Last night several former CGMers, called Christ for Greater Manila until the mid-90s now Christ Greatly Magnified with whom we served from '85-91 in their Lighthouse ministry to prostitutes and street children, and a few ACTION missionaries got together for a very enjoyable reunion sponsored by Doug and Margi Nichols. People who served with CGM in the 70s, 80s and 90s were there along with the Nichols, Ellises, Miss Rausch a long-time good friend of ACTION and CGM who serves with another mission and us. We had a wonderful time enjoying a delicious meal, getting caught up with one another, singing and Mr. Nichols gave a strong challenge from 1 Corinthians 16:9.
It's a joy to know that people are still "on fire" for God and serving Him with zeal after many years of ministry . It is obvious also that Doug and Margi's ministry in the Philippines continues to bear much God-honoring fruit after many years of faithful service in the Philippines and to Filipinos scattered through-out the world. God is glorified and Christ is exalted through our fellowship in the gospel as we serve Him together moving forward by faith.
Through-out the evening I thought of several CGMers who've gone on to be with the Lord who had a great impact in our lives and in shaping CGM and ACTION in our early years such as Aries, Dora and Flor. They are missed but it'll be a *grander* reunion in Glory when we're all there magnifying God's grace in our lives and ministries.
by Mary Ann Anderson