Ministry Updates September 2016

Greetings in the most precious name of the Lord Jesus Christ! Praying always for God’s provision, blessing and mercy upon you on receiving this report.
I apologize that I was unable to report sooner but nevertheless, I have so much to share in terms of what the Lord has done and continue to do here in Montreal. Now that over half of the year 2016 has gone by, the ministry here in Montreal is continually being blessed by the Lord in terms of souls saved, lives changed and believers growing in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. One of the highlights this year is that our home grown preacher, Hernan Quiniones followed the Lord in his call to the mission field of Edmonton, Alberta. He went to Edmonton in the middle of August and immediately went to work to gather His people in that area. God has opened a door for him and he has a family that he is working with and they are the Molino Family. Please continue to pray for him for safety, provision, souls saved, co-labourers in the ministry, a place of worship and a vehicle.
On another note, it was also truly a blessing that some of our youth was able to participate in the IBBC Youth Camp and church organization in Washington State under Pastor Rolly Lariosa back in July. Preaching and teaching lessons from our Senior Pastor, Dr. J. H. Abante, and various IBBC pastors and preachers were tremendous and I can say that my cup was full throughout that week and even spilled over until the present. Also, we praise the Lord that my daughter, Faith was able to pass her U.S. GED High School Equivalency test and earned her U.S. High School Diploma.
As I wrap up this report, please continue to pray for our permanent residency application and I have consulted an immigration lawyer about this. The path forward for us family is for me to study the french language (reading and hearing - conversational) and pass the prescribed French test for permanent residency application. My target timeline for this is six months. Also, we are again at the time that we have to renew our visas and please pray for this as well. Please also add to your prayer list, the campsite for next year’s Family Camp here in Montreal. For the IBBC Montreal brethren for spiritual growth, provision, finances and victory for our upcoming 10th mission church foundation day on September 25, 2016. Lastly, for me and my family for wisdom, protection and provision. Thank you so much IBBC family and supporters for continuing to pray and support us here in Montreal! God bless!

Ministry Updates January 2016

Greeting you in the most precious name of our Saviour and King, the Lord Jesus Christ! Praying always for God's abundant blessings upon you and His church.
Praise God for the work He has given us here in Montreal and as last year's (2015) drew to a close, He has bestowed upon us tremendous spiritual blessings! As a summary of last year's we have seen the Lord work in the heart of over 60 people in realizing their need for a Saviour, four people transferred their membership to IBBC Montreal, and two people obeyed in the ordinance of biblical baptism! Not only God blessed us spiritually but He also continues to provide for us and sustain us in the ministry. The year 2015 was laden with a lot of challenges but I give God all the glory and praise as he saw us through all of those trials and tribulations (Romans 8:28-30)! He also blessed our end of the year Christmas Concert on December 20, 2015 which was well attended and saw one getting to know Jesus as her Saviour! Praise, honour and glory belongs to Him! Also he has led us to a new place of worship and we now have restored our two services on Sundays, morning and evening!
The start of the year 2016, God continues to quicken His lost sheep and resulted in four people getting saved in the month of January! Also, we have seen several visitors and prospects come to our church and expressed interest and one lady transferred her membership to IBBC Montreal. Unspeakable joy that He is working in the lives of His people here!
As I close this report, I covet your prayers for our permanent residency application, for Preacher Hernan as he goes to survey Edmonton this month of February, brother James who is now being trained in the ministry to take over the responsibilities of Pr. Hernan, for Bro Jun Habig as he steps up in his service to the Lord, for Karla Flores and the other brethren who are going through our discipleship training, for Faith, my daughter's taking the U.S. GED high school equivalency examination, for the IBBC Montreal brethren for spiritual growth and provision and for me and my family for wisdom, protection and provision! Thank you so much IBBC family and supporters for continuing to pray and support us here in Montreal! God bless!
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Ministry Updates Sep-Oct 2015

Greeting you in the most precious name of our Redeemer and King, the Lord Jesus Christ! Praying always for God’s abundant blessings upon you and the church.

Truly God is faithful and always abounding in His Grace as He gave us the victory during our celebration of IBBC Montreal’s 9th Year Foundation Day on September 20th, 2015! With our Senior Pastor, Dr. J.H. Abante as our special speaker, God has given us 5 souls that received Christ as their Saviour and numerous folks went to the altar during the altar call! It was truly a blessing to see God’s people responding to the preaching of His Word! Also, this is first time that we had a record number of visitors and the auditorium was packed during the service with over 80 people in attendance. It was also a blessed time of fellowship with our Senior Pastor and with the rest of the IBBC Montreal brethren! Also, we have started the IBBC Montreal Bible Institute in September and primarily to train young men in the area of Homiletics and Hermeneutics. Other classes that is offered is Old Testament and New Testament Survey as well as IBBC Constitution and By-Laws. The classes are held every Tuesday night from 6 to 8pm. So far we have four young men in the Homiletics and Hermeneutics class and five total students in the other class. For the month of October, we have baptized two people, a young man named Jayson and Sis Medy (re-baptism) and praise God for these folks that obeyed the Lord in the ordinance of water baptism! Welcome Bro. Jayson and Sis Medy to the IBBC family!

Please continue to pray for our permanent residency application, for Faith, my daughter's taking the U.S. GED high school equivalency examination and for God's leading for a new place of worship! Thank you so much IBBC family and supporters for continuing to pray and support us here in Montreal! God bless!
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Ministry Updates August 2015

Greetings in the name of our blessed Saviour our Lord Jesus Christ! Keeping you in our prayers for HIs mercy, Grace and provisions to you and His ministry!

Truly God is faithful and continued to shower us with blessings here in Montreal as He let a total of ten people to join the Youth Camp in Camp Alta, Sacramento, California. This was one year preparation for the folks here in Canada and God has allowed His children to participate, be blessed and be a blessing at the youth camp, led by IBBC Sacramento under Pastor Rabin Zepeda. There was much prayer given for the IBBC Montreal delegates including youth from FBBC and for their parents. Indeed the youth camp was a great blessing as the Holy Spirit moved and touched the hearts of the Montreal youth. There were visible evidences of the workings of the Spirit of God in the lives of the delegates. It ignited the flame in the hearts of the youth to continue to serve God and even desiring to do more for the cause of Christ! We are truly grateful to our Senior Pastor, Dr. J. H. Abante for continuing to have IBBC Youth Camp and to Pastor Rabin and the IBBC Sacramento folks for organizing the event!

Through all this, the Lord blessed us with a total of 5 people getting to know the Lord Jesus to be their Saviour during the month of June and we have been visited by a couple of professing Christians who found us through our website on the internet. Please pray for more faithful labourers here in Montreal.
In closing, continue to pray for Pr. Hernan Quiniones who will be going to the mission field of Edmonton, Alberta on April-May 2016 timeframe. Also, continue to pray for us for protection, provision and more importantly for the ministry that God has entrusted to us here. God-willing, on my next report, I will be able to share the blessings of the Youth Camp to the IBBC Montreal delegates. I truly praise and thank God for your continued support and love for the Lord and His ministry here.
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Ministry Updates June-July 2015

On behalf of IBBC Montreal mission church, I extend our warmest greetings and salutations in the name, that is above every name, the Lord Jesus Christ! Praying without ceasing, for God’s plan, provision and protection to you and the Church of the Living God!

As the bipolar weather of Montreal rolls in, the brethren here were in full gear in preparing for the arrival of our Senior Pastor, Dr. J. H. Abante for our vey first, Baptist Heritage Conference which was held June 30 to July 3, 2015. It was a tremendous time of instructions through the teaching and preaching from the Scriptures on the topic of our Baptist Heritage. Through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, our Senior Pastor was used to speak to the hearts of the people present during the conference. Through the testimonies of some of the delegates that were intimated, it was evident that the power of the Word of God pierced the hearts of the people and convictions were changed to align with God’s Word! Also, it was truly a blessed time of fellowship with the brethren and the Lord, supping on His precious promises! Additionally, the divinely-given voice of Sis. Angie Abante added to the ministering and encouragement of the people that attended the conference. To Him all glory belongs!

Through all this, the Lord blessed us with a total of 5 people getting to know the Lord Jesus to be their Saviour during the month of June and we have been visited by a couple of professing Christians who found us through our website on the internet. Please pray for more faithful labourers here in Montreal.
In closing, continue to pray for Pr. Hernan Quiniones who will be going to the mission field of Edmonton, Alberta on April-May 2016 timeframe. Also, continue to pray for us for protection, provision and more importantly for the ministry that God has entrusted to us here. God-willing, on my next report, I will be able to share the blessings of the Youth Camp to the IBBC Montreal delegates. I truly praise and thank God for your continued support and love for the Lord and His ministry here.
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Ministry Updates May 2015

Greeting you in the most precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Mentioning you always in our prayers for God’s blessings and wisdom upon you!

Before anything else, on behalf of IBBC Montreal, I am extending our joyful greetings to our Senior Pastor, Dr. J. H. Abante and to the IBBC Main congregation for the Lord’s grace that He has given a glorious victory in the celebration of the 27th Year Church anniversary in San Leandro, California on May 3rd, 2015! Greetings and congratulations as well to the three IBBC Mission churches (Sacramento, Virginia Beach and Mississauga) that were declared to become independent churches and soon will be organized in the near future! Praising God for His tremendous blessings and faithfulness!

On this side of the ministry, I am privileged to announce that several soul-winners completed the 12-week long soul-winning training program which was started  early this year. As a  result, we have seen 16 people get to know the Lord Jesus to be their personal Lord and Saviour in the months of March and April.  Our brethren here in Montreal continues to have a heart for souls and it were reinforced by our Revival Meetings in March with Pastor Rabin Zepeda of IBBC Sacramento. Thanking and praising God for Pastor Rabin and these meetings which continues to stoke the fire in the hearts of the brethren in IBBC Montreal as well as FBBC folks. Extending my deepest gratitude to Pastor Hernes for allowing Pastor Rabin to be with us back in March and also to the IBBC Sacramento brethren for their unselfish love for the IBBC churches and ministries.

To conclude, please continue to pray for me and my family and for the ministry that God has entrusted to us here. We have received our renewal for our visas and I have submitted my profile in the Canadian Express Entry immigration pool working towards  our permanent residency here in Canada. The next step is for the Canadian Immigration’s invitation for us to submit our documents and requirements and please pray for this. Thank you so much for your continued prayer and support for us!
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Ministry Updates March-April 2015

Greeting you in the most precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Mentioning you always in our prayers for God’s blessings and wisdom upon you!

Before anything else, on behalf of IBBC Montreal, I am extending our joyful greetings to our Senior Pastor, Dr. J. H. Abante and to the IBBC Main congregation for the Lord’s grace that He has given a glorious victory in the celebration of the 27th Year Church anniversary in San Leandro, California on May 3rd, 2015! Greetings and congratulations as well to the three IBBC Mission churches (Sacramento, Virginia Beach and Mississauga) that were declared to become independent churches and soon will be organized in the near future! Praising God for His tremendous blessings and faithfulness!

On this side of the ministry, I am privileged to announce that several soul-winners completed the 12-week long soul-winning training program which was started  early this year. As a  result, we have seen 16 people get to know the Lord Jesus to be their personal Lord and Saviour in the months of March and April.  Our brethren here in Montreal continues to have a heart for souls and it were reinforced by our Revival Meetings in March with Pastor Rabin Zepeda of IBBC Sacramento. Thanking and praising God for Pastor Rabin and these meetings which continues to stoke the fire in the hearts of the brethren in IBBC Montreal as well as FBBC folks. Extending my deepest gratitude to Pastor Hernes for allowing Pastor Rabin to be with us back in March and also to the IBBC Sacramento brethren for their unselfish love for the IBBC churches and ministries.

To conclude, please continue to pray for me and my family and for the ministry that God has entrusted to us here. We have received our renewal for our visas and I have submitted my profile in the Canadian Express Entry immigration pool working towards  our permanent residency here in Canada. The next step is for the Canadian Immigration’s invitation for us to submit our documents and requirements and please pray for this. Thank you so much for your continued prayer and support for us!
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Ministry Updates Jan-Feb 2015

Greetings in the most precious name of our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ and keeping you always in our prayers for His mercy, Grace and blessings be upon you!

Another year and another precious opportunity to continue serving the Lord in the vineyard of Montreal, Canada! As the outside temperature during the months of January and February continue to plunge and fluctuate, the work of the Lord here continues in the area of soul-winning, discipleship, missions preparation and special revival meetings. As of today, we saw ten people trust the Lord Jesus to be their Saviour and the number of soul-winners continue to grow.  We have our faithful IBBC soul-winners and we are joined by our FBBC brethren on Saturday mornings. Additionally,  I have started the Soul-Winners Club Training Program from the Sword of The Lord (similar to Operation Go) starting at 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Saturday mornings before we go out on the streets of Montreal at 10:00 am.  This training will go on for 12 straight weeks. In this program, the soul-winner trainee is encouraged to go out at least once during weekdays with a seasoned soul-winner. This is in addition to going out on Saturday mornings. Please pray for the soul-winners for safety and a harvest of souls for the Glory of the Lord.

On another note, the church just held a Love Banquet and a Love, Courtship and Marriage meetings with a pastor friend of mine, Pastor Vincent Santos-Diaz last February 15th, 17th and 18th. Tremendous blessings were accorded by our Lord to everyone who were present. Through the meetings, I pray to the Lord that it would further strengthen the family institution of our members by the grace of God and for His glory.

Last but not the least, please keep us in your prayers for continued guidance, provision and care for us and for the brethren at IBBC Montreal and FBBC. Continue to pray for the renewal of our visas and our permanent residency application this year and for its corresponding finances. Pray for Pr. Hernan Quiniones as he prepares to go to the mission field of Edmonton in May 2016.  God bless you and may the Lord continually keep you!
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Ministry Updates December 2014

Greeting you in the most precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and praying for a blessed New Year in the service of the King!

Reflecting back on the previous year, I can truly testify to the Lord’s faithfulness and grace that He has bestowed upon His servant and church here in Montreal. He has allowed us to witness to hundreds of people in and around the area He has placed us, ministered to countless others and distributed thousands of Gospel tracts! He has used us to bring around 70 people to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, baptized several people, saw a couple transferees to the church and currently worshipping in a church building that He allowed us to move in back in August. Truly an unmistakable evidence to our Redeemer’s faithfulness and working in the lives of His children! Praising Him for all He has done through the church here in Montreal!

Although there are numerous victories and mountaintops that He blessed us with last year, we will ever be grateful and rejoicing as well to the valleys that He has allowed us to go through, grow in and learn from the trials and temptations.  Praise God not only in the blessings but in the difficulties as well!

I am truly excited in what the Lord has in store for us this year and rest assured that by God’s grace we will not only continue the mandate that He has given us but to continue to grow and to grab every opportunity in the ministry that the Lord will present to us! 

Finally, please continue to pray for us as your missionary family in the field of Montreal, Canada and  please include in your prayers the renewal of our visas in the next couple of months and for our us to be able to finalize and submit our application for permanent residency and for finances. Lastly, please pray for God’s leading and wisdom for a possible merging with another independent, fundamental Baptist church wherein our Senior Pastor will be coming in July 2015 to discuss this.  Thank you so much and may the Lord continually bless you!
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Ministry Updates Sep-Oct 2014

Greetings from Montreal! Praying always for God’s blessings and provisions be upon you and your ministry!

The month of September is our church anniversary month and it is the busiest month of the year for the mission church here. Preparation for the church anniversary started a month earlier and it was in full swing by the first week of September. Everybody was in prayer for the event and has been assigned some tasks and everybody knows their responsibilities. Soul-winning on Saturdays and Wednesday visitations yielded a total of ten salvations, two baptisms and two transferees. Also, our brethren from the Fellowship Bible Baptist Church (FBBC) under Pastor Orlan Racacho lent their assistance in saturating, inviting, soul-winning and preparation for the event.  This resulted in a total of 156 people in attendance during the September 21st anniversary. Our Senior Pastor, Dr. J.H. Abante gave the encouraging preaching on our theme in I Corinthians 2:5, “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”.  All the brethren from IBBC Montreal and FBBC were all excited and challenged by the message and by the presence of our Senior Pastor! Praising God for the victory!
Continuing to the month of October, two more souls got saved and God has brought numerous visitors and some that came on our anniversary are visiting us throughout the month. The Youth Ministry, by God’s grace is flourishing and Pastor Orlan endorsed his youth to yours truly for the bible study on Friday nights and discipleship throughout the week. FBBC brethren are also encouraged and are participating in our Soul-winning efforts on Saturday mornings. FBBC’s 13th year church anniversary will be held on November 9th and Pastor Orlan invited me to be their speaker for this event and as of this writing, our IBBC Montreal brethren is lending a hand as well to help prepare for FBBC’s church anniversary.

Please continue to pray for us and may the Lord bless you more in all aspects of the ministry! Thank you so much church, for continuing to support us in prayers and financial means!
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Ministry Updates August 2014

Greetings from the brethren of IBBC Montreal and praying always that God’s grace, mercy and blessings be upon you continually!

The Lord had been truly gracious to the brethren and the ministry here in the Land Up North as we have seen our members staying faithful and true to the Lord’s Great Commission! In addition to our regular Saturday soul-winning and Wednesday Night visitation (we have moved our mid-week service to Thursday), some of our members have been testifying of sharing the Gospel at their workplace and schools and on the streets. One great example is Karla who is a student but also working part-time at McDonald’s and she was able to lead a co-worker to the saving knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Truly a blessing and encouragement to me as the Mission Pastor, seeing that the Lord is working in the lives of our members. Also, some of our members who have not been going to our soul-winning before, have started going and the first time that Sis Lisa Francia went, the Lord had blessed us with two more souls! Giving the Lord back the honor and Glory He is doing in His ministry here in Montreal!

As of this writing, we have totally moved from our old worship place that we’ve been in for the past 7 years to the new venue at 3737 Van Horne Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3S 1R9. Please take note of our new address. Since we’ve been here, God’s blessings continue to pour on His ministry. The brethren from Fellowship Bible Baptist Church (the owner of the building) truly has been a tremendous blessing to us and I praise God that He has led us to this new place.

Finally, the mission church here will be celebrating it’s 8th Year Anniversary on September 21st  and we would like to invite you to come, if you are able, but also please pray for this great event for the Lord that not only we will see souls saved, baptized and join the church but for the Lord to continue to bless and lead the church to greater heights for His honor and glory! Also, pray for our Senior Pastor, Dr. J. H. Abante, our special speaker on that event, for travelling mercy and good health.

Thank you so much for your continued prayer, love and support for us here in Montreal! May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you!

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Ministry Updates July 2014

Greeting you in the most precious name of our Redeemer and Friend, the Lord Jesus Christ! Mentioning you always in our prayers and supplication, coming boldly before the throne of Grace for our Father’s mercy, grace and blessings be upon you!

The month of July seems just went very quickly and the Lord did work a lot in the lives of His children here at IBBC Montreal. It was really an exciting time as the Lord redeemed 11 precious souls using His soul-winning children from His empowered church here in Montreal. We had a total of 21 visitors in the month of July and definitely a lot of prospects to follow-up on.  Also, this month, for the first time, I performed a wedding ceremony for our two newest members, Bro. Teddy and Sis Jiselle and praise God that a couple of people received Christ as their personal Saviour in that event!

Also, this month, most of our time spent was either in the study of God’s Word and teaching in bible studies, soul-winning and training of our young people in harnessing the gifts and talents that our Father have endowed them, specifically in the area of music and playing instruments for the glory of God. I praise God for our youth’s willingness to serve the Lord in these ministries!

Furthermore, we have been busy as well preparing and moving our things from the old venue to the new facility we are now using and the church’s new address is 3737 Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3S 1R8.

Lastly, thank you so much for your prayers and financial support for us here in Montreal! May the Lord continue to bless you!
 
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