New mobilisation revival
IN THE 1990s, we had a mission mobilisation revival in the Southern Philippines. For the first time, churches began focusing on the 13 unreached people groups in this region. Today, all 13 people groups have one or several fellowships of worshipping believers.
We are now witnessing the beginnings of a new mobilisation revival. This time, the starting point is Manila, with the potential of becoming a national movement.
We are currently restructuring to accommodate this and our goal is to have a Kairos centre in close proximity to all churches in the country. With 77,000 churches nationwide and 11 million believers, this is quite an undertaking but one to which we are committed. In addition, we are beginning Kairos translation projects to ensure that the major language groups are “mobilisation ready”!
Max Chismon is the International Director of Simply Mobilizing. He works with an international leadership team in overseeing the work of Simply Mobilizing in over eighty countries worldwide.
He and his wife, Dorothy, are from New Zealand, but have been based in the Philippines since the late 1970s. They have two grown-up children (both born in the Philippines) and five grandchildren.