I am from the Philippines. I was your typical average student growing up. But in junior high, I started getting into drinking heavily and smoking pot regularly —which went on through college. I lost interest in school altogether and eventually dropped out.
Before dropping out of college, a couple of missionaries from The Family International came to my school. That day, I received Jesus as my personal Savior and I got saved.
I wanted what those missionaries had —love, joy, peace and faith— how they lived the Bible and worked together. So I started visiting the community regularly, having fellowship with them and studying the Bible.
But sadly, after a few weeks, I decided to stop visiting the community, because I didn’t want to give up my drinking and drug habit. It was a year later, by a miracle and God’s grace, that I saw the same missionaries whom I first met. I started visiting the community again and this time I decided to live my life for Jesus. I joined The Family International in 1985 and have been serving the Lord ever since.
Why I am a member of The Family International
My eyes were opened to the truth while studying the Bible in The Family International. I learned how to apply God’s Word to my life and that it was still possible to live the Bible’s teachings in this day and age. I also learned that being saved was not enough, and that as Christians, we had to share the Good News with others. I realized this was God’s will in my life, so in order to fulfill this, I knew I had to be part of the community because TFI members were doing just that.
How I live my faith
For the first 30 years, I have been involved in distributing The Family International’s publications —music tapes, CDs, videos, posters, books, magazines and Gospel tracts all over the Philippines, as well as witnessing (leading people to Jesus and God’s Word) and giving Bible studies.
Presently, I still continue to witness whenever and wherever I find the opportunity and distribute magazines and Gospel tracts.
I also have a couple of Bible study blogs where I post devotional material on a daily basis (The word! The Word! The Word!) and a blog where I post devotional material on a daily basis (Free Bible Studies Online). I have an Endtime blog where I post materials relevant to the end times (The Signs Of the End).I also have another blog where I post essential information on health and other important and relevant topics (This That n Health). Between all my sites, I get hundreds of visitors every day.
- Joined The Family International.
- Moved to a large training center, where I received further missionary training. Worked on TFI publications and learned how to run a small print shop.
- Discontinued membership in TFI, but continued witnessing and passing out Gospel literature regularly.
- Rejoined TFI and have continued to be a member ever since.
- Started my blogs.