Standing like a sentinel guarding the Pacific rim of Asia, the Philippines – “Pearl of the Orient” – is truly a treasure in God’s mighty hand. This nation of 7,000 islands received the Word of God centuries ago, during Magellan’s first “round the world” exploration in 1522.
It has persevered through the tyranny of harsh rule and the destruction of corruption to arise as a Gospel powerhouse in the last days – undermining satan’s oppression in many Asian nations and truly overturning what the enemy meant for harm.
This nation of over 90 million, with one of the world’s highest literacy rates, has over a million OFW’s, many stationed in the nations of the far and middle east. This undercover “force” is responsible for an untold number of conversions in Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and Animist nations, and the greater things are yet to come! The Filipino Church is strong and active. With their command of the English language, relational skills, adaptability and servant’s hearts, they have favor wherever they go. They are instrumental in God’s plan to reach the unreached of Asia before Jesus returns.
Toni came, by God’s design, to Manila in 1998 with her young son to assist in the establishment of a Word and Spirit Bible School – Domata Philippines. She worked with Domata for five years, all the while attending Alabang New Life Christian Center under Pastors Paul and Shoddy Chase. New Life Christian Center is a vibrant, growing church with a passion for people which extends from the Chases thirty years of ministry on the islands. Having a network of churches all over the nation, Pastor Paul initiated a training program in 2002 to raise up leaders of integrity and faith. Toni served as Director of New Life School of Ministry from 2005 to 2009 and continues to teach and add strength to the school as a foundational leader.
For more information about Alabang New Life Christian Center and their ministry to the Philippines and beyond, check out their website: (http://www.newlife.ph).