Conviction to Commission

As a new believer, one of the truths I learned was that the moment I receive Christ as my personal Savior and Lord I am in for a great adventure God has for me. In my mind adventure means winning every single battle I face.  But the opposite was true in my life. I often find myself standing against the will of God.

When I was still a student of Silliman University, my CCC mentors challenged me for a higher commitment.  They faithfully helped me keep my eyes focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. I became more involved with the ministry in my junior and senior year. 

God used CCC to grow me in my spiritual life, my dependence on Him and having a kingdom mentality. I found out that sharing Christ and discipling others is obedience to the will of God. I was able share Jesus with others even though it was very difficult at the start. 

My involvement in the Music Ministry of Here's Life Dumaguete Church pushed me to dig deeper into His word consistently. I experienced how difficult it is to lead others in worshipping God through songs when one is not in tuned with God. 

I prefer working alone. I wanted it that way but God gave me the opportunity to serve Him with a team while we organized the Familyhood fellowships. 

At one point in my walk with God, I felt something did not add up. I asked myself: why do I share the gospel yet cheat in my exams? Why do serve Him yet still laugh at green jokes? Why do I still dishonor my parents? Why do I lie about little things, break promises, have lustful thoughts? Why am I proud? These questions gnawed in my mind.



In one of my quiet times I came upon this verse: For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:3

I wanted to continue serving Him even after college or wherever He leads me. When I volunteered to work with CCC Dipolog, I went with Belly Tecson, our team leader, in reaching students coming from several campuses, discipling the youth, coordinating evangelistic events.  Recently we organized the Jesus Global Youth Day in Dipolog. 

I also helped Kuya Belly in training churches and partners in the Zamboanga Region. 

God opened the door for us to start CruX Dipolog – a strategy of gathering CCC Alumni in a community of accountability and a sustained passion to help fulfill the Great Commission. 

To God be the glory.



Kyrie Eleisson Catalon is a member of Here’s Life Dumaguete. He was a former student leader of Silliman Campus Crusade for Christ and is now an employee in a government bank in Dipolog City, Zamboanga Del Norte. He is also a CCC volunteer serving in Dipolog and the point person of CruX in the area.


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