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Bing and Lovely Echem
My ministry is doing Evangelism and Discipleship in our Campus ministry at the University of the Philippines. I am involved in teaching and preaching in camps, churches, and also being a part of mission trips in and outside the country.
I grew up in a Christian family and got saved at the age of 13. As a kid, I used to attend Sunday school, DVBS, and almost every activity of the church. I fully understood the Gospel when I attended a summer camp and made the decision to receive Christ as my personal Savior. At a young age, my family encouraged me to enroll in Bible school after I finished high school, but I declined to do it because I never wanted to be a pastor. I enrolled in college and finished my degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce majoring in Management. I got a job and worked for just seven months but quit because I didn’t enjoy it. That’s when I started struggling with my spiritual life. I was hooked on vices with my unbeliever friends. But God is faithful and took me out from that situation. One day, my family gathered together and I shared to them my struggles. Again, the idea of going to a bible school was brought up. After 10 years of struggling in my Christian life, I took their advice to enroll at the Word of Life Bible Institute. My plan was just to study for a year to get back on the right track. Praise the Lord, His plan was greater than mine! He did not only help me to get back on the right track but He let me finish four years of training and studying His Word. I can honestly say those 4 years were the best years of my life. Because of the training, I started growing in my walk with the Lord and I started desiring to share the gospel and help others grow in their faith. Despite of all my fears and excuses, God’s will prevailed in my life and I praise Him for that.
It was through my Sunday school teacher using an evangelistic tool called the wordless book that I put my faith in Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. As a 10 year old kid, I clearly understood how sinful I was but Jesus’ blood could change my heart to be white as snow if only I will trust Him. But Satan did not stop bothering me up to the point when I started doubting about my salvation. It was July 5, 2005 as I was doing my personal devotion in Ephesians 2:4-7, that the Lord assured me of His great love for me. Since then, by His grace, the Lord helped me to get serious in my walk with Him and little by little grow in my relationship with Him. One of God’s great blessing is my family. My husband and I are blessed to be stewards of two boys; Iohann Jose and Marcus Derrel. It is by God’s grace that I am saved and it is by His grace that my family can be ministers of the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:24 - " But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God."