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Don Leo Garilva and Criscel Leo Garilva

Don Leo Garilva is president of Mountain View College, Valencia City, Bukidnon, Philippines. His son, Criscel Leo Garilva, a student at Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Silang, Cavite, Philippines, is an English youth pastor at the Sola Fide Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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One Sabbath morning a man went to church with his preschool-age son. Because the mother of the child was ill and could not accompany them to church that Sabbath, the little boy was restless during Sabbath school and brought that restlessness with him into the worship service. However, when the pastor started to preach, the boy became unusually attentive. The pastor opened the sermon with his key text, found in Matthew 28:19, 20, and the little boy paid close attention for the rest of the service.

The father and son had barely left the sanctuary when the boy grabbed his father’s hand and said, “Daddy, my name’s in the Bible! Please read the text …

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