OPERATION JERICHO Hits Marinduque, Negros Oriental
PBS partner Every Home for Christ Philippines (EHCP) has successfully reached out to some 31,000 families in Marinduque last June 3-9.
EHCP National Director Samuel Evangelista said that an estimated 155,000 people were given the opportunity to receive the Lord through Operation JERICHO (Jesus Reaching Individuals, Communities, and Homes). He added that they were able to distribute the “Alam Mo Ba?” (Do You Know?) Gospel booklet in four of the six municipalities of the island province.
A team of volunteer doctors, physical therapists, young people, and church workers participated in the seven-day, house-to-house distribution. They also conducted a medical mission and family counseling in barangays Sinambahan and Talawan in the town of Torrijos.
Despite the limited supply of medicine and a grueling 12-kilometer trek to the area, they succeeded in sharing God’s love to the people. Pastor Sam added that the team always felt “spiritually refreshed as they gave time, talent, and treasure to the ministry.”
Meanwhile, another set of volunteers, including doctors and pastors from the local Good News Christian Churches, joined Pastor Sam in a distribution mission in Negros Oriental last July 1-9.
He likened their experience to the “Survivor” series, after hiking more than 30 kilometers to minister to families in barangays Nangka, Buenavista, and San Miguel.
The residents, he said, found it unusual to see people from Manila going to such lengths – walking through mud, continuous downpour, and snakes – just to reach out to them.
Their efforts here resulted to about 30 individuals accepting the Lord.