Thursday, April 14, 2011

Support Status

Dave and Debbie Johnson
Assemblies of God Missionaries to the Philippines
1515 Blanchard ST SW
Grand Rapids MI 49509
(616) 558-1889

April 14, 2011

Dear Friends,

As we have traveled, many have asked how much we need to raise before completing itineration at the end of August, 2011.  As you look at these numbers, please bear in mind that our vision is to share the gospel with all of the four to five million Filipinos within the Bicol region of the Philippines and plant a church within walking distance of every one of them. Raising up and training Filipinos to accomplish this vision is at the core of our strategy.

Our vision is two pronged.

One, direct evangelism.  Over the last 17 years we have conducted approximately 700 evangelistic crusades in conjunction with local churches.  Many churches have been planted.  Each crusade costs about $350.00, and we conducted about 45-50 per year, each crusade lasting three nights.  Except for Debbie and me, all members of the team are Filipinos, as are all of the pastors with whom we work. While the Filipino churches do partner with us in sharing the expenses of this ministry by shouldering the expenses over the dollar figure given above, the nature of this type of work is finance intensive and more help is needed.

Second, in 2007 God gave Debbie a vision to plant house churches.  Working hand-in-hand with Filipino church leaders in our region and one other missionary couple from another organization, three house church planting schools were started and about 12 house churches were started.  Today, this movement has grown to include 15 house church planting schools and about 200 house churches have been started.  The possibilities for expansion are almost limitless.  God’s blessing on this effort is obvious, and we are anxious to see this movement grow. We foresee the need for expanding the level of training and are excited about participating in it.    

Here, then, are the details of what we still need to raise as of April 14, 2011:

Monthly pledges We are still $1,776.00 short of where we need to be by August 31, 2011.  If you are willing to make a commitment to support us over the next four years of our term, you can download a pledge form at 

Monthly Support                    Amout Needed Pledges Committed       Still Needed
                                                $9,177.00                    $7,453.22                    $1,723.48

                                                Funds Needed            Amount in Hand         Still Needed
General Cash Budget                $13,974.00                  $10,694.36                    $3,309.64

Evangelistic Outreaches             $30,000.00                       $290.00                 $29,710.00

House Church Planting    $5,000.00                  0                                    $5,000.00

If you have any questions, please feel free to call on my cellphone at (616) 558-1889.

Your offering can be sent to AGWM
1445 Boonville Ave. Springfield, MO, 65802
, designated for Dave and Debbie Johnson, Philippines, acct 2256006, or you can donate online at

Please note: if you are a member of an Assemblies of God church, please support your church’s missions program by channeling your support, designated for us, through your church.

Thanks for partnering with us,

Dave Johnson

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