By: Benonie R. Bailado
With the theme “An Encounter with Jesus,” a Christ-centered exposition of Biblical truth was conducted by the Orillosa evangelistic team at Brgy. Ajong Gymnasium, Ajong, Sibulan, Negros Oriental on July 3 – 9, 2016.
This evangelistic campaign was sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Danny Orillosa from the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist. This was initiated by the brethren from Sibulan and San Jose SDA Churches with the support of the churches of North Dumaguete District for the preparation of the program.
Meanwhile, the success of the said campaign was due to the concerted efforts of individuals who worked hard for God’s glory. Dr. Luisito Tomado, a retired pastor of Negros Occidental Conference (NOC) was the gospel speaker while Bro. Eldridge Roy Mandalupa, assistant nursing professor of NORSU – Main Campus, was the health lecturer.
Bro. Danny Orillosa shared also his life – changing experiences during the event. During an interview, Mrs. Gemima Orillosa, the wife of Mr. Danny Orillosa, expressed how impressed she was with the way the campaign was organized as well as the increasing attendance every night. She was so happy with the cooperation of the brethren too.
“ I would like to thank Sir Loloy Mandalupa, the NSM treasurer for coordinating this evangelistic campaign too,” she added.
Furthermore, 46 new brethren were welcomed into the family of God who joined the mass baptism held at Seaview Resort, Cangmanting, Sibulan, Negros Oriental.They accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior together with the other 162 precious souls. The latter was the fruit of the collaborated effort of the Filipino – Australian Team evangelistic campaign and community outreach program in Dumaguete City.
To God be the glory!
Benonie R. Bailado is serving God as the district pastor of North Dumaguete District.