PAMI was founded as an inter-denominational ministry, and as such God has opened up many doors of opportunities for PAMI to build alliances with other Christian ministries in the Philippines. Through these partnerships, God is multiplying his ministry to the local Filipino people.
In 2009 Emmaus Bible Institute was approved as a site for Compassion International, a Christian organization that ministers holistically by providing sponsors for needy children in third-world countries. 100 children have been selected to participate in the Compassion program at EBI.
When asked about the impact of this program, Sis. Espie, an EBI graduate, and the local site coordinator of the Compassion program, told about how many times they would go out into their neighborhoods, to share Christ with the residents. So often, the answer from people was simply, "We're poor" ... as if they feel that because they are so poor, they can't have anything to do with a church.
However, when the Compassion site started, EBI staff now had the means to meet physical needs of the people in addition to spiritual needs. Compassion provides children with things like medical and dental care and school supplies, otherwise completely unaffordable for participating families. Each Saturday, parents and children attend the Compassion program together. Educational sessions include spiritual foundations, family guidance, hygiene, and tutoring.
In early 2010 PAMI announced a new partnership with Faith Comes by Hearing, having been selected to participate in a pilot program called End-to-End (E2E).
In this program, FCBH provides PAMI with an "Acclaimer" video projection system, which can be used to show evangelistic videos. PAMI, in turn commits to organize and coordinate 150 evangelistic film showings within a 3 year period.
At each location where the video is shown, Bible listening and discussion groups will be started. For each location, FCBH will provide a "Proclaimer" (pictured at left), a portable device the size of a radio, containing a dramatized audio recording of the New Testament in the local language dialect. As people meet weekly to listen to God's word, FCBH also will provide up to 15 Bibles for each group. Read more ...
That original vision is beginning to be fulfilled. Ptr. James Arman Formanes (pictured at left), a graduate of EBI, is going through the cross-cultural training program of Asian-Center for Missions. After completing this training, he plans to go to Mongolia, sharing Christ with a people who still have not heard the Good News.
When PAMI was first founded back in 1982, it was named Philippine-Asian Missions, Inc, because it was envisioned that one day PAMI would send missionaries to other countries in Asia, sharing the Gospel with people of other cultures.
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