Bro. Wayne Pabillon
, the former pulpit minister of Mactan
Church of Christ, envisioned a church
to be planted at Talisay City, Cebu late months last
year. This area, which has an approximate 100,000
population, is ripe for harvesting. Hence, with Gods
grace and mighty Hand, Wayne decided to break the grounds!
on the month of January 2004, he sought the support
of some brethren, local and abroad, who were willing
to help. But it did not materialize for some reasons.
he went to Baguio City on February of the same year
to present the mission and vision with the Layco family.
With Gods intervention and the familys
passion for the Lords work, they gladly accepted
the challenge to leave their comfort zones and enrich
their spiritual life through the Talisay Church Planting
Mission. It was indeed a great sacrifice for them but
nothing is lost when they are winning, for the Lords
cause. Emmanuel Layco, a member of
the Baguio Mission Team, is now a full-time worker in
Talisay since June.
the La Vernia Church of Christ in the U.S.
gave their financial support but since it was not enough,
brother Salvador Cariaga added more financial resources
by directing his support from Gorman Church of Christ
to Talisay so that the mission be a reality. Without
their generosity, Talisay Mission could have been just
on April 2004, the Talisay Church Planting Mission started
with the help of students from Cebu Bible College.
During that time, the work was focused on World
Bible School enrolment and prospecting.
brother Bill Westerberg, a missionary
from South Dakota arrived last August 19 to join
As of August 29,2004,
the Church of Christ in Talisay has 8 baptisms and have
an average attendance of 15 adults, except kids,
every Sunday. They meet to worship at Psalm
Base, Poblacion, Talisay City, from 3:00-5:00 in the