ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Single And Blooming In The Golden Years

Updated on June 16, 2018

Single And Blooming In The Golden Years



“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”



Philippians 4:13


The passage above is the life verse of Virgie Daluddong, a 53-year old single missionary of New Tribes Mission Philippines. Virgie Daluddong is my dear friend and prayer partner.

At fifty-three and still single, Virgie is full of dreams and visions for God’s vineyard. Her vision is to be able to establish an Ibanag Christian church in Cagayan and to be able to put up a student center for the youth there.

Virgie Daluddong, presently is one of the tribal missionaries of the New Tribes Mission. She is currently assigned in her hometown in Cagayan where she is currently working for the evangelization and discipleship of Ibanag tribe, a cultural minority in the Philippines.

Virgie as a missionary to the Ibanag tribe is doing a solo flight in the mission field, which is not the usual set-up in New Tribes Mission. Even though without a partner in reaching out for the Ibanag tribe, she is not hampered by this circumstance. Presently Virgie is reaching out for four families of about fifteen members in her hometown Cagayan, northern part of the Philippines. After two years of ministering there, she was able to establish three Bible studies, one for the young people, one for the children and one for women. She is still in the process of establishing a fellowship out of these three bible study groups. She is just living by faith and she receives only a minimal financial support of four thousand per month or about one hundred dollars from her few faithful ministry supporters.

In 1998 up to 2003, she was assigned to Palawan (southern part of LuzonIsland ) by the New Tribes Mission and did evangelism and discipleship outreaches there. When I asked Virgie, what burdened her to do a tribal ministry, according to her, the Lord spoke to her about doing tribal mission during one of her personal devotions. The Lord is putting impressions on her mind, “the children in the tribes.” Because of these impressions, Virgie was prompted to enter the New Tribes School of Mission in 1995 up to 1997.

Prior to New Tribes Mission, Virgie Daluddong had tried also other Christian ministries. She became Christian Education directress of several Christian churches in the southern part of Manila .She became also a campus ministry worker of the Living Circle, the campus ministry of Grace Bible Church, a fundamentalist church in Manila which is my mother church. Virgie completed her BS Religious Education degree at GraceBibleSchool.

I asked Virgie what is the most trying moment of her life ? According to her the most trying moment in her life happened in 2006, when all her financial supporters stopped giving her support for her ministry. During those times, although all her financial supporters ceased from supporting her, the Lord has not forsaken her. During those difficult times, she was receiving pockets of financial help from unknown sources one week at a time.The Lord has proven His faithfulness to Virgie during those trying times.. ..

Then I asked her if she has moments of loneliness since she is still a single person. According to her, she has no lonely moments She enjoys the people and the ministry.

By the way, Virgie in her golden years is blessed with a new and exciting ministry. This is the Radio ministry of DZAS-FEBC for the Ibanag tribe entitled “Bata Man Kami.” This is a Bible story in Ibanag language and Virgie plays the role of a storyteller. It will be broadcast this coming May, 2010.

Truly Virgie Daluddong can do all things through Christ. I am very much encouraged by Virgie’s faith and her zeal for the ministry. Even though alone in the mission field with very minimal financial support , she is not hindered from obeying her master, the Lord Jesus. Her visions keep on burning. She is indeed a living example of a true disciple of the Lord JesusChrist, one who is faithful to the Great Commission.

Virgie Daluddong, in her golden years, remain steadfast and persevering in the Master’s business. For me, she is a shining inspiration.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi James it is wonderful to hear from you again. It is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for gracing this hub. Remain blessed always.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      What a lady! Thank you for publishing this wonderful story. I enjoyed reading it. She is devoted to the Lord. God Bless Her—and You! :-)

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans thank you for appreciating this hub. It is wonderful to hear from you again. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Cristina, Wonderful story of love, dedication and commitment to the Lord! What a rich spiritual fulfilling life! Thank you for sharing, In His love, Peace & Blessings!

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi RevLady I am happy to read your comment for this hub. I am happy that you are blessed by Virgie Daluddong's ministry life. Yes God has His servants everywhere even among the tribes. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

    • RevLady profile image

      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Thank you for sharing the life of Virgie Daluddong and the contribution she is making to the world. God has His servants everywhere. All glory to His name.

      Forever His,

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)