Volume 14, No. 3
A BABY GETS HIS FREE CHECKUP AT OUR BLC MEDICAL CLINIC.
who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what
he has done." PR 19:17
To Orph, or not to Orph?
if we get the property anyway?" This was the question that Elvie and
I were asking each other when land adjacent to the school became
available, at a reasonable price. And then Elvie was able to convince the
owners to cut even that low price in half.
the school is situated on 4 lots, and we have purchased a fifth for the
construction of 2nd through 5th grade classrooms.
We'll also cut our family's rent in half by living on the ground floor of
this new building.
considered starting an orphanage in the sixth lot, after funds arrive for
it. Yet the land might not be available any more by the time we get enough
donations to pay the $7,600 we would need to start an orphanage. So upon
discussion with our teachers at the school, four are willing to rent the
lot from us, in makeshift apartments, to live near the school. In this way
we can have the 6th lot now, without any extra expense
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"Sweetheart, the pastor will be upset we're
taking away his congregation!" Elvie was concerned that many ladies
from Kapalong were coming to Davao to work. "No worry," I said,
"He'll be happy that his church people are growing in their
"Kapalong Exodus" began when we found a babysitter for our kids,
at less than a dollar a day. After Christmas vacation, she returned from
Kapalong with a dozen ladies from her church. Since the husbands have no
jobs, they stay home with the kids while the mothers babysit in the city.
in Laverna Hills, Elvie is their "agent" to find good families
for them to work for. All she requires is that they attend our church
faithfully every Wed. and Sunday. We'll also start a Bible study/cell
group for these ladies.
They're Ata tribespeople, the Unreached People Group we're giving horses/bikes to for church planting. The women are being discipled for Jesus here in our church.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH:
"... [We'll] mail toothbrushes for the children in your school- also toothpaste & toiletries." -HBC
Paul, when do we get our Christmas presents? Next year?" I'd promised
the kids in the BLC sponsorship program that, once the money comes in for
holiday gifts from their sponsors, that we'd get gifts for all the kids.
is that sponsors give at Christmastime, and then it still takes a few
months for the funds to clear. We are so pleased with those who sponsor
kids sacrificially, at $20 a month, all year long. And even though it is
not required, some send an extra little something for Christmas.
avoid jealousy, we don't give any gifts until all the others have arrived.
The special day will be Valentine's Day. In a special little gathering,
the children will receive their gifts, and send Thank you Valentines to those who
are sponsoring them. Christmas all year long! J
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