Category Archives: Philippines Mission Work

DON’T MISS THIS TRAIN! ALL ABOARD or BE LEFT BEHIND!!

Whatever you do, DON'T MISS THE TRAIN!!!

Whatever you do, DON’T MISS THIS TRAIN!!!

(First posted on 1-31-13,  Vision of a Departing Train in ‘PROPHETIC VISIONS’ on Tab Bar)

This vision was shared during lunch at the Star Plaza Hotel while I was on a mission trip to Dagupan City, Philippines in 2001.

I saw a large train and people were boarding it.  It was departure time.  I heard the conductor call out in a loud voice, “ALL ABOARD!” 
I believe this vision is related to the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Rapture as stated in 1Th4:16, For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God..’. 
The following week we were in Baguio City and I told the pastor of a church we were visiting about this vision.  He, too, had a similar vision about a train. 
 He saw a train on fire as it went up into the sky and he recognized the faces of some of his own church members who were in the train.  He said that it was like when Elijah was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire, ‘fire’ meaning Holy Ghost fire. We both were impressed by the Holy Spirit that the visions were confirmation that Jesus is returning soon.  
A few months later that same year, we went to Shanghai, China, a vast city of 25 million people and I had an unforgettable and frightening experience.  We had been on trains to different cities before, but on this one occasion I went with a young cousin to spend the day at a park somewhere.  I remembered the crush of the crowd when we boarded the train to return back to Shanghai city proper and having to get off some stops afterwards because we were LOST!  My cousin panicked when she realized we were on the wrong train and not going in the direction of home!  Not being familiar with the names of the train stops, we got off the train and took one that would take us back to where we first boarded the train.  Then, luckily she knew where she lived and we caught the taxi back to her home!  What is to learn about this harrowing experience and how it is tied into my vision in the Philippines is this:
 
We need to know where we’re going and how to get there.  But we also need the right ticket in our hand and need to be ready at the right place when the train pulls up.  The return of Jesus Christ could be at any time.  It will be like the train coming up the tracks and hearing the train conductor call out, “All Aboard!”  Jesus has been calling all this time, but soon it will be the last and final call of  ”All Aboard!”.   If you’re ready and waiting, you’ll be transported to your heavenly destination.  If not, you’ll be LEFT BEHIND! 
SEE TAB BAR FOR MORE ‘PROPHETIC VISIONS’ AND ‘END TIME TEACHINGS’-
https://heulu.wordpress.com/spiritual-experiences/  End Time Visions and Prophecies
https://heulu.wordpress.com/end-time-teachings/  ABOUT SALVATION AND ETERNAL LIFE

“Of Such Is the Kingdom of God”- Children’s Ministry in Philippines

Feeding programs are popular ways to share the gospel of Christ with children in remote areas.

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FEEDING PROGRAMS-  BRINGING JESUS TO THE PEOPLE

Many families come to know about the love of God and His gift of salvation that He offers ALL who will come to Him.   Jesus said,

“Let the children come to me, and don’t stop them: for the kingdom of God is made up of those with childlike faith.”  (Mark 10:14, paraphrased)

We do a lot of singing and action songs and simple craft activities with the children like this paper folding of a cross.  One sheet of paper folded like a paper plane and one tear done very carefully, will result in a cross with the scraps that make the word ‘LIFE’.  These beautiful Filipino children are so well behaved.  In these pictures we worked with 45 or so kids in a tight, confined space and the miracle is that no one lost their tiny paper scraps to complete their activity!

It is truly amazing that with outreach programs like this, hundreds of children and adults are able to be taught about eternal life, the gift of God to all who believe:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him (Jesus) should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  (John 3:16)

Parents and grandparents who accompany the children to a feeding program event will also be taught the gospel by church workers and missionaries like myself and my husband.  Then afterwards, everyone will be served delicious hot sopa’ which is like a light milky macaroni soup with bits of chicken or thin slices of sausage.  That is my favorite Filipino comfort food.

At another feeding program in a ‘poorer’ area the folks lined up with their bowls and spoons for plain hot noodles dished out from a huge pot, and they were invited to attend the barangay/community church.

Sometimes special services are held at night and because there will always be a meal served, it seems like a whole barangay will be walking on a road (no lights) toward a church at dusk.  Before the service is over, many more people will have arrived and the small country church would be bursting at its seams!   Later, meals would be handed to those lined up in several lines for a late dinner and bottled drink.  Again, respect and order always prevails.  I love the Filipino people!  And God loves them even more!

You know, writing this post makes me miss being on the mission field!

http://www.fcmuk.org/freebies/talks/crosfold.htm  Paper folding cross.  We did a simpler version.