Fernando Butlig was baptized about 20 years ago through a Bible Seminar called Radiant Life by Pastor Jethro Calahat. Trials had shaken his faith and he stopped going to church.
After many years he moved to Bit-os, Butuan City to settle down. He lived close to his friend Guesepo Arrubio, an Adventist and an avid listener to Hope Radio Philippines, a radio station managed by the Seventh-day Adventist in Caraga Region.
Brother Guesepo invited Fernando to attend church with him but Fernando didn’t think he was ready yet. Guesepo decided to lend him his radio transistor instead. Sometimes they would listen together, enjoying the replay of the program “Tulonghaan sa Kahanginan” (School on the Air) by Pastor Jerson Arellano and “Sukdanan sa Kamatuoran” (Measurement of Truth) by Pastor Jerson Arellano and Kapaglaum Charlie Ranes.
Fernando became very interested in the program, started to ask questions, and began his quest of studying the Bible again.
Through God’s guidance and the work of the Holy Spirit, Guesepo and Fernando contacted the host of the program who visited them at their house and offered a prayer for Fernando.
A few months ago Fernando decided to go with his friend Guesepo to the church to renew his commitment to the Lord, to serve Him and to be a part of his family. It was an answered prayer said Guesepo, who was very happy for the decision of his friend. “God called Fernando back and I am happy He used my small radio transistor as instrument,” he said, his eyes a little teary.
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