Four Balikatan members were featured in the “Alumni speak” section of the June-August 2014 issue of IVCF Philippines’ newsletter, Campus Impact. Please click on this link to read the issue:http://ivcfphil.org/download/ci/ci2014-8-web.pdf
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The Balikatan Board of Directors has officially adopted its BALIKATAN SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY and its guidelines in all matters pertaining to current and future Balikatan social media use, effective September 23, 2014. Please be guided accordingly.
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Interview by Valerie Agbayani-Malabonga
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By Ivy Veridiano Viterbo
I am a computer engineering graduate from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila. I am 42 years old and happily married to Jeff Viterbo. I joined IVCF-PUP, Sta. Mesa, Manila (Kalasag Christian Fellowship) in college and participated in the LCDC camp and the Day of Prayer. I came to know Balikatan through Ate Lheng Salucop Vasil........More>>>
Praise & Prayer Reports
by Edna Bargan
Dear Balikatan Family,
I would like to highlight for our introspection and intercession this month the matter of SPIRITUAL REVIVAL in our churches, our larger communities, our families, our individual lives and of course within Balikatan!
It is not unknown to us that these are extremely precarious days when it comes to living our Faith. Here in North America, hostility towards Biblical convictions is increasingly palpable. Why, it is even celebrated and glorified in some circles! And in the guise of not wanting to be offensive, many Christians have become comfortable just being silent or just being busy about all other things - except sharing and demonstrating the Truth of the Gospel Message to others.
What was it they say that has become the MOST effective weapon of the Enemy in stunting spiritual growth and enthusiasm?
The deception that it doesn’t have to happen today (there will always be tomorrow)!
Balikatan, I implore us as a family and individually: there really is no other conviction and no other experience worth living than authentic, resolute, decisive Spiritual Revival.
And truthfully, this needs to happen now.
Lord Jesus Christ, we kneel before you in earnest prayer.
Please revive our spirits, and challenge us to consistently grow - no matter our life circumstance,
as individuals, as families, as community influencers and as Balikatan.
We need you now more than ever.
For it is in Your Name we pray.
(*Inspired by Pastor Lon Solomon’s Message Series on “Massive Spiritual Life”.)