Doug & Margaret Nichols
Commission To Every Nation
Hello dear friends of Alderwood,
It has been an honor for us to represent ACC in your worldwide outreach of the gospel these many years!
For the last several months, we have been extremely busy with ministry to needy pastors in the Philippines serving among the 105 million Filipinos (90 million without Christ and the gospel).
There are thousands of small churches in tribal areas, villages, and cities which are never heard of. Churches of 25-30, or maybe as large as 75 people, and many, very poor.
The pastors faithfully shepherd their small churches, working many hours to care for their church families, as well as working on the side farming a small plot of ground, or other odd jobs to have some income to feed their family. The pandemic has caused much hardship for the poor. Christians having no employment cannot support their pastor.
Now, imagine the feeling of appreciation of the pastor when he receives an anonymous gift of $5 for a meal for his family, or $20 to purchase food and medicine for several days? Or when someone pulls up to his small house in a van and unloads eggs, vegetables, canned fish, and even some milk, sugar, and cooking oil to share with other needy people in the church? (There were even pastoral books for the pastor.)
He asks, “Why me? Why my small church?” He is then told that someone in another country was moved by God to give a gift to help needy pastors in the Philippines, and, that in the providence and love of God, these funds were used to purchase food for him, his family and his small church. In God’s eyes, this unknown pastor is not insignificant. God moved heaven and earth to care for him for his encouragement to the glory of God!
Proverbs 14:31, “He…who is gracious to the needy honors God.”
A special gift was received from ACC which enabled us to purchase food for many needy pastors’ families as well as provide books for ministry.
Thank you again for your encouragement, support and prayer!
May our wonderful Lord be praised!
Doug & Margaret