Patrick Raharison served as the Global Mission pioneer when Camp Robin was started and helped bring many people to Jesus.
Rene Rabetafika served as the Global Mission pioneer during 2012. “We’ve longed for such a building as our new church for a long time,” he says. “We started building the church in the rainy season and had many hardships. But God has answered our prayers.
“I enjoy the work of a Global Mission pioneer because I love evangelism. The people in this area live in darkness and it’s my pleasure to preach the gospel so they can enjoy the light from above. It thrills my heart when people accept the gospel.”
Rene wants to continue Bible studies in this area and baptize many more people.
Rene and his family now have other responsibilities but they continue to work with the new Global Mission pioneer at Camp Robin, Pastor Gerard Ranjoro.
“I like my church family at Camp Robin very much,” says Rene’s wife, Lyna. It’s no problem to be the wife of a Global Mission pioneer. It’s very good to work with God.”
Global Mission pioneers are local people who dedicate at least one year to starting new churches in areas or among people groups where there is little or no Adventist presence.
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One day while Rajah was holding a Bible study, a mob approached his house, brandishing sticks and swords.