In August, John Deaville (LMI's representative for Derbyshire) and Jonathan Winter returned to the Philippines to teach at two Bible colleges and minister at different churches.

This trip was an extension and a continuation from last October’s Overseas Ministry Programme undertaken by Logos Ministries International in 2016, which resulted in a range of invitations for a return visit to help provide cross-cultural missions training to students and encouragement to local Filipino churches.

Filipino Bible College Ministry By Jonathan Winter

Mission Motivators Asia – School of Missions (MM – SOM)

The first part of the programme took place in Davao in the southern part of the Philippines. I delivered teaching on Cultural Anthropology to a group of 19 missionary students who are undertaking seven months of discipleship and cross-cultural mission training. They are preparing for cross-cultural ministry in the Philippines and in other parts of Asia, with the goal of sharing the gospel with unreached peoples.


Class at Mission Motivators

Class at Mission Motivators

LMI Overseas Ministry Programme representatives with the students at Mission Motivators

With the students at Mission Motivators


While in Davao we had the opportunity to minister at a local church in the city where people were blessed and encouraged by the teaching and preaching delivered by the team. We also had the opportunity to visit and pray for the newly elected Vice Mayor of City Island Garden of Samal, who is a committed Christian courageously promoting a moral recovery programme on the island.

Maranatha Bible College

The second half of our ministry trip to the Philippines was spent ministering in Maranatha Bible College in Baguio City. This college offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes preparing students for ministry in local churches and cross-cultural missions. This is the second year that an LMI team has visited the college to teach. This time ten MA level students (mainly from Myanmar) undertook a course I developed on Strategy Development for Mission Engagement. Students learnt how to develop strategies and create masterplans for their ministry context.


Students at Maranatha Bible College

Students of Maranatha Bible College


Overall, the Overseas Ministry Programme went really well by the grace of God. Praise the Lord for open doors for LMI to continue to be involved in helping to equip and mobilise Asian believers to engage in God’s mission in Southeast Asia.