We praise God for opening doors for the expansion of His Kingdom! The Squad Weekly Interactive Meeting (S.W.I.M.), a values transformation program at the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA), was launched on September 27.
In an exciting turn of events, the invited high-profile main speaker was not able to attend, so IGSL President Emeritus Dr. Tom Roxas was informed minutes before the start of the program that he would speak instead. “Was I nervous?” was an understatement according to Dr. Roxas, but God calmed his heart and reminded him that God created him for this. He passionately challenged the 1,050 PNPA cadets to be the change that our country badly needs and that this is possible only through having a personal relationship with God. The speech was warmly received and interrupted by applause a number of times.
Two key generals who are followers of Christ lead this movement within PNPA, the current Director Police Brigadier General Samuel Nacion and Retired General Benigno Durana. Both are products of IGSL ministries at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) and PNPA.
For 52 weeks, the PNPA cadets will go through leadership development and discipleship. PNPA Chaplain Pastor Bernard Horiondo, together with volunteers from IGSL, local churches, and Christian organizations, will facilitate the leadership mentoring groups. The first S.W.I.M. session was conducted on October 4.
Join us in praying for this ministry, dear ministry partners:
- Pray for the 1,050 cadets to have a true encounter with Jesus and grow in their walk with Him throughout the 52 weeks of discipleship and leadership training.
- Pray for the protection, strength, and submission to the Holy Spirit of the IGSL team and other volunteers in mentoring and ministering to the cadets.
- Continue to pray for transformation in the police and military so that they can contribute significantly toward nation-building.
Yours for the fulfillment of the Great Commission,
Dr. Cris Uy