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What A Blessed Time It Was!

All together 715 delegates, 30 workshops and plenary sessions speakers, 17 countries represented from the Asia Pacific, came together at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, Baguio City, Philippines to worship, fellowship and be challenged through the theme: Making and Multiplying Disciples taken from 2 Timothy 2: 2. What a blessed time it was. The worship band led us into what can be called a ‘powerful praise and worship’ that drew delegates to God’s presence, workshops that were spir...

August 15, 2019

The Missional Passion of Baptists

Asia is a continent filled with so much cultural diversity that it will take years to learn the cultural uniqueness each tribe represents and celebrate the differences God has bestowed upon Asians. But how exciting it is that there is more of Asia that we can learn and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is never a dull moment visiting the different tribes spread across Asia which reminds me of the picture Revelation 7:9 provides when a great multitude from every nation, from all tribes and ...

August 9, 2019

Meeting In Hong Kong

Meeting the leaders of Hong Kong Baptist Convention and the positivity of our leaders to support APBF. HKBC has been instrumental in bringing the first APBF when it began in 1975-the defining moment of ABF (Now APBF)....

August 1, 2019

BWA Annual Gathering at the Bahamas

On July 12th, APBF Regional Meeting was held at Arawak B room during BWA Assembly in Bahamas today! A lovely refreshing moment for us meeting and a special moment to invite Zomi Baptist Convention Myanmar into APBF’s Family! BWA Annual Gathering starts off with a welcome cultural night by the Bahamians recalling how Baptists have been instrumental in the freedom-independence of Bahamas-The Sunny Islands’.  During the gathering, our APBF President and General Secretary has the opportunit...

July 25, 2019

Welcome Zomi Baptist Convention of Myanmar

On July 11th, 2019,the APBF along with the BWA has voted for and welcomed the Zomi Baptist Convention of Myanmar, a convention of 27,964 members in 190 churches to the APBF-BWA Family. Welcome them!...

July 23, 2019

Humility - The Bedrock Of Discipleship

Most of us think of humility as just another virtue -- much like patience, goodness, or kindness. It's nice and we appreciate it when we see it, but we rarely discuss it and almost never pursue it. Yet, the Bible seems to indicate that humility may be the bedrock of discipleship.Jesus humbled himself by becoming a man and submitting even to death. (Philippians 2:5-8) He called His disciples to "deny yourself ... take up your cross ... be last of all ... be slave of all." (Mk 8-10) James reminds ...

July 18, 2019

Farewell Dinner & Thanks

The APBAid Committee has met in Melaka from June 21-22, 2019 to bid farewell to Rev. Kabi Gangmei, Director of APBAid and Ms. Feraz Legita, Assistant Director of APBAid who is ending their service with APBAid by the end of July 2019. We are very grateful for their service. A dinner was hosted in honor of them with the President of APBF Rev. Edwin Lam coming from Singapore to attend the meeting and present to them a Plaque of Appreciation....

July 1, 2019

APBF Sunday

WHO WE ARE - BEGINNINGSThe Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (APBF) had its beginnings when young people from Asia met in Rio de Janeiro in 1953. This resulted in the coming together of the 1st Asia Baptist Youth Conference on 20th August of 1956 in Hong Kong. The vision to establish APBF was realized during the 4th Asia Pacific Youth Conference. The following years through the leadership of Allan Prior from Australia, Asia Baptist Fellowship came into being in 1975. In 1975, the Asia Pacific Bapt...

July 1, 2019

Miglat Ministry

The word ‘Miqlat’ means ‘Shelter, Refuge’ in Hebrew. Miqlat Ministry is a Social Ministry under the Nagaland Baptist Church Council Women’s Department, compelled by love, to reach out to, rescue and restore girls/women who are negatively impacted by substance abuse, sexual exploitation and trafficking. Miqlat Ministry runs a safe home and also offers rehabilitation program to both rescued/referred victims. Miqlat also provides livelihood skill trainings, counselling, outreach services,...

June 27, 2019

Ministry Refelections

Dearly beloved family members of the APBF, Warm greetings in the glorious name of our God and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ! It's been quite a while since we last communicated through the APBF Digest. I must say that since then, much has transpired. The year begun with a visit to Melaka for the APBF TEAM meetings which was very well attended for our leaders involved with APBAid, the Theological and the Mission Commissions. We thank our Malaysian brothers and sisters, especially those from M...

June 15, 2019

APBF Digest Q2 - 2019

In this EditionGREETINGS & MINISTRY REFLECTIONS MIQLAT MINISTRY The 17th ASIA PACIFIC BAPTIST YOUTHS CONFERENCE MEET THE NEW APBY TEAM THE MISSION PASSION OF THE BAPTISTS IN THE NORTH EAST, INDIA HOW DO WE RESPOND TO GLOBAL INSTABILITY & ALL IT IS CREATING? ...

June 14, 2019

Typhoon Mangkhut - Shelter Recovery Update

Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches (LCSBC) responded to aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut with shelter recovery project supported by Transform Aid International (TAI)-Australia, Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) and International Ministries-American Baptist Churches (IM-ABC). The project provides permanent housing to 50 families in province of Cagayan, northern Luzon. ...

May 28, 2019

Cyclone Hola - Update

March 2018, Cyclone Hola passed over Vanuatu and caused major damages to the food gardens. Transform Aid International TAI supported Baptist Churches Vanuatu with relief assistance where rice provided for the 53 families in Malo, Santo and Malekula. The relief project was coordinated by Pastor Kalonsen Kaltabang, President of Baptist Churches Vanuatu....

May 17, 2019

Partnership with CREST Malaysia

In 2018 partnership with CREST Malaysia was started with a support for a year’s cooperation in the Philippines, i.e. supporting Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC) in the post Haiyan livelihood rehabilitation serving 50 families in the 3 villages in North Iloilo and Aklan. Bobog in municipality of Ajuy and Cawayan in municipality of Carles – both in North Iloilo and Polo in municipality of New Wahington, Aklan. Capital assistance was provided to families to augment capital for t...

May 7, 2019

Typhoon Tembin - Update

In the Philippines, APBAid coordinated response to disasters of three Baptist Conventions caused by typhoons and in early 2018. The General Baptist Church of the Philippines (GBCP) in Davao City, southern Philippines responded to survivors of typhoon Tembin by providing 150 families with relief goods and shelter materials with the support from Transform Aid International (TAI)-Australia and Baptist Mission Society (BMS)-UK. The specific project beneficiaries are situated in 3 villages of municip...

April 30, 2019

Tembin, Kai-tak and Bolaven - Updates

The Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC) provided assistance to 122 farmer families in Iloilo and 98 in Capiz, total of 220 families for recovery of their farmlands destroyed by floods caused by 3 typhoons that came one after the other in early 2018 – Tembin, Kai-tak and Bolaven. Assistance for this project came from Malaysia Baptist Convention (MBC), Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM), German Baptist Union (GBC) and International Ministries/American Baptist Churches (IM/ABC). The f...

April 29, 2019

BWA EXECOM Meets In Washington DC

From BWA EXECOM Meeting last week in Washington DC. With the Zomi Baptist Convention of America President, General Secretary, Assistant GS and BWA General Secretary Dr. Elijah Brown....

April 11, 2019

Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference 2019

The Asia-Pacific Baptist Youth (APBY) Conference is the quadrennial gathering of Baptist youth and youth leaders in the Asia Pacific region. The APBY is an adjunct ministry of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation (APBF) which is an organization of Baptist congregations that spans over 20 countries in the Asia Pacific region. The conference aims to gather the youth of these nations, foremost under the banner of Christ, and the Baptist church. In 2019, the APBY Conference will be held in Baguio Cit...

April 11, 2019

Engaging the Church in Disaster

Introduction: Disasters - Challenge for Everyone Over the past decades, countries across the world – both rich and poor, have witnessed frequent natural disasters. The impact has been felt by every strata of humanity. OCHA had listed 13 large and deadliest disasters over the period 2000-2011, listed as follows:  1. Japan earthquake-tsunami, March 11, 2011 - 18,812 deaths/missing and 329,852 affected 2. Haiti earthquake, January 12, 2010 -  222,570 deaths and 3,400,000 affected 3...

April 11, 2019

Missional Partnership With BMS

APBF’s missional partnership with BMS mission leaders from Nepal, Bangladesh and India. Much prayers needed for this vast region of Asia....

April 9, 2019

Celebrating APBF Foundation Day

PBF Sunday—every year, on the third Sunday of August we are instituting to have the whole Asia pacific region celebrate God’s faithful love, our history, identity and the fruitful work He is doing in our midst! We call APBF to celebrate our past in how God led us by His faithful hands, and blessed us with churches, leaders and members and how He will continue to favor us as we move forward on the wings of  His Spirit. Being the region with the largest land mass and the biggest ...

April 1, 2019

BMS Council Meeting

It’s been a blessed time to represent APBF to the BMS Council Meeting in Birmingham, UK. One can see the vibrancy and passion of BMS to bring the good news of Christ around the world and strengthening partnership for the spread of the gospel!...

March 29, 2019

Staying Strong Together Against Natural Disasters

If you were to Google Year 2018 disasters, you will find some of the world’s worst disasters happening in Asia. The UN warns the cost of natural disaster destruction by 2030 could go up to $160 billion dollars each year in the Asia Pacific. That is absolutely alarming.Are we ready? Natural disasters are most unpredictable and it is extremely vicious. If you will remember, beginning February 2018 we were met by an earthquake in Hualien, Taiwan in the wee hours. This was followed by many more di...

March 22, 2019

13th ABWU Assembly

The 13th Assembly of the Asian Baptist Union was the first big international gathering of Baptists that was held in Penang, Malaysia. It was hosted by the Malaysia Baptist Ladies’ Union at the newly-construct-ed Georgetown Baptist Church on August 29 - September 1, 2018. 710 registered women from around the world. 29 member bodies of ABWU out of 33 were represented from 16 out of 18 member countries. Pakistan, China, one member body each from Bangladesh and Vietnam were not represented at this...

March 15, 2019

Greetings & Ministry Reflections

Dearly beloved Baptist Brothers and Sisters across the Asia Pacific region, It’s already slightly more than a year since  the new team of leaders took office along  with our new General Secretary, Rev. Dr.  Vesekhoyi Tetseo (Vee). We have been  privileged to meet and minister in different  parts of the regions, a few times separately,  but often together under the theme  “Together We are Stronger!” We thank God  but need your faithful, fervent prayer...

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