John Hegenbarth - Winning Souls to Christ in the Philippines
John has always had a heart to serve the Lord from a young age when he gave his life to Christ, discovering his real gift is evangelism. He remembers fondly walking door-to-door in his community and knocking on doors, wanting to share the good news of Jesus with his neighbors. Though this would scare some people, opening up conversations with strangers and going door-to-door to talk about God, John has always been energized to speak openly about his faith. Moreover, he is profoundly dedicated to winning souls to Christ, seeing them transform and often heal from broken pasts.
John desired a passion to build a church in the Philippines after he married his wife, Pelita, who grew up in a poor community called Polompon Leyte. Though people there are rich in love and desire to grow in faith, they lack many of the needed resources which provide essential survival. John and his wife Pelita began construction of March of Faith Church in 2015 and have recently completed the project. They have now moved to the Phiippines permanently and intend to build a school, develop feeding programs, and other community empowerment projects.
The March of Faith Church is a compassion project of Dreamweaver and provides hope and opportunity to thousands in the Philippines. It is located in Polompon Leyte.