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Hi, we're Jez and Bamz Butihen. We minister in the Philippines.


Ministry Description

Bambie and I are under Local Church Ministries of Word of Life Philippines based in the Island of Cebu. It is located in the Visayas region in central part of the Philippines. We partner with local churches to help them enhance their youth ministry. It is done by training youth leaders, provide materials and create ministry opportunities for their youth. We are now building relationships with Pastors and leaders in Cebu and its neighboring islands for potential future ministries.

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About Jez

It was March 26, 1996, in our Sunday school class that I trusted Christ as my personal Savior. Our church was using the Word of Life Bible Club youth program and God used that to help me grow in my walk with the Lord. I was also challenged to study at the Word of Life Bible Institute. After my 4 years of study, God opened a ministry opportunity for me in the “Visayas Region” of the Philippines. The main islands that I am ministering to are Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte. My task is to help local churches by introducing the very same Biblical program that molded me in my teenage years. I, with my wife Bambie and our little son Asaph are now in Cebu City, after God moved us from Tacloban through the strongest storm in history.

About Bamz

I grew up in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines and got saved when I was 11 years old. Being a missionary has always been on my mind ever since I was a child; little did I know that God was leading me in that direction. The principal in the school where I worked encouraged me to study in Word of Life Bible Institute. After a year, I ministered under the camping ministry of Word of Life Philippines for 3 years. Then God move me to Thailand to help in missions for little a while before the Lord led me back to the Philippines. I got married to Jesil on September 8, 2012. We are now serving as Bible Club Missionaries in the central area of the Philippines called the “Visayas Region” together with our son Asaph.

And say to Archippus, "take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it." Colossians 4:17

Contact Information

Jez Butihen
Word of Life Philippines
PO Box 600
Schroon Lake, NY 12870

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