Monday, November 14, 2011


Update: Praise Jesus! Got offered an additional Associate Vice Principal position combined w/ a teaching position (currently waiting on the official contract for me to sign). In the meantime, I'm still praying to see if this is what God wants me to do...(it will be a commitment of 3yrs. by contract).

As to the free Eastwood condo, unfortunately, I received a call from my boss today that the offer fell through. :( honestly, I was very very very sad receiving the news. However, I trust and know that God will provide and make a way. And if the door closes I trust that He will open another. I am definitely learning and growing in my faith as a missionary.

Please pray for continual financial support and provisions especially next year as the Philippines full time salary does not meet all our financial obligations. Thank you all for your support and encouragement it really brightens my day!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Newsletter 11.07.11: Bathroom Invaders & Other Events

Our latest video newsletter is up! 

Check out what's been going on here in the Philippines, and find out who our latest visitor from Hawaii was!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Special Christmas Project


Join us on this special Christmas Project... We would love for you to partner with us on blessing the street kids on Christmas day by sending us a 1 gallon ziploc bag with the following items:

  1. Bar of Soap
  2. Toothbrush
  3. Toothpaste
  4. Small Towel
  5. Children's Book/Stuffed Animal

It takes about 1 month for a shipment to arrive here in the Philippines. We are requesting that the items be shipped on the first week of November, in order for it to get here on time. 

If you are interested, please send us an email ( or contact us on facebook (Don J. Garces or Lynnette Garces) and we'll send you shipping information.  

From the bottom of our hearts Salamat po (Thank you)!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hope Chapel Metro's First Baptism

Purihin ang Diyos (Praise be to God) for the families, children, and young adults who got baptized on Saturday, Sept. 17th! Total of 12 members! It brought tears, laughter, and happiness as we gathered to declare our faith in Jesus. What a priviledge it is to participate with God and our church in fulfilling Matthew 28:19-20:

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." 

(Btw, the song "Revive" is on the new Hope Chapel West Oahu CD, it will be released on Sept 23rd, its an incredible album, go get it!) 


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lynnette's Mini-Church Reaches Out

The heart of Hope Chapel Metro is to be messengers of hope to the city. Our vision is to lead people to find their true hope in Jesus and then equip them to be messengers of hope. One of the goals for all our mini-churches is to be going out consistently too bless the community. Lynnette shot footage of her mini-church as they walked the streets of Timog, Quezon City and blessed the kids with toys and clothes.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Newsletter 8.26.11 - Traveling, Teaching and Tantrums...

Check out our latest video where we talk about some new experiences and some important updates for making donations....oh, and someone throws a tantrum.

Support us by giving online. Click here to visit our support page. Or, go straight to our online giving page here:
FMI Online Giving 


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Newsletter 7.24.11 - Friends from Hawaii & Hijacking a Taxi

Although we filmed this earlier in the month, we uploaded our latest newsletter a little late, but check out this episode where had some of friends visit us from Hawaii. We also have some updates with the ministries we've been involved in with Hope Chapel Metro.
Oh yeah, and we hijacked a taxi to use in this episode...