the meeting, a Pastors Prayer Vigil and Fellowship
was held. Pastor Ciriaco Butalid preached a powerful message to begin the night
as 28 pastors gathered to seek God together and pray for Love In Action. LIA
President and Pastor Ken Tuck called and shared a short encouraging message
on the phone.
Click here for more about the LIA Philippines Pastors' Prayer Vigil and Fellowship.
Children at the Recognition service at Shiloh Bible Baptist Church in Sindangan, Philippines. Click here for more photos.
In the Philippines,
school is not guaranteed for every child, because not all families can afford
to pay the government for their children to attend school. Many of the churches
Love In Action supports in the Philippines have schools. The schools obviously
benefit the children from an educational point of view, but it's also a great
ministry tool for the church. Parents, friends and family members attend the
Recognition services, and that's how many come to the saving knowledge of Jesus
Christ. For many, it's the first time they've ever heard the Gospel of Jesus
Christ. Entire families get saved. Praise God!
The next school year begins in June, and Love In Action is conducting a scholarship drive for the children. We are asking if you can give $50, that would help support one child for the school year. And, a couple has committed to a $500 match. Which means, if you give $50, they will match that, so your gift doubles to $100. Please send any amount you can for the children's scholarships fund to: Love In Action International Ministries, PO Box 85, Dothan, AL 36302. Please click here for more information.
Love In Action has an exciting opportunity to get the Bible in the hands of people who are hungry for the Word of God and very open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please click here for more information and help us with this very important need. On March 7, we shipped 900 Bibles to the Philippines. Please help us to continue shipping Bibles there every month. Thousands of Bibles are needed.
about what God is doing through Love In Action in the Philippines, please click
If you would like to donate financially to LIA Philippines, please note on your check that it is for LIA Philippines.
Pastor Jun Begafria preaches to people in a previously unreached community in the Philippines.
This is the beginning of a new church plant in that community. Looks like we're off to a great start. Praise God!
Click here for a photo slideshow of more ministry taking place in the Philippines.
of God going on in the Philippines right now is amazing. God is certainly fanning
the flames of revival. Within the past three weeks, more than 1,300 people have
made decisions for Jesus Christ. Praise God! If that doesn't get you excited
The news keeps getting better as we are about to help plant six churches in previously unreached areas. This is exciting and dangerous as these new church plants will occur in Muslim communities. And, it gets even better. This week, one of our pastors is visiting two other islands to survey the opportunities for church plants, and those islands are among those in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. For the safety of our pastor I am not releasing his name, but please keep him in your prayers. These are more previously unreached people. Many Muslims are coming to Christ in the Philippines as they hear for the first time the truth about Jesus.
Love In Action is able to plant churches and support indigenous pastors and ministers in the Philippines because some of our supporters have decided to give financially to these efforts. They have a heart to see the previously unreached, reached for Jesus Christ. If you have a desire to help us fulfill the Great Commission, please become a regular supporter of LIA Philippines. When you mail your donations, just note on the check that it is for LIA Philippines and your donation will go toward our work there. Please keep our Filipino brothers and sisters in your prayers as they work hard every day to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Philippines. Please click here for more information about this exciting update from the Philippines.
UPDATE: Four new churches planted and 117 people saved! 92 more saved on a visit to Basilan. Praise God!
Click here for more about this wonderful news.
Pastor Jun Begafria preaches to soldiers at one of the military camps in the Philippines.
In Action's Ken, Martha and Susie Tuck visited the Philippines in January, our
friend, Pastor Jun Begafria took us to four military camps to minister the Gospel
of Jesus Christ. In those two days of visiting four camps, 93 soldiers and officers
accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Since then, God has opened many,
many more doors to reach the military for Jesus. This past week, Pastor Jun
traveled and ministered in two training camps and 18 camps and 600 soldiers
and officers made decisions for Jesus Christ. Praise God! Or, as they say it
in their dialect of Cebuano, "Dalaygon ang Diyos!" Now, five more military camps
have been open. Praise God! It is simply incredible the doors God is opening.
And, it gets even better. Pastor Jun said God has opened doors in four Muslim
communities to start four churches. Praise God! He said there are already four
houses available to be used for Bible studies. Pastor Jun is one of the pastors
that Love In Action supports. It's because of people who donate financially
for LIA Philippines that we can give to help share the Gospel of Jesus Christ
with people who have never heard of Jesus. God is doing an incredible work in
the Philippines, and we give Him all of the praise, honor and glory.
Click here for more about this exciting news.
Love In Action
President/Pastor and Vice President Ken and Martha Tuck and LIA Board Member
Susie "Mama" Tuck traveled to the Philippines, Jan. 20-27, 2012, to
preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was an amazing trip as 127 people
accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. They were guest speakers at
the Shiloh Bible Baptist Church family of churches' first Pastor/Missionary
Workers Conference. Indigenous missionaries from other churches attended as
well. The conference was held in Sindangan, and 98 people attended. It was an
incredible time of encouragement and teaching. While in Sindangan, Pastor Ken
preached two Sunday services and an evangelistic service in which 10 people
received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Then the LIA team traveled throughout
four provinces on the island of Mindanao and preached the Gospel. They had the
great honor of preaching and sharing their testimonies at four Phlippine Army
camps, and 93 soldiers received Jesus as their Lord and Savior, including seven
Muslims and a high-ranking Army official. Praise God! Dalaygon ang Diyos!
Love In Action has helped these pastors over the past year reach the lost in the Philippines, and following this trip, the support will be even greater. There are 65 million people in the Philippines who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and they are so open to receiving the message of Jesus. These pastors and missionaries are doing an incredible work. Please keep them in your prayers and help us support them. More information will becoming within the next week about some of Love In Action's plans to reach the lost in the Philippines through these mighty men and women of God.
the following photo slide shows and blogs for much more on this very successful
Click on links to blogs:
Ministering to the Philippine Army
Pastors/Missionary workers conference
Preaching in Sindangan
Ministering in Punta
Preaching in Salug
Click here for more photos from the Philippines on Love In Action's Flickr photo page?
More opportunities in Philippines
A month ago Love In Action partnered with our friends at Homegrown Harvesters to help two churches in the Philippines with important needs to further spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the other side of the world. Now we have two more opportunities. The first is Shiloh Bible Baptist Church Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. Their church needs walls, ceilings and floors, and a parsonage. For only $2,200 these needs can be met. For more information, click here. Another need is for Shiloh Bible Baptist Church in Punta, Dipolog City, Philippines. They are a growing church of more than 100. We helped them build an extension to their building, but they have already outgrown it. There is a large lot available that would allow them to continue growing and provide for future expansion. For more information on this need, click here.
When donating to help the churches in the Philippines, note on your financial gift that it is for the Philippines.