Yesterday as I sat on my porch taking a breather, I overheard happy chatter as Junjun and his wife playfully bantered with their daughter. Junjun is walking unassisted now, his wife is recommitted and happy, and the whole family are faithful Christians again.
“Thank You, Lord!” Delpin whispered into the darkness. “Thank You for teaching me again that peace lies in surrender to You.”
Even an old, broken watch can be a useful tool to bring someone to Jesus.
“I knew it before, but somehow I couldn’t get over the fear. Now that John helped me experience the truth for myself, I’m no longer afraid!”
It’s a wedding that the whole Alangan tribe won’t easily forget, let alone the Tawbuid.
No one spoke. No one stood up. Lomar watched them with desperation in his eyes. “I must go. I cannot wait for you any longer. Whether you go with me or not, I must go!”
Will Jesus come next month? Or will this woman die tonight, her decision sealed forever by her indecision? I pray that she will choose life before it is too late.
Many of our youth and nearly a quarter of the entire Tawbuid church came together to learn the wisdom that the first native leaders had found in the Bible.
“Don’t fear, Uncle,” Pago concluded. “I won’t quit school. I won’t give up. If it takes 10 years, I will endure. It is my people’s only hope.”
Whenever we get scared, we remember that night and your calm trust in God.
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John Holbrook grew up in the mission field, helping his family spark a church-planting movement among the tribal Alangan people in the mountains of Mindoro, Philippines. Since 2011, John has been using his skills and experience to bring the Gospel to the isolated Tawbuid animists, a tribe that borders the Alangan.
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