Tame “Tommy” Buctolan

 Recent Ministry

Christina was a member of the church. She was thirty-nine years old with four kids and an active part of our community worship service. Christina always made the time to join us in visitations, especially to see Gina, who has cancer. On one of our visits to see Gina, Christina and I were talking as we walked, and she told me that she had realized that many people give such priority to themselves, in finding food and fulfilling their physical needs, that they forgot God, who is in the owner of everything. The following week, I was sad to hear that Christina had passed away, I was not aware of her heart problem and was surprised by her death. I am grateful that she already knew the Lord and served Him faithfully, completing her mission in this life. Christina’s mother expressed the change she had observed in her daughter after she joined our worship service. Christina, despite the struggles in her life, would always declare “Praise God!”. Her mother remembers those words and will not forget her daughter saying “Praise God! Christina praised God during her lifetime, and we also thank and praise God for her life.

  • Pray for the family of Christina, for her mother and for her four children.
  • Pray for comfort that comes only from God.
  • Pray for the church as they are dealing with the unexpected loss of a faithful sister in the Lord.

Gina, who I mentioned above, has kidney cancer. Every Sunday after worship, we go together to her house to fulfill her request to hear the Word of God with her family. After a length of time, her husband joined the group. When Danny first listened to the message of salvation from God, he told me that he could not explain the joy that filled his heart when he accepted Jesus. God has reached him through this most distressing situation in his family. Since his salvation, Danny finds time to be with us at each home gathering.

  • Pray for Gina to be wholly healed from kidney cancer.
  • Pray for those who faithfully visit Gina to be comforted through the words they share from the scriptures.

Praise God for working through this illness to bring Danny to salvation.

Sarah is a new believer who just accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior this past month. She has eagerly shared her new faith with her neighbor Michelle. The following Sunday, Sarah brought Michelle to our Sunday Worship service, and they are reading and studying the Bible to learn more about Jesus. Sarah reads the scripture during our worship service. She is so excited that someone cared enough to tell her the good news and her desire to share with others about Jesus.

  • Pray for Sarah to grow in her faith and for her enthusiasm for the salvation of Jesus to be expressed to those around her and draw them to trust in God.
  • Pray for Michelle to grow in her knowledge and understanding of God’s Word.
  • Pray for rain, as it is the dry season, many fruits and vegetable plants are dying.
  • Pray for God to provide our land and church building.
  • Pray for the graduates of this year.
  • Pray for more souls to be saved in Naga, Cebu.

Pastor Tame’s Testimony

We are proud to introduce Pastor Tame who is serving in the Philippines. Pastor Tame has served in ministry for many years and is one of our newest national pastors. Below you’ll find his testimony along with some of the recent ministry he has done in Carcar City, Philippines.

In 1983 my family hosted missionaries from Canada who were moving into our community in the Philippines. Our family was Roman Catholic at this time. The missionaries choose a few poor families to support and teach the Bible through studies and fellowships. When I was ten years old, they showed the film Burning Hell, and after the pastor preached about the way of Salvation. I understood that Jesus loved me and didn’t want me to go to hell. That was the moment I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior. I was 12 years old when I was Baptized.

Understanding God’s call was something I did not understand, all I knew was that if I went to church on Sunday’s I would be ok. I was also scared to know if God had a calling for me, fear of the great responsibility, and lack of understanding when God calls you. One day I met Pastor Cris Pano at their church anniversary, and he told me about the pastoral and ministry call, and at that moment I understood the call of God in ministry. I was given the opportunity to plant a church in Sawsawan, San Roque, Talisay City in Cebu and experienced the hand of God in His provision. Since I started preaching the gospel many people have come to know Jesus and as their Lord and Savior. I have a beautiful wife Mercedes, and together we have four children. Our goal as a family is to serve the Lord faithfully and direct many souls to the Kingdom.

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