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February 2014

Praise&Prayer We are a fellowship of prayer. This is one of IVCF s distinctives. We know IVCF was born in a student prayer meeting and we still believe that it will move forward only on its knees. Effective prayer might not look easy, but for IVCF to be used by God mightily, we need groups of people who will live out the reality and power of prayer. IVCF Philippines today is ministering to sixty one (61) high school and one hundred ten (110) college campuses all over the Philippines in nine regional Units. Currently there are 36 staff workers who are working in these campuses.

Southern Mindanao: Darby Aspacio Fenny Rose Nunala Gretchen Guilas Raffy Dela Cruz Northern Mindanao: Celgen Aurestilla Ira Pauline Gabot National Office: Ferdinand Juni Di-Riel Fernandez Jake Abiva Mark Arnold Jordan

Norhtern Luzon: Arabelle Morales Cyreen Dela Cruz Metro Manila: Reinstary Arlegui Ricky Patricio Akrisah Helig

Caraga: Frannie John Soliven Jocelyn Fernandez

Rafael Magdaong Lanilyn Sagara Sam Redelosa

Southern Luzon: Emadel Canon Jackylyn Orlandez Western Visayas: Eumir Villamor Mizpah Villamor Michelle Casiano Central and Eastern Visayas: Laura Pla Eleazar Canonigo Faith Harmony Macabenta

Dorothy Juni Perlita Ovalles Rachel Jentapa Emma Lozano


Northern Luzon Regional Unit 1. Last July 2013, Cy started to be a full-time staff based in Lingayen, Pangasinan. We hope to re-establish our Graduate and student ministry in Pangasinan Area. Currently, we are praying for a more stable and conducive location that can also be used as Staff House and Center for IVCF Pangasinan. Cy is currently living in a boarding house at Maniboc, Lingayen. Pray with us, as we invite more ministry partners in Pangasinan who will be willing to support the student and graduate work through prayer and giving. 2. As we continue to pioneer Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) ministry in Baguio and in the other areas of Northern Luzon, with the support of nine (9) ISCF Counselors, we plan to have an ISCF mini-camp in April. Details of the camp are still in progress. We hope to see and identify ten to fifteen (or more, God willing) High School students who will be committed in joining the camp and take the challenge to follow and serve God. We pray that this camp will serve as a catalytic event for our high school students who will be joining. The camp also aims to cater to other High School students outside Baguio like from Pangasinan area. Pray with us to have an appropriate venue and date for the camp. We also pray for parents permissions for the students and more willing partners who would love to help us in raising the P22,600.00 estimated camp subsidy. Currently, we have three (3) pioneering ISCF works namely in Baguio City National High School (BCNHS), Pines City National High School (PCNHS) and Parayao High School (Pangasinan). 3. We praise God for the developing student work in Ramon Magsaysay Technological University (RMTU)

Northern Luzon Regional Unit has campuses in Pangasinan, Isabela, Zambales and Baguio City where their IV Home is located. through RVCF in Zambales. They have a newly formed group called the Veterance . This group will be serving as the frontline mission group of RVCF. As we reach more college students in Zambales, please continue to journey with us through praying for our graduate volunteers Robert Jay Aji Sarito, Crisanto Cris Ducos and Manuel Bags Estrella. Aji and Cris will serve as counselors for Kawayan Camp 2014 in April to May. May this camp be also a space for growth and spiritual renewal for them.


Southern Luzon Regional Unit Praise God for the refreshing staff conference last January, we (Madel and Jacky) attended. It was held at the IVCF building with the theme Leaning into Change . Pray that God will Southern Mindanao Unit continually enable, strengthen,Regional protect and sustain us and our family.

Southern Luzon Regional Unit covers campuses in Cavite, Batangas, Laguna and Mindoro.

Thank God for the participation of our chapters in praying for our country last January 20, 2014, a National Day of Prayer. The Lord has been faithful in keeping and providing the needs of each chapter in the four areas. We also thank God for the successful Sibol Camp planning at Calapan, Oriental Mindoro last January 31 with the graduate team and student leaders. This is the first Sibol (evangelistic) camp of SLRU. Pray for wisdom and guidance to Jacky as Camp director and the rest of the working committee as they work for preparations. And also for our high school students that they will be able to join and raise their funds. Indeed we praise God for our upcoming 4th Anniversary and Regional Assembly this February 22, 2014. Please pray that our graduates and students will be able to join. May this event be successful and lead to more solidarity as a region. Praise God for donors that continually support and give. Pray that that the Lord will continue to touch the hearts of the graduates to give towards our region s operational expenses. As of now, only four of them are giving regularly to the general fund.


Bicol Regional Unit

Paraises 1. Praise God for His constant Guidance and protection to our student leaders as they continue to meet during their regular meeting every first Friday of the month. 2. Praise God for His provision for the Livelihood Program to be done in Tacloban and Ormoc. Praise God for the Local Government Units (LGU) in Tacloban and Ormoc who will provide venue and assistance for this project. 3. Praise God for their smooth preparation of the upcoming activities this summer. Prayers 1. Please continue to pray for the safe travel, provision and strength of the Operation Ahon Team and the participants during and after the Livelihood Training. 2. Please pray for the preparation of the concert this coming March 5, please pray for the invited students to receive the gift of love from the Lord. 3. Please pray for more Graduate Teams, Leaders and graduates who will join the Pili Camp. This will be the first Pili Camp with Graduate delegates.Pray for our activities: Pili Camp on April 14 to 17 and ISCF Camp on April 20 to 25.

Bicol Regional Unit have campuses in the province of Camarines Sur, Sorsogon and Albay where they have their IV Home.


Central and Eastern Visayas Regional Unit

part of the ISCF chapters. They are nonChristians who were invited by their friends to attend the bible study group. Praise God for His wisdom and guidance in the planning for the ISCF Sibol and Discipleship Camp this summer. Praise and thank God for the committed ISCF counselors, GT s and student leaders who will be working together with the staff in preparation for the said camp.

Central and Eastern Visayas Regional Unit have campuses in Northern leyte, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Cebu where they have their IV Home

Praise God for the active support of Mrs. Edna Peque and Miss Charity Fuentes, ISCF Adviser in Abellana National School (ANS) and GT volunteer in OPPRA National School, respectively. Thank God for their undying love for High School students. May the Lord bless them as they keep that burden in their hearts. Praise God for the ongoing Evangelistic Bible Studies in OPRA High School and Abellana National School. Praise God that the Supreme Student Government presidents of OPRA and ANS are both

Praise God for the increasing number of Small Group bible studies in the College campuses. Many of these are led by student leaders who are trained during the LCDC 13. Pray for God s Word to grow in the lives of the high school ISCfers in OPRA and ANS. Most of them are non- Christians Pray for financial provision and parent s consent for students who will be joining KC 14 and the regional ISCF camp this May 2014. Pray for the preparation for the True Love Waits (TLW) seminar at Cebu Normal University partnered with the student council of the school. Pray for God s favor and God s Word to be declared to the students Please pray as well for the TLW seminar at OPRA National High School. Pray that they will really understand the essence of waiting as well as prioritizing Jesus as their true Love. Please pray for the different college fellowships in the region, especially this vibrant pioneering chapter in Cebu Technological University (CTU). The group grows every meeting and they have the burden to invite more. Pray that God will strengthen this group, be grounded with His words and be more prayerful.


Northern Mindanao Regional Unit

1. Praise God for the RAC meeting last Friday, Jan 31. They have been partnering with us for the past three years already. Please pray for the process of the re-election of our RAC members this year. Pray for the right people in place. 2. Praise God for God s working power in the lives of our student leaders. Pray for more Christ-centered leaders who will be submissive and faithful to the Lord in all areas of their lives. Pray also for the needs of our 7 KC delegates this year. Please pray too for Celgen who will serve as the Over- all Director of KC 2014 and Ira who will serveas QT coordinator as well.

Northern Mindanao Regional Unit have their campuses in Iligan, Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro City. They have their IV Homes in Iligan and CDO.

3. Praise God for our IV-Home ministry in Cagayan and Iligan. Praise God also that we can extend our contract for another year in Cagayan. Continue to pray for relocation in God s time. 4. Praise God for the loving effort of our BS/SG leaders in each campus chapter, pray for quality discipleship, in cooperation with God s working in producing quality leaders , who will rise soon in the right time.

6. Pray for smooth leadership transition next school year. We will have a new Regional Director and a new set of Regional Advisory Council in the region.

5. Praise God for the new born souls through the ministry of IVCF here. Let us pray continually for their spiritual growth. May the Lord preserve them and use IVCF to disciple them.

7. Pray for our finances, we have been in deficit for the past many months. Pray for God s leading as to know how to raise our target budget each month.


Western Visayas Regional Unit

Praises: 1. Praise God for the meaningful Night of Prayer (NOP) in Iloilo (we participated in the National Day of Prayer and Solidarity), continued meetings in Pascere (Leaders Council) and 2014 Welcome Bash. These were meetings filled with praises to God, sharing of His goodness, and continued trust in Him as we continue the journey set before us. 2. Praise God for continuing campus chapter meetings. After the holiday and a long break from school, student leaders were again busy in trying to keep the ball rolling. New ministry opportunity was born like the boarding house ministry in Capiz Area. 3. Thank God for Good Shepherd s Fold Academy s (GSFA) Football Clinic Launching. Uniforms and sports materials were donated by MEANS. ISCF counselors volunteered in training highschoolers in this sport and at the same time wholistic coaching and mentoring happened. 4. Praise God for the successful and meaningful relief operation in Sagay City in partnership with MEANS. Because of this project, students at Buenaventura Mahilum Elementary School were able to hear God's word, fed with delicious and healthy food, and sent home with hygiene kit. 5. Praise God for a series of graduates' meeting. It was done as a reunion and homecoming of some graduates. It was also a time of updating them of the ministry and of expressing their continued support to the movement. We thank God for Tony & Leah Aguirre who served as host in a number of these meetings.


Western Visayas Regional Unit

Prayers: 1. Please pray for the upcoming events; True Love Waits campaign in Iloilo, Roxas and Guimaras, Ladies and Gents Nights, Loving Hugs Stuff Toy distribution in 3 Areas (Ajuy, Iloilo; Roxas, Capiz; Sagay, Neg. Occ.). 2. Please pray for wisdom for the staff team as they attend to their responsibilities and as they study their respective teaching assignments for True Love Waits & Valentines Activities this month. Also, they are already preparing for their speaking/teaching assignments for the camps this summer. 3. Pray for Elecil Nisnisan as she heads the exec. com. (Angelica Pilares, RJ Batangas, Jessica Lucariza) in the planning and preparation for ISCF Camp in May. 4. Pray for graduates' financial support especially in Iloilo Area. Pray for the fundraising efforts of our delegates for KC and ISCF Camp. Pray for parent's permission as well. 5. We continually pray that God will again give us passionate studentleaders, faithful volunteers in the campuses, dedicated advisers and generous donors and partners for this school year. Students and volunteers who are motivated by their relationship with Jesus to advance the gospel on their campus, someone who is willing to devote time, resources and take risks for Jesus sake; and have strong sense of initiative and ownership in leading the campus chapter with compelling vision.

Western Visayas Regional Unit have campuses in Iloilo City, Guimaras, Bacolod and Roxas. They have two IV homes, one in Bacolod City and another in Iloilo City.


Caraga Regional Unit

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Caraga Regional Unit have campuses in Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte. Their IV Home is in Bunawan.

Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology

Praise God for the opportunity to facilitate Seventy (70) students from Butuan City Comprehensive High School in their recollection day with the theme Truth Encounter . We are blessed on how the Lord touched the lives of the students. It s a fulfilled experience to see students accepting the Lord Jesus. Praise God for the students initiated to share bihon and bread with the refugees of ASSCAT (Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology), Bunawan Agusan del Sur evacuation center last January 21, 2014. Also, through our partnership with OMF Philippines staff ate Jo Fernandez, IVCF-CRU participated in the relief operations organized by Taga-Butuan Kaw Kung (TBKK). TBKK is a humanitarian-friendship group in Butuan City providing volunteer help to the needy while creating funfilled experiences. OMF Philippines sponsored the 6th day Pospas (special Arozcaldo) feeding program and giving of candies to all refugees at two evacuation centers in Butuan City Capitol (covered court and training center). Truly, the Lord honors our desire to help out others even with the little resources that we have and regardless of being flood survivors too. We praise the Lord for witnessing such heroic acts along with TBKK and OMF Philippines! We thank God that through a church partner who lead the Care Caravan -a relief operation group of Chinese Christian Churches. We will be giving 300 packed relief goods for 300 Tribal families; whose houses were submerged to flood by Tropical Depression Agaton.


Caraga Regional Unit

Prayer Please pray for our Love month seminars our fight campaign for purity. Pray for provision and availability of the students who will attend. Pray for God s wisdom for more creative ideas on how we can be more effective in dealing with prevailing issues. IVCF-Dagitab (PNU) Chapter was again intruded by unknown individuals last January 28, 2014 while IVHomers, all are girls, were asleep. No one was hurt and nothing was taken from them, fortunately. But a knife was intentionally pierced in their door. Speculations arose that they were just repeatedly threatened by nearby tenants. The owner of the boarding house and the policemen were already informed of the incidents and has inspected the area last January 29. Please pray for immediate and rightful response from the authorities and protection for our IVHomers.

Please pray for well coordination of care caravan members who will receive the containers of relief goods. For Vernacular Media Network (VMN) workers of OMF; to facilitate well the 300 recipients with our coordination as IVCF CRU. Pray for vehicle to load the relief goods and good weather. Pray for protection, good health, sensitivity to God s direction and to tribal people. For us that Christ will be seen in us through our relief efforts.


Southern Mindanao Regional Unit PRAISE the Lord for: the provision of a new laptop for the Regional Director s related tasks. One donor from the U.S. (Kuya Rolly) surprised us with this gift last Christmas season. the region s partnership qualification to Mission Increase Foundation Mindanao Equipping Program (MIF-MEP). It s a collaboration of MIF, Tandon Institute, Compassion, ATS, PCEC, ACDA, Sacred Harvest and World Vision, to help the churches and ministries in Mindanao especially through its training modules on Governance, Leadership and Spiritual Formation, Financial Management, Admin, HRD and People Care, and Resource Development. Some of the faculty members are IVCFers. We could also be a recipient of an infrastructure or program-based project. The Program briefing, Consultation and MOA Signing will be on February 12. the intentional Love Month preparations. 23 studentleaders from 12 campus chapters and 10 graduates (Staff, GT and volunteers) from various local areas have participated the facilitator s training on True Love Waits campaign (www.wagmuna.com) last January 25 at Bethel of Praise, El Rio, Bacaca, Davao City. On February 1, the Staff Team together with some RAC members, GT members and student-leader attended the workshop on The Church and the Homosexual Issue which was facilitated by John Zulueta of Bagong Pag-asa Charitable Foundation. the newly fenced IV-Home in Kabacan, Cotabato. The local graduates secured the perimeter by their sacrificial gifts and skillful management. Able to be paid through self-sustaining rental fees of the IVHomers. One GT member even availed of a loan just to finish this project.


Southern Mindanao Regional Unit

Please PRAY with us for: more Love Month opportunities. Various talks and workshops for sexual purity are being set in the campuses and churches alike. Pray for anointing and wisdom for all the speakers and facilitators. a strong and sustained MIF-MEP partnership, that it would really help, strengthen and equip the regional ministries. safe travel and meaningful learning for Fenny, Chen and Raffy. They will join again the Junior Staff Training (JST) on February 25 to March 3 in Quezon City. the preparation of various Summer Camps. Tagum City and Kabacan will hold its Discipleship Camp and Leadership Camp respectively. We will also continue to offer the two separate high school (ISCF) camps, Sibol (evangelistic) and Leadership/Discipleship. Pray also for our 15 prospect delegates to Kawayan Camp 2014.


Southern Mindanao Regional Unit Human Resource Department 1. We thank the Lord for Ate Di's work in the HR and the turnover process to Rachel. There are a lot of things that need to be in place. Please pray for Rachel as she Southern Regional Unit prepares for the Mindanao Junior Staff Training, the staff meetings, the Prayer Retreat (with Emma & Makoy) and the other tidbits of the HR work.

Southern Southern

2. We trust the Lord for how He is calling people to serve Him through the IVCF ministry. We praise Him for the staff team who faithfully serves in the field despite the difficulties. Help us pray for the recruitment of new staff this coming school year. Pray for wisdom and discernment. Mindanao Regional Pray, too, for those who are Unit taking the call, that they be granted courage to join in the throng of men and women who have given their time, energy and lives in the service Mindanao Regional of the King through campus Unit ministry. 3. Praise the Lord that many of the HR documents are now online. Still, there is no computer and printer for the HR s use. Help us pray for provision for these two items. These will greatly help the work of the HR in the files and printing of materials.

Southern Mindanao Regional Unit


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IVCF Praise and Prayer - February 2014