All over Mindanao, we now have 9 churches in 9 different cities. Even though challenged by geographical location, we always find time to meet together and gather as one church. Last February, we had our Annual Mindanao Staff Summit at Cagayan de Oro. It was encouraging to see the Pastors and Staff and get updates on what are happening in their local churches.
As One Church, our heart is to reach out to more cities all over Mindanao. We are excited this year as we plant another church at Toril, Davao City. We are looking forward to more churches to be planted in the years to come.
It's a great privilege to be called by God to do Campus Ministry full-time and be surrounded by people with burning hearts in reaching the next generation. What's more celebrating is the increasing number of the people who have decided to do the campus ministry in full-time capacity. From 23 Campus Missionaries last year, we now have 35 passionate Campus Missionaries all over Mindanao.
The future is indeed bright for Mindanao. We are expectant in what God will do in this land of promise. There are still more students to reach out, more lives to be changed and more workers are needed to do what God wants us to do. Our hearts beat to Change the Campus, Change the World.
Because we are One Church with One Calling, we are here as One Team to help each other in advancing the kingdom of God. This year, Every Nation Campus Mindanao is planning to do short-term missions to help the Campus Ministry in different local churches all over Mindanao. It is also a way to strengthen the camaraderie among local campus ministry.
Last February, a team of Campus Missionaries from Gensan, Davao, Dipolog, CDO and Iligan, went to Malaybalay, Bukidnon to help the local church. The goal is to reach out the students of Bukidnon State University and make an impact in their lives by introducing Jesus Christ to them. Also, the short term mission aims to help students to be established in their faith to God and be trained in the area of leadership.