Evangelism Through Romulo’s Eyes

Evangelism Through Romulo’s Eyes Holding up a four-inch celery stick on a fork, Romulo Tuballes asked, "What do you call this?" Corleen Johnson and I had taken Romulo to eat at Izzy’s Pizza in Bend, Ore., following the Christian Women’s Retreat in October. The Oregon Conference women’s ministries department brought Romulo to learn evangelism in Oregon after meeting him at an evangelistic series in the Philippines. At the retreat, Romulo described what happened after that series. Now local women’s ministries meetings develop and present the cottage evangelism meetings. Three series led to 121 baptisms. More than 100 additional series are planned with money raised at the October retreat. And he wanted to learn evangelism from us? Romulo’s tireless energy during his week-long visit amazed us. He talked about God’s goodness at all the churches we visited. He learned “tips” from Alf Birch, retired Oregon Conference president, and met Mary Necker, who sponsored him to go to college in 1972. At Tillamook Adventist School, he took pictures of the kids and library (his wife is a school librarian) and heard the wonderful story of how God blessed after a fire destroyed the school. One church we visited donated funds toward a church in Romulo’s home city of General Santos. Someone else donated five sets of Matthew videos in all five Philippine dialects. “They will think it amazing Jesus is speaking to them in their language,” he said. Many other items were donated, funds are still coming in and more is needed. Romulo hopes that the evangelistic effort will extend to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. “I would like to be able to edit the New Beginnings DVDs and put in my language,” he told Larry Witzel, director of the It Is Written Digital Media Group. The international version will be out this year, allowing Romulo to do just that. As we rounded the hill from Oceanside to Cape Meares, Ore., he exclaimed, “You are blessed....Now you have a responsibility!” Indeed, we must use our blessings and fulfill our responsibility to take Jesus to the world.

Evangelism Through Romulo’s Eyes

Holding up a four-inch celery stick on a fork, Romulo Tuballes asked, "What do you call this?" Corleen Johnson and I had taken Romulo to eat at Izzy’s Pizza in Bend, Ore., following the Christian Women’s Retreat in October.

The Oregon Conference women’s ministries department brought Romulo to learn evangelism in Oregon after meeting him at an evangelistic series in the Philippines. At the retreat, Romulo described what happened after that series. Now local women’s ministries meetings develop and present the cottage evangelism meetings. Three series led to 121 baptisms. More than 100 additional series are planned with money raised at the October retreat. And he wanted to learn evangelism from us?

Romulo’s tireless energy during his week-long visit amazed us. He talked about God’s goodness at all the churches we visited. He learned “tips” from Alf Birch, retired Oregon Conference president, and met Mary Necker, who sponsored him to go to college in 1972.

At Tillamook Adventist School, he took pictures of the kids and library (his wife is a school librarian) and heard the wonderful story of how God blessed after a fire destroyed the school.

One church we visited donated funds toward a church in Romulo’s home city of General Santos. Someone else donated five sets of Matthew videos in all five Philippine dialects. “They will think it amazing Jesus is speaking to them in their language,” he said. Many other items were donated, funds are still coming in and more is needed. Romulo hopes that the evangelistic effort will extend to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

“I would like to be able to edit the New Beginnings DVDs and put in my language,” he told Larry Witzel, director of the It Is Written Digital Media Group. The international version will be out this year, allowing Romulo to do just that.

As we rounded the hill from Oceanside to Cape Meares, Ore., he exclaimed, “You are blessed....Now you have a responsibility!” Indeed, we must use our blessings and fulfill our responsibility to take Jesus to the world.

August 01, 2003 / Oregon Conference
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