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Dear Brethren and Friends,
Welcome to the Filipino Bible Fellowship!
Praise be to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for calling another “kababayan” to serve Him full time. She is Gyzza Berindez Dandoy from Fundamental Baptist Church, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. “Gigi” as she is fondly called actively served with us in the Vacation Bible Schools and Teens Bible Day Camps in Gingoog. True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church is supporting her studies here in Far Eastern Bible College as God prepares her for the ministry ahead. Let us continue to pray for more. “Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2). – Bro Jose
Testimonies of Gyzza Dandoy
Testimony of Salvation
I grew up in a Christian family and church. I am so blessed and privileged to be surrounded by them all. But I took that opportunity for granted and continued to live a life that was not committed and submissive to God, to His Word, and to His will. Way back in 2010, our church’s Young People were invited to attend the Youth Camp for three days. On our way to the campsite, I was not serious and I did not have the thought of preparing my heart for the Lord and to ask for cleansing and purification of my heart. I was really blinded and rebellious and did not have fear in Him. As the camp started and upon hearing His perfect Word, I felt something unusual that I could not understand why I was feeling that way. Every message had a great impact on me that my guilt was reawakened and my heart was opened. Each time I listened to His Word it goes through my heart like a two-edged sword causing me to weep knowing how wicked, unrighteous, rebellious and blinded I was.
On the way home I was too frightened and scared what if God will take my life, where would I go? I asked myself that question. I was really uncertain and thought I would really be cast down for sure into hell. I just praise and thank God for being so gracious and for His unconditional love for me a great sinner, that even though I failed Him a thousand times, His mercy still remains and it is new every morning. He gave me a second chance to see the truth, His perfect Word and to Him, who is my only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
On May 16, 2010 at Fundamental Baptist Church, Gingoog City, I accepted again Jesus Christ for the second time as my personal Lord and Savior, I asked Him to forgive me from all my sins and believed on Him and His resurrection. From that day up to now all through His grace in my life and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit indwelling in me, my life is changed and I started a new life being born again as His child. Now, I’m living for my Father and looking forward for His second coming. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20).
Testimony of Calling
As I remember before I graduated my high school education, I considered to myself that I would take up seminary. Nevertheless, I also thought of other courses because that time I was not sure of what is God’s will for me. My brother also at that time was in fourth year high school and was about to graduate. Within a year we would both be in college. Moreover, my brother wanted to take up a degree which required him to study in another city. Financial reasons compelled me to follow the suggestion of my parents to take up Education degree in a nearby school within our city.
When I finished my studies through His wonderful working in my life, God knew that there was so much trouble in me. Yes, I enjoyed teaching the little children for God’s greater glory but one most important thing that I did not have was “peace”. I remembered one preacher of our Bible Seminar said, “To know that you are called to full time service, wherever you are and whatever you do there will be no peace within if you will not submit to His will and purpose in your life”. As the preacher exhorted young people to full-time service, I was really guilty of making myself deaf. I could not explain why I felt so guilty for not listening to Lord’s calling. I had to seek the Lord and prayed for more clear answers from Him, His Word and from the guidance of the Holy Spirit. As I listened to sermons and through reading and meditation of His Word the Bible, I can sense in my heart the rebukes from the Lord. I continued to listen carefully to His calling, looking for answers from His Word, continuing to read it and praying to be sensitive of His leading and guidance.
On May 3, 2017, it was the day where God gave me the grace and courage to share this burden. On that day, opportunities came my way but instead of being happy I worried even more. There was much struggle within myself how would I be able to open his up to my parents, family and brethren in our church. I praise God that day was our Prayer Meeting and I shared my struggle looking for peace. After our Prayer Meeting two sisters in Christ approached me and asked me to share the burden that I had to them so they could give some advice. They prayed for me especially for the courage to share this burden to my parents. Many of the brethren prayed for me as I shared the burden to my parent’s, family and fellow brethren. I praise and thank God for their response, support and prayers. Their prayer support and help caused me to see how intense and deep His calling for me through His Word is. God’s word from the Bible made it clear, “I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine” (John 10:14).
I know the path I am going to take is the narrow way, it will not be easy and fear is also is within me but I trust God and take comfort in His Word, “And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord” (I Chronicles 28:20) and “O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.” (Psalms 108:1) are some verses that comforted and assured me as I waited for His calling to be revealed. Now, through His grace, He hath allowed me to be here, to witness how great and powerful is He that worketh in my life. I will now follow and carry the cross that He hath prepared for me and lose this life that I have now in this temporal world and to give it to Him all through the grace He hath given me. The time is at hand, we’re on the last days. I will submit to His calling and purpose in my life—to hear, to learn and to be trained faithfully to God and to His Word. To have peace within and not to waste the time that is left for me in serving the true and living God, my Lord and only Savior Jesus Christ full time. “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” (Psalms 32:8). I’m just a sinner saved by His grace to serve, all for Christ’s sake! All glory to God!
An Excerpt of Jenerose’s Letter
Dear Bro. Jose,
I thank and praise God for His kindness and goodness of my life especially for the privilege to study here at FEBC. I am so grateful because He answers my prayers. Just like Solomon, I just asked only for wisdom but the Lord God granted me with so much. I am not worthy to receive all these but God is so gracious to me. He let me experience all things even if I do not deserve.
Kuya, I am thankful and grateful to God for using the Filipino Bible Fellowship, as an instrument to support my studies. Please pray for me, not to be wasteful, that the support for me financially will not turn in vain. Help me pray Kuya to strive hard in my studies and to give my very best. I really need God’s help because on my own I can do nothing.
To God be the glory!
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