19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The Word of God was not meant to be kept to ourselves, but to be spread to every corner of the world. APCGI is blessed to have a Foreign Missions family to the Philippines based out of our congregation in the form of Brother Sheldon Clay and Sister Lucia Mann-Clay.
Sister Clay was born and raised in the Philippines and met Brother Larry Mann who had a strong burden for the Philippine nation and had started a mission work there in 1970. They were married in 1981 and worked hard for many years as a husband and wife team. After starting thirty-nine churches, and breaking ground on the Apostolic Bible College, Sister Clay and the Mann family were hit with the loss of Brother Larry Mann in 2009.
Determined that God's work must continue at all costs, Sister Clay returned to her native country and continued preaching the Gospel. After several years, and with the prayers and support of the network of church families that have partnered with the Philippine Missions, the work grew and God saw that Sister Clay was in need of a helpmate.
Brother Clay had been a Minister of another faith for many years, but God saw fit to bring him to APCGI where his Apostolic roots were rekindled. God brought them together in 2012 and Brother Clay did not hesitate to grab his cowboy boots and answer the call to join Sister Clay in the mission field.
It has been several years since Brother and Sister Clay have joined forces in God's work in the Philippines. Currently the work has recorded over fifty churches that have been birthed in the many islands of the Philippines, and the Apostolic Bible College flourishes more every year.