Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Galatians 6 and the missions field

I can’t let this day pass without writing about tonight’s fellowship in Yakal.

Kuya Greg Vargas, DCF’s faculty adviser and instructor in the School of Statistics, spoke on Galatians 6, and stressed the importance of believers “sharing one another’s burden.”

Ate Pinky Baylon, one of the founders of YCF some twenty years ago, then gave her testimony. She talked on how the Lord opened the doors for ministry, the struggles she had gone through, and how she relied on God alone for strength in the things she did. She stressed the need to humble ourselves before God, and glorify Him in all things—this ought to be the main goal of everyone.

She said we are blessed to be in UP because we have the best of both worlds: the opportunity to be trained academically, and to grow spiritually. She had been invited to speak so we could pray for her. She has, after all, committed to work as a full-time missionary to other Asian countries through a community development radio program of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). Much of her work will be in Singapore, and she will be leaving, Lord-willing, on the last week of September.

She is therefore the first cross-cultural international missionary of the YCF.

Let us remain steadfast in our prayers, not only for Ate Pinky, but for the rest of the missionary force deployed throughout the world, fulfilling Christ’s commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations.