I received Jesus as my Savior at age seven after hearing my sister tell the story of the Life of Jesus using a CEF lesson. Now at 72, CEF is in my system. I love CEF because I love the Lord.

My involvement with CEF dates back to when I was 20 years old and studying at the University of Mindanao. I met Sofia Dumago a CEF worker there and Miss Evangeline Junker, a CEF missionary from the USA.

Miss Evangeline Junker

I already had the calling to be a full-time worker for the Lord, so I joined CEF. Miss Junker’s life was instrumental in my maturity in the service for Jesus. I volunteered, during my free time, to go with Precy Senica to share Bible stories with children in schools or in people’s yards. Many, many children came to know Jesus through her storytelling. From her storytelling, I learned to share the life of Christ and many missionary stories.

When I went to study at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary in Baguio, I used CEF materials to reach the Igorot kids in the mountains of Baguio.

Years after, when my husband and I planned to go back to Isulan, and hearing that there was CEF work in Marbel, I went to the office there to request that a CEF ministry be started in Isulan. And yes, praise God, CEF Isulan, Sultan Kudarat was opened in 1998. My husband, then assistant provincial engineer of the province, and I gave it our full support. I served in the committee for 24 years now. Precy Marfil, CEF Isulan’s first worker, is like a daughter to me. And Reciel Ramos, current worker is the daughter of one of my young people years back. Yes, CEF is really part of my life.

Our committee members. I am in second from right standing and Precy is center seated.
Precy in our former office.
Reciel our current staff.

On January 22, 2022, CEF Isulan, Sultan Kudarat celebrated its anniversary for the first time after 24 years of faithful and fruitful ministry. To God be the glory!

Virginia Gopiteo
CEF Isulan, Sultan Kudarat

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