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Can the Philippines Be Healed?

Can the Philippines Be Healed?

When Our Political Expectations Are Crushed The recent elections made me reflect on Israel’s expectations of Jesus when Jesus walked the earth. Israel expected a Messiah who would free the nation from the clutches of Rome. After all, wasn’t this Messiah from the line...

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Remembering Venite Castillo PART 2

Remembering Venite Castillo PART 2

This is Part 2 in a 3-Part tribute to Venite Castillo, written by his friend, Inah Tolentino.  His Ministry Venite had been a believer of Christ since 1998. Members of our Christian organization, University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Students of Destiny (now...

Remembering Venite Castillo PART 1

Remembering Venite Castillo PART 1

I was in quarantine aboard a cruise ship when a message popped on the screen of my phone. It was from our church group chat, and  it said, “Please pray for Kuya Venite. He passed out in the middle of a Zoom meeting. His family brought him to the hospital already....

A Childhood Dream Come True: My Journey to MD

A Childhood Dream Come True: My Journey to MD

I come from a family that is not well-off. We live below the poverty line. My father died of colon cancer before I graduated from high school. My mother tried her best to provide for my kuya and me through housekeeping. Life in College I didn’t intend to take the...

A Way to Light (Part 2)

A Way to Light (Part 2)

The Story of Leyl Valdez As told to Grace Roscia Estuesta The prayers my lola uttered, the worship songs that played in our house, and the Word of God ministered to me and kept me. I believed this birthed my encounters with the Lord. Through it all, I believed that...

A Way to Light (Part 1)

A Way to Light (Part 1)

The Story of Leyl Valdez As told to Grace Roscia Estuesta As I listened to my eldest brother’s tape playing the song “World’s Apart” by Jars of Clay in 1995, the seed of intimacy was planted in my heart. Love notes filled the room, and this paved the way for my...

Hope After the Storm (Part 2)

Hope After the Storm (Part 2)

Help kept coming in from friends and from clients abroad. One Voice Magazine and Help International partnered with us and sent monetary support to continue the outreaches. The third wave of community outreach was the most emotional one. We distributed bags of rice in...

Hope After the Storm (Part 1)

Hope After the Storm (Part 1)

I woke up to the sounds of busy streets and happy noises from children playing. I checked my phone with eyes half-open to see what time it was. It was 2:00 p.m., no wonder I felt hungry. A couple of months had passed since Typhoon Odette “Rai” struck Cebu, but the...

U-Care for Ukraine

U-Care for Ukraine

One Voice Magazine, in partnership with ICEJ Philippines, would like to invite you to take part in rescue efforts being done in Ukraine, spearheaded by the International Christian Embassy. You can do this in two ways: 1) Send short messages of HOPE and CARE to...

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In Christ, We Are Made New

In Christ, We Are Made New

Jesus as Tradition Growing up, I knew Jesus and his ways as just part of tradition. I knew there was God whom I could pray to and ask for what I needed. But I didn’t recognize Him as the God I had to obey. Growing up in a broken family, I was perceived by my extended...

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Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore