Around 2000 Baptisms - reported by some of the adopted ministers. And a Former Baptist Minister tells his Conversion Story.
(1). Pastor Daniel Andi (former Baptist Minister)
I am Pastor Daniel Andi, 50 years old and married to Sheila Saliz. We have 5 children. I was a Pastor at the Missionary Baptist Church for 10 years, however by the power of the Holy Spirit, I found the truth and was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church last April 13, 2013.
My former church members became angry with me; I had to move my house that was near the Baptist Church to another area because they did not like to see me anymore. But through God's help, they are now deciding to know the truth and 3 of them are now baptized into the Adventist Church. Please pray for me as I continue to give Bible studies to my former Baptist members. Thanks also to Pastor Dany Caraballe (adopted minister of Davao Mission) who gave Bible studies to me. In Christ, Pastor Daniel Andi
NORTHERN MINDANAO CONFERENCE
(2). By Pastor Tuyour Andino (adopted minister). Last May 6-11, 2013, we held a crusade at Don Carlos SDA Church with Pastor Asoy, SPUC President as our speaker. On the day of baptism, many churches, laymen, and adopted ministers brought candidates for baptism. The total of these candidates were 180 precious souls. I recommended 17, praise God!!! Please pray for these newly baptized brethren to stand firm until the end.
(3). By Fortunato Notarion (adopted minister). Have a nice day to you there. May the Lord will continue to bless us all as we help prepare people for the soon coming of Jesus. After doing 2 months of ground work in Binitinan, Balingasag Mis. Oriental, we held a Mass Baptism of 528 souls were baptized. Through the grace of God, I contributed 31 souls.
Good news: One of my Bible students offered a lot for a church building. We need churches for our newly baptized brethren.
(4). By Antonio Duroy (adopted minister). God is so good. After our 15 nights meeting with Share Him, praise God, we reaped many in Carmen church. Forty three (43) souls accepted Jesus as their Savior.
(5). By Pastor Roger Estrera (adopted minister). I am very thankful to God for our success in spreading the gospel here in Tibanban. We were four Adopted Ministers who worked and assisted the crusade of Pastor Jemsly Lantaya. Praise God, I was able to recommend 41 souls for baptism here in Tibanban. There was a total of 174 souls baptized by our Pastors in Sigaboy, Davao Oriental on May 25, 2013.
(6) By Pastor Reynaldo Camingawan (adopted minister). We finished the crusade in Davao City last June 8, 2013 and the Holy Spirit worked with me and I brought 74 souls to Christ through baptism after the crusade. Around 300 souls accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior on June 8, 2013 after the 10 nights Prophecy Seminar conducted by Pastor Lynnwood Spangler at Almendras Gymn, Davao City. This crusade was assisted by adopted ministers of Davao Mission. Thank you for your prayers and financial support.
(7). By Pastor Jeramel Enerio (adopted minister). The HAPPY FAMILY LIFE Seminar conducted by Pastor Rudy Esteban last May 19 ended on June 1. There were 11 precious souls brought to the feet of Jesus-Christ. I did ground work and visitations for 2 months because no Adventist live in that place. But because God is so powerful, the message of salvation penetrated their hearts and minds. They accepted Jesus-Christ as their personal savior. Next month if God permits, we will have another baptism.
(8). By Pastor Denison Leonado (adopted minister). Last June 1, 2013, forty (40) precious souls were baptized during the culmination of our Health, Family and Gospel Seminar at Barrio Aninipot, Gupitan Kapalong. All of those baptized are Lumads (native people). We are so blessed because their chieftain, Datu Roger Penza, including his whole family accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
SOUTHERN MINDANAO MISSION
(9). By Pastor Jazper Almocera (adopted minister). Here are some of the pictures taken during our latest crusade and baptism last June 1. There were 157 souls who were baptized and 40 of them came from the neighboring districts while 117 of them came from my district where the crusade was held. Thank you so much for your prayers and support. God bless you all!
ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA MISSION
(10). By Pastor Raymond Anguiled (adopted minister). Have a pleasant day to you and your family. Thanks be to God for all the blessings and for calling us to do His work. Last May 26-June1, 2013, we had our Group of Adventist Youth Evangelical Ministry (GAYEM) at Balukbahan. I'm happy to tell you that God is so good because the young people had gained spiritual experiences and after that program, 148 souls were added to the family of God through baptism. This was participated by 5 districts in our mission and supported by our district pastors and adopted ministers. Please always include us and our work in your prayers.
(11). By Pastor Arnel Sarona (adopted minister). Through the grace of God, the evangelistic crusade in Kabasalan resulted to many precious souls added to our church. Last May 18, twenty eight (28) precious souls accepted Jesus as their personal Savior. Pastor Nildo Mamac, the Publishing and Ministerial Director of ZPM was the nightly speaker and I gave the health lectures.
WESTERN MINDANAO CONFERENCE
(12). By Pastor Ronnie Mancao (adopted minister). We know the Lord is coming very soon, and we are working here earnestly in proclaiming the good news of salvation. I'm happy to inform you that last May 28, 2013 there were 23 souls who accepted Jesus as their personal Savior. Despite the lack of budget for our effort, we were able to share the message to the people in Punta. We ended our effort last June 1, 2013 and there were another 36 souls who accepted Jesus totaling to 59 souls in our effort in Punta, Dipolog City.
NORTHERN OCCIDENTAL CONFERENCE
(13). By Pastor Raul Tompong (adopted minister). Praise the Lord, we harvested 228 precious souls as a result of our effort, satellites crusades, Bible studies & VOP enrolments. And 70 of this total number were my Bible students. Thank you for being so good to us here. We know that you have many struggles finding support for us, but God will help you to be strong. God bless and more power!
NORTHEASTERN MINDANAO MISSION
(14.) By Pastor Ildefonso Pelongco (adopted minister). Last June 1, we had a baptism of 52 new converts as a result of our Happy Family Seminar at Albor,Libjo,Dinagat, Surigao del Norte. Pastor Solomon Mongaya, NEMM president officiated the mass baptism and I assisted as ordain elder. My new assignment is to visit the new members during Sabbath to nurture and give them encouragement. This area has no church building so brother Ram de Asis will be the in charge of them. They will have Sabbath worship in someone's home.
CENTRAL LUZON CONFERENCE
(15). By Pastor Geryl Paulino (adopted minister). Shalom. Kumusta po? Our Evangelistic Crusade in Angeles City had 50 baptisms. To God be the glory. "Thank you so much for your financial and spiritual help."