Campus Ministry in Philippines Benefits - 12/24/2004

Dear Officers and Staff of contenderministries.org,

I would like to sincerely thank you for your ministries. I am in my early 50's and a retired university professor of political science and philosophy at the University of the Philipines at Diliman, the country's major state university founded by the Americans in 1906. Early this year God has called me to serve Him in the campus ministry to minister to faculty members and selected students of that same university. I am conducting Bible studies to several groups of professors and students and acting as senior adviser to the Christian faculty and students organizations on campus.
I have been looking for materials as reference and reader in my discussions with my study groups. Among the many questions I have received are about evolution, humanism, the new age, catholicism as 85% if the people in my country are Catholics like myself before I came to know Christ through the ministries of the Campus Crusade for Christ and the Varsitarians. I browsed the Christian bookstores and I found prices of books and reference materials on the subjects from the United States and UK quite heavy on my budget as I am receiving only the equivalent of $300 US a month for my retirement pension and I still have three kids in school. Then I was told by my friends that I can get good materials from the Internet.
Just today I searched the net for materials on the New Age as many of those in my study groups and in the church I am serving are bothered by it. God I believe led me to your website through Goggle search. I praised God for the wealth of your research materials and articles on the subject. I copied all your articles on the New Age, on Humanism, Evolution, Islam, Buddhism and of course on Roman Catholicism including the forum letters. On Roman Catholicism alone I have downloaded close to 120 pages of information including all the forum letters and your answers. And I have myself registered in your site so I myself can participate in the forum.
Thank you so much for your very helpful ministries in the net. You enable a volunteer self-supporting worker for the Lord like me to obtain the much needed materials to equip me well for the ministry. I just regret that I cannot send you anything yet as a way of cash donation but I will tell my well-to-do friends about your ministry and of course I can include your ministry in my daily prayers. May God richly bless your ministry and may He richly supply your ministry needs.

Very sincerely yours,
Jose
Manila, Philippines





CONTENDER MINISTRIES RESPONSE:


Hi Joe. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement! We can't tell you how much that means to us. We were led to start this ministry with the intent of equipping Christians to effectively contend for their faith, and it's wonderful to know that you are being equipped. Your prayers for this ministry mean more to us than any amount of money, and we thank you for them. Those prayers carry us forward. We ask the Lord to bless your work as you contend for Him. God bless you.

In Christ,

Ben and Jennifer Rast
Contender Ministries