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July 2016

Grace Ministerial Academy, Philippines

31 March 2016 was a special day for Grace Ministerial Academy (GMA), as nine men completed four years of study in the academy. They came from various locations in the Philippines, and most will be returning to the churches they are from, although some will take up pioneering work in different situations. GMA is…

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October 2015

Typhoon Haiyan two years on

This coming November will see the second anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, which left over 7000 dead and more missing in the Philippine provinces of Samar and northern Leyte. Tacloban City was particularly hit, with thousands being killed and displaced. Over the past two years, Christian Compassion Ministries (CCM), the benevolent arm of Cubao Reformed…

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December 2013

Typhoon Haiyan and Relief

TYPHOON RELIEF Manila was not affected by the typhoon but areas in central Philippines were terribly devastated. The worst affected areas are in northern Leyte and particularly the City of Tacloban as well as the large island of Samar. It is very difficult at the moment to get any personal news except what is…

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Reflections on giving
May 2012

Reflections on giving

Reflections on givingOne of the most difficult issues to think through for missions and missionaries is that of money. Here are a few honest thoughts and reflections from my time here in the Philippines.PovertyWhen I first came to the Philippines, I remember being really struck by the poverty. I'd never seen anything like it…

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Relief work in Pampanga, Philippines
November 2011

Relief work in Pampanga, Philippines

Compassionate ministryRelief work in Pampanga, PhilippinesWe carefully stepped out of the canoe into the filthy flood waters on the small street leading to higher ground. As we waded through them, we were not reassured to be told that these waters also flowed out of a local cemetery 40 yards away.We were there to bring…

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Christian Compassion Ministries (Cubao, Philippines)
August 2011

Christian Compassion Ministries (Cubao, Philippines)

Christian Compassion Ministries (Cubao, Philippines)Website: http://www.ccmmanila.org/In 1994, Cubao Reformed Baptist Church, situated in Quezon City — part of the Manila complex of towns and cities with a population of about 24 million people — received a gift. The gift was US$3,700 from a church in the USA, with the stated aim of 'helping the…

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The heart-rending story of ‘Annie’
August 2011

The heart-rending story of ‘Annie’

The heart-rending story of 'Annie'http://www.ccmmanila.org/Not her real name, but the story is true as told to Virgie Biala, the CCM social worker responsible for following up 'Annie's' case.'I do not know anything about my mother. My father told me that she left when I was still a baby. I lived in a small room…

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Missionary Spotlight – Rocks and Pebbles
September 2010

Missionary Spotlight – Rocks and Pebbles

Rocks and Pebbles The writer of the book of Hebrews instructs us to consider how to 'stimulate one another to love and good deeds' (Hebrews 10:24). The apostle Paul encouraged churches to trust and serve God, to give generously, to be faithful and an example to other churches.     I would like, therefore, to give the…

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