Skip to comments.[Muslim] Indonesians on remote Mindanao island embrace Catholic faith
Posted on 10/22/2017 7:15:53 AM PDT by vladimir998
Life is great if God is at the center, even if we are poor, says former Muslim.
Balut Island: Her parents' religion did not prevent Evangeline Musaling-Pacinabo to embrace the Catholic faith and help spread the Good News on a remote island in the southern Philippines.
Evangeline's Muslim parents migrated from Indonesia to the small island of Balut in the southern province of Davao Occidental in the 1940s, during the height of World War II.
As years passed, some of the migrants and their children became Catholics with the blessing of their non-Catholic parents.
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“A catechist was instrumental in my embracing the faith,” said Evangeline, who later married a Filipino, and became a catechist.
For the past 22 years, Evangeline has been going around the remote municipality and its nearby islets to share her experience to people and teach them about the faith.
Balut Island is the sleepy center of Sarangani town, an island that can only be reached after a nine-hour boat ride from General Santos City, the nearest urban center in Mindanao.
The 24,000-population of the island comprises of Muslims and members of the B’laan tribe who mostly rely on fishing and coconut farming to survive.
It is around the fringes of this municipality that Evangeline shares the teachings she learned from seminars and workshops she attended in the parish church.
“Most of my time is devoted to church activities,” she told ucanews.com inside the family’s small thatched hut a stone’s throw away from the parish church.
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Back in the 60s or seventies something similar occurred on one of the Indonesian islands. Things went well for a while until the majority musselmen found out - they came and killed everyone.
Lets hope they embraced Christ for eternal life, regardless of which church they attend.
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