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Wake Me Up Before September Ends

Wake Me Up Before September Ends

A New Season What I love about September is that it marks the last quarter of the year and the beginning of a new season. The monsoon weather lifts, the economy finds its rhythm once more, and whatever personal wrestling match we faced in August… well, somehow,...

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Fathering Mindanao

Fathering Mindanao

The story of Dave Magalong. It’s not all the time that my friends and I enjoy a treat of prime steak and mashed potatoes while listening, wide-eyed and intent, at a man whom God is raising to father Mindanao. Pastor Dave Magalong was once based in BF Homes, Paranaque,...

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...

God Waits With You (PART 2)

God Waits With You (PART 2)

When I was 49 years old, I started to pray, “Lord, next year I’ll be 50. Maybe there’s no one who’ll be interested in me anymore because of my age. But it’s okay, Lord, You’ve made me happy anyway.” In all those years of anxiously waiting for someone, I had been...

God Waits With You (PART 1)

God Waits With You (PART 1)

My Life as a Single Woman When I was in my 20s, I was the pianist in the wedding of many of my friends. However, I honestly could not fully rejoice with them because, well, I was single, an NBSB – No Boyfriend Since Birth. Hence, I would go to the weddings alone....

Ito Ang Digmaan

Ito Ang Digmaan

Ang daming beses ko nang sinabi sa langit na susuko na ako. Hindi ko na kaya. Hindi ko na magagawang kunin ang responsibilidad na binigay ng Diyos sa’kin. Masyadong mabigat. Masyadong mahirap. Ito ang digmaang minsang ko nang tinakasan at ngayo’y muling sinusuong. --...

The Second Time Around

The Second Time Around

A Prodigal Daughter I was nurtured by a loving Christian Family. I was raised with the conscious knowledge of who God is and trained to live right in my younger years. Although I was blessed with so much love and care and was fed by concepts about the Lord, still, I...

A Missionary’s Calling: Finding a Home Away from Home

A Missionary’s Calling: Finding a Home Away from Home

I left my home 8 years ago. I packed my bags and went to the city where I studied college. The day that I left was also the day I informed my family that I was leaving. It was bad, I know. But something in me was looking for something more, something greater, to do...

Partner’s Corner

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