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Glory in Our Cities

Glory in Our Cities

If God visited your city, what would you do? Would you hide underneath your blanket? Would you rush out of your house and search for Him? And if you did see Him, would you rush up to Him and embrace Him? Or would you sob with shame in a corner? I wonder if you have...

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From Drugs to Riches Part 3

From Drugs to Riches Part 3

Dreaming for my Family I started to dream of a life free from strife, violence, and hopelessness. I was able to release forgiveness to those who killed my father, and I started to dream good things for my family back in Cebu. I wanted them to know and receive Jesus,...

From Drugs to Riches (Part 2)

From Drugs to Riches (Part 2)

The Road to Recovery After my father’s death, my family agreed to send me to a rehabilitation center. I said yes. I thought I was going to Cebu for this, but I ended up in Antipolo. My family booked round trip tickets for themselves, not for me. I felt they really...

From Drugs to Riches (Part 1)

From Drugs to Riches (Part 1)

Young and Craving for Freedom I was a captive to drugs for more than 10 years. I had my first taste of marijuana when I was 11 years old. I gave in because of peer pressure. At first, I did not like it because it made me dizzy, but I eventually liked it because it...

Our God is an Awesome God

Our God is an Awesome God

Our LIFT-B.A.B.I.E.S. Foundation Inc. ministry is our way of thanking and giving back to our Lord, who has answered all our prayers and continues to do so. Our first grandchild, Jeremaia Tabitha Eunice Matubis, was born in March 2, 1999 with a rare liver disease...

God’s Big Backyard

God’s Big Backyard

Usually a backyard is where tattered, discarded, and forgotten possessions are placed. We keep these things behind the house to remove the eyesore in our homes. Similarly, some of our youth today have been deemed unimportant just like the things that have been thrown...

The Soldiers’ Tale

I will never complain about a bad day at work ever in my life again. At least not until I join the army. To compare your worst day at work with their worst day at work is just unbelievable. Everyone has bad days, but if you happen to be part of the Armed Forces of the...

Mentored in the Anthurium Garden

I was five. I was painting with a man in the middle of an anthurium garden. Birds were chirping while the sun drew circles of light on our skin as it peered through the leaves of the tree we were under. We sat on pots and started sketching. That moment was imprinted...

Breathe, Praise, and Live

I must have played Cops and Robbers a dozen times as a kid, but one particular game stands out in my mind as the most memorable. It is still quite vivid. I was in the robbers’ team, and I was waiting for the opening I needed to leave the base and rescue my fellow...

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. --...

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Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore