Known as simabalay — short for sima sa balay in Cebuano, meaning “church at home” — Raymark’s Sunday service is a natural extension of the young evangelist’s ministry. Before the pandemic, he gathered his friends for a Bible study every Friday afternoon.
“I am teaching the children so they can learn about God and be saved, too,” he said. His friends, mostly aged five to 12 years old, live nearby. Raymark would shout for them when it was time for Bible study. “His voice would echo throughout the neighborhood,” says Raymark’s mother, Maribel, with a smile.
The whole family is involved in the Sunday service, with Maribel leading the prayers and Ritchel, Raymark’s younger sister, serving as the worship leader.
“I am so grateful that my son thought of continuing the Sunday service at our home,” Mirabel says. Raymark is an inspiration in his neighborhood, church and family!