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Hi, I'm Field Worker 1. I minister in Asia 2.


Ministry Description

Before starting WOL ministries in South Asia (country's name withheld), we underwent training for SYME (School of Youth Ministries in English) in Taichung, Taiwan. Jon arrived in Taiwan at the start of SYME summer term 2016. He was trained as the Dean of Ministry. Part of his job was to preach at Chapel Hour while I taught the Bible in a small group. The rest of the family arrived from the Philippines in August in time for the fall term. Sheila began her training as the Dean of English. After nearly a year, we finished our SYME training last May 2017.

We are currently in South Asia (country's name withheld), since June 2017. We've been meeting people who are interested about Word of Life ministry. All we can do for now is to present Word of Life, as our focus is to learn the national language. We are presently learning the national language at home. We also get a daily dose of the country's culture as we rub shoulders with them in school or at the store.

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About Jon

I grew up in the church ever since I can remember. At eight years old, we moved to the United States from the Philippines. Even though I grew up in the church, I had no concept of my eternal destination. I first heard the gospel when I was 34 years old. The pastor preached about John 3:16 and 14:6, these verses taught me that Jesus is the only way to heaven. That Sunday morning on March 29, 1994, I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. In June of 1998, my desire to know more of God brought me to the Word of Life Bible Institute in the Philippines. God not only taught me to better understand His word, but also showed me that, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;" (Matthew 9:37). God used that year to show me the need for evangelism in my home country. I wanted to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to the youth of the Philippines. In May 2003, after graduating from Philadelphia Biblical University, my family and I accepted God's call to serve Him in Word of Life Philippines (2006-2015). We spent a year at SYME (School of Youth Ministry in English) in Taiwan to learn that facet of Word of Life ministry. We finished our training in May 2017.

My family and I finally arrived in South Asia (country's name withheld) in June 2017 and currently residing in western end of the national capital. Sheila and I started our private language study in October. Every Monday morning, we teach religion classes at a local school. The rest of the time we're building relationships and promoting Word of Life ministry.

About Sheila

I was born and raised in a traditional and legalistic religion. After I heard the gospel at age 16, I invited Jesus Christ to be my personal Savior. I wanted then to become a missionary, so I could share Christ with others. However, the Lord had other plans. After many years of growing and learning from His Word, the Lord granted my desire. At age 35, my family and I went back to the Philippines as full time missionaries. Though it had been an awesome adventure serving the Lord there with my husband, Jon, and our four children, we felt God's call to serve Him in South Asia...a country where majority of the people do not know Jesus Christ. Our children-David (2000), Nathan (2003), and Sammy (2005) and Abigail (2010) attend a local school where Jon and I teach religion classes to high school students. It's a wonderful opportunity to teach the Bible.

"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began," 2 Timothy 1:9

Contact Information
Jon's contact number: +62 812 98728519
Sheila's contact number: +62 813 80113025

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