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Rambling^of Walt

Vol.

3, No.

10

CHRISTMAS

IN GUILJUNGAN

Sometimes people think that mis


sionaries are lonely at Christmas.
My experience is that I
am
too
busy to be lonely.
This time I
s pe nt Christinas in Guiljungan

(Gee-HOHNG-ahn), Cauayan, Negros


Occidental,
Negros is the large
island west of Cebu.

The meeting was the Adults, Youth,


and Children*s Ministries Retreat.

I was invited by the brethren in


Guiljungan.
Bill Turner was also
invited and came from Japan.
My participation included a lec
ture
and preaching twice.
The
evening programs consisted of a
movie followed by an evangelistic
preaching service and musical and
other programs.
Bill preached the first night, Jul
Castellano (preacher inGuiljungan)
preached the second night, and I
preached the
third
an d fourth
nights.
The responses to the in
vitation during the four nights
were 10, 2, 3, and 17.
PTL!
Dur
ing the invitations,
Christians
were talking to others and then
leading them down front to confess

Christ. Baptisms were accomplished


in the nearby Sula Sea,

You can
lonely

understand why
-

I was not

I now have 32 new broth

ers and sisters!

With love...
Walt

Ramblings of Walt
Vol.

3, No.

12

WEEKEND IN CANDELARIA

Feb.

15--19 a

team of 8 of

us went

to Candelaria, a small barangay on


the island of Leyte.
Four of the
team were CBS students. The purpose
was to hold a short evangelistic
meeting for which I preached.

First "business" was a protocol


visit with the lady Barangay Cap~
tain

to whom I gave a Cebuano Bi

ble. She seemed to be very pleased


to

receive

it

and said she would

read i t .

The

CBS

students

were all active

during the song services.


The
people like to sing "rounds." The
students led each group so they
would sing the correct part at the
right time.
All of us
special numbers.

Lord's

Day morning

taught

the

youth

the

shared in

students

and children's

classes.

By Sunday night, the last planned


service, there had been Sresponses
to

the

momentum

invitation.

We

felt that

was building and decided

to stay another day. During Monday


afternoon the students had a

Bible

study with the young people and


that night 3 of them accepted
Christ, making
were baptized.

It

was

good

the total of 8 who

to

preach

and see

people accept Christ and obey Him


in baptism.

But, I

think

blessed more by seeing some

was

of my

students active at the Lord's work

and

seeing their

sults.

joy in

the re

With love -

Walt

^ - 7 ^

Ramblings of Walt
Vol. 3, No. 13
LEARNING HOW TO BAPTIZE

One of the new ideas for evangelism


here inCebu is the Feeding Program
which several of our church ladies

have been doing.

At

a number of

church locations (8 or lOnow-I've


lost count), the ladiesgive a good
meal to the children - after Bible

lessons for the children and any


adults present.
A result of the program has been
attendance at the church

services

by many of the children and their


mothers and a few fathers.

Later,

many of them have confessed Christ


and been baptized.
One of the locations is in Buyong
in Lapu-Lapu City.
The ladies,
FedelinaServano & ToepingCarpiso,
involve CBS students in helping
with music and teaching. Last week
they asked Pedjeto Panoy ("PeeGee"),a first year student inCBS,
to help. When he arrived in Buyong,
he found the two ladies andSSpeople who wanted teaching about bap
tism, waiting for a man to come.
Pee-Gee proceded to teach about
baptism, take their confessions of
faith, baptize all 38, and then
teach them some more.

That was the

first time he had ever baptized


anyone! I believe him when he says
he'll remember that day for a long
time.

With love -

Walt

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RAMBLINGS of WALT
News Letter of Walt Prevostj KD7ZA/DU7
CEBU BIBLE SEMINARY

968 SAN ISIDRO

TAUSAY, CEBU 6453

PHILIPPINES

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO WESTSEATTLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 4400-42NOAVE.S.W,, SEATTLE, WA 98116

Volume

June 1985

Number 14

At Work in Cebu
My teaching in Cebu Bible Seminary, the main work I came to Cebu to do, began
November 5, 1984, at the beginning of the second semester of the 1984-85 school year. I
taught three courses: Life of Christ IV, Epistles II, and Holy Spirit. Some of my classes
were in what used to be the living room of the old pre-war Mission House, now also Ray
Carlson's office on campus. In the new school year, just beginning, 1 am teaching Life of
Christ I, Epistles III (Hebrews), and Person of Christ. We are expecting several new students.
The Feeding Program is one of the really good things happening here. Several of our
church ladies have led in this ministry. Once each week at nine church locations the children
are given a simple but nourishing meal. Before they eat, the children are taught Gospel songs
and have Bible classes. There is also a class for any adults present. Results have included
increased attendance at the Lord's Day services of the churches and many responses to the
invitation to accept Christ. 1 have preached in some of these locations and have seen con
fessions of faith followed by immersion in the sea, resulting from the Feeding Program. In
response to the appeal for clothing, Canby Christian Church in Oregon sent boxes of
clothing and the Junior Church and others in West Seattle Christian Church have sent
money which has been used for purchasing clothing and has been given to the children.
This is a program which is helping to meet a need and is see
ing results in additions to the Lord's church.
One of the nicest things to happen to me since coming
here to Cebu was the visit in February to Candelaria, a small
m
barangay in Leyte. This is the home place of the Bojos family.
Doroteo Bojos, one of the local preachers in Cebu City,
suggested that we go there to conduct a short evangelistic
meeting. We agreed that we should take four CBS students:
Domingo Bojos (Teo's nephew), Eliezer Mayaki, Pedjeto
Panoy, and Arnulfo Amamangpang. 1 preached four times.
The students were at work in teaching classes, leading in
home Bible studies, and leading the music. Eight were
baptized into Christ during the three days, partly the result
of the CBS students' efforts at teaching and witnessing.
Last Christmas I participated in a conference in Guiljungan in Negros Occidental, the province on the other side
of the island of Negros, to the west of Cebu. The language

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there is Ilongo. At that time I was asked by the brethren from Tomina to come to their
place for a conference.
The conference in Tomina occurred in April. Getting there involved hiking about three
miles on a very slippery, muddy trail. This program, as well as the Christmas conference in
Guiljungan, was planned by Simon Labrado, an evangelist with whom I have worked before.
The brethren from Tomina carried in Simon's movie projector and generator. Most of our
luggage was carried on carabao sleds. The format of the evening evangelistic program was;
movie; music preaching, and invitation; second movie. I preached the opening night and was
overjoyed to see 13 respond to the invitation. They were immersed the next morning. During
the following two days, ten more were immersed into Christ, some making their confessions
of faith at the creek rather than wait for the next preaching. I also lectured on giving and
tithing during the afternoon session. Mornings there were classes for all age groups. The
hospitality of the Tomina brethren was wonderful. Although I got very tired during the hike
into Tomina, if invited again I will return.
I attended my first Missionary Retreat in March in Baguio. This is an annual gathering
of the American missionaries of our brotherhood from all over the Philippines. The fellow
ship was great. It was good to see old friends and to meet some new ones. And, it was good
to feel the coolness and smell the pine trees of the mile-high city. I noticed the willingness of all to share what is going
on in their areas and in their works, and I appreciated it.
The permit to operate my amateur radio arrived. My call here is KD7ZA/DU7, "KD7ZA portable DU7,"show
ing that I am an American operating in The Philippines. 1 am now finishing the preparations for transmitting with
the radio and will soon have a beam antenna which may allow me to talk to amateurs in America. I intend to be on
the air on Wednesdays at 1300-1330Z (6:00 a.m. PDT) at 14.23 MHzI'll be happy to talk to YOU!
It is good to be here in Cebu! Often I "come to" about where I am and how fortunate 1am to be here in this beau
tiful part of God's creation. It is a blessing to study God's Word with some fine Filipino young people who want to
serve Him; and in having numerous opportunities to preach and see people respond to Christ. Thank you for making
it possible for me to be here.

Will you pray with me?

praising God for His greatness, love, and mercy;


thanking Him for letting me live and work here;
that The Philippines will remain a free country;
that the Christian brethren here will remain strong
in their faith;

that needed improvements in curriculum, facili


ties, and staff for Cebu Bible Seminary will be sup
plied;
that additional funds and workers will be supplied
for the Feeding Program;

that the Cebu Bible Seminary Board of Trustees

' will be successful in its plans to establish goals for


years ahead and in its efforts to reach those goals;

that I will be God's man and that I will have

patience to relate properly to the people here.


I Thank you each one for your interest, love, con
cern, and prayer for me and my work.
With love,

lOa^

NoTiCe!
New Serving Schedules have been
put in the boxes by the office. Be
sure to pick up your copy.

^ Ramblings of Walt jC.


Vol. 3, No. 15

Auc]'}(3

77TH NATIONAL CONVENTION


OF THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST
IN THE PHILIPPINES 1986

For the first time ever,

the Na

tional Convention will be held at


a location other than the central
Luzon area.
It will be in Cebu

City April 10-13, 1986. This con


vention is very similar to the
NACC.

On July4(national holiday here!),


Ricarte Magsipoc, President of the

convention,
all

called

interested

a n?eeting

brethren

for

of
the

purpose of organizing the conven


tion.

Various committee chairmen

and ladies were elected. I was ap


pointed Official Photographer.
I
have begun my work by getting pic
tures of some of the Cebu congre
gations .

On August 4 a meeting was held to

hear reports of the initial plan


ning being done. It was thrilling
to hear of the work which has al

ready

been

done

by

the

various

committees.

The

convention

hopes to make an

impact on Cebu City by helping the


people

to

learn

about

Christ.

Evangelism will be a major empha


sis of the preaching as well as
other activities. In all things,
the aim will be to give glory to
Christ.

With love - Walt

Ramblings of Walt
(Vol. 3, No. 16)

OcJr 'Y5

CHRISTIAN WITNESS VIA HAM RADIO

It is my desire to use my amateur


radio station as a means of Chris

tian witness. Amateur radio oper


ators are prohibited from carrying
on any business {even church "busi
ness") or doing any "broadcasting."
That precludes any preaching. But,
in conversation with another ham,

I may discuss with him any matter


which does not justify a phone
cal 1.

Recently I had my first opportuni


ty. My CQ was immediately answered
by JS1CVQ, named Taka, who lives
near Tokyo. He is a baptized be
liever.

we do;
When

He talked about the work

he

he

is

also

asked me

an

what

engineer.
led

me

to

change from my work with Boeing to


missionary work, that was my op
portunity.
I shared with him my
faith

in

the

Lord

and

about

how

much fun I am having in my present


work.

We "ragchewed" for 40 minutes. Even

though our remarks were ispecifically for each other, others with
SSB radios within 8000 miles may

have been listening.


ably never know.

I will prob

Taka said he would like to talk


more face-to-face and that I should

stop in when I am in Tokyo. That's


an idea

With love,

Walt {KD7ZA/DU7)

,
AREPORT TO WSCC HoV ^3
J^alt Prevo}>^reported for October
tfiat he-"trad completed his third
trip this year to Candelaria,

Leyte.

He conducted a Preaching

Seminar during the day and did


evangelistic preaching at night.
Four responded to the invitation

and were immersed into Christ/

Three others responded but need


further teaching before they wil'h
be ready for baptism.
The new semester started on Nov. 4.

Walt will be teaching; 1) The Life


of Christ, 2) Apologetics, and
3) Cultism.

Walt has heard some West Coast ham

radio operators. He and Jim Penney

hope to hook up soon.


Walt sends his love and closes his

letter to WSCC:

"It is great to

)e here and doing all these fun

things.

Thank you for making it

possible."

Ramblings of Walt
Vol. 3. No. 17
(Xo ' Y5
PREACHING SEMINAR IN CANDELARIA

Recently a team of ten of us went


to Candelaria, Leyte, for teaching
and evangelism.
The church in
Candelaria

is one of

number

of

congregations where there is no


trained leadership.
Camilo Bongbong is leading and sharing the
preaching with several young men.
Remembering the Preacher Boy Semi
nars we had several years ago, it
occurred to me that a similar pro
gram, while not replacing seminary
training, might be helpful to them.
So, we put together this attempt.
Leo Castellano taught Preparation
and Delivery of Sermons;
Doroteo
Bojos taught Personal Evangelism;
Ricarte Magsipoc taught Steward
ship;
I did a Bible Study on
Philippians.
The students sang
and led the music.
Evenings we
had evangelistic services.
I was pleased with the results.
Fifteen had the courage to preach
for five minutes. Two husband/wife
couples were immersed.

If evaluation shows this

program

to be useful, we intend to do this

at other locations.

With love,
Walt

We received word

Tuesday morning

that Brother Walt Prevost's mother

died.
have

At print time we did


information

service.

Glen

regarding

Prevost's

is: 127 Orangewood Drive;


Pass, Oregon 97526.

not
the

address

Grants