Alojado is new Treasurer for Timor Leste Mission
Alberto “Albert” Dimaclid Alojado will be serving as the treasurer for the Adventist church mission in Timor Leste, effective in April of this year. He replaces Budi Dharmadi who has returned to Indonesia to serve in his home country.
Albert was born in Culasi, Antique in the central Philippines. He earned a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Mountain View College. He first served as assistant manager in the Adventist Book Center (now Home Health Education Services) for the church in southern Mindanao in 1974. From there, he went on to serve in other capacities such as church auditor, cashier, and treasurer.
In 2001 he was called to serve as the treasurer for the Adventist mission office in Sri Lanka and later in 2006 was called back to serve in southern Mindanao as secretary-treasurer for the church until his retirement in 2011. He has remained active in the ministry and joined other retirees in his church to support evangelistic meetings. When asked why he has accepted another call to a mission field after retirement, Albert answered, "Because it is the call of God.”
Albert's wife, Rebecca, has served the church alongside her husband to wherever they have been called. She is grateful for her degree in commerce and accounting which has enabled her to have a supportive role in her husband’s ministry. They are blessed with four grown kids and five grandchildren.
The Seventh-day Adventist church began its Timor-Leste work in the early 1970s. Due to the challenges of a two-decade occupation by neighboring Indonesia, the first Adventist church in Timor-Leste was not established until 1992 and inaugurated in 1993. Since 1999, the membership has grown to where it is now—close to 500 people. Timor-Leste was organized as a Field in 2009 and as a Mission in September of 2011 and is directly attached to the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
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