Saved by the Blood — a ministry of the Church of the Chief Shepherd created to share the Gospel and God’s love for everyone through music. Every year since 2014, our team goes to different places to use our God-given talents to serve and glorify our living God.
The first Saved by the Blood Concert took place in Kawit, Cavite last 2014. Hundreds of souls accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This brought more fire and passion to our hearts to also bring this ministry to different places in the Philippines.
On November 29, 2015, the second Saved by the Blood was held in Pinamalayan, Mindoro. A medical mission was organized the day before the concert. As said in Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 10-11, “If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs…You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.” Hundreds of families, mostly from the Mangyan tribe, were given free medical check-up, dental check-up, and tooth extraction. The team was grouped into two: medical mission team and Saved by the Blood team. The first group that was assigned to the medical mission arrived at Mindoro on November 27 to prepare for the medical mission the following day. On November 28, the Saved by the Blood team arrived. While the medical mission was being held, the motorcade was also being held by the saved by the Blood team. The following day, November 29, was the day of the concert. Different churches from Pinamalayan participated and shared their talents to also glorify and worship our living God. Those who live from the mountains also came despite the heavy rain. The gymnasium was so packed that other people had to sit on the top of the jeepney outside the building just for them see what was happening inside. Hundreds surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. All in all, by the grace of God, the concert was successful.
The most recent Saved by the Blood took place in Calapan, Mindoro last June 10-13, 2016. The team consisted of 42 people, each had their own roles for the concert. A motorcade was held the day before the concert together with the other churches from Calapan, after which the whole team had the consecration service to prepare every heart of the participants for the concert. After the service, the team decided to group themselves, go to different places in Calapan, and give tracks to invite many more people for the concert. On June 12, 2016, the Saved by the Blood concert was held. Many churches also participated through special numbers, being part of the ushering team, security, and counsellors. This showed that even though we came from different churches and denominations, we can still be united in sharing the Gospel because we are serving only one God. Once again, with the help of the brethren through prayers and financial support and most especially by God’s grace, many people accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. Mark 16:15 says, “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” It was all worth it.