Pastors Alex & Emma Montanano
We are so thrilled of your call to the nations and your coming here to the
Philippines. We would appreciate to host a conference and a youth rallies in different to our network of ministries in different
cities. We would appreciate if we can work together in building God's Kingdom.
I am a Senior Pastor of Jesus Our King Ministries which the base
located here in Cagayan De Oro. Been a pastor for more than ten years now. Got three children who are growing and used
by God in the Ministry. We are doing tribal mission works and networking and mobilizing other ministries for cross cultural
mission works here. We are of the same mind of the mission works. We are happy to know that we believe, the way you believe,
with regards to our faith in God and the salvation as well as deliverance through our Jesus Christ.
was the eldest child of seven children in a troubled poor family. My father was a hot-tempered stern disciplinarian. There
was so much bitterness and hatred towards my father in my heart even at my young age. I vowed to myself to take revenge when
I grew up. My mother became my mentor in my education. I grew up in a Roman Catholic background, but no real assurance of
my relationship with God. To get away at times from the trouble of the family, I preferred to stay in my relatives. From my
upbringing in my family with the strong work ethics, I became more used to work especially that I had to raise my own school
allowances by doing menial work at my relatives' home.
With the longing for peace within, driven with
the desire to seek God, I thought to be a Catholic priest was the solution. I became a stronger fanatic Catholic when I attended a
run by the nuns. I remembered that during my high school I only missed catholic mass once. The more serious I was to
seek God through religion, the more troubled my heart was.
Going to College seemed impossible for me since my family was so poor
to send me to college. Knowing this I applied so many scholarships as much as I could. I passed two of them. I chose
to take an civil engineering course. That time there had been an increasing desire to find God. I tried Transcendental meditation,
Mind Power books and even some cults. Temporarily, I got peace but still there was a gnawing hunger of real relationship with
God. One time, I was invited to a Bible study in a college campus. I’ve tried to refuse since for me the Bible was so
irrelevant and that's only for those old folks preparing to die but finally I attended. When I heard the True Gospel presented
in a fresh new way, I long to hear more and I kept attending Bible studies every time there was a Christian gathering. One
day I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Savior and Lord of my life , filled with the Holy Spirit. The next morning when I read
the Bible, it seemed the Word just jumped off the pages and spoke to my heart. Now my understanding has been opened. Peace
flooded my soul and guilt had been washed away. Bitterness towards my father was gone.
When my father knew my new experience with God, I was brutally boxed and kicked. I was disowned
and persecuted. In the middle of the night, I was thrown out of the house with my all my clothes and belongings to the window.
While I was persecuted by my own father, the only comfort I received was the Word of God, particularly the Matthew 5:11-12.
We are called blessed when we are persecuted. I did not fight back neither talked back to him and its the very first time
that I did not retaliate to my father. I just rejoice in my Savior ! Months later, just before he passed away, the Lord convicted
him and he accepted the Lord to be the Lord and Savior. My whole family accepted the Lord too.
As I was growing in the Lord, the Lord spoke to my heart on the blood will be required from us
if we don't tell people about the Lord ( Ezekiel 3:18), I went around the college campus telling everyone about the Lord every
time I had the opportunity. I organized the first recognized campus ministry in our campus. I met different cult members and
fanatic religious adherents. I feel myself ill-equipped for the challenge. I decided to take a short term bible courses and
night school. I was still longing for more preparation until finally, I drop off everything regarding my college. I was then
a fifth year college student. My personal ambition to have an engineering degree has been override with the desire to be used
by God as a minister. As for my family and friends, it was the silliest and most foolish decision I ever made. In the Philippines,
if you are a the eldest child, the whole hope for the family to escape from poverty is on that eldest. I went to a Bible school.
That time, there was no more scholarship grant financial allowance but totally by faith in God.
I entered into the ministry without
any agency sending me and supporting me. After I got married to Emma, we went to the remote villages where the greatest needs
are. We survived for weeks without good food. We've been around the ministry renting shanties. Living so poor as a rat. Our
daily food survival was with just root crops and herbs we could find. Going to places most often we used to hitchhiked on
trucks and trailers. Sometimes with a meager help from my own family, my wife had been disowned too by her family because
of her obedience to the call of God and she can't expect much support from them even while she attended a bible school after
her college education. His life had been a life to us and even until now. To live is Christ and to die is gain.
that we live is now the life of Christ in us. Nothing can be accomplished without praying the price. Thank God Jesus Christ
paid the greatest price for all men to be saved. What we are paying is nothing compared to what He had Paid. HE PAID it all
to take us from darkness to His marvelous light.
CARING FOR THE NEEDY CHILDREN
Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid
Regarding the 11year old boy Ares, we had brought him from his tribal village to different doctors in our city to
receive medical help but they offer no hope for him. God is the only hope for his situation. If major surgery will be
done it would a great risk to his health and even his life. We had done all that we could to get a medical attention
but medically speaking the doctors had no guaranteed solutions for his recovery. We are helping him as of
now with food supplements and vitamins to reinforce his immune system and have a better physical health since he is a third
As for feeding program, we dont have a feeding center or building but we are feeding the children at the slum areas close
to their homes and sometimes on the streets which called their home as seen on the picture attached..
We had done also feeding children living under the bridges and tribal areas where poverty is immensely damaging of their
health conditions of these children.
Apostle Williams, we would appreciate if you can come down here in our city and see the ministry to the children.
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We are so encouraged to press on to the high calling of God in the Philippine mission field. We've
have just done two open air meetings using the Jesus Film .We were amazed to the response of the people.
The responses were so awesome . In one open air meeting about 250 adults in northern Zamboanga and in Laturan about
150 adults, not counting the children. Almost all them received Jesus.
Praise God ....Hallelujah.... The manifestation of His presence is so powerful and touched many lives. The gifts of the
Holy Spirit operated in our midst. A year ago the Lord has given us the word , assuring us that Jesus Film ministry will begin
like a spring and eventually will be like a Niagara falls. ..and now it starts to happen. Please pray with us for the cebuano
Jesus Film since we've got already a film projector. We've got also Jesus Videos and we need to pray for LCD projector. The
Jesus video we've shown to the gangsters kids was powerful. As they've watched weeping , being touched by the love of Jesus
Christ. There are still many people here can't still read especially the gangsters who were not able to go to school and the
people in the remote tribal villages. So the Jesus video is very effective in reaching the unreached. This is our commitment
with the ministry training students and our Gospel workers to be faithful to reach the unreached; tribes and people in Mindan.
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