Dear Balikatan Members and Friends,
Greetings in the Love of the Lord! May our hope and trust in 2019 solely rest on God our Heavenly Father!
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. Psalm 5: 11 NLT
One of Balikatan’s Five-Point Vision Statement is to “Provide prayer, financial and other forms of support to …..IVCF Philippines alumni in ministry.” This year, the Balikatan Board has budgeted $2,000 for Alumni in Ministry (AIM). We trust the Lord for His provision to enable us to give a grant of $667 to three IVCF Philippines alumni in ministry in 2019.
Thus, we would like to request you to please submit your nominees by April 30, 2019.
The AIM Committee will deliberate on your nominees and will announce the awardees during the 2019 West Coast Regional Balikatan Conference on July 26-28 in Azusa, California.
AIM Procedures presents two categories of candidates: National Missionaries, and Missionaries Serving Overseas.
NATIONAL MISSIONARIES – Filipino IVCF Phils. Alumni whose ministry is in the Philippines.
- a) Those not receiving foreign aid,
- b) Whose financial support is exclusively local-based, and
- c) Not receiving a regular, pre-existing Balikatan financial support.
The above qualifications will also hold true for IVCF Phils. Alumni who are working for foreign missions organizations or churches yet are based in the Philippines.
MISSIONARIES SERVING OVERSEAS – Filipino IVCF Phils. Alumni whose base of ministry is overseas. Those working in Third World countries are given priority. Additional consideration will be given to ‘independent’ AIMs raising their own ministry funds.
A potential candidate cannot nominate himself or herself. Previous recipients need not be nominated again. All shortlisted candidates will be notified and will be asked to fill out a ‘qualification form.’
Thank you for your help in Balikatan’s humble effort to be a kabalikat to IVCF Philippines Alumni who have sacrificially answered the call to serve the Lord full time.
Submit your nominations to me or to any member of the Balikatan Board. My email address is [email protected].
Use the same email address for any questions.
For His glory,
Ramon Rocha III
Alumni in Ministry Committee, Balikatan Board