Wilson & Cora Ladringan
Immanuel (wife Sheryl and children Leah and Luke), Maranatha Praise and Romalyn
Serving in Zambales, Philippines with Advancing Native Missions
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I am Wilson Ladringan, God’s humble servant here in the Philippines. With me in serving our Lord Jesus is my wife Corazon. The Lord has given us three children: our son Immanuel (married to Sheryl with two children) is a doctor, daughters Maranatha Praise is a lawyer and Romalyn is a senior in high school. All our children are helping us in the ministry.
Our Lord brought us to an unreached people group in the Philippines called the Aetas or Negritoes. This tribal people are considered the aborigines, or first settlers, of the Philippines. They are short, dark skinned, kinky haired people who look like the Africans only that they are very small people. They are sometimes called “pygmies.” They are animistic people, that is, believing in the spirit world but they do not know the God of the Bible. They are considered the poorest among the poor in our society today. Our most gracious Lord has given us ministries for the Aeta people as follows: Aeta Children’s Home – caters to the physical, spiritual, social and educational needs of the Aeta children and youth. To God be the Glory Christian Academy – providing free Christian education to the Aeta children from preschool to high school. Blessed Hope Medical Clinic – providing free medical care to the Aeta people. Aeta Churches – established in different villages, sharing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Aeta people. School of the Great Commission – providing free biblical education and discipleship training to the Aeta believers who wish to serve the Lord in a full time ministry.
The ACC mission team visited us sometime in the year 2000. During their stay, they helped us build our Church and medical clinic. In 2015, another team from ACC came and helped us build what we call “Shekinah Hall.” This is now being used as a place of worship, seminars, conferences, and other Christian gatherings. Now ACC has funded the construction of a preschool facility at the village of Itanglew. This preschool aims to provide free preschool education to the Aeta children. It has a dormitory where the children can stay and will be given tender loving care. It also has an office, staff quarter and a church. ACC is indeed God’s wonderful blessing to His work here among the Aeta people in the Philippines. God richly bless ACC for His greater honor, glory and praise!
Dear faithful partners in the ministry, It was indeed a spirit-filled 30th anniversary that our Lord gave us last Sunday, July 15th. Here are some highlights and miracles that happened: The rain stopped! It was a miracle, a wonderful answer to prayer. The whole night before, it was raining very hard. The weather forecast said that it would rain heavily the next day. But when morning came, the rain stopped. It did not rain until the anniversary was finished. It was a miracle! Glory to God! (As I am typing this email, it is still raining hard here. Please pray for God’s protection upon us.) We had two speakers…one in the morning worship, and another one in the afternoon. The Lord used them mightily. Many people, including ourselves, were in tears as the Lord touched and spoke into our hearts. We were not only strengthened and encouraged, but were challenged to live worthy of our God (the theme of the anniversary was “Living Worthy of Our God” and our text was 2 Thessalonians 2:12). The Lord did not only feed us spiritually, He also fed us physically. There was about a thousand people who attended the anniversary. We prayed that our Lord would multiply the food. Praise God that everybody ate and went home satisfied. Another miracle. Praise the Lord! Installation of the new ministry leaders. Cora and I were appointed by the board as the ambassadors of the ministry. Our main task is to represent and advocate the ministry wherever the Lord will lead us. Another role that we will play is to be a channel of love and encouragement to God’s people who are wounded in the spiritual battlefield, those who are in pain, suffering, and undergoing severe testing of their faith. We will share with you more about this ministry later. Please pray with us in this new mission that our Lord has given us. The miracle of healing that God has given to Cora…our Lord anointed her to stand up and encourage God’s people last Sunday through her wonderful testimony of God’s mercy and faithfulness in her life. Many were in tears praising God! Thank you very much for all your faithful prayers and support. Through you, our Lord has greatly blessed us and encouraged us. Please continue to pray for us as we also pray for you.