Pugong, a shamanistic priest, lived in fear of evil spirits for most of his life. “I’m going to accept Christ,” he had said for many years, “but not yet. I’m still afraid of what the spirits will do to me.”
Over the years, friends and family encouraged Pugong to accept Christ and abandon the opposing traditions. They quoted John 3:16 and many other Scripture verses in his own language — Ifugao.