A Remarkable Trailblazer Across Visayas and Mindanao
Born on April 5, 1952, in Guadalupe, Libacao, Aklan, Bishop Resting grew up in a caring family with parents Enrico and Asuncion Zonio. His youth was filled with hobbies like tracking animals, swimming, and drawing, alongside a passion for architecture. Yet, it was the Word of God that truly ignited his passion.
At the age of 16, Bishop Resting set off on his journey of serving the Lord, finding guidance in the verses of Matthew 28:19-20. With Jesus' resounding call to "Go" echoing in his heart, he committed his life to the ministry that would mold his life forever.
If preaching and house-to-house evangelism were hobbies, then Bishop Resting would be the ultimate preaching enthusiast. At 18, he teamed up with Pastor Federico Gan and Sister Loreto Gan, a valiant missionary couple, covering Pulupandan. Their unwavering dedication left him in awe, igniting his aspiration to trailblaze God's work in Kalibo, Aklan.
Revered as the unwavering defender of the 4th Watch faith in Visayas and Mindanao, Bishop Resting is a beacon of humility and strength. He personifies the apostolic virtues of meekness and gentleness. With unwavering commitment, he stands as the foundational pillar of faith, belonging to the pioneering ranks of PMCC (4th Watch).
In 1980, he married the late Presbyter Neng Zonio. It wasn't just a union of hearts, but of ministries too, a partnership that resonated and magnified their shared calling.
In 2008, he was ordained as a Church Bishop by the Apostle. As a key presence in the Council of the Apostle, he oversees congregations in Zambales and Bataan as the Regional Overseer of Northern Luzon. His impact extends through The Word Magazine as a columnist. He's a significant early contributor to the Church, excelling as a defender, debater, and head pastor at PMCC (4th Watch) Olongapo.
Undeterred by a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, he stands as a symbol of resilience, gripping firmly to the Word of God that roots his spirit. Though his body may falter, his voice resounds unwaveringly, fervently proclaiming the Word with all his strength.