When I stepped into the conference hall, four beautiful young people looked up. First surprise, then recognition, then warm smiles crossed their faces. I had been invited to promote the ministry at a Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference. I wondered why the girls kept glancing at me. As soon as the conference was over, they approached […]Read more "TO SEE THE FRUIT OF TEACHING GOD’S WORD"
It was four years ago when I came to this church in Brgy. Dalig, Cardona, Rizal. Since that time, our average attendance on Sundays had been 20 to 30 people. The atmosphere was dry, lonely and we were financially struggling. Until CEF came to our church this year through Bro. Ruther, Oro and company offering […]Read more "BECAUSE OF HIS CHANGED LIFE"
I am Filipino but I was born and raised in Malaysia. That is where my mother went to work and where she met my father. Despite spending the first ten years of my life in an “M” community, I grew up observing strong traditional Christian values. My family returned to the Philippines for good in […]Read more "BREAKTHROUGH IN MY FAITH"
It was the God-Man film and the Wordless Book introduced by some people at our school in 2007 where I first heard about Jesus who can be my Lord and Savior. That moment, I clearly understood I had sinned and that I need Jesus. After that we were asked to pray to accept Him. I […]Read more "REACHING CHILDREN FOR JESUS AS I WAS REACHED"
Results are amazing if we can guide Christians to clearly present the Gospel to children. I was in high school in Davao City when I became an assistant Sunday school teacher. That is when I started teaching children. Right after my high school graduation, I was trained for two weeks by Miss Evangeline Junker, a […]Read more "SEE WHAT GOD CAN DO"
Wayward, says Jovita Obrial. “They’re wayward and they need to know Jesus.” She’s describing the children she taught right up until the COVID-19 pandemic halted all face-to-ace activities seniors were involved with. When she was much younger, Jovita, ‘Nang Beth’ and her husband were rural pastors. They ministered to agricultural families on the outskirts of […]Read more "AND SO, SHE KEPT TEACHING"
Pastor Joel Indico invited me to join CEF back in the early ‘80s when he spoke at a training event at Basa Gospel Church, Floridablanca, Pampanga. I found out then that an American missionary serving with our church was using CEF materials. When I attended the LTI in 1982, I realized that the children I […]Read more "THE IMPORTANCE OF MINISTRY TO CHILDREN"
In 2008, CEF staff gathered 20 kids in a small village in Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro City. The staff shared the message of salvation, and these children believed in Jesus and received Him as their Lord and personal Savior. Liezl Ababao, then children’s ministry in-charge, organized the children into a GNC held every Saturday. She […]Read more "AN ESTABLISHED GROWING CHURCH"
It was my sister, Cristina Alabata, who inspired me to answer God’s call to join CEF. I saw her faith in God and how she committed her life to faith mission work, trusting that God would always provide. She was the Zamboanga City area director when she asked me to assist her in her ministry […]Read more "INSPIRED TO ANSWER GOD’S CALL"
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 […]Read more "CEF IS IN MY SYSTEM"