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Dear Brethren and Friends,
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We ought to give thanks and praise unto our God who raised up evangelists willing and dedicated to share the Word of God to the lost. Below is a testimony of Gyzza who shares her experiences with FilBF E-band. She interviewed one of our brothers, Carlo, who is actively involved in evangelism. “For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me” (1 Corinthians 9:16–17). – Bro Jose
FilBF Evangelistic Band Experience by Gyzza Dandoy
I experience evangelism together with the evangelistic band of Filipino Bible Fellowship under True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church, all by the grace and providence of the Lord. The nature of the ministry as far as I have observed is founded on the Word of God, in Matthew 28: 18–20. This evangelistic band gathers every Lord’s Day after worship service at the back of RELC, around 12:30 pm to go to various places where many Filipinos are congregating: Dhoby Ghaut, Toa Payoh and Orchard Road.
We divide into groups with leaders and the members. We pray before we start the evangelism for the Lord to bless and keep us and for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. We pray also for hearts to be convicted, to truly repent and to confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We do evangelism until 1:45 pm.
As we arrive in the area, we start to approach Filipinos who are taking their leisure time and eating their lunch. This is a God-given privilege because most of them have their Sunday as their day off. Basically, as we go with our group we again divide ourselves into twos, one will be to speak and the other will back up by praying for the one who is sharing and to pray for the listeners also to be convicted by the working and help of the Holy Spirit.
Firstly, we approach them with a greeting. Then we hand to them the tract, which is mostly composed of quotations from the Word of God and share about its content for a couple of minutes. We thank and praise the Lord for He is in control and enables us to speak and for them who were made willing to listen and gave their time for the good news. Some people reject but praise the Lord for there were also those whom the Lord has opened for us to speak and share with, without being so conscious with the time and really have the opportunity to speak to them the whole Gospel.
Gyzza’s Interview with Bro Deccarlo Igot
1. How important is evangelism to you?
Evangelism is important to me in a way that it becomes my burden to share to others the Good News that there is a hope of eternal life after our physical death.
2. How do you approach someone for evangelism?
Usually I greet them good afternoon “mga kabayan” (our countrymen) for them to respond and to feel the sense of belongingness being fellow Filipinos.
3. What do you usually do first in order to talk to them?pel
4. How do you feel when you evangelize?
Initially anxious and a bit frightened especially when I am about to approach a group of people. During this moment I pray the Holy Spirit will guide me to deliver the words and messages that I desire to share. After sharing I feel so fulfilled as if I am also evangelized, being reminded of the love of God for me.
5. How would you feel if someone rejects the Gospel?
If someone rejects the Gospel, I feel sad for them but I am relieved of the truth that only the Holy Spirit is able to convict the hearts of the people whom we evangelize.
6. Do you follow the tracts when you evangelize?
I follow the context of the content in our tract. I do this to have spontaneity of delivering the message and to keep the attentiveness of the listeners.
7. Do you find the tracts useful to evangelize?
8. How many minutes do you usually talk to the person you are evangelizing?
Usually it lasts for about 10 minutes including invitations and introduction to the Filipino Bible Fellowship and its activities.
9. When you approach people who are Roman Catholics during evangelism, what would you teach/tell them about?
When I approach those who are Roman Catholics, I tell them the importance of the Holy Scripture and Jesus Christ in our life. I share to them salvation through faith in Christ and that it is not a matter of which church they are in, highlighting that there is no church or religion that can save but absolutely in Jesus Christ alone who is the head of the Church and who will save the body (Eph 5:23). So the church cannot save by itself because it is the one to be saved.
10. When you approach a group of people who claims that they are Christians what would you tell them?
I would tell those who claim that they are Christians plainly following the context of the tract.
11. What are your struggles and difficulties during evangelism?
– My struggles and difficulties during evangelism are:
a. I struggle how to engage some in the group for discussion.
b. Difficult part is on how to effectively invite them to join our fellowship.
12. Do you find yourself satisfied doing evangelism?
Yes, I find myself satisfied doing evangelism because I know I am serving the Lord our Saviour.
13. Is there anything that bothers you every time you evangelise?
Something that bothers me during evangelism is the thought that I have not memorized in detail the full content of the tract.
14. How would you feel if someone you approach accepts Jesus Christ?
I feel so blessed and thankful to the Lord.
15. What is/are your concern(s) before and after evangelism?
– Before evangelism,
a. Make sure I reviewed the tract.
b. Pray for the guidance, courage, wisdom, safety and protection.
– After evangelism,
a. To ensure that the sinner’s prayer is introduced.
b. To establish contact by getting their phone numbers.
c. To invite them to fellowship.
d. Thank God for the opportunity given to labour for His word
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