PASTOR ROSALIE UGDAL
WORLD MISSION OUTREACH FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
I was 12 years old when I received Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. Seeking the Lord through His word, attending church regularly, and supporting the ministry became the routine of my life. But, one day, I had another astonishing personal encounter with God and that’s when He opened my mouth to speak in an uncommon language. This experience brought a new level of intimacy in my relationship with God. When I was working as a Ward Nurse, one of my patients encouraged me to attend the discipleship training in their community church. This paved the way for me to answer His call – I left my job in the hospital, enrolled in a Bible school, and entered in the ministry full-time.
My first ministry exposure was in 2001 at Gutalac, Dipolog City; then I was assigned to evangelize in University of Mindanao High in Davao City for one year. After a year, God sent me to Bukidnon to become a pioneering pastor to a Matigsanob Tribe, an indigent community for two years. While serving Him and His people, I met my husband who is also a Pastor and we both felt like the Lord was sending us back to our home province, Zamboanga
del Norte and settled us in Dapitan City.
We tried to evangelize as many souls as we could but there were times when we almost gave up due to the long distances and rough roads we had to travel every day to reach out children in remote villages. We used tricycle
every Sunday and even in our outreaches for children’s ministry. Our focus is building godly Christian character amongst children and youth around the community, feeding the children twice a month, and impacting the lives of tribal people in the mountain area with the love of God.