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My name is Joseph Zanetti Jr. and I am the founder of Badjao Outreach, Inc.
Badjao Outreach, Inc. is a North Carolina Registered nonprofit which was created in 2012 after I realized the plight of the Badjao tribe in Davao City located in Southern Mindanao, the Southern most Island of the Philippines.
The Badjaos that are found in Davao City are known as sea gypsies and were formally boat dwelling people. They originated from Zamboanga, Basilan, Jolo and Tawi Tawi which make up the Sulu Archipelago in Mindanao. The Badjaos are the poorest and most marginalized ethnic group in Southeast Asia.
What started out as a simple feeding program with a small number of children has since grown into an organization which provides sponsorships for children to enroll in public schools, as well as a learning center which provides both literacy and basic skills for the children and young adults. It also provides livelihood and training programs which enable older members of the tribe to earn a sustainable income for their families.
What I believe:
I believe there is only one God, but He manifests Himself in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. God made man, male and female, in his own image so that man might have fellowship with him.
I believe Jesus Christ is the eternal God. He humbled himself and became a human being. He was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father. He died on the cross to pay the penalty of human sin. He offers us forgiveness. He rose from the dead. His resurrection is the basis for our hope. He promises eternal life to those who trust in Him. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit unites believers to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth, and dwells within the believer. The Holy Spirit also empowers believers for Christian witness and service.
I believe the Bible is inerrant, inspired by God, and our only source of authority for faith and practice. The Bible is literal truth, is to be taken as such, and is the primary source of revelation for knowing God.
I believe that all men have sinned and God’s righteous judgment for sin is spiritual death. God has provided for our sin through His Son Jesus Christ who died in our place to atone for our sin and rose that we might have life. Salvation is of faith alone and cannot be earned. It is a gift of God. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) Those alive in Christ will enjoy the fulfillment of His kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth.
I believe it is each person’s responsibility to repent, or turn away from unbelief and rebellion against God and acknowledge their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior. Repentance from our sins comes by the help of the Holy Spirit in us. Sanctification is a progressive work by which the believer becomes more and more free from sin and more and more like Christ and is an ongoing process from the time of our salvation until our physical bodies die. This process is not of our own doing and is accomplished through the work of the Holy Spirit. "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (Galatians 2:20) Just as salvation does not depend on our works, neither does sanctification. Both are the work of God by His grace.
I believe the Church is the body of Christ, composed of all believers everywhere, with Christ as the Head and the Bible has given us foundation practices for maturing of the Church.
I believe each member of the Body of Christ should have a Christian walk that is in accord with the teaching of Scripture.
- Walk in good works (Ephesians 2:10)
- Walk worthy of our calling (Ephesians 4:1)
- Walk not as others walk (Ephesians 4:17)
I believe that evangelism is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ and that each person should share the gospel as the Holy Spirit leads them and gives them the ability.
I believe that both men and women, single and married, are encouraged to serve Christ.
Signature"Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:3-4