|SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER|
How do you like our Philippine Flag Covid-19 Mask? It has been one month since our first departure back to the Philippines was canceled. Donna and I are doing our best to stay in contact with all our ministry partners in the Philippines and even started “on-line” classes this week. We will keep everyone updated as to our status. As soon as the door opens to return we are “out of here“. Pray with us that it will not be too long.We are so grateful to our friends at the BMA Theological Seminary for making one of their campus apartments available to us while we wait to return to the Philippines. Our daughters insisted we continue staying with them, but you know what “fish and guests” have in common? They stink after three days.
MEAN WHILE – BACK IN THE PHILIPPINES Alfred “JR” Suico, our hero missionary in the mountains of Leyte, continues to do well reaching the village of Tigbagwan for Christ. We recently helped him build a little “parsonage” and print materials for an up coming event at the mission. The mission’s name is New Testament Baptist Mission in honor of the sponsoring church New Testament Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri. Due to covid-19 there is no travel out of the mountains. Please pray for these people who are made even more isolated due to the pandemic.Kevin Berayo is the missionary pastor to the Ahgu Mission. New windows installed at the mission. The mission has a mission in Lanutan, which had a recent baptism. Dos Hermanas Baptist Church of Dos Hermanas is the sponsoring church.Missionary Genesis Merando distributing rice at our mission in Barangay 15, Talisay City.
C H U R C H V I S I T S With our furlough visits fulfilled we are now visiting church who contact us for pulpit supply and to give mission reports. Ken Williams is pastor of First Baptist Church in McNeil, Arkansas. Ken and I have known each other from our seminary days at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis back in the late 1980’s. Thanks FBC and Ken for supporting us and for the invitation August 2. Ken’s wife Kelley is the past project chairman of the national WMA. Thanks Kelley for advocating for the Darlene Carey Christian Academy in the Philippines. Liberty Baptist Church gave us our very first offering during deputation back in 2016, and has continued faithful prayers and support ever since. Thanks Pastor Adam Rogers and wife Brittany for your faithful support of missions. Brittany grew up in our ministry at First Baptist Church Magnolia, Arkansas.
The Fall semester has begun at the Bible College. How we wish we could be there with them, but we are teaching our classes on line. That means a class that begins at 8:00 AM in the Philippines begins at 7:00 PM the night before here in the United States. Donna is teaching typing and research and I am teaching Worship Leadership and Apologetics.
Darlene Carey Christian Academy Help us build a room in memory or in honor of a loved one. Each room cost $10,000 to build.Second floor going up.
With all our furlough appointments fulfilled we are now sitting, waiting, praying, for something to do, Give us a call if we can assist you in any way, preaching, teaching, speaking, or visiting a WMA, Brotherhood, GMA, or Galilean group, even a civic group.Since we are delayed returning to the Philippines, please consider inviting us to learn more about missions in Asia and the Philippines.
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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FILIPINO MISSIONARIES AND CHURCH PLANTS:KEVIN BERAYO – AHGU MOUNTAIN CHURCH MISSION
KENNETH AVENCENA -GUIMARAS ISLAND MISSION
JUNMAR – E.B. MAGDALONA CHURCH MISSION
ALFRED SUICO – LEYTE CHURCH MISSION
GENESIS FAITH MERANO – TALISAY (BARANGAY 15) CHURCH MISSION
JON REY NAVARRTE – KATILINGBAN CHURCH PLANTOur ambitious vision to take the Gospel to all of Asia
F R O M S T A N
STATUS ON OUR RETURN TO THE PHILIPPINES Right now nothing has changed. The government of the Philippines is being extremely cautious to prevent the pandemic spreading to unmanageable levels.
We have begun teaching again, and it is a challenge to do so “online”. But, isn’t it amazing the things we can do through technology.
F R O M D O N N A Stan and I taught our first classes on line this week and our first thoughts are “we miss our beloved students so much.”
The good thing is we do get to spend some extra time with our family, especially our grand-daughters who live here in Jacksonville, Texas. Ava Grace, Edy Rose and Joy Tatum are such fun and such a blessing.Who is that guy? Believe it our not that’s me as a Summer Missionary on the Island of Guam in 1976.Our work is completely focused on making sure the Gospel is taught in our weekly home Bible study, the sending of the Gospel to Southeast Asian countries, the training of pastors and missionaries at the Bible College and church planting in the Philippines and all over Southeast Asia.
Would you help us? $1,000.00 a year goes a long way here, helping us train church planters, send missionaries and train students. Click on the donate button below, locate the Scroggins/Philippine fund and prayerfully consider contributing to help us. We love you all.Please Pray For:
Doug & Diane Lee – Talisay City
Danny & Rita Ballard – Manila
Don Newsom – Iloilo
Sam & Dawn Freeman – Tangub
Filomeno & Lisa Kakilala – Furlough
Doug and Nonoy Kiper – Fabrica
Cris & Alisha Samson – On Furlough
Jimmy & Julie Walker – On Furlough
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Stay up-to-date with The Scroggins and their work in the Philippines by visiting their website and checking-out their blog!
You can also partner with Stan and Donna by giving through your local church or the BMA Missions website.