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Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
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Thursday, March 27, 2008
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Sunday, February 10, 2008
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About 1 1/2 months ago Pastor Pong asked if we would come to the church he had started down at the barracks below Faith. He started it with the construction men working on the auditorium and people started coming from that small village below Faith too. There were about 20 people January 1 coming. Sandy and I were excited to see God at work there and Sandy offered to talk with Faith and see if they could meet in a room at school. They were excited and said yes. We would go to the service and worship and realized the kids would just have to sit in the church service, so a few weeks ago Sandy, Jake and I would take the kids out and let them play on the playground and then give a simple lesson and candy to those who would memorize a verse. It started with about 7-10 kids and now has about 30 kids this past Sunday morning!!! You can see the kids piled up in our truck, we would take them home after the service and it took about 3 loads this Sunday to get them all home. Wow, its so exciting to see it grow that fast! Please be praying for Barracks Bible Church as they develop and Pastor Pong as he and his wife ,Janet desire to reach the lost.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
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Thursday, January 3, 2008
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The missionary community in our sub division got together and donated $600 and was able to buy 1 and 1/2 ton rice, some sardines and noodles for the adults and balloons and color books for the kids. The culture here is poor filipinos come to your gate Christmas morn to receive a gift from you. We put a sign on our gates telling them to go to 1 house. We served about 500 kids and 500 adults that morning. It was such a blessing and most of us had tears in our eyes as we watched these people leave with something for Christmas. May God bless you this new year! Merry Christmas!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of your loving kindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress. Psalm 59:17
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
A story about a thief at the Faith work site, from Tad (the Senior Construction Managers wife), Barb Wullaman
The chain fence gate at the primitive construction barracks got twisted sometime back and couldn't be locked any more. There have been a couple of instances of theft and I have told Tad that it seems a shame that in a construction context there seems to be no one to repair that gate.
Then 5 days ago Chaplain Pong (the Filipino chaplain to the construction workers) discovered a man from the local squatter village scavenging GI roofing and scrap iron in the barracks area to take back to his house. He confronted him and almost resorted to violence but the man was vehement in carrying off the scrap metal to sell in order to feed his family. There was no way Pong could peaceably stop him (and the gate was still unrepaired.)
Pong reported this theft to Tad, and also reported that the thief is an electrician of sorts and repairs TV sets, etc. but has no work. Clarence Torkelson, Wycliffe Assoc. electrician was standing there and said, "Well, we need to give this man a job. God has brought him to us so we can help him." (We find Clarence so refreshing because he has such a sensitive and simple heart devoid of cynicism or negative thoughts.)
So Pong went to find him and the man worked that very day. Clarence put him on his team and paid him a daily wage to take home immediately.
Yesterday Tad came home and said, "Barbara, You know that thief we hired?"
Of course I knew all about it and just groaned..."Ok, what happened now?" (I am remembering that the gate is still not repaired.)
"Well, Chaplain Pong went down to his shack to help him fill out application papers for employment at Faith Academy."
I am waiting eagerly for the punch to see what new revelation I'm going to find out about the thief.......What new evil or trouble has happened? What has been stolen this time?
"Well," Tad said, "While Pong was helping the man fill out the employment application, he prayed to receive Christ!"
We just laughed, and laughed! How the Lord works! He takes a man bent on evil and exposes him to the Light. And then brings him into His kingdom.
And yes, the gate will be repaired (soon.) I thot you'd like that encouraging testimony! Have a good day in Jesus.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thanks for praying with us about this!
Love Sandy, Rhonda and Jake