New Church Members, New Milestone in Cagayan de Oro

“Having individually passed the membership interview, Open Eyes Mission trainee Ernnel Tacandong and his wife Divine made their public declaration of faith and were received as new members of Kagay-an Reformed Church. It was a day of great encouragement and rejoicing for the whole congregation. Now, I will begin teaching, training and mentoring Ernnel for future service as a local church elder. God willing and working, we will soon witness the restoration of the KRC consistory (council of elders). With a faithful eldership, we can expect God’s blessing upon the church, leading to the greater advancement of the work of the gospel, as promised in His word. Praise the Lord!” – Pastor Glem Melo

New Hope / Open Eyes Mission


By Pastor Glem Melo

Five (5) major milestones mark the history of our mission.

  1. It was pioneered in 1997.
  2. On January 1998, I left the United States and started establishing our mission in Mindanao. In April of the same year, I was ordained as a minister of the gospel.
  3. On January 9, 2000, we conducted our very first local church service in our home in Cagayan de Oro City.
  4. On August 9, 2007, I started studying Reformed theology.
  5. On August 29, 2010, our local congregation was instituted as a Kagay-an Reformed Church (KRC).

IMG_3761Yesterday, we witnessed another major milestone take place in both our local church and Open Eyes Mission. For two (2) years, Ernnel Tacandong faithfully attended our long-term Bible Training classes and served as a contractual worker for our “Relief to Rehabilitation to Church Planting Program” for flood victims-survivors. Last year, he and his wife Divine started attending our…

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