Our primary long-term focus will still be teaching at BJMBC, but we have several reasons for moving to Palawan:
1) Language immersion to solidify our Tagalog study.
In Manila we usually hear a mix of English and Tagalog. In Palawan, we'll now be forced to rely completely on Tagalog.
2) Learn the nature of ministry in the province.
Many of our students actually come from the province. If we only ever live in Manila, we will be limited in understanding some of the dynamics they work with in ministry.
3) Learn from Pastor Malacao and the ministry at Brooke's Point.
God is using Brooke's Point Bible Church in exciting ways to reach many people in Southern Palawan through far-reaching outreaches and multiple daughter churches. We want to learn more about what is happening.
4) Assist in any way we can.
One of Pastor Malacao's visions is to start a college for training workers in their myriad outreaches. He invited us to come for me to prepare their curriculum. This will be my primary focus, along with preaching, teaching, and our direct involvement in the local outreaches.