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The Song of the Turtledove

The Song of the Turtledove

Dear Readers, As we celebrate Christmas and the end of 2019, it’s nice to reflect on a few things. In the famous Christmas song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a certain person called “True Love” sends two turtledoves to his beloved. This song makes me think of the...

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Jerusalem of Gold

Jerusalem of Gold

The Bible tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In this performance video, Maestro Alvaro Sanchez plays "Jerusalem of Gold," an Israeli song written by Naomi Shemer. Rev. Alvaro “The Maestro” Sanchez is a master musician, conductor, and soloist whose...

God’s Promises and Faithfulness to Israel

God’s Promises and Faithfulness to Israel

Stepping onto the Promise Land When I first went to Israel in 1994, it felt surreal. As a boy, I had only learned of Israel through books and movies. As a born-again disciple of Jesus later on, I learned some more about Israel through Biblical teachings. Finally, I...

Redeemed by the Greatest Lover PART 1

Redeemed by the Greatest Lover PART 1

A Good Beginning I grew up in a Christian family. My dad was the last who got saved when I was around eight years old. Our home was filled with love. We sang Christian songs and had nightly family devotions. I grew up memorizing verses in school and in Sunday School....

I Dream of a Place

I Dream of a Place

By Genesis Michael Zion C. Pacete I walk through the halls of the hurt and the broken. The groans of the bleeding desperate for attention are deafening. Here, silence is a luxury. Every corner is filled with the injured and dying. There is no room to spare. Even the...

Stubborn Love

Stubborn Love

I was born in Manila. My mom later found out that my dad was married and had a family. We left him and went to the province. My mom later married a widower who had four children-- two boys and one girl. The eldest had previously left for Manila. I accepted these...

Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana

Greetings to all! Int'l. Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Israel, is having a 72-hour "Rosh Hashanah" global prayer meeting from Sept. 17 (Thurs.) to Sept 20 (Sun.) with around 40-50 countries involved, including the Philippines. Please join our slot which is on Sept. 18...

For Such a Time as This

For Such a Time as This

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was first published on June 3, 2017, by Tobiyah Carandang. We are re-publishing this to highlight the connection that the Philippines and Israel have with each other, especially since Rosh Hashana is coming up. Let us celebrate the Jewish...

Surviving Covid PART 2

Surviving Covid PART 2

I saw shadows in my room. We prayed and rebuked the spirits of infirmity in Jesus’ name, and then the shadows were gone. I thought, “How will they announce my death? How will they tell my sons that their mom is gone?” I started composing my own obituary and said, “Is...

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Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore