Blessings in Jesus.
In the monthly missions report from The Philippines renovations on the feeding room for our rubbish dump children are complete and the new floor will allow us to do bible seminars for Philippino pastors. Geoff O'Toole from Moriel Japan branch will be conducting a seminar Ã‚Â in the New Testament for Philippine pastors. It will be our first on our own premises. Praise Jesus!
On a down note, one of our children - Ã‚Â Mary Mae has been struck by Denguey fever. It is an ugly mosquito born infection that is all to prevalent especially in poor areas. Please pray for Mary Mae who is hospitlized. Denguey fever is a terrible disease especially when it infects little children and please pray that no more of our kids get infected.
Dear Bro. Jacob and Bro.David,
Greeting you in Jesus Name.
My family and Moriel Kids gave thanks unto our holy and gracious God last December 31, 2011. The children had joyfully received the blessings and appreciated them so much.
We started in prayer, Jomar Panwelos led the opening song, while Jacob, my son, played the organ.
Children offered their song of praises unto the Lord. And I gave them a short message of encouragement.
Before they eat, prayer of thanks for the delicious food. The Kitchen workers, Ann- my wife, and Grace- my daughter, served the food. They had spaghetti, hotdog, gelatine, banana, ice cream, shanghai roll, juice drink, and roasted pig(Lechon baboy). It was the first time for most of the children to have eaten a roasted pig because it is one of the most special foods of Filipinos in every special occasions. The children enjoyed their food. They ate as long as they liked.
They rested for a while after eating, then they had some parlor games like Trip to Jerusalem, Bring Me and etc. The small boy- Joren Panwelos had a high score in telling Memory Verses as many as they could. The small girl-Mary Mae Amposta had a high score in singing Praise Songs as many as they could.
After the games, the children had some take home goodies in a plastic bag composed of fruits like apple, ponkan, dalandan and candies. They all went home with a smile in their faces and a happy tummy.
Truly, we should thank the Lord in everything.
Thank you very much and Happy New Year.
The Ballad of Gorgeous George and Jittery Jacob
George Mueller was a man of God if there ever was one. Spiritually I cannot place myself in his league by any means, but there are obvious inescapable comparisons, not between us but between the challenges faced. Before coming to know Jesus, Mueller was apparently something of a kind of philandering lush who was rather lavish with cash enjoying the high life. After coming to know Jesus, however, he had a heart for poor children (the urban poverty and plight of homeless children in the UK in his day was something akin to Third World conditions today as described in Dickens novels). Less noble in lifestyle than his London counterpart, Dr. Barnardo, Mueller of Bristol had been quite the character.
Greeting you in the name Jesus Christ.
I have set a time for older children to have their activity every Sunday afternoon and we call it " Preparatory Young People's Hour ". I prepared those children ages 11 Ã‚Â and up to be young people. They have a time for advance study of the Bible, they have a time for Bible Quiz to develop their memory and knowledge of the Word of God, time for games- Bible games, Bible drill to enhance the joy of their fellowship and at the same time, familiarized themselves to the books of the Bible, a time for practice singing and after their activity they take their snack.
Thank you very much and God bless you.