Philippines: Vertical Marriage
by Jayna Richardson FamilyLife Philippines, like most ministries around the world, was forced to adapt to changes brought on by COVID-19. They shifted from face-to-face ministry to online ministry—something they optimistically dubbed “borderless ministry.” This positive outlook has served them well, particularly as they’ve enlisted Filipino couples to try out FamilyLife’s new Vertical Marriage small-group […]
Philippines—Ashes to Beauty
My husband and I have been married for seven years now. Before we met God, our relationship was topsy turvy. We likened it to a yo-yo trick called “walking the dog” because it seemed we had more down moments than good times. In those seven years, we were happy for the first two and half. […]
Philippines—Celebrating 20 years of Family...
“Hinihiling naming tumayo ang lahat ng mga nanay! Mga tatay! Mga ate at kuya!” (We would like to request all the mothers! Fathers! Older sisters and brothers to stand!) Applause broke out as hundreds of people began to stand across the room. Couples from all over the country, singles cheering, toddlers chasing each other around the […]
Philippines: God’s blessing on an isla...
The Philippines, a 7,100-islands republic, is inhabited by over 97 million people. Her people are multi-racial (Malay, Chinese, Spanish, and more) and multi-lingual (speaking several dialects of eight major languages, plus 171 additional dialects). These factors make the Philippines a very challenging country in which to conduct ministry, but Teody and Evelyn Pajaron don’t shy […]
“Some men showed courage throughout their lives; others sailed with the wind until the decisive moment when their conscience and events propelled them into the center of the storm,” wrote John F. Kennedy in his Pulitzer-prize winning book, Profiles in Courage. It takes courage to take decisive and extraordinary actions. It takes courage to engage […]