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Broken and desperate was I when Lee Van Beronio shared the Four Spiritual Laws booklet to

me in August of 2004. That moment Jesus was to me. That moment I received Jesus Christ

Him as my Savior and Lord.

That day my housemate heard the gospel from me and turned her life to Christ too.

Changes took place in my life. I quit drinking, cheating, and cussing. Our family relationship

took a new turn. Reading my bible and praying became regular thing. But I wanted to know

Jesus more. God then sent Aleth Lumayog to disciple me. I joined her discipleship group.

In one of our bible studies, Ate Aleth challenged us to “ not to go to heaven without bringing

someone." She modelled to us how to share and have us do it. Sharing the gospel quickly

became a part of my lifestyle. I discipled others who in turn discipled others.

In 2006, in a Leadership Training Camp, the Great Commission took on a new meaning

compelling me to help build spiritual movements everywhere. With that call, I and Loudille

Llanos, another mover* started a movement in Davao del Norte State College in Panabo City,

Davao del Norte.

Nearing graduation when I learned that a mere 10% those involved in ministry will continue to

share their faith after college, I pledged to be part of that statistics.

In April 2008, I looked for a church keen on evangelism and missions. God led me to the River

of Life Family Worship Center (RLFWC). RLFWC was started by the Touch of Hope

Foundation Inc, a holistic NGO in Panabo City. Their program on education, medical and

socio-economics attracted me that I joined one of their outreaches to the poor barangays in

Panabo, giving food, clothing, medicines, provided livelihood to those that needed it most and

led bible studies. A student center was put up offering free use of computers for students in

their research and tutorials. Students are encouraged to attend the regular Friday worship at

the center.

Financial setbacks in my family got me employed at the National Statistic Office but after a

year I transferred to Sutherland Global Services, as MIS Specialist and Recruitment Assistant.

Despite the work load, my Saturdays and Sundays were dedicated for ministry. While in

Sutherland I shared the gospel to my officemates. Also I decided to be a ministry partner to a

few CCC missionaries.

Despite the “ministry load” I had, God gently kept reminding me of my promise to help build

spiritual movements everywhere. Where else would I do it?

I knew the answer. In Panabo.

So in 2010 I resigned from Sutherland and work at Touch of Hope Foundation Inc. because I

love their intentionality to share Christ, disciple the beneficiaries of assistance, channel them

to a church and plant more churches in far-flung barangays. The CCC materials and training in

college proved helpful when I taught our life coaches and cell group leaders. The same

principles in evangelism for our outreach programs is being used by our pastor.

Currently the Touch of Hope Foundation have the Hang- Out Center Plus, a ministry to the out

of school youth and students. Fifty student leaders have their own discipleship groups now.

It also has the Hang- Out Pro program, a resting club for businessmen, teachers, nurses,

doctors, managers, and other professionals where they can about Jesus.

The Values Formation Class, another program of the foundation, uses leadership training to

introduce the gospel to all public schools in Panabo. True Love Waits is one of the seminars

we have used.

In three years God enabled us to reach Northlink Technological College, Aces Polytechnic

College, Northern Paramedical and Technological College, Colegio de Davao, ACES Organic

Farming Tesda Scholars, Little Panay Elem. School, Little Panay High School, Manay National




High School, San Vicente National High School, Panabo National High School, and Mariphil

Children's Village, an orphanage in Panabo City. Two thousand students have been reached

with the gospel.

In 2014 our church’s Mission Department went to 14 unreached Muslim people groups in

Mindanao. We helped train the Lumad (minorities) Ministry in the Arakan Valley (Davao)

outreach on how to start ministry with the indigenous people.

In December 2015 about 300 Aetas of Barangay Cabadiangan, Davao del Norte heard the

gospel through our foundation’s program.

I consider myself blessed because Aleth Lumayog invested time and love in discipling me.

God used her and CCC so I will know Jesus. God is using me to help build spiritual

movements. I am changed to change!


Jennifer Dapar works as the Values Formation Coordinator of Touch of Hope Foundation, Inc.

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