Patayan, Onard

I am Pastor Onard Patayan. I was born September 11, 1968 in Montevideo, Bohol. I am married with five children. I was born an Apostolic Christian family. My father, Pastor Emiliano Patayan, is one of the pioneer pastors here in Bohol. My father pastured the Montevideo church for 30 years, and produced three daughter churches, and served the church faithfully until the Lord took him in 2003.

In my early age, as I watched my father in the church, I grew up with a burden and the desire to be like my father; a pastor and a public servant in our place. My dream to be a pastor came true when I helped our church in Dagohoy, the home of my wife, Lelibeth.

A family in Bien Unido was praying for a long time that the Lord would send them a pastor. My wife and I went to teach a Bible study once a week, as it is far from the neighboring churches in Bohol. As we studied the word of God the Lord added more souls. We baptized them in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I stayed there to pastor.

The decision was not easy for my children. The town is very far from a school and the children walk every day to be in school. We are happy that we have answered the call of God in our life.

We have been in Bien Unido for five years now. Through the effort of the saints we were able to build a church. The church needs a wall and the floor is muddy when it rains. It is our prayer that the Lord will prosper us in this place. Thank you very much. May the Lord bless you more.

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