Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Bajau People








I first learned of the Bajau people from an Anthropology class taught by Sis. Kekel in bible college and probably never thought I would get a chance to share Jesus with them but...

Two Sundays ago, a group of Bajaus were invited out to the church and came to the evening service. The Bajaus are from the southern Philippines and are not native to our island of Luzon. They have moved here to escape from the warlike situation in Basilan with the Abu Sayaf and some of the other Muslim groups there. They survive here by begging on the streets. Because they are from a Muslim area, I at first thought they were Muslims, but they are animists. We visited the people who had attended after the first week and met the chief of their little group. His name is Jaime and I invited him to come to the next Sunday's services. He agreed, and as we talked a little longer, I asked if he knew who Jesus Christ was. He said he did not, I was a little surprised, again thinking they were Muslims, and would at least have heard of Jesus as a prophet, but he had no knowledge of him at all.

Sunday night he attended and came to the altar and with tears in his eyes, received Christ as his savior. What a Joy!

3 comments:

Joel said...

Praise God!!! I'm praying for you guys.
Love bro and sis gaudario

twocans1 said...

That is wonderful!! Sad there are still people who've never heard, and every Sunday there are people who CHOOSE not to hear....

Katy Lin said...

Praise the Lord! Isn't it amazing how God uses the little seemingly insignificants of our lifes toweave together his perfect plan! :) amazing!

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