Edgar L. Asuncion
Missionary to Cambodia
Friday, April 04, 2014
Table of Contents
* God Begins to Work
I have been living on this earth for thirty – four years; yet for
nineteen of those years I was a loser. On June 2, 1987 I discovered
what I was – an outright sinner. Never in my entire life had I
experienced "the Victorious life "I was a failure because I was a
sinner, dead in trespasses and sin.
God begins to work
One day while I was at school, I received a tract. I placed the tract in
my notebook because I was not interested in reading it. I went home, put
it in my cabinet and forgot about it.
After school closed I began to work to earn for my
next year of school and to help with our family's needs. During that
time I would see the tract often as is fell from my cabinet; however, I
did not focus my attention on it because I thought there would be plenty
of time to think about those types of thing later.
One day when I did not go to work, I took time to
read the tract. The words, "you are a sinner", came to my attention. I
wrote a letter to the Pastor at the address on the tract to ask him some
questions. I'm glad that he answered my letter and came to my house.
The Pastor talked to me and showed me from the Bible how I could be
saved. I learned that I was a sinner who was dead spiritually and
totally separated from God. I learned that I could do nothing to save
myself. I also learned, however, that the Lord Jesus Christ had paid
the penalty for my sin. I then bowed my head and asked him to save me.
I praise the Lord for what he has done for me.
In 1990 I graduated from the Laoag Bible School and served as assistant
Pastor of Bible Believing Baptist Church of Laoag City, Philippines.
From 1992 through January 1997 I was the Pastor of Bible believing
Baptist Church. Through all those years being a Pastor, the Lord was so
good to His servant. The Lord taught me how to tend the flock and care
for His sheep.
In 1994 the Lord burdened me to go father north and
start a work in Pasuquin,
Ilocos Norte. For three years we prayed and sought
souls. The lord gave us some who accepted the Lord as their savior
and were baptized. However, my ministry there did not continue.
As I focused myself on prayer and study of the word of God, the Lord
worked in my heart more about missions, until I was burdened to pray for
more missionaries to go to the field including some of our young men and
Bible school graduates. Unknowingly, as I was praying for a missionary
to start a work , the Lord was working in my life that I would become a
In 1996 we held a revival conference in our church
with a theme for missions as I am standing there encouraging and
inviting others to surrender their lives to the Lord for mission, the
Lord was working in my heart saying, "why not be the first to surrender
your life? " Through much searching and praying the Lord began to
enlighten me from His Holy Word that He is calling me to missions, which
in my own heart, I would like to stay and pastor my home church. But the
Lord tightened His hand upon me. Though I do not like to go, I believe
that God's will is better than my will. His will be done.
In February of 1997, we were invited to attend a World Mission's
Conference at Northside Bible Baptist Church. There are lots of
Speakers both Philippine Pastors and American Pastors and Missionaries.
As I am sitting there, listening to preaching and testimonies of the
missionaries, watching the videos and slides, The Lord was speaking to
my heart where will I go. Then I understood and assuredly knew that God
was leading and calling me to Cambodia. After the last speaker that
last night of the conference and last message was preached and at the
last invitation was going on, I cannot bear it anymore, I know the Lord
was calling me to Cambodia. I went forward and say, "Lord here I am, I
will go to Cambodia". I answered God's call. Peace came to my heart
knowing the will of the Lord. I told my wife about it, and she
responded positively. She was saying, I will support you 100% please
answer and follow God's call. She is a good wife, and I do believe the
Lord was working in her heart also.
Edgar L Asuncion, Missionary
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010