Tame Buctolan

Recent Ministry

Just this month, another outreach location was opened to hearing the gospel. I approached the community leader, Alice, about teaching the people. She was willing to help gather a group once a week, and we had more than thirty people, including some community officials and youth. I presented topics such as moral values, spiritual values, and the concepts of the livelihood program. After I spoke, the people were happy, and some commented that this was the first time they heard that there is someone who cares about them. I told them that I would visit their homes so that I can pray with them and build relationships with the people in the community.

  • Pray for our new outreach to grow and people to hear the gospel and come to faith in God.
  • Pray for new believers.
  • Pray for Alice to continue to gather the people every week.

I encouraged our church members to visit their neighbors in the mountain area, especially those who are sick or weak. We desire to show the love of God for them. I do not usually go alone while visiting because most of the homes have lots of dogs. Sometimes it is challenging to find people to accompany me, but the reception is excellent, at every house we visit, the inhabitants welcome us happily.

  • Pray for our leaders to continue house visits, pray for our protection as we travel in the mountain area.

Manuel is seventy-five years old and has tuberculosis and arthritis. He is the father of Gomer, who actively attends our worship services. Gomer told me that his father was ill and asked if I could visit his house to pray for him. I visited him with several other members and shared the gospel. Manuel believed in God’s ability to heal him. We prayed together, and after our prayer, Manuel was able to breathe more naturally, and his knees were able to move normally. He was happy for God’s answer to his prayers.

Praise the Lord for answering Manuel’s prayers for healing and pray for his complete recovery. Praise the Lord for his salvation.

Junjun is the husband of Jane, our song leader. Junjun is a machine operator in a Japanese company. Jane invites him frequently to our worship service, but he refused to come. He is ashamed of his inability to communicate with other people. One day, Jane invited me to have lunch at their house. I accepted the invitation with the desire to share the gospel with her husband. After we ate, we talked, and I shared the gospel message. After I spoke, I saw in his eyes how happy he was to hear the gospel. Junjun accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

  • Pray for Junjun to continue in his faith and for his family.

Pastor Tame’s Testimony

Pastor Tame, Pastor Cris & Pastor Jerry

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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