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About gardener58

I'm missionary called to raise native missionaries to plant viable indigenous churches among the tribal people of the Philippines. As such, my mission is to equip local leaders to be church planters, engage local churches to fulfil the great commission, enlarge the kingdom of God through church planting.

Call me Bitter

“Don’t call me Naomi,” she responded. “Instead, call me Mara, for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me. I went away full, but the Lord has brought me home empty. Why call me Naomi when the Lord has … Continue reading

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I was as Stupid as an Animal

“I was as stupid as an animal;I did not understand you.  Yet I always stay close to you, and you hold me by the hand.” Psalms 73:22-23, GNT “I was as stupid as an animal.” Have you ever felt that way? You … Continue reading

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Transformation is not Information

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. They are … Continue reading

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A Panic Attack

4:20am, I was suddenly awoken by my wife, Jocelyn’s complaint about breathlessness. I was hoping that it would go away, but it did not. It carried on for a few more minutes and I realised that we had a crisis … Continue reading

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Troubles and Trials are Opportunities

My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature … Continue reading

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Living Out Your Dream

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband … Continue reading

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Following is believing and obeying

To be a true Christian, we can’t just simply believe without following Jesus. Many people believe in Jesus but are not willing to follow Him. What do I mean? These people believe with their mind the teachings about Jesus. However, … Continue reading

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The Weak Are Indispensable

Is everyone dispensable? In the context of an impending threat of the extermination of the Jews, Mordecai said to Queen Esther “Do not think that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For … Continue reading

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Death Has No Glory

I had a weird dream early yesterday morning.. I dreamt that some Japanese Christians and I decided to commit suicide by standing in front of oncoming traffic. We decided to fulfil a text in 2 Corinthians chapter 4 by terminating … Continue reading

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God of All Comfort

We have a God of all comfort. All means all. God wants us to go to Him for comfort of any sort. The term, ‘God of All Comfort’ comes from 2 Corinthians 1:3. “Blessed be the God and Father of … Continue reading

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