The Hindals arrived on Friday, Oct. 25, in Laoag, the farthest northern province of Luzon, Philippines. They were warmly welcomed by a small contingency of church members at the airport. The occasion for the Hindals’ visit was two anniversary celebrations. On Saturday, Chris spoke for the 11th anniversary of a mission work of the Ilocono tribal people. Meeting in a small temporary shelter with a tin roof, the Hindals enjoyed the warm fellowship of God’s people. Everyone was fed rice following the service.
On Sunday, Sarrat Baptist Church celebrated its 36th anniversary. The late pastor, Filemon Santiago, started the church as well as four mission works. Chris preached for the special Sunday service. About a dozen local officials visited the service, presumably all unsaved. At the close of the service, each one was allowed to introduce himself and tell what office he was seeking election. Chris said, “It was a great opportunity to present the gospel to these city leaders.”