The “Tumanod”

Do you believe that angels could show themselves to humans to deliver messages? I received this story from Marlon Manlapao, a missionary to the Manobos, a mountain tribe of Mindanao. Marlon tells his story: The sky was gloomy on that rainy and chilly 18th night of September 2002 when my family sat down for a … Read more

Baptism in Thailand

By Pastor Alejandro Cardiente, Filipino minister in Thailand: The Mien camping is over. Campers exchanged farewells. I have many things to thank God. First, for the successful Mien camping 2006. Second, the baptism which resulted to 5 precious souls. Third, no one got sick of the extreme cold weather. It was a very stressful but … Read more

The Faith of a Buddhist Mother

Very early one morning I received bad news that my neighbor’s only son (Noykin) was in the hospital. Although they are not Christians (but spirit’s worshipers), I felt really bad so I asked the brethren who brought the news to join me in prayer. I asked God for a miracle for the boy and to … Read more

“I will kill that Maestro!”

An epidemic of German measles struck the village. We were not able to save two of the babies. My heart ached as I watched the parents weep over the loss of their precious youngones. But there were other babies to attend to. The houses in the village were scattered some distance apart, making it impossible … Read more

The Bomb and the All-Knowing Timer

“Says the Lord,’ I will rescue him, I will protect him, for he acknowledge My name.’” Psalm 91: 14 The sun had just set and the surroundings had darkened. It was a Monday afternoon and I had just left the house of a paralyzed patient whom I had been caring for for several months. Hunger … Read more

A long way from home….

The first batch of adopted ministers of Southern Mindanao Mission traveled by plane from General Santos City to Manila, then by boat to Romblon. The plane ride and the trip to Manila was a first for most of them. The group included: Romulo Tuballes, Elmer Romano, Carlito Arguisa, Nilson Peroy, Peter Talledo, Marlon Antonio, Michael … Read more

Adopt a Minister March 2006

Sharing Jesus in a Buddhist country “Ma’am, please send more ministers to Thailand,” wrote Alejandro Cardiente, a Filipino Theology graduate under Adopt a Minister International who now works in Thailand. “The Mien and the Thai people need to hear about Jesus or they’ll just die without knowing the plan of Redemption.” adopt a minister Immediately, … Read more


Father Guillermo is a very intelligent man. He holds 6 degrees, one of them is Bachelor of law. During his studies, he received 78 awards (all gold medals) and many trophies. He was also the winner in every school debate in the entire Philippines. Then he went to the seminary to become a priest. Years … Read more

Unemployed ministerial graduates

During the past months, I’d been waking up to dozens of e-mails from unemployed ministerial graduates in the Philippines. The first few adopted ministers of the Adopt a Minister Program couldn’t contain their joy; they called their fellow ministerial graduates and shared with them my e-mail address. E-mails of applications started pouring in. Around a … Read more