Grany Thea Asuncion
Friday, April 04, 2014
Table of Contents
* Prior to Salvation
* Church Work
* Hard Times
* God's Will
* Married and off to Cambodia
Prior to Salvation
Being good, going to church, obey the commandment, etc, was my way
of life before I was saved.
When I was in elementary school, missionaries came to our school
and taught us about the Bible and gave us lessons (Source of Light)
to answer. While going through all of these lessons I came across a
question that caught my attention. It said, "Are you going to heaven
when you die?" Because I was not sure of my belief, I answered
"No". Then one young lady ushered me into the church and shared
with me about God's free gift of eternal life and God's love by
giving his only son to die for my sin. It was November 12, 1988 when
I decided to receive Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord.
After that I joined and attended the "Early Bird" Sunday School and
I was being taught about Baptism. The following year I was baptized
on December 17, 1989. That began my involvement in the activities
of the church.
I joined the
choir, Saturday visitation and even everyday visitation during the
summer. Though busy with my schooling I had the eagerness to be a
part of every activity of the church.
My father decided that he wanted me to go to college rather than be
so involved with the church. He said that I could serve the Lord
after graduating. This would mean moving to another town and not
being able to attend the church very often. I did not want to stop
going to church so what I did was go to school and also go to my
church. This made me sad and tired so I sat with the Lord and asked
Him His will and I came to the decision of serving Him.
In June 1992 I enrolled in the Bible school while working as a
volunteer staff. This was a time of persecution for me as I was not
receiving any salary and my father blamed me for my decision.
However, because of God's love and faithfulness, I was able to
continue on and survive.
When I graduated from Bible school in June 1994, my father finally
agreed that it was God's will for me to serve Him. I continued to
serve him on staff at the church, as Sunday school teacher,
extension class teacher, visitation, etc.
Then in late 1995 at our Mission conference I surrendered my life to
be a missionary although I did not know where God wanted me to serve
Him. I prayed about it and continued on with my work. In March 1996
the Lord gave me a lady companion who wanted to be a missionary to
the Cagayan Valley, Philippines. We were asked by our local Pastor
to be home missionaries, working in Laoag City and gaining
experience while they were on furlough. Then in December we would
go to Cagayan Valley and survey the area. In the month of May my
companion stopped and I continued on alone while waiting for the
Pastor and family to return from furlough.
Married and off to Cambodia
In January 1997 I was married to Edgar Leoneric Asuncion, the
following month we attended a world mission's conference at
Northside Bible Baptist church my husband surrendered his life to go
to Cambodia that same night he told me about it. It was a great joy
for me that I can be used of him and be a part in the ministry that
God called us for I know this was the answer to my prayer when I
surrendered myself to be used by him.
Grany Thea Asuncion,
G. Steven Andres
Copyright - 1996 to 2010