David’s Goliath

In her essay Welcome to Holland, Emily Perl Kingsley likens raising a child with a learning disability to planning a vacation in Italy and then realizing your plane has landed in Holland. Your plans change: new language, new guidebooks, new people. It’s beautiful, but different. Not horrible–just different. So you watch everyone else come and go from Italy, talking about how … Read More

Back To The Cross

“An empowered life is a life that is constantly connected to Jesus…an empowered life is the life of Jesus being reflected in yours and mine,” Rev. Chan Chong Hiok said in his opening talk during the 14th Medical Congress last September 25-27 held in Lima Park Hotel in Batangas. Speaking before the more than 300 hundred doctors and other medical practitioners from all … Read More

Modeling a Ministry of Multiplication

Annie and Jaime Cruz Annie and Jaime never expected their ministry with couples to multiply greatly in such a short time. Neither did their daughter Ella think that she would be able to apply what she learned on-campus and minister close circles with her parents, but God has a way for working everything for His perfect purpose. He showed them … Read More

Hacking for Missions

Indigitous #Hack is a unique gathering around the world, for people to collaborate together on missional technology projects with long-term impact. Indigitous #Hack is building a community of developers, designers and entrepreneurs to solve real-world, mission-focused problems. As participants of Indigitous #Hack, technologist support God’s work across the nations and are offered a chance to learn from one another as … Read More

A Big Catch

Belly Tecson’s encounter with 21 year-old Nathaniel “Nate” Rodriguez could be likened to Simon Peter meeting Jesus for the first time. Nate is a fisherman like Peter. He fishes with his father on weekends to help his family survive. Fishing is their only source of income.  On weekdays, Nate works in a Catholic seminary so that he can attend school. … Read More

Lola the Evangelist

Meet Lola Dolores―faithful member of the Life Giver Church in Bulan, Camarines Sur.  At 74, Nanay Dolores has become a permanent figure in her church. But when Operation Jabez Manila team arrived for a week-long project in Bulan, Lola Dolores refused to attend the training. “Previous church seminars asked us to memorize a lot of stuff, so I had hypertension,” … Read More

Transforming Barangays in Mindanao with the Love of Christ

I was broken and desperate when Lee Van Beronio shared the Four Spiritual Laws booklet with me in August of 2004.  I was introduced to Jesus Christ. That very moment I received Him as my Savior and Lord. The tears didn’t stop even as I walked back to my boarding house prompting a board mate to ask what happened. I … Read More

True Freedom Inside Prison

One of the most painful thing that could happen to a man is to be imprisoned. We all value freedom. We would fight and even die for it. But oftentimes, because of our busyness and comfortable situation, we don’t realize that we may already be in prison. I am Geri Gambala. I am an ex-soldier, an ex-rebel and an ex-convict. ... Read More