PASTOR PANCHO VILLAREAL
WORLD MISSION OUTREACH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
As a pastor, our mission is to save souls, transform people to be Christ-like, pray for the blind to see, the mute to speak and the deaf to hear. I think the disability of a person is both literal and figurative.
There are people who chose to be blind when it comes to seeking the truth of God, those who chose to be mute to be silent about what is just and those fortunate people who chose to be deaf to people who are in need.
The best medicine for the disabled person is to discern what God wants for him or her, and the only way to help them recover is to preach the Word of God and show in action the love of God.
My heart was touched by the need of the people to hear the Word of God so I decided to learn how to share His Word. I enrolled at Asia Harvesters College and Seminary in June 2014. I am now a resident full-time pastor of Manila Blind Church.
Our primary focus is on the visually impaired people. Our registered members are more than 180, and most of them are visually impaired and in need financially.
We are giving these people opportunities for skills development like massage therapy and computer-related courses. We also provide free lunch on Sundays, and a place to stay for those who travel from different provinces.
Our regular activities are Sunday worship service, bible study, prayer meeting, morning devotion and visitation. We also have ministry for adults, singles, youth, and children.
We have devotions every morning, bible study and men’s fellowship on Wednesday evenings, prayer meeting on Friday evenings, and visitation for bible study every Tuesday and Wednesday for visitors coming from different areas.
Our church’s mission is to touch the lives of many people especially those whom we feel are in need of the most love, due to feelings of inadequacies and insecurities.
Providing them the opportunity to exercise their God-given talents and abilities is the purpose for the existence of our church.