Pablo and Cielo Ibasco came to know the Lord Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord in 1981. They have 3 children, Sherry, Paul John and Danielle. They both graduated from Luzon Baptist Bible School in 1986. Since then, Pablo has pastured several churches while Cielo worked alongside her husband in the areas of Sunday school and youth ministry. They responded to God’s call to missions in 1996 in a missions conference in the ship Dolous (Operation Mobilization). In the same year they started a church planting work in Anislag, the biggest barangay of Daraga.
They did their Discipleship Training School (DTS) in 1999 and came back to YWAM Albay as Staff.
Pablo and Cielo are now leaders of YWAM Albay. They lead the base ministry and base life. Pablo continues to preach in churches and both travel with other staff for evangelism, discipleship and mobile training. They are considering to be involved in world missions.
Martina Claudia Fromm comes from a family of which she is the eldest of four children. She grew up in Flonheim, part of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany . Martina accepted Christ at the age of 12 when she regularly visited a youth group and felt the call for full-time work with God. In 1995 she went to a bible school for one and a half year, through some circumstances and sickness, she could not finish. She studied to work in the office. In the following year God prepare the way for her to go to the Philippines. She had some counseling seminars, in her normal work experiences to care for young people, etc. She never thought she can go to mission because of her health problems. Then, in March 2001, she visited a missionary in the Philippines. She came back in August of the same year and God showed her a place in missions where she could fit in, she can help in administration and accounting. So she wants to come for one year to help as a volunteer. The mission organization “Gemeinsam fuer die Welt e. V.” sent her out to YWAM Base Albay.
Because of her health problems, she needs the health insurance in Germany. After a short time, she realized the Lord has called her for long term, so she made the decision to stay in the Philippines as long the Lord wants. She can not work a whole day, but she can help in a job where she is needed. She is gifted with hospitality and taking care of others, doing member care and counseling, and so in the long run she could work and her focus will be in these special areas too. Also, she can show and teach others administration and accounting by hand and in the Computer.
Dhodie former fishermen - and God called him to be fishers of men!
He is single and was born in Pinamitinan, Marabut, Western Samar as the 11th child of 11 children. He finished his secondary education in Tandoc, Siruma, Camarines Sur. Through the boldness of his brother in law, he received the Lord Jesus in 1994 as his personal Savior and Lord.
God called him in mission in the year 2000 through different circumstances and through a DTS in Baguio it was confirmed. After his Discipleship Training School (DTS), he went to Bicol and became a staff member of YWAM Albay in August 2002. He is gifted with teaching dances, evangelism and leading bible studies.
. Samson Zenarosa Jr comes from Catholic background, but developed early interest in yoga. During high school he was converted to Communism, got more into yoga, hypnosis and started observing cults. Even though bible reading still played part of his daily routine. When he joined the leftist student movement in university, pressure started building up with beating deadlines at the college press, ideological activities, academic requirements and a very tight budget, additional family pressures and sickness brought him to the point to his life to Jesus during an evangelistic TV program March 31, 1994. He joined a local church where he was discipled and further trained by Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. During the visit of MV Doulos, a ship of Operation Mobilization he joined as a short term volunteer. Missions started to get a hold of his heart and he decided to hang out with people he was very critical of: the YWAMers.
He soon joined YWAM as volunteer. After a year of coordinating outreach teams within Bicol, he did his DTS in Davao (Philippines) and joined afterward YWAM Albay as its first Filipino staff. He completed the lecture phase of his School of Frontier Missions May 2001 and for his 2 year internship leads the church planting work in Batan Islands and missions mobilization. Afterwards, Lord willing, he will be a part of efforts to bring the gospel to the unreached in Nepal in the future.
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