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CEBU2YOU

JULY 2013
Greetings from the beautiful island of Cebu in the Philippines. We have had a busy, productive and Spirit filled month. I promised to tell you about more of our ministries this month and I will try to fit in one but so many exciting things have been happening that it may have to wait for next month.

CC Downey Summer Team 2013


How time flies. The team arrived on August 13th and in the blink of an eye they were on their way home. The team consisted of 6 women, 2 teenagers and an adult male. They came along side of us in our ministries, loving the people in our church and serving them. They were up bright and early every day and stayed up late almost every night to be sure we accomplished all we planned with them. We had our trials as one of our cars overheated twice, our other car had a burned out windshield wiper motor and the transmission handle came off in our drivers hand. Many trials but God prevailed. They brought Woman2Woman Titus 2 to teach to our women and they helped with our one day VBS for over 760 children. Our goal was 1000 but some who signed up didn't show up. They presented a puppet show/drama for the kids, teaching them the Wordless Book. They were required to do their show six times in a row. Downey Team Welcome Party

Morning Devotion

Woman2Woman Titus 2

Titus 2 (doing prayer request)

Woman2Woman Titus 2 evening class

Feeding

Kid's Extravaganza 7
Our theme this year was "The Armor of God" and as we prepared, we experienced warfare like never before. Some examples are, the military base where we usually host our Extravaganza was unavailable and we only found out 2 weeks before the event, we had to use tents where we hosted the event and at the last minute the cost of the rental of the tents was raised 25%, we rented portable toilets and the owners did not pick them up at the end of the day so the night before the next school day the principal (we used the elementary school as a venue), called and said they had to be gone by 6:30 am the next day. We struggled to find a truck to rent and men from the church and ladies went to the school to remove them. If we failed our feedings would be canceled and we would be in trouble with the local government. Also, 7 of our 85 volunteer workers failed to show (first time ever) and a girl sprained her arm in one of the games. This is just a sample of the warfare but in the end GOD WON!!! Over 760 children went home with a Wordless bracelet on their arm that they made in crafts, prepared to tell the story to their parents. Praise the Lord!!!

Woman2Woman Titus 2 For 3 days the woman on the team taught 2 classes per day to 20 women who wanted to learn to disciple other women. Tears were flowing, women were broken and revived and the Holy Spirit just took over for all of these trainings. After the Disciplers were trained, there was a kick-off for women who wanted to be discipled. 22 women came to be discipled and Titus 2 was not only taught while the team was here but it was up and running before they left. Six of the women trained to disciple were from Calvary Chapel Cebu City in Talamban (Pastor Bong's church). They are now implementing it in their church. As a result of this training and encouragement from the team, our women really came alive and the Spirit was moving in and through them like never before. One of the best results of the training was as the team prayed for whom they should pass the baton to when they left, my wife, Sheilani, stepped forward and said the Lord had told her to be the one. Very proud of her and excited at how the Lord worked in her during this training.

During the Kick-Off, enjoying the teaching and the reaction of the women.

New disciplees being prayed for at the Kick-Off

All are excited at the potential of what is happening.

A side benefit of Woman2Woman was that a few of the men asked if it was only for women. The team left me the materials for Titus 2 Man and I am now studying them and plan to introduce it to the men by early November, after our Annual Pastors and Workers Conference in October which I am heavily involved in organizing. Please pray for this.

Other Ministries
I will address all of our other ministries next month.

To support this ministry in the Philippines, send your donations to:


Calvary Chapel of Downey, 12808 Woodruff Avenue, Downey, CA 90242 ATTN: Missions Support for Tom Maxwell If your donation is for a specific purpose in Cebu, please designate the purpose, ie: sponsorship for HS/Elementary, etc. All donations are tax deductible Contact us at shepherds_heart04@yahoo.com look at our web page, @

cebu2you.com
Call us from the USA @ 011-63-32-268-6280 or text us @ +639164233620. (Magic Jack number: +1 562-398-4936) Please return this coupon with your donation and thanks for being our partner in fulfilling Gods purpose in Cebu. (Please send support to reach CC Downey by the 10th of the month.) Thank you.

Prayer Requests
Pray for: Wisdom and discernment in all things. For finances New vehicle to replace 25 yr old vehicle needing repairs Controlled growth as the Lord leads Health for the church and the family Spiritual growth Permanent new home for the church Childrens ministries 4 feeding ministries for over 1,200 children Salvation for the lost My personal time with the Lord 2 new feeding opportunities Continued healing for my leg wounds Salvation for Austin (my Grandson) Salvation for Krysta (my daughter) Additional supporters Gods provision The Woman2Woman program Pray for medical tests and treatments Pray for Titus2Men

ON-LINE SUPPORT You can now support missionaries on-line at CC Downey. Follow this link or contact Zully at 562-803-5631 with any questions. http://www.ccdowney.com/missions/missionaries/ . Praise the Lord.

Tom and Sheilani