Bible Studies Lead to Alaska Baptism
Bible studies are the passion of Pastor Donavon Kack and Bible worker Jordan Peck. They believe that the power of God is in the cross of Jesus Christ and every truth from Genesis to Revelation needs to be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary.
As a result they were led to a family who was attending the Hillside O'Malley Church in Anchorage where they are ministering. The wife of this family, Allen Auza, was a Seventh-day Adventist, but her husband Cirilito was not. Allen requested Bible studies at her home with her family.
As Kack and Peck met with the Auza family and studied God's Word, Cirilito's heart was beginning to change. They were excited about what they were seeing in the Bible. One day at their Bible study the phone rang. Allen answered; it was her friend Juddy Catalan. Allen invited her to come to the study, but Juddy said she would call back. The next Monday Juddy requested Bible studies, and the pastor invited Juddy to join them at the Auza home, but Juddy said, "No, there is too many of us." To the surprise of Donavon and Peck, there were 16 people at their first study with this family.
The whole family was at the study from week to week and when they began to see the truth of God's Word, they were changed as well. Six of the family members made a decision for the Lord and were baptized. The willingness of this first family to share the wonderful news of the cross with others has led to a mighty harvest for the Lord. "And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself" John 12:32 (NKJV).