by Regin Reyno
Yesterday-Sabbath day- I was blessed by the coming of the SULADS to Ramkamhaeng International Seventh-Day Adventist Church at Bangkok, Thailand. "Sulads" means brother in the Manobo dialect. Manobo is one of the hill tribes of southern Philippines. It is also an acronym for Socio-economic Uplift Literacy Anthropological and Developmental Services. So basically, this is an organization of missionary volunteers to the Manobos and some other hill tribes and ethnic groups in southern Philippines. They are based in Mountain View College, a Seventh-Day Adventist College in Valencia, Bukidnon.
|Three of the SULADS Quartet with sir Daryll Famisaran|
It was so inspiring to see these brave missionaries who offered their lives for the cause of God. Being a missionary in the thick jungles of Southern Philippines is no easy task. Sir Daryll gave a very inspiring sermon about their experiences in the jungles of southern Philippines ministering to the Manobos. He related how God protected them from dangers. The congregation were really attentive when he told their experience when a Japanese ADRA volunteer joined them to hike to one of the villages and how the chief who was a victim of Japanese Imperial Army abuses during World War II wanted to kill that Jap volunteer, and how God intervened.
While he gave his testimonies, I can really visualize how they hiked through those thick tropical jungles with all the dangers. These are real travelers and adventurers.
|SULADS with the author. Bangkok, Thailand|