Thursday, December 25, 2008

Hello Everyone!
This is our Kid's Christmas parties updates and pictures.
Thanks for all the support!
YM staff preparing to go.
ER team preparing to go.
Tiffany and Natalie making balloons for the kids games.
ate anne the beautiful clown!
Kuya Josh reminding us our assignments.
Donna possing on her post.
Don and Mackie in their assigned area.
Ronnel with the girls.
Ed and Andrew
Sarah and Steve.
The kids waiting for the fun to start.
the big Olongapo court.
Giving out gifts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My creepy husband and friends!

Hello friends....
Sorry for posting this out. hahahaha
Its brought back so many hilarious but good memories.
Sorry to Greg and the Martin boys.

These were all taken up way back three years ago.
We have our youth activity. and we did this in glorietta mall, makati city.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Pretty busy week!

My team (Youth Mobilization Team under International Teams Philippines) and other team (Extreme Response) are joining force together to hold Christmas parties to under privileged areas like smokey mountain, olongapo and kanawan tribes. So far this is were our major Christmas parties.
Yesterday we had the kids Christmas party in smokey mountain and we described this party as wild and crazy. Yes, it was indeed wild and crazy because of so many kids and parents who came. And guess what?... the parents are more stubborn than their children. We started the party at three in the afternoon and we expect to be done at six but we went up to nine in the evening instead. Our team went home at twelve midnight. It was tiring... but in good purpose!
Today... we are heading to Olongapo for another big party tomorrow. It's gonna be a long trip and tiring day again. We will be staying there for four days. I wont be back till next week.
Thanks to the Lord for giving us opportunities like this to serve HIM through this activities. Thanks to HIM who came to the world to save us.
Please pray for us that the favor of protection and good health will be upon us as we do this things and may HIS NAME alone will be seen and be glorified.
So, I wont be doing anything on my blog and I wont be doing any dropping any entrecard too.
I will do it when I come back...promise!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Whe we believe...

When We Believe in Our Hearts the Gospel of the Water and the Spirit, Which Is the Spoken and Recorded Word of God, We Are Made God’s Own People at That Very Moment

We have to accept the Word of God into our hearts

John 1:11-13 from today’s Scripture passage says, “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

We have to believe in Jesus as our Savior: We have to believe that Jesus Christ came to this world through the virgin birth to deliver us from all our sins; that He took all our sins by receiving the baptism at the Jordan River at the age of thirty; that He bore our sins onto the Cross where He was crucified and left to die; and that He rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven and now sits on the right hand of God the Father’s throne. God has given those, who accept in their hearts that Jesus received the baptism and shed His blood so that we sinners may be delivered from all our sins, the power and authority to become God’s children.

God desires to speak to us all the Word through the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit. We who are merely creatures can be born again as God’s children when we accept the gospel of the water and the Spirit, by which all our sins were blotted out. God’s love towards us is comprised in the Word of God. Thus, we simultaneously accept the written Word of God with the gospel of the water and the Spirit. By believing in the Word of God, we can truly experience the remission of sin as well as eternal life.

The entire Bible is not easily understood by those who believe in Christ as one’s Savior. Yet, through the Word of God we can understand who we are as human beings, where we come from and where we will go eventually. We must know the love of God though the gospel of the water and the Spirit, for the love of God is revealed in this gospel Truth. If it is written that God created us humans with dust, we must know so and believe so. According to the written Word of God, the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being (Genesis 2:7). Also, the written Word of God says that, when we die, we shall return to dust. It is also written in the Bible that humans are sinners born with innate sins. It also says that our God will resurrect all of us on the last days.

Though we are made of dust and will return to dust, it is entirely by God’s grace that we are able to become God’s children and have our names entered in His family book. All this is possible because we have met God, and all our sins have been washed away by our faith in the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit, which the Son of God gave us. Dear fellow believers, do you believe and are you thankful that Jesus came to this world to expunge my sins as well as yours? Do you believe that Jesus took not only all of our sins but the sins of the all humanity when He received the baptism at the Jordan River? Do you believe that Jesus bore the sins onto the Cross and vicariously received all the judgments corresponding to them? By believing as such in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, our names are added to God’s family book. When you and I believe in the Creator God who came to this world as the Savior of all sinners who shed water and blood to deliver us from all our sins, we are able to accept Jesus as our personal Savior. Thus, we receive the power and authority to be transformed into God’s children from mere creatures. Now, God has given the right to become God’s children only to those who have received the remission of sin and become righteous.

Dear fellow believers, have you received the remission of sin? Have you become God’s children by being washed away of all your sins? Those who have become God’s children in actuality have no sin in their hearts. If a person accepts Jesus Christ as one’s personal Savior and accepts the Word of God as recorded, he comes to experience all his sins being purged away. Thus, because we have become the righteous and holy, our names have been added to the family book of God.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

What happen to me?!?

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

I was physically and emotionally down this past few weeks and days, reasons why I did not post any personal experiences and other sort of stuff.
I was both frustrated and disappointed... I just dont know why. I was both happy and sad too. happy because I received gift from someone, but sad because I am thinking now what to give back since it Christmas time, knowing shopping would just be a dream to me because starting today life would be very busy.
Another thing...why I am sad is... a not so close friend died just few days ago. Though he was not that close to me...I find a connection with him still as a brother in faith. I will never forget his smile when we visited him at the hospital last monday, he was strong and still joyful, he was even joking. It never came to my mind that he would die too soon. I was actually expecting of seeing him playing his guitar at church again. But alas! his brother texted us yesterday telling us his gone.... forever.
I am overwhelmed with sadness...which I cannot explain why! Each time I remember him...I can't help but cry!
I dont know, I feel that part of me is guilty of things I did not do for him. I dont know, probably God is telling me of something which I pray that I may see clearly.
But I know that he is with Jesus now happy and not suffering from any sickness at all.
May God's name glorified through his death.
.....Gary, will you hug God for me... ..... see you then there dear brother!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

You're Fired!

Check this out!...

Have you heard the true story of a teen who went to work in a grocery store after his high-school graduation? A couple of weeks had passed and one evening his dad said, "Son, now lets talk about college."
"Od, Dad, I did't tell you.... I'm not going to go to college."
"You're not going to college? Why?"
"I'm not going to college because I have found my life's work!"
"What do you found your life's work?"
"You know," he said, "I'm driving the truck there and I love delivering groceries. My boss is happy and I just got a raise! It's really a wonderful work."
"Well, son," his dad replied, "You can do something more challenging than that."
"Wait," the sonreturned, "didn't you told me that life is to be happy?"
"Well," the son said, "I'm really happy and that's what I'm going to do. I'm not going to college!" So the dad was the victim of his own myopia.He knew he had to use another approach.
The dad went to the store and told the manager, "John, you're to fire my son."
"What do you mean, fire your son? I've never had a young employee like him. I just gave him a raise. He shines the truck, even...keeps people very happy. He's a great employee!"
"Well, he is not going to college," said the father, "and if you dont fire him you're going to ruin his life."
The groce had to do something. On friday when the teen came to get his check the grocer said, "Just a're fired!"
"What'd I do?"
"You're fired!"
"What's wrong?"
"You're fired!"

"You're fired!"
This teen got the idea...that he was fired! He came home all dejected. He met his dad and said, "All right, Dad, I'll go to college this fall."

Some thirty years later, after this teen had gone on to become the president of one of the leading universities, he told his aging father, "Dad, I want to thank you for the time you got me fired!"

("Listen, my son, to your fathers instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching." --Proverbs 1:8)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

God Reveals Himself!

How Does God Reveal Himself to Us?

How does God reveal Himself to us? He reveals Himself through His Word. God exists in the Holy Trinity of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We are able to meet God only when we believe in our hearts His Word, the gospel Truth of the water and the Spirit.
God repeatedly tells us that the Word recorded in the Bible is the very Word of God. Then, what does it mean by “God is Spirit”? (John 4:24) To say God is Spirit entails that God is not a material being. And the Bible also says, “Let all the earth keep silence before Him” (Habakkuk 2:20). We have to listen to Him in silence when He says to us, for He always speaks the truth. Although it is difficult for us to believe that God is Spirit, it is not difficult to know who God is once we know and believe in Jesus Christ who came by the gospel of the water and the Spirit. Just as our hearts turn toward God through the Word of God, all our problems of sin are solved by our faith in the Word of Truth.
God has appeared to all people through His Word. The 66 individual books of the Old and New Testament of the Bible are the very Word of God. Thus, if we believe in the love of God by believing first in the gospel of the water and the Spirit, we come to meet with God. Hence, this Word of the Bible is the very Word of God. The most mysterious and wonderful fact is that all our sins can be blotted out and we can become God’s people when we believe with our hearts in the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit. We are truly led to God when we believe in the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit, which is the very Word of God. Truly, having faith in the Holy Word of God means living with the faith in the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit, which is the Truth of God.

Monday, November 24, 2008

When you thought...


"A message every adult should read because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say."When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and . . . . I immediately wanted to paint another one. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat , and I learned that it was good . . . . . . to be kind to animals.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that . . the little things can be the special things in life.When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I. . . . could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, . . and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other. When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of your time and money to help people who had nothing, and. . I learned that those who have something should give to those who don't.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and . . . I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that . . . . . sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I . . . . . could be. When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a. . . . . good and productive person when I grow up.When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say, 'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking.

"Each of us (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, friend) influences the life of a child."How will you touch the life of someone today? You will. . . . . probably make them at least think about their influence on others."Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly."" Leave the rest to God! "

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Why Did Jesus Christ Come to This World in the Flesh of Man?

Jesus Christ came to this world to deliver sinners from all their sins by totally receiving the judgments for all the sins of humanity through His baptism. Put differently, He became a human being to deliver all of humanity from all their sins. Then, was it really possible for Jesus Christ to become a mortal creature? It was possible because Jesus Christ the true God came as a human being. Thus, Jesus Christ was the God of Mercy as well as the Son of God. Because He much loved us His own created humans so much, He came to this world as the Savior according to His Father’s will. Jesus Christ came to expunge all sins of humanity which has separated us from God the Father. Jesus Christ necessarily had to become a human being in order to deliver sinners from all their sins. He came to all humanity as a human being through the body of the Virgin Mary just like He had promised.
Yet, so many people these days say words of disbeliefs. People doubt how a virgin could possibly give birth to a baby. Still, God had come to this world as a human being just like it was promised through the prophet Isaiah some 2700 years ago from now. Quoting from Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23 says, “‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which is translated, ‘God with us.’” Jesus Christ came to this world through the body of a virgin just like it was promised.
Scientifically speaking, the question is how a virgin can give birth to a baby without going through the natural process. If you asked me if it is possible, I would answer, “No.” However, it is possible because Jesus is fundamentally God. He had such absolute power and authority. Why should He do so? It was necessary because man has been deceived by Satan the Devil, and we all have fallen deep into sin. Specifically to deliver us from all the sins of the world, the Lord had to come in the flesh of man just like ours through the body of a virgin.
Do you understand the message I am trying to convey to you? If we think from our fleshly perspective, what I am saying does not make any sense. However, God is speaking through the Word of the Bible that “He was in the world” and that “the people did not accept Him when He came to this world.” Thus, only by believing in the gospel of the water and the Spirit is such understanding possible.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A girl without a heart!

MIAMI – D'Zhana Simmons says she felt like a "fake person" for 118 days when she had no heart beating in her chest. "But I know that I really was here," the 14-year-old said, "and I did live without a heart."
As she was being released Wednesday from a Miami hospital, the shy teen seemed in awe of what she's endured. Since July, she's had two heart transplants and survived with artificial heart pumps — but no heart — for four months between the transplants.
Last spring D'Zhana and her parents learned she had an enlarged heart that was too weak to sufficiently pump blood. They traveled from their home in Clinton, S.C. to Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami for a heart transplant.
But her new heart didn't work properly and could have ruptured so surgeons removed it two days later.
And they did something unusual, especially for a young patient: They replaced the heart with a pair of artificial pumping devices that kept blood flowing through her body until she could have a second transplant.
Dr. Peter Wearden, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh who works with the kind of pumps used in this case, said what the Miami medical team managed to do "is a big deal."
"For (more than) 100 days, there was no heart in this girl's body? That is pretty amazing," Wearden said.
The pumps, ventricular assist devices, are typically used with a heart still in place to help the chambers circulate blood. With D'Zhana's heart removed, doctors at Holtz Children's Hospital crafted substitute heart chambers using a fabric and connected these to the two pumps.
Although artificial hearts have been approved for adults, none has been federally approved for use in children. In general, there are fewer options for pediatric patients. That's because it's rarer for them to have these life-threatening conditions, so companies don't invest as much into technology that could help them, said Dr. Marco Ricci, director of pediatric cardiac surgery at the University of Miami.
He said this case demonstrates that doctors now have one more option.
"In the past, this situation could have been lethal," Ricci said.
And it nearly was. During the almost four months between her two transplants, D'Zhana wasn't able to breathe on her own half the time. She also had kidney and liver failure and gastrointestinal bleeding.
Taking a short stroll — when she felt up for it — required the help of four people, at least one of whom would steer the photocopier-sized machine that was the external part of the pumping devices.
When D'Zhana was stable enough for another operation, doctors did the second transplant on Oct. 29.
"I truly believe it's a miracle," said her mother, Twolla Anderson.
D'Zhana said now she's grateful for small things: She'll see her five siblings soon, and she can spend time outdoors.
"I'm glad I can walk without the machine," she said, her turquoise princess top covering most of the scars on her chest. After thanking the surgeons for helping her, D'Zhana began weeping.
Doctors say she'll be able to do most things that teens do, like attending school and going out with friends. She will be on lifelong medication to keep her body from rejecting the donated heart, and there's a 50-50 chance she'll need another transplant before she turns 30.
For now, though, D'Zhana is looking forward to celebrating another milestone. On Saturday, she turns 15 and plans to spend the day riding in a boat off Miami's coast.
source: Yahoo news

The Cake!

Imagine you too are enjoying the goodness of the cake!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Quotable Quotes!

“Happiness keeps you sweet,
Trials make you strong,
Sorrows keep you human,
Failures keep you humble,
Success makes you eager,
But, JESUS makes you a winner.”

“Quite moment – worship God
Difficult moment – seek God
Painful moment – trust God
Happy moment – praise God
Every moment – thank God.”

“The strongest man have the worst problems:
…the worst trials…
…the worst situations…
It’s not because God wants them to suffer,
But it’s because God trusts them so much,
He gave them something He knows….
…they can overcome….and something that would help them…
…realized that everybody can be your companion…
…but not everyone can be your friend!

Be thankful for God’s trials,
…they are His gift to strong people.

“For all the negative things we say to ourselves,
God has a positive answer to it:
…you say: it is impossible,
God says; “all things are possible!” (Luke 18:27)
…you say: I’m too tired,
God says; “I will give you rest!” (Matt. 11:28)
…you say: nobody really loves me,
God says; “I love you!” (John 3:16)
…you say: I can’t do it,
God says; “I can do all things!” (Phil. 4:13)
…you say: I fell alone,
God says; “I will never leave you nor forsake you!” (Heb. 13:5)
…you say: I’m afraid,
God says; “I have not given you a spirit of fear!” (2Tim. 1:17)

So… we must always arm ourself with faith!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We Must Be Born of God

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, ‘This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’’ And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.”

We have to believe in Jesus Christ our Savior, who came by the gospel Truth of the water and the Spirit, in order to receive salvation from all our sins. John 1:10 says, “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.” Here, the phrase “He was in the world” implies that Jesus Christ has actually existed in this world. The Lord is the Creator of this world. Thus, the Creator of this world came to the creatures He had created and lived together with among them. However, everyone in this world, not even the Jews, recognized Him as the Savior.Jesus was the God who spoke to us of the gospel Word of the water and the Spirit. Jesus Christ was in this world, and this world was created by Him. Yet, we did not recognize Him as the Lord and Savior. Even now, Jesus Christ has come by the gospel of the water and the Spirit to the world He Himself has created, but there are more people who reject Jesus than accept as their Savior. Many people of this world did neither know nor acknowledge that Jesus is God the Creator of the universe and the Savior, who has expunged all their sins. They must realize how they are indifferent and ignorant of Jesus so far, and must return to Him by believing in God’s own gospel Truth of the water and the Spirit.

Sermons on important subjects by Rev. Paul C. Jong

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My superhero husband! (ngeek..ngeek)

pretending to be wolverine

elastic Doy...

..wolverine... I mean vogart...

...YM rangers...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wallenstein Team 2008 (July25-August12)

The team from left to right (front: Josh, Brett, Bev, Shavonne, Josh)
(back: Rhoda, Aaron, Cris, Sarah, Dan, Katrina)

They team with Mercy Ministry Workers (Mercy Ministry Center)

The teams helps build the Under Thy Wings School Playground
The despidida Party (Goodbye Party for the team)
...the girls...

....the boys having fun!....
Thanks to you guys.... for sharing your lives to us! You were all huge blessing to all of us in here. You left us a huge blessing because you did a big impact.
May the Lord bless and keep you!

My Ever Dearest Nicole!

Ninong Doy and Ninang Carmel with Nicole

Nicole when she was still tabachingching!

...she looks like a boy here....

.... a cutie little girl...

...she just woke up here...

....I miss here...

Thursday, November 13, 2008

What a night out!

Last night, Doy and I went to visit our inaanak (god daughter) Nicole. Its always good to see her because she made us laugh by her little always new tricks. I enjoyed going visiting her almost every night. I also hang out with other friends by watching tv together (because we dont have tv yet) kind of... a girl thing, and Doy would hang out with the boys, ...ofcourse looking for some good guitar on the internet or watching bitoy's youtube's uploads which very guy thing.
Well, they also ate balut last night.
Time has come for me and Doy to went home... but before going home... we feel like seeing Luneta Park so indeed we drove heading there. But before we reach Luneta our motor broke down. It doesn't want to start. So... what happen was... Doy pushes our motorbike from infront of Diamond hotel to our place....where it took us almost two ours. Just imagine how big our motorbike is compare to how skinny is Doy....kind of hilarious.
We went to bed at almost three o'clock in the morning because of that. and we promise not to do a "joy ride" at night again. What a night indeed!

Believe and Receive...

(against all hope, Abrahan in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it has been said to him, "So shall your offspring be." Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead----since he was about a hundred years old----and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthen in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.) Romans 4:18-21.

These verse are a great encouragement to those of us who have ever had endure long periods of waiting before we saw the fulfillment of God's promises to us. The emphasis here is upon the fact that Abraham's situation was completely hopeless. Yet, he believed God's promise to give him a son in his old age. It was many years before God fulfilled this promise to Abraham, and he made some mistakes during those years. still these verse don't mention Abraham's doubt but focus instead on his faith. That fact should encourage us, too. Though we may struggle with our own doubts from time to time, if we hold on to God's promises, we will receive our rewards just Abraham did.

If you are not feeling very hopeful to day that God's promises to you will ever come to pass, I urge you to hold on to your faith. The Living Bible says that Abraham "praised God for his blessing even before it happened." If you'll begin thanking God right now for the fulfillment of those promises that look like they'll never come to pass, your faith will grow by leaps and bounds and you will delight the heart of God.

From: Life on Purpose devotional

Personal views:
...we too struggle a lot on the area of waiting upon the fulfillment of God's promise blessings. Its hard to wait specially if you are in great needs. But knowing that God is in full control of everything gives us comfort and relief.