More than 500 Adventists from different parts of Caraga Region attended the Sabbath School and IEL convention at Northeastern Mindanao Mission Academy last April 20-23, 2016. The purpose of this convention is to share the latest direction of the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist in proclaiming the gospel of salvation. It aims to encourage every members of the church to participate in the different ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The guests speakers are Pastor Rudy Baloyo – Executive Secretary of the Southern Asia Pacific Division, Pr. Segundino Asoy – Sabbath School Director of the South Philippine Union Conference, and Pr. Bernabe M. Dahunan – NDR-IEL Director of the South Philippine Union Conference.
The delegates were delighted to hear the inspirational message of Elder Max Dante B. Obbus our NEMM president which encourages the Adventists in Caraga Region to get involve in the ministry – a way to strengthen the faith in Jesus Christ.
On Friday morning, a surprise visit of Cesar “Buboy” Montano brings life to the crowd as they listen to his experiences on how God brought him back to the church. He ended his message with a beautiful rendition of the song “Amazing Grace.”
On April 23, 2016 Elder Rudy Baloyo spoke during the divine worship at the fully packed auditorium about the soon coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our responsibility to give an opportunity for others to know Jesus. The Sabbath School and IEL Convention ended with a musical concert featuring the adventist musicians in Caraga Region.
Pr. Jerry E. Taguno and Pr. Lonie D. Cena are grateful for the support of the district leaders, the elders and members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church throughout Caraga Region.