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Selflessness and Pizza

Selflessness and Pizza

My Kuya, the Selfless Sibling “Kuya, can I trade with you? Two of my garlic and cheese pizza slices, for one slice of yours.” I watched as my older brother, Paolo, scratched his head and looked wistfully at his beloved slice. It was full of meat, onions, ham, and...

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Facing Fear During the Pandemic

Facing Fear During the Pandemic

It was only the third day of the Metro Manila lockdown. By then, I was already caught between “trying to keep it together” and giving in to my anxieties. I had so many plans this summer. I had a well-planned routine, an organized schedule, a stable job. Thanks to...

Countermeasure Against COVID-19

Countermeasure Against COVID-19

I was cooking tinola (chicken and green papaya stew), while the news was running through television. Everything I heard was virus-related. Probably to stop me from soaking in all the negativity from the news, the Lord gave me an impression. He reminded me of...

Faith over Fear

Faith over Fear

Faith over Fear By Jemilie Arboleda Nacino With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s so easy to lose heart and forget the faithfulness of God. It’s truly a terrifying and tough time to live, more so since I am pregnant. I get moments of discouragement and of being...

Natagpuang Pamilya Sa Cambodia

Natagpuang Pamilya Sa Cambodia

“Kapag tinawag ka ng Panginoon, susunod ka ba?” Nabubuhay tayo sa panahaong may takot na lumabas sa nakasanayan. Nabubuhay tayo sa oras na may tengang kawali sa mga panawagan. Nabubuhay tayo sa henerasyong hirap humarap sa paninindigan. Nabubuhay tayo sa oras na ang...

3 Lessons from the Glory Walkers of Geylang

3 Lessons from the Glory Walkers of Geylang

No, Geylang isn’t known by the rest of the world to have a “church” in it. Food. Merchandise. Sex? Yes, that would be the Geylang of Singapore. If Geylang were a face, it would display people of different races – Indian, Bangladeshi, Indonesian, Chinese,...

Blooming in the Right Place

Blooming in the Right Place

Are you where you should be according to God's will? Do your friends or colleagues help bring out the best in you through God? If not, then will you be willing to leave them if God tells you to go? Choosing your environment is very important as you grow up. Think of...

Be Strong, Be Brave!

Be Strong, Be Brave!

As a musical evangelist living in a foreign land, I composed “Pain is a Victory Song” while I was living in the United States.  The song reflects the verses of Joshua 1:7-9; particularly the phrase, “be strong and be courageous.”  In these verses, the LORD was able to...

Stepping into the EthnoArts

Stepping into the EthnoArts

"So, what do you do as missionaries?” “We do EthnoArts work.” Whenever we get to this point in conversations, we almost always launch into a mini-lecture about what we do in the field. When people hear words like “church planter,” or “outreach volunteer,” they seem to...

From the Pit to a Purpose

From the Pit to a Purpose

I grew up not having parents because they died when I was still very young. That somehow contributed to my having deep insecurities as I grew up. I felt strongly uncertain of myself once I got into college where I transitioned into adulthood. I always felt awkward and...

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A Spoonful of Manna

Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore