In the Philippines, the organization of Adventist law practitioners gets actively involved in mission.
Published on: 09-08-2020
Adventist Lawyers of the Philippines recently concluded the organization’s online evangelism initiative with the baptism of judge Ofelia Puerto Cabahug and her two children. The two-week “Law and Prophecy” evangelism series was launched on August 23, 2020, and ended September 5.
The effort was born out of the desire of a group of Seventh-day Adventists in the law field to take an active role in the church’s mission to make disciples and prepare them for Jesus’ coming, said coordinators behind the initiative.
Judge Cabahug is Presiding Judge of the Municipal Trial Court of Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines-Diliman and Ateneo De Davao University College of Law.
Cabahug went into private practice in a law firm and became a Branch Clerk of Court before joining the Bench. She is married to Gibb Andrew Cabahug, a Seventh-day Adventist who opened God’s Word to her. As a family, they said, they have also learned about the truth from the Bible from Amazing Facts broadcasts.
During the Law and Prophecy series, Cabahug was invited by her sister-in-law, attorney Gizelle Cabahug-Fugoso, current president of Adventist Lawyers of the Philippines, to watch the nightly meetings through Hope Channel.
“I found the presentation and analogies in the Law and Prophecy series logical and direct to the point,” Ofelia Cabahug said. “My questions on the doctrines in the Bible were further clarified.”
When Cabahug-Fugoso asked the judge if she would like to accept Jesus as her Savior and be baptized, she readily said, “Yes.”
Together with Ofelia Cabahug, her children, Gibb and Louella, were baptized in the Adams Center Adventist church in Davao City.
Adventist Lawyers of the Philippines has a long history of getting involved in supporting the mission of the Adventist Church. Coordinators of the organization hope to keep taking an active part in sharing Bible truths in these last days of the world’s history.
“We seek to be involved in church ministries, particularly in the Enditnow campaign against violence, and in stewardship, legal and public affairs, and religious liberty initiatives,” they said.