Angel In A Boat

     On my most recent trip, it was arranged by our workers for me to be able to conduct a prophecy seminar within a missionary Baptist church in a small village in Davao Oriental, and this is how it happened.  Pastor Aque, whom we have been supporting, was appointed by a government official to be the vice-president of a task force to combat drug usage among the youth in his area.  He was among more than 100 pastors who were chosen to be a part of this program.  Since Pastor Aque was vice-president of this program, he had meetings to attend with all of the other pastors.

     It was at these meetings that he met Pastor DeCampo, who was the pastor of the Missionary Baptist church about forty-five minutes away from his home village.  Pastor Aque started sharing the Three Angel’s Messages with him  whenever they met together.  Then the pastor started asking him to come to his home and study with his whole family.  After Pastor DeCampo was convinced about the Sabbath and other truths, Pastor Aque asked him if he could share the truth with those in his own church.  Pastor DeCampo agreed and asked if Pastor Aque would conduct a prophecy seminar in his church especially for the members of his church.

     Shortly after this, the Bible workers started going out and doing house-to-house labor with those in this small village.  As the Bible workers were visiting and inviting the people to the meetings they found many who were open to Bible studies.  They found many whom the Lord had already prepared to receive the message.  One such man that the workers met had been a backslidden Baptist but was being prompted by the Holy Spirit to start studying his Bible again.  This was long before the Bible workers started going from door to door in his village.  As he was studying, he was being impressed with the very truths he would hear being presented in the evangelistic seminar at the Baptist church.  He is now a strong believer in the truth and is sharing the message of the Sabbath and Christ’s soon return with his neighbors.  The few pastors that are in this small village are attempting to prejudice the people in the community against this man, but God is overthrowing the plans of the enemy.  There are many who are showing up on his doorstep and asking questions about things the pastors are using to confuse their minds.  He has now started morning and evening Bible studies under the front porch of his house and many people come to study the Bible before and after they do their work.

     Another man they met was out in his fishing boat early one morning with his nets in the water and was laying down in his boat waiting until he would pull his nets back in.  Suddenly, he felt as if someone was watching him but knew he was way out at sea and no one was around.  Then he looked around the other way and saw what looked like an angel staring at him.  This being told him that he would meet someone who would invite him to come back to church and that he should not refuse.  The angel then disappeared.  The next day one of our Bible workers knocked on his door and invited him to come to our prophecy seminar that we were conducting in the Baptist church.  He told him that he had already been invited and that he was for sure going to be there.

     There were eight families who took their stand after the meetings were over and kept their first Sabbath while I was there.  Many gave their testimonies that Sabbath and told their stories of how the Lord worked to bring them into the message.

     Please pray for these dear souls.  There are many who are searching for truth!

M. Bauler