Monday, January 16, 2012

Praise Report (January 16, 2012)

  1. We miraculously and officially recieved our missionary visa and ICard today (2yr. exemption)! A long awaited approval. (A special thank you to our friend for supporting our visa fees.) A tremendous answered prayer! 
  2.  Got to IChat with my mommy and sister for the very first time today. It was hilarious (mom being a non computer person).
  3. And ended our day with our first official session of Tagalog class of a 3 month (3 times a week) session! 

It was a long but prosperous day. :) Salamat Po for your continuous prayers and support. We are so very grateful for your generous love and support. 


Friday, January 6, 2012

Hope Chapel Metro - Minichurch Outreach Update


Thanks so much to our friends in Hawaii and the Arise women's ministry at Hope Chapel West Oahu for donating hundreds of bags of toys and supplies for children. We were able to pass them all out in Timog area in Quezon City, Philippines, praying with the kids, and sharing God's love.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Newsletter 1.1.12 - Happy New Year Everyone!

Here are our top 5 highlights of the past year and some 2012 New Year's resolutions! Also, catch a glimpse of how some Filipinos celebrate New Year's's insane.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Donations From Our Church in Hawaii Have Arrived!


5 big boxes arrived at our place today full of ziploc bags containing supplies and toys for our outreach project to children in need! Thank you to Grace Alarcio, Sarah Siu and Shari Lau for making sure the boxes got here and to the Arise Women's Ministry, at our mother church Hope Chapel West Oahu, for your generous hearts!

Our outreach will be Thursday, January 5th. We'll be passing out these ziploc bags of hope to the street children in the surrounding areas near our church. Feel free to join us!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hope Chapel Metro Story: Nadine Martinez

Here is a short video of Nadine Martinez, a member of Hope Chapel Metro. I filmed this testimony for our Christmas service. Lynnette had a chance to minister to her the first time that she visited our church. This is Nadine's journey of faith, it is a story we can all relate to in some way. 


Monday, December 26, 2011

Top 5 Highlights of Hope Chapel Metro Christmas Service

We just had an awesome Christmas service at Hope Chapel Metro here in Timog, Quezon City. Here are our top 5 highlights of the night:

#5: Snow!...snow? Yes, snow in Quezon City! Yes, that's right we had it snowing big fluffy snowflakes outside the entrance of church. It reminded me (DJ) of growing up in the Great White North (Canada), except warm...actually hot, no frost bite...but maybe some heat rash.

#4: Filipino Food! Delicious food to eat while enjoying the rest of the night! BBQ sticks, pancit, lumpia shanghai, puto...and of course some 3 in 1 coffee.

#3: Great Message. Pastor Nolan preached it like no other, reminding us of the incredible gift given to all mankind...Jesus.

#2: Orphanage Presentation: After service, we were blessed to have an unexpected visit and performance of songs and dance by some children from a Quezon City orphanage.

#1: New Beginnings. At least a handful of people surrendered their lives to Jesus and received the gift of grace, forgiveness and the beginning of an incredible journey of walking out the divine purpose God has for them. Simply amazing. 


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!