In 2011 Christ on Campus began a relationship with a campus ministry in La Trinidad, Philippines at Benguet State University (BSU).
Each month we help to support the ministry at BSU fiancially to provide for the campus ministry there.

 

 

Summer 2013


A group of students went to the Philippines the during the first few weeks of July 2013.

They got to speak to students in university classrooms, students at a ministry school, help with Encounter campus ministries and more!
They preached to over 1000 people, baptized 16 and built lasting relationships.  

 

We'll be adding more info, but here you can see some pictures from their trip:

 

 


 

 

Why the Philippines?

Some of the more obvious reasons are strategic.  Many of the students who graduate from universities in the Philippines leave the country to seek employment opportunitites.  When they leave, these students sometimes go to parts of the world that Americans can't go to easily, and whever they go, they take the gospel with them--they are ambassadors for Christ!  So, by investing in the lives of students at BSU, we are investing in the Kingdom worldwide, not just in one location.

 

Americans are generally well recieved in the Philippines.  When we travel with our students to the Philippines, we are often afforded unique opportunities to share who we are and why we are there.  Often, our students will be given oppportunities to share about their experiences in their ares of study--for example, an engineering student from Arkansas might get to speak to an engineering class in the Philippines.  Because we have a relationship with our brothers and sisters who live in the Philippines, we can use our influence to help establish long-term, life-changing relationships. 

 

Most importantly, God is active in the Philippines!  Our relationship with Encounter, BSU is not a one-way relationship, we can learn, be encouraged and be challenged through our brothers and sister who happen to live half-way around the world.  We are thankful God has allowed us to partner with our friends in the Philippines to see His Kingdom grow! 

 

 

 

History and Support

In 2011 Christ on Campus began a relationship with a campus ministry in La Trinidad, Philippines at Benguet State University (BSU). The campus ministry had been planted in 2008 through a partnership that our friends with Encounter at Illinois State and Arnold Pasion, who serves as Director of Philippine Ministries.

 

Each month we help to support the ministry at BSU fiancially to provide for the campus minister there.  The school year used to begin in July at BSU, which allowed us to help the ministry with the beginning of the school year when we traveled there.  In 2014 that changed, and most of the schools in the Philippines now have academic schedules similar to those in the U.S. 

 

We are now seeking the best and most beneficial way to plan trips to the Philippines for the future.  Encounter at Illinois State plans to continue their trend of planting campus ministries in the Philippines, and we will have opportunity to partner with them extended planting trips, as well as taking the shorter trips to connect with our brothers and sisters at BSU.

 

Kris Zerbonia went with the Encounter group to visit the Philippines ministries in the summer of 2011.  If you want to know more about her experience and what she saw God doing through her time there, take a look at this.

 

If you want to help us support the Philippines ministry, send us a note, or visit the support page.