South Philippine Union Builds Dormitory for Literature Evangelists
BY VIVENCIO R. BERMUDEZ, publishing director, Southern Asia-Pacific Division
In the southern Philippine city of Davao housing for new literature evangelists (LEs), especially student literature evangelists who serve during summer vacations, is always a problem.
The Davao Mission addressed this challenge by building a dormitory for literature evangelists. January 10, 2014, marked the ground-breaking ceremony of this project.
Howard F. Faigao, General Conference Publishing director, attended the event, along with leaders from the South Philippine Union and the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, and the Davao Mission. When completed, the building will have space for an Adventist Book Center /Home Health Education Services (ABC/HHES) office and meeting place for daily devotionals and instruction.
More than 200 literature evangelists and leaders witnessed the ceremony and participated in a one-day revival and fellowship experience. The project, substantially advancing for the publishing ministry, will cost approximately US$100,000.
In a related event, a new publishing center has been built in the Southern Mindanao Mission. The new building has an ABC/HHES office and a meeting place for literature evangelists. Pastor Faigao indicated that the Mindanao building and the construction in Davao will greatly encourage publishing leaders and literature evangelists in the South Philippine Union.
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