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By Jonah Valdez Nierves


Every year SCC is active in helping congregations in the CARAGA REGION by sending its BARE students to do various church-work during the weekends. Their works includes door knocking as they look for people that are interested to study the Bible with them, inviting men, women and children to attend Sunday school and worship services, visit and encourage church members, distribute religious tracts and WBS lessons, teach Sunday classes, lead singing, and preach gospel sermons. This is part of their training at Sunrise Christian College as future full-time gospel preachers. Occasionally, some of the young ladies in the Bible department go with them whenever they have no assignments in the Bonbon Church.

The most experienced worker among the BARE students is Jenjan Damuy who is truly and sincerely interested to become a good Bible teacher and gospel preacher. Jenjan is a junior in college. He is assigned to work in the Del Rosario Church of Christ in Del Rosario, Tobod, Surigao del Norte. Assisting him in the del Rosario work is another junior BARE student Sammy Sangyao. Sammy was a former Pentecostal Church member. He learned the truth at Sunrise Christian College and decided to train to become a gospel preacher. He had been in two places as Field-Worker for two summers. He is aggressive in the performance of his given responsibilities, and he has greatly improved in his pulpit work.

Another BARE student to watch is Renante Osano who came to Sunrise last year with a BS degree in Criminology from one of the colleges in South Cotabato. He has an intense desire to become a good, effective gospel preacher. Last summer he worked with Mabuhay Church of Christ in Prosperidad, Agusan Sur and restored many of those who have fallen away, and baptized four souls. He was assisted by Crisanto Goyo of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur. Osano just accepted an assignment to teach the auditorium class in Bonbon during wednesday evening Bible class. Jedy Olegario is also a Junior BARE student and he is preaching for Salvacion Church of Christ in Salvacion, Bayugan Agusan del Sur. Jedy hails from Tantangan South Cotabato. Still another promising future gospel preacher and would-be-school teacher hails from from away Ilagan, Isabela in Luzon. He is Bal Lagua who finished his two year Bible training in Manila School of Evangelism. Although he taking up courses in Education, he is heavily engaging himself in weekend preaching as well.

I will introduce to you more of our BARE students in the next issue of the SUNRISER. However, one of the new enrollees in the BARE degree program is Philip Brent M. Cariaga, son of the Vice President of the college and grandson of the founder of Sunrise Christian College. He is an eloquent speaker and a fast developing orator.

Send your good and brilliant children to Sunrise Christian College to be trained as gospel preachers. Truly, the harvest is plenteous but the laborers are few.