WWOB in the Philippines 2018

Ministry | Monday, March 26th, 2018

Dr. Tim Smith was privileged to join his pastor, Dr. Mark Strong, in the Philippines for his conference, FatherShift, in Manila. Pastor Paul Chase of New Life Church in Manila, hosted us for 5 exciting days. Joining us was Pastor George Merriweather of NE Fellowship Church in Portland and JD Boyd III and Doug Gaither from our church, Life Change Church in Portland also.

The ministry was strong throughout our time there. Pastor Mark was brilliant though he ministered multiple times each day and he battled some throat issues – however though his voice was pretty scratchy at first, it got stronger each day! Praise God! I was thrilled to see a very healthy worship ministry there. Each service was started by full, intense, spontaneous and prophetic worship that was so sensitive to the Holy Spirit every time. Spontaneous songs, exhortations, Biblical teachings even during the worship time highlighted each time of worship. It was so delightful to just come and enjoy!

When they found out about me being there, they put together a last-minute 2 hour worship workshop with their whole worship department on Saturday. We had a powerful time together both in worship and teaching with the 80+ members there. It was so successful that they have invited me back next year (January) for a full worship seminar with them and all their fellow churches in the Philippines. Exciting days!

I had to leave a little early on Sunday morning to fly to Delhi, India so I could join Maryl who was flying from Portland to help me minister in Lucknow. Pastor Mark spoke 5 times that day! What an amazing man! So honored to be with him and the whole team this year! He did so well that they invited him back in March for a national conference in Manila!

Thanks for all those prayers and support for us and Worship Without Borders.

in Him, Tim

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