by Amy Aguinaldo , Gloria Harris and

Rosa Berry

God is just a prayer away. We all know that life can be difficult at times but at AFCC, it is our goal that we pray for each other.  If you or a family member is need of prayer, please call us at

503-254-6013 and leave a message for your request 

or email us at,  


We will be praying for you the moment we received your request...



Philippians 4:6-7
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (NLT)






Prayer Requests:

"Please pray for Pastor Doug's healthy recovery."

1. Pray for our Church Leaders that they will always be walking with God and not go weary in serving Him and that more good spiritual leaders will be available to glorify God together in AFCC.

2. Pray that God will protect marriages within AFCC.

3. Pray for all the AFCC members that they will follow the Word with all their heart, soul and mind and to apply them into their everyday life's transformation.

4. Pray that ourselves will decrease and Jesus will increase in our life and that our church will shine at SE 139th and Stark.

5. Pray for unsaved love ones of family members here in US and in the Philippines.

6. Pray for those who are seeking for work and that the Lord will open doors for job opportunities.

7. Pray for safety and protection for all AFCC members, families and friends who are traveling here and abroad.

8. Pray for all the bible study meetings in our church and to all the church that obey, follow and apply the Word of God. 

9. Pray that parents in AFCC will help and encourage their kids as they apply it for themselves to know, love, obey and glorify the Lord forever.

10. Pray for and remember our missionaries: Pastor Kenny Breese and family (Northern California), Alice Bullanan (Philippines), Pastor Mark Kenney, Patti & Bekah (Philippines), Pastor Kerry & Josie Sinclair (International Students Inc. Portland, Oregon), John Newton of Hard Hats for Christ(Longview, Washington), Freedom House(Vancouver Washington) and Pastor Agapito & his wife Linda Bernardo (Philippines).


"Thank You Lord..."

that you are our God...

... for providing jobs for the unemployed.

...for protecting the marriages and families in the AFCC...

...that you are righteous, merciful, loving and a living God...

...for the COMPLETION of the Hope Activity Center...


...fromTHE WORD OF GOD corner...

...passing through  Amy Aguinaldo

" An Authentic Christian "

Let's take a look at five earmarks of authentic Christianity, taken from 1 John.

First, an authentic Christian confesses Jesus Christ as Lord (1 John 4:15). Christianity must begin with a verbal acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life. The Bible says that even the demons believe and tremble (James 2:19). True Christians should be able to say that Jesus Christ is their Lord.

Second, if you are a true Christian, you will be unhappy or miserable when you're sinning (1 John 3:9). This doesn't mean you will never sin if you are a Christian (1 John 1:8). But there is a difference between recognizing that we will fail in some way, shape, or form in the future and going on a willful, continual track of sin. If you really are a child of God, you will have a sense of discomfort when you sin, because you know in your heart of hearts that what you are doing is wrong.

Third, an authentic Christian enjoys fellowship with other believers (1 John 5:1). A true Christian will want to be around other Christians. Those who isolate themselves from other believers do so at their own peril, because the Bible tells us that it is important to get together, encourage one another, and correct one another (Hebrews 10:24-25). After all, why should God go to your house if you won't go to His? A lot of us want all of the fringe benefits of Christianity without applying ourselves.

Fourth, an authentic Christian obeys the commands of Jesus Christ. If you are a true believer, then you will obey the commands of Jesus Christ (1 John 5:3). I will not deny that the Bible is filled with so-called rules, but their purpose is not to make our lives miserable. Rather, they protect us from potential harm. The person who blatantly and continually breaks the commandments of God simply does not know Him.

Finally, an authentic Christian loves and obeys the Word of God (1 John 2:5). You cannot effectively live the Christian life without a love for, and obedience to, God's Word. All true disciples of Jesus Christ will be students of Scripture and will walk according to its teaching. This is vital to authentic Christian living, because the Bible is indeed the very textbook of life (2 Timothy 3:16). Yet so many believers will not read the Bible. They don't realize that success or failure in the Christian life depends on how much of the Bible they get into their hearts and minds on a regular basis. We have to do it.


Proverbs 9:11-12

 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.

...and we may add PROVERBS 24 within our heart of wisdom...

1 Don’t envy evil people
or desire their company.
2 For their hearts plot violence,
and their words always stir up trouble.

5 The wise are mightier than the strong,[a]
and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.
6 So don’t go to war without wise guidance;
victory depends on having many advisers

8 A person who plans evil
will get a reputation as a troublemaker.
9 The schemes of a fool are sinful;
everyone detests a mocker.

17 Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall;
don’t be happy when they stumble.
18 For the Lord will be displeased with you
and will turn his anger away from them.

26 An honest answer
is like a kiss of friendship.
27 Do your planning and prepare your fields
before building your house.


Today’s Word: 

...passing through  Gloria Harris...

True Spiritual Growth


If you want to genuinely grow in spiritual maturity, it is not enough to simply be instructed by the Word of God. You may love going to church or listening to Christian radio programs. You might talk about everything you hear and assume you're growing because your knowledge is increasing. However, if you don't actually grow closer to God by allowing His Word to change you from the inside out, your head will merely continue to fill with information. You might even sound like a godly person who is admired for the ability to quote chapter and verse. But if you don't take the next step and allow God to touch others' lives through you, you're missing the point.

Spiritual growth is the result of practicing the truth you receive from God. He wants you to give away what He gives you--that is, by loving and serving others and sharing the truth of the gospel. Our example is Jesus, who said that He did not come to be served, but to serve even the lowest outcasts in His society (Matt. 20:28). He could have exalted Himself and spent all His time preaching and teaching. Instead, Jesus did only the Father's will, which was to reveal His heart of love to a broken world. The Lord sacrificially involved Himself in people's lives, and He calls us to follow in His footsteps.

God's plan is to reach the world through you. If that weren't the case, He would have taken you to heaven as soon as you were saved. But you are here for a purpose--to live out Christ's life alongside hurting people who desperately need to experience His love.


For God, For His glory...

another highlight of the year!!!

The annual PRAYER WALK 2011

 June 12th at 2pm...

......along Stark Street between SE 162nd Ave walking and pausing to pray every four blocks down to SE 139th Ave...

Pastor Doug (above left) with all the participants of the 2011 Prayer Walk and (above right) with some of the pastors, praying for all the marriages that will follow God's wisdom and grace around the area...

Praying together before hitting the road (above left to right) then the 2011 Prayer Walk begin...

Participants are also picking up the trash along the way(above)-picked up about 7-to-8 large bags at the end of the line- while pausing every four blocks to pray for the neighbourhood (below left)...A togetherness in prayer ends  the Prayer Walk (below right)...

For more 2011 Prayer Walk activity details, please visit the "Pictures" page in this website.


The annual PRAYER WALK 2012

on June 10th at 2pm was attended by as much as 40 church members and guests...It was unquestionably another highlight of the year for the AFCC family...


The annual PRAYER WALK 2013

on May 19th at 2pm was attended by as much as 40+ church members and guests...It was unquestionably another highlight of the year for the AFCC family...


The annual PRAYER WALK 2014

on May 19th at 2pm was attended by as much as 40+ church members and guests...It was unquestionably another highlight of the year for the AFCC family...







a note....
Sadly, many Christians live their whole lives without consistently experiencing this incomprehensible peace. Perhaps faith and submission are the most challenging issues. But only as we surrender control of our lives to Christ and trust in His plans for us will we discover tranquil rest for our souls.


Let us also...

...pray for our members and officers that in unity and strength of our Lord Jesus, we will serve God He alone is our Leader, Savior and Master.

...pray for our church that it will be a soul winning and a healing place and that each member will devote time to read the bible and always seek the Holy Spirit for every plan and good thing(s) we do. ...pray that we will encourage one another and that God will be in our midst in every time.
May the grace of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all through our Lord Jesus Christ forever and ever...amen.



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Have a nice day everyone and God bless you!