Greg & LuAnn Lyons
Global Surge, Manila
Greetings from Manila, Philippines!
Metro Manila is a massive city of 22 MILLION people. When COVID 19 hit, the government basically shut down everything except banks, pharmacies, markets and grocery stores. We were in a military lockdown.
Our team immediately went into action, finding out how we could get relief to as many people as possible. Throughout this last (almost) year, we have continually found ways to share the gospel in as many ways as we can.
Small groups and discipleship continued from the very start of the quarantine, much of that on phones and via zoom calls. We actually had many saved during this time, as neighbors who before would not have anything to do with a small group, now were asking to attend.
We were permitted to start holding services again- at limited capacity. One of our annual events is ‘John 3:16 Weekend’ where we walk through sharing the plan of salvation in our services. We then have everyone in attendance break up into sets of two and practice sharing the Gospel. In these services, we always see people get saved and this year was no different! What a blessing to see the Gospel THRIVE during this pandemic!
Overcoming Barriers & Moving Forward
“Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee…” Joshua 1:9
God has helped our team accomplish some incredible gains during the past couple of months! We have engaged several Mobile Evangelistic Youth Camps. Following local guidelines, protocols, and mandates, we have relaunched on a limited scale. We have shared the Gospel with 4,556 young people attending these mobile camps with 2,388 making salvation decisions! God is so good. In one of our congregations alone, we have 80 new young people who have begun discipleship! Nearly all our congregations are meeting throughout Metro Manila and Phnom Penh. People are finding hope during these difficult times!
Partners Make All the Difference!
Greg & LuAnn
Photos of our evangelistic camps: