CRC National Conference
Ps Mike Cronin & Phil Blampied went to the Philippines National CRC Conference in April. This was held at Tanchuling Beach Resort in Bicol with incredible views of Mayon Volcanic Mountain. Phil ministered with the Youth and Ps Mike ministered to the pastors and leaders. Ps Andrew Cox from Colac joined them as part of the Aussie contingent. They were enthusiastically received. They also ministered in different local churches at the weekends. SECC has contributed greatly to the development of leaders of the years and this year is no exception.
The Feeding programs give a healthy balanced meal to malnourished children in the Philippines where there is lack of food and clean water due to extreme poverty. The money given will enable local CRC Churches International Philippines in different localities throughout Philippines to not only help the children's physical nourishment but also help them spiritually.
The Feeding program is a good vehicle to show Christs love and opens opportunities for the Gospel to be shared to children along with their parents, as well as teachers in schools if food is distributed there.
School Assistance Program
One of CRC churches International Philippines local church's selects one child from a poor family to offer and give the school assistance program.
The cost of a primary school child's fees is $70 per year, which includes the school fees, uniform and books.
Additional life skills' training is given to Mothers who meet with Coordinator's of the School assistance program once per month. There is a designated coordinator that will follow up the Child and Child's School to report on the progress.
This Program even though assists a child initially ultimately affects the whole family and as a result winning the whole family to Christ.