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By: Molong and Lisa Nacua, house church practitioner and planter
Our mission is to honor God by establishing house churches for Jesus Christ.
For where your house is, there your church will be also.
God calls me to reach out every Filipino family through simple/house church/family like fellowships. I believe God can best reach people out through ‘family households’ than individuals. John the baptist was called to ‘prepare the way of the Lord’ by reconciling family relationships. And the 72 disciples was sent to the village to ‘find a house of peace.’ I believe that true revivals happens first in the hearts of people living in homes where true lives really shows in front of their loved ones. Just like a ‘lamp’ being put up in a table so that ‘all who are in the house’ will see the light, and from the house it goes to a community.
DENOMINATIONAL WAY OF SUPPORTING PASTORS IN THE PHILIPPINES:
Christianity has been around 108 years in our country, hundreds of churches yet we never turned even a city upside down. One major problem arises its because of only clergies that went to a seminary Bible school can lead churches. The priesthood of all believers was not recognized. Secondly, is the way Institutional Churches supports its leaders. The standard salary of a pastor is only $40 per month, it doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 5 children going to school. This idea of clergy and financing the worker slows down the ministry. And though in the house church movement such beliefs change automatically, but not literally, there is still some preliminary works to be done.
House Church Movement in the Philippines was so young to stand on its own. But at least it has a good start to begin with in terms of moving toward simplicity of the church as in the days of the apostles. The following ‘tent making’ business could possibly further God’s work because it can potentially support mobile church planters to become mobile technicians roaming around doing church plantings and at the same time support their own ministry while on the field.
The business concept was an ELECTRICAL AND REPAIR SHOP. It will be a store to sell parts of any Nine  kinds of home appliances such as electric fans, stoves, air conditions, etc. But most of its roles are repairs. Imagine in every house there are at least 3-5 of these appliances that a family owned. What a potential then to serve them services that offers not only a shop for them to bring their appliances to be repaired but also provide home servicing wherever they are – an unrecognizable ‘disguise’ to share the gospel while doing the job inside their own very homes.
HOW CAN IT POSSIBLY HELP SUPPORT CHURCH PLANTERS AND THEIR COMMUNITY?
The business is mainly a family owned, me. I will supervise it for a while until I can be able to travel again and continue doing what God called me to do, without worrying what resources should I leave for my family while I’m away. I have already two  technicians that is being prepared for the job. This can maintain the services that we offered in the shop alone.
On the job training. Now here’s the real deal. The first to help are the church planters to find their own means while in the field. So this is what they can do for themselves. They will work with me in the shop, in training for three  months on how to fix electrical appliances. [I have my own experiences while working in my Dad's shops years ago, it does not need a high school or even an elementary graduate to learn how to fix things like these. So it can be learned, depending on the commitments.] After their training, they are then ready to be sent out as mobile technicians and church planters to the villages. The village is where the rich people lived compared to those who just live in a squatters area. There are around 100-200 houses in one village. Imagine if one mobile technician can just get 10 home appliances a day to be repaired? The cost of labor for each is $2, then that is $8 a day, just for the labor alone. What if there are some parts to be replace? Small parts like the Electric Fans can just be put in s mall bags with some tools that the person can carry at his back. Each church planters then can receive a food allowance, but not a salary. They will get a commission basis, depending on their hard work. Refrigerators and such can then be pick up by a small jeepney to be dropped at the shop for big repairs.
Each mobile technician or church planters will be provided with an  Identification Card, that they work in a legal company,  a receipt, to show they can be trusted and  a name/calling/business card, that provides their information and the shops information. We can provide them with colored T-shirts with the companies name to make them look good. If each technicians can succeed in his work, then a second-hand mountain bike from Japan can be provided for his mobility. [There are 2nd hand bikes from Japan that cost only here $50].
Not only that each technician can earn daily in the villages, they can also gather as a team and make arrangements to schools, hospitals and establishments and offer maintenance services. A school of 50 rooms could have 75 electric fans. If you offer them $2 labor for each then you can get as much as $150 alone, not including the parts if there are any replacements. Companies and hospitals have bigger number of appliances to be repaired and maintain.
 We can do a wholesale store in Cebu to the Islands of Visayas and Mindanao. Stocks can be bought in a cheaper price in Quapo, Quezon City. As I am saying, this is my father’s business before so we know where to buy cheap bulk materials for the business.
 We can open several branches in the future.
PROVIDE JOBS FOR THE PEOPLE:
Still a great number of Filipinos have no income. We can provide jobs for them by through marketing, and training, and at the same time ‘lock them up in a room for a spiritual session,’ before sending them out as witnesses of Jesus.
As estimated starting capital is $2,610.
For everyone wishes to help support the network please drop to this account and send me an email so that we can give you updates and formal receipts:
ROMULOS J. NACUA
Accnt No: 036-3-03638810-3
Metro Bank, Mandaue Center, Jayme St. Cor. National Highway, Cebu
Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
Details of the business are discussed below.
ELECTRICAL AND REPAIR SHOP
Parts Sales and Repair
I. Repairs all kinds of electrical appliances:
- electric fans
- electric iron
- rice cookers
- bread toaster
- washing machine
- air con
- gas stoves
- gas range
II. Licensing and Permits [$350]
A. Business Permits
1. Barangay permit
2. Mayor’s Permit
3. Sanitary Permit
5. Fire Extinguisher Permit
- official receipts
- delivery receipts
- job order
III. Sign Boards [$50]
IV. Operating Monthly Expenses: [$420], start up rental, 1 month advance, 2 months deposit – $510
A. Rentals – $170
B. Light – $10
C. Water – $10
D. Salaries/Wages – $200
1. Two  Technician – [one is for home service]
E. Gas/Multi-cab for Motorcycle, for pick up appliances – $30
V. Tools Needed [$300]
A. One set Philip screw drivers
B. Two  Soldering Iron with leds [one for mobile technician]
C. Two  Testers [one for mobile technician]
D. One  set adjustible wrench
E. Rewinder [second hand]
F. Grinder [second hand]
G. Two  Vice Grip
H. Table Clamp
I. Two  Hammer
J. Two  Chisel
K. Iron saw with blade
L. Working Table
M. Glass Display Rack
N. Plastic jars and boxes for stock display
O. Blow Torch
VI. Renovations [$150]
- electrical materials such as outlets, and plugs, switches.
VII. Spare parts I [$1,000]
A. Electric Fans
2. Blade Lock
3. Guard Lock
4. Front and Back Cover
5. Oscillation Knob
6. Oscillation Box Cover
7. gear Box
9. Oscillation Gear
10. Spur Gear
11. Oscillation Crank
12. Oscillation Rod
14. Switch Box
B. Motor Parts
4. Star Spring
8. Pinion Spring
9. Wire – #31-35
10. Fish Paper
11. Hook up Wire
12. Easy Cord and Plug
13. Guard Ring
15. Guard Clip
C. Brands of Electric fans
1. National / KDK
6. 3D – Rota Air, Jumbo, Super King and regular size]
D. Style of Electric Fans
1. Stand Fan
2. Desk Fan
3. Ceiling Fan
4. Wall fan
VIII. Spare Parts II
A. Stoves – Burner cap [small, meduim, large]
B. 3D Stove – Single and Double
C. Sanyo Burners
D. Electri iron, micro waves, oven toaster – filaments
E. Air Con
F. Washing machine – timers
Help Them Bye Bikes
God has stripped me of everything after I was mistakenly identified as an enemy of someone sitting beside me on a bench just because I am wearing the same color of shirt. Someone pulled a gun and shoot me and bullet goes through my belly. It was a tragic accident that I lost my business for a surgery and was forced to live in a dump site area of Cebu City, Philippines. But long before I realize what I thought as the end of it all, was just a beginning of my ministry to the poor areas of the province.”
This is how one of our church planters Kenneth began his story of starting house churches where he lives.
Trying to find a place to stay with his wife, having no children but have 4 miscarriages already, they settled in a shack that if only he can buy it for only $10 he can use it. Having no electricity until now at his house but it was full of laughter and joy because daily, children would just comes and goes, learning hygiene, Bible stories, Scripture verses, and have meal together. They then realize that God has a plan for them in that area, might not own one little child but fathering and mothering many children of Jesus.
“One day that I could not forget,” he said to me while having a meal together alongside of the road for sharing and discipleship training, “One of the father of these children visited me at the house and ask, ‘Are you the one that’s called Uncle Kenneth?’ He nodded his head and the father continued, ‘I just want to thank you for teaching my child about Jesus.’ And later he was informed that this father once have to go somewhere and his child ask him, “Papa, I have to pray for you first and share some verses from the Bible before you go.” This Dad shows tears from his eyes. And so is he as he shared this wonderful story of God’s love.
Apart from his wife as his partner of teaching and raising these children in a godly manner he started also picking up some men whom he’ll become partners as well to reach the whole community, namely: the parents of these children.
He reach them out and hopefully can be potentials to reach other families in his community. One named Cerillo works with him now. Cerillo has many children: eight. Works as a shop electrician which is a great potential for future business that I am praying of [Starting a shop, trains church planters on how to fix things, and sends them off to the community with a bike. A blog will still to be made].
No Buildings, But People
Cebu has around 3.8 million population, and has 1.6 million below poverty line. One such area where Kenneth and Cerillo lives and minister is called Inayawan Dump Site. It doesn’t take some professional clergy’s to reach these poor people. Its just takes someone like them to live among the people, know their hurts and share Jesus’ love. I could not think of a picture like these except what happened in Acts chapter 2. They share one another’s need. They go from ‘house to house.’ No other way could we could erect an edifice in this area, and even if someone will, We will not allow them. For it will only kill God’s Work in this area, and prevent God’s Word to nourish and flourish in their dusty hearts.
Church is people and will always be people. Building relationships to God and each other. Treating each other as family members. Nothing more, nothing less.
Bikes for Sale
As we discuss about Intentional Discipleship, and how we can also further the work practically. We bumped around the idea of providing church planters with a USED-MOUNTAIN-BIKE from Japan. Cebu has quite some stores that sells them. This can help their ministry as they go and find ‘houses of peace’ from ‘barangay to barangay.’
We believe that this is a worthwhile project. And we ask any one to ‘pray and obey’ as you think about it. You may share this to a friend. Someone out there have ’seeds to sow’ and purposed already in his heart how he or she can be of partner to someone else’s ministry.
The bikes only cost $50. Because it is a used one, but it is also a very good quality, one that can own still do a little fixing like cleaning, and buying small additional parts like wiring and maybe slightly damage brakes which this is their part of sacrifice to get what they have prayed for.
If indeed you are lead, we can send you a receipt, in which if you do not mind, will take a close-up picture of it and send it as attachment through email. In this way, no additional expenses to send the original receipt. However, if you need it we will do so. Send us your mailing address.
We will send you a picture through attachment also of a bike and church planter riding on it.
God Bless You on your journey as you pray.
Please feel free to contact Criss Matesic , Mob 0402241607 or 0248864225. Thank you.
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