This is Bernard Badillo, 14 years old, grade 8 and studying in Boot National High School. He live with his parents and 4 siblings in Barangay Maria Paz, Tanauan, Batangas. He was one of the "makulit" and "maingay" in his class.
Last September 1, 2016, Bernard was one of the students who attended our campus outreach seminar titled 1 Life to Live in Boot High School by the initiation of their adviser Mrs. Luz Mercado. Because of the seminar, he started to attend our Sunday worship services and became consistent in attending it even if he came alone every Sunday. Thinking of how far is his house from the venue of the worship services ( Brgy. Maria Paz to Waltermart Tanauan), I was inspired of his determination to attend our services and his desire to know more about God. He even saves money "baon" for his transportation so that he will be able to attend our worship services.
And last February 10-11 during our Victory Weekend, realizing the unconditional and perfect love of God, he was one of the 11 students who proclaimed that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. ( His picture and other student's pictures during water baptism was corrupted)
Here is Bernard testimony: "Kami po ay limang magkakapatid at ang aming buhay ay simple lang. Ang bahay namin ay kawayan lang po at kaya po ako nag-aaral ng maayos para pagdating ng araw, ako ang mag-aahon sa pamilya ko. Wala po ako ngayon dito sa Victory Weekend kung hindi ako ininvite ni Ma'am Luz at thank you din po kay kuya Jemuel at kuya Rjay, noong nakilala ko si Jesus Christ ay biglang nagbago ang aking buhay at ngayong ganap na akong kristiyano ay lalo pa akong magpapakabuti."
Imagine the future of this young boy if we are not able to share the Gospel to him and imagine how wonderful is his future now, for he already started to walk his life with Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.