Your gifts to PAMI enable Filipino believers to attend Emmaus Bible Institute, where they are trained to bring the Gospel to their local communities. Here some examples of EBI students with who share a burden to reach their own people. Dioveta Anion
Dioveta Anion is already 30 years old. Her mother died 5 years ago and his father 2 years ago. She worked for 12 years as a house helper (mostly in Manila) in order to help her family. At age 25, during one of her visits at her hometown, she was invited to attend a Christian church worship (the church was being pastored by Pastor Abner Cornelio, Presbyterian then). It was the start of her conversion, and her knowledge of EBI. Her employer was greatly affected by her decision of her resignation (she worked for more than 7 years) in order to enroll at EBI. They even offered to double her salary just to convince Dioveta to work for them. Dioveta however, resolved that her life be devoted to God. She wants to finish Bible school and become a Christian worker. Dioveta now is a third year EBI student, a very hardworking one and trustworthy as she is assigned to be in charge of the bakery. She is also a very good cook. She’s very thankful for the PAMI help. She considers PAMI to be her family as she is practically an orphan. She stayed at EBI even during school break. Jessie Huab
Another EBI student is Brother Jessie Huab. He’s from same church (Irosin PAMI) as Brother Abner. He’s 23 years old. His coming to the Lord started when he received a gospel tract. Strongly touched by the Word of God, he then prayed one Sunday (he’s from a very remote village called “Cawayan”, a place means bamboo) that God would lead him to a true worship. From his place, he went to Irosin town praying that the Lord would direct him. God, he said answered him that as he walked along the highway near the town, he heard the singing, guitar playing and clapping. He entered the house church and asked if he could attend. He was touched by people’s warm welcome and the message of the pastor (the one speaking that day was Pastor Gumer).
Now, Jessie is a third year EBI student. The great burden in his heart is to win for Christ the people in his village Cawayan. He and a few of his family members are the only Christians in his village of about 30 houses. Many of the people (including most of Jessie’s relatives) are practicing witchcraft and very much bounded by superstitious beliefs. This coming November Jessie wants to be assigned as an intern student in his own village.