So Many to Hug

Reva Lachica Moore Have you ever hugged a taxi driver? Now you’re probably asking – Who would hug a taxi driver unless you have a good reason why? Two weeks ago while Mary Grace and I were in Atlanta attending the General Conference Session, we took a taxi from our hotel to the Georgia World … Read more

Man with no arms, no legs, but he has Jesus

Erlinda Ubod, a young mother expecting her third baby, told her husband Noel to hurry and get the midwife. Her contractions were getting stronger and closer together. She knew it was time. Having normal deliveries with her first two children, she was full of anticipation and excitement. However, that morning nothing prepared her for the … Read more

Dealing with Disappointment

Reva Lachica Moore The other day I heard this quote: “You can make all the plans you want but God has already made His and He doesn’t feel like He needs to check in with you.”We all make plans, even do our homework and spend a great deal of time in details to guarantee success … Read more

How Do You Measure Success?

Reva Lachica Moore “I’ve been so depressed lately. I wonder what else is out there. What do I have to look forward to? I feel I’m not successful at all,” said my young friend Brad. “Why would you say that? You’re successful in your business. Don’t you like what you do?” I countered. When you … Read more

The Filipino Teacher

Reva Lachica Moore Most schools all over the nation started last week, and even though I no longer have children in school, something triggered flashbacks in my mind. When I was in grade school in the Philippines many years ago, a typical study night at home would start after supper. My siblings and I would … Read more

A Man of Faith

Reva Lachica Moore When I first embarked on my project of helping unemployed ministers and students in the Philippines 8 years ago, I didn’t have any idea that I would need around $50,000 per month to send for monthly salaries and school aid for over 400 adopted ministers and dozens of theology students. And often, … Read more

In Heaven’s Eyes

Reva Lachica Moore I entered the small and almost empty store and walked straight to the opened door at the back. Outside, behind the store, a young girl was cooking on a dirt stove. “What are you cooking?” I asked. “I’m boiling bananas,” she replied without looking at me. That was two years ago when … Read more

Is There Any Hope for Us?

Reva Lachica Moore I opened the JPEG attachment in the e-mail that I received from Pastor Ruben Villanueva. Three sets of pleading eyes as dark as pitch were staring at me. Fear and despair showed in their blank stares and shook up my whole being. Oh God, have mercy on these people! I cried to … Read more

An Address Label Changed My Life

On April 20, 1968, a teenage girl, traveling alone in a foreign country, sat scared and shivering in the San Francisco International Airport. She kept rubbing her arms to keep warm. It was not this cold back home in the Philippines. A man wearing a long coat sat close by and kept watching her. Finally, … Read more

In the Middle of the Night

Reva Lachica Moore Emely awakened at 2 a.m. with a sense that something was wrong. As she became aware of her surroundings, she felt everything in the house was fine. The feeling seemed to overwhelm her and she couldn’t go back to sleep. Was God trying to tell her something? Was it her mom far … Read more