Sunday, 23 September 2018
Super typhoon Mangkhut bypassed us in Cebu, though we know people in the north of the Philippines areas that were affected. There was a landslide just a few days ago in Naga an area close to us. The landslide was perhaps a result of the heavier than normal rainfall because of the typhoon. Please pray for the people of the Philippines. There is real poverty here and these natural disasters just add to the struggles of many people.
|Discipleship House Baptisms|
|The first batch of chicks|
The girls’ house was recently accredited by the DSWD (social services). It was a lot of hard work trying to get all the policies and procedures in place but it passed. Hoorah. Now the staff just have to make sure it’s operational! Jo did a lot of the work on the operations manual, along with many others who had to retrieve paperwork, get permits etc! There were a few sticking points that the DSWD just couldn't get their heads around the fact that the house runs more as a family than an institution and that the majority of the staff are volunteers. It just didn't fit with their framework!!!!
|Listening Bible in Lorega Continues.|
Family & Friends
Last but not least we were visited by some old friends – Rich and Lou Fox and their 2 daughters. Their daughters did very well despite sometimes seeing and experiencing horrible living conditions on outreaches into the community. It was such a treat to have them and even more amazing that their eldest daughter who has suffered from CVS (cyclical vomiting syndrome) for 12 years was not sick at all for the the whole time they were with us. We were so thankful to God for a chance for them to relax a little.
- Health in our family
- The committed team, some of whom have been here for almost 20 years
- Our children’s school – friends and the miracle of money to pay for the fees!
- New and old friends!
- Our visas
- Provision for the many works being done already by CCV
- Our future dreams – which are big!!!!!
Alec and Jo
Monday, 5 February 2018
Very excited at the moment!
We've just taken in the first "New Man" (31/Jan) in the mens house here in Cebu. It's been a while that things haven't been specifically setup for this (though there is a long and wonderful history of having New Man House here). We've been planning to disciple the guys that we meet who have 'difficulties' in their lives again for some time, so it's exciting to get the ball rolling.
Please pray for provison ... especially for helpers. Mark is leading the house brilliantly and I'm supporting him. But Mark may soon be the only person 'on site' ... so we need manpower. Also pray for the guys as they get set free from the things in the past the held them captive and are able to tell others their freedom stories.