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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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Waiting for Seven: The Story of Tim and Noemi Salegumba

Waiting for Seven: The Story of Tim and Noemi Salegumba

“May pangako ang Lord.” (“The Lord made a promise.”) The First Years After four years of being boyfriend and girlfriend, Pastor Tim and Noemi decided to get married on April 29, 1989. He was 23 years old and she was 25. Both of them were in ministry; Pastor Tim just...

The Wonder Woman

The Wonder Woman

It’s getting later in the year; that time when the air is chilled by the thought of endings. The sun sets at seven now, and the sky is already pinking as I close the door of my mom’s dented green van. I tilt my head up towards the sunset. I love everything about this...

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,...

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. --...

The Girl with the Drumsticks

Being a girl and playing the drums is not usual. For a girl to be part of a band, my journey was not easy. I was constantly intimidated by men because of how they played and looked at me. I also think that men have more flexibility and swiftness in playing an...

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Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore