PASTORA LUCENA SUMAGANG
ALPHA & OMEGA CHURCH INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRY INC.
Agdao, Davao City
I started seeking the Lord when I dreamed six times about Him and His works. In my first dream, I saw the Lord standing in the cloud and wearing a white robe with arms widely open to welcome me. In my second dream, I was planting three kinds of peanut seed. In the third, I was gathering little children and giving them candies. The fourth dream showed me preaching the Gospel in the marketplace, and praying for the sick. In the last dream, I went to a Bible School to study God’s words. Not knowing what to do next, these dreams lingered in my mind for years.
God, who is in control of everything, orchestrated my first encounter of Him through a Bible Study conducted in my neighbor’s house, where I heard the gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time. I received Him as my Lord and personal Savior in one of the meetings. From then on, I started attending worship services and in 1990, I formally joined Foursquare Church Davao. I became active in church and my life was never the same again. Suddenly, at the peak of my walk with the Lord, I was tested and my faith shook. I moved out from my home church and began a ministry with little children in our neighborhood. For five years this outreach has been experiencing mocking and stoning of the church but has survived.
I am now 63 years old, but still passionate to do the work that the Lord has entrusted to me decades ago. I do believe that there is no age limit in serving Him. As long as I am able, breathing, and can open my mouth in season and out of season, I will proclaim His Word. I would love to die in fulfillment of my purpose than to live wasting my time in nothingness.
Every week, my church continues to spread the gospel, giving freedom and hope to the prisoners in jail, praying for the patients’ recovery and total healing for them in hospitals, delivering good news and words of love to the people down the streets, and professing God’s mercy in the markets.