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mission trip: January 2024

Pastor Bong and his family will be in Philippines for the month of January 2024. During which, they will network with pastors and church leaders at the 2024 Lide-Walker Pastor's Conference at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS) and at an As Of First Importance Ministries (AOFIM) Seminar with local churches in Capas, Tarlac.

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A Letter from Pastor Bong

To the church of God, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours (1 Cor. 2), 

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! As you may know, we have a God-given calling and mission to provide free Christ-centered Bible training to pastors and teachers in the Philippines. Please continue to pray for our home church with our ongoing pastoral search for our next senior pastor. With that said, we, Pastor Bong and my family, do not currently have a date for our permanent move to the Philippines to begin our long-term mission, but it’s all in the Lord’s hands.


I am writing to share with you regarding our short-term mission in the Philippines in January 2024. God has opened for us several ministry opportunities there, primarily, that we have been invited to conduct a free Christ-centered seminar in Tarlac. So far, 10 churches have committed to sending delegates, totaling 120+ pastors and church leaders who have registered to attend. The 3-day seminar will cover the topics of Jesus Christ as the rightful first love of His messengers, Christ-centered gospel, and Christ-centered hermeneutics (Bible interpretation). We are praying to provide attendees with lunch for 3 days, 3 workbooks, and study Bibles. We will also reach out to the communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ in partnership with these 10 churches by going door-to-door for 5 days, concluding with an evangelistic concert where we pray to hand out gospel tracts, food, and giveaways.


Would you prayerfully consider supporting us? We are seeking the help of churches and individuals in USA and Canada to provide this seminar for free to these pastors and teachers in the Philippines. We invite you to partner with us in prayer and in finances, but we also extend this invitation to anyone who would like to travel and join us in Philippines to minister to the believers and unbelievers in Tarlac. Please read below for more information about this and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.


We praise God for your partnership in the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

In the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ (2 Cor. 11:2-4),


Narciso "Bong" Cabuhat

President of As Of First Importance Ministries

free Seminar & outreach

Capas, Tarlac
January 16-21, 2024
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Pastors and church leaders will be traveling daily to attend.

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Hours of free Christ-Centered Bible training spread out over 3 days.

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Churches in the surrounding area are sending their delegates to be trained.

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Days of outreach and evangelism will be conducted in the community.

partner with us

Because of generous supporters like you, we will be able to provide free Bible training to pastors and church leaders on this short-term mission trip and in our long-term mission in the near future.

Your donations will go towards:

Bibles for pastors attending the seminar

Gospel tracts

Lunch for pastors during the seminar

Bible study workbooks for seminar attendees

Training brochures

Lodging in Tarlac for Pastor Bong's family

Pastor Bong and Bea during their first visit to Capas, Tarlac in 2017.

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