PASTOR BENJIE MAHILOC
PURISIMA FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH
Negros Occidental, Philippines
I received the Holy Spirit when I was in grade six during a summer youth camp when I placed my faith in Jesus Christ as my Personal Lord and Savior from all my sins. In response to the new life I found in Christ, I got involved in different church activities like singing in the church choir, being an active member of young people’s fellowship and serving in other church areas. I also decided to follow the leading of the LORD in my life and enrolled at Doane Baptist Seminary in Iloilo City. I am now serving in a full time ministry where I exercise my gift of teaching.
This all started when the LORD placed a burden in my heart to pioneer a work in Barangay Purisima, Manapla, Negros Occidental. I brought the matter to my good Christian friends and we prayed for almost a year to seek God’s will regarding the matter. After a year of prayer, the Lord opened the door and we began visitations, tracts distribution, and sharing
the gospel of the LORD Jesus Christ. Six months later, we started home bible studies and outreaches for children. The following year, we began holding Sunday school and worship service. On Saturdays, we teach children in the centers in order to evangelize them. We also hold cottage prayer fellowship and home bible studies with the new Christians.
There is also biblical teaching in Manapla National High School, Purisima Extension. With much prayer, we are able to build a chapel in Barangay Purisima, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Our vision is to saturate the whole village with the Word of God as we believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the heart through hearing God’s Word.