Sunday, May 24, 2009

Chat with Ate Tess Pecson on May 19-by Mildred

I just wanted to share with you my conversation with Ate Tess Pecson who is in Canada with her family. I thought you might be wondering how they are doing. Here is my conversation with her:

maritespecson: hello ate,
m_armea: hello ate tess
maritespecson: ok naman kami at mga kids si alein nasa biyahe pa nag camp sila since nung friday.
m_armea: san sila nag camp
maritespecson: ka kaopen ko lang po now,sa assinaboia
m_armea: meron po ba kayong mga pictures dyan para po ma post ko sa JR website
m_armea: may JR po ba dyan sa inyo
maritespecson: ako wala naka alein lahat na friendster mga pics namin
m_armea: ah
maritespecson: oo wala na kasi ako time mag ayos ng mga pics namin,sunday lang kasi ang off kom_armea: ano pong work nyo
m_armea: baka po meron kayong message sa mga kapatiran natin sa JR, ipopost ko po sa JR website natin
maritespecson: ang work ko sa mcdo cashier part time,tapos sa sobey's supermarket sa deli department full time
maritespecson: totoo talagang hondi papayag ang Diyos na hindi tayo pagpalain kapag tayo ay sumusunod sa kanya
m_armea: wow busy pala talaga kayosa biyaya po ng Lord,lam mo nong wala ako work kasi wait pa ko ng work permit parati ako nagpa2salamat sa Lord sa work na binigay niya sa akin,mabiyaya ang Lord kasi di pa nare2lis ang work permit ko pinag start na ko agad sa sobeys,tapos sa mcdo kumain lang kami sa biyaya ng Lord nag submit lang me ng application natanggap na ko,latest nga may binibigay ulit sa akin na work sabi ko di na kaya ng sked ko,alam mo marami rin na walang trabaho d2 pero mabiya2 ang LOrd,wait pa kami na marelis ang permanent landed residence namin para makapag review ako sa board exam ng pharmacy d2,para magamit ko yung pinag aralan ko.
m_armea: wow
m_armea: nakakatuwa naman, madami din wala work dito e, saka mga nalalay off
marites pecson: oo,marami din d2 nale lay off,sabi nga ni mr.malaking biyaya ng Lord nagka work ako agad,medyo magaan sobrang mabiya2 ang LOrd sa amin,kasi pagdating pa lang namin nag provide na ang LOrd ng lahat ng kailangan naminmeron madalas ako naka2tawag sa kanila,at saka pag nagpa2dala ako naka2tawag ako sa knila
marites pecson: 2 hours ahead po pala kayo s amin mag 10 pm po d2 nowmarites pecson: oo,sobra kasi kami si LOrd lang talaga kasama namin n nagpunta d2,di kami niya pinabayanLast message received on 5/18 at 11:57 PM
m_armea: Praise the LOrd!
m_armea: ipo post ko po sa website natin yung usapan natin para mabasa ng mga kapatiran natin at ma encourage din sila
maritespecson: ganun po,alam nyo yung mga nauna sa amin na kasamahan ni mr, sa saudi sabi nila ilang buwan wala sila lamesa,tapos yung house nila may kasama sila bale 2 family sila,kami po wala kasama tapos lahat ng gamit namin simula sa kama,upuan tv,dvd,etc bago lahat naka prepare na po pagdating namin,toothpaste,sabon,towel,bedsheet blanket etc,grabe po talaga.lahat lahat binigay ng Lord bago.
salamat po sa lahat ng prayers nyo sa amin patuloy po tayong magpanalanginan,next time po ulit.dumating na po si alein galing sa camp.asikasuhin ko lang po.God bless po! have a good night!regards po sa lahat. 12:10 AM 5/19

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Passing on the Mantle, 22nd Anniversary

Wonder What's Happening to Richie? Read on...

I woke up at 3:30 in the afternoon, I turned on the Laptop and went to the kitchen to get my food. Then I went back to my room and sat in front of computer. At that time I was holding a plate of food on my left hand while my right hand was on the laptop, suddenly my mind just went blank and some things flashed back into my mind. God spoke to me, He said, "Give up all of the things that can destroy your life and can distract you for serving me. This is the time, Come and be my servant, for I am the Lord your God. Trust your life and your love ones to me for I will keep them safe night and day." Then my tears never stopped flowing down from my eyes... And my heart was really broken. I can't explain what kind of feeling I felt. I surrender all the things even my life and my family's life to the Lord. And this is it, this is what I can say "The Calling".
> > Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you (declares the Lord) to prosper you not to harm you to give you hope and a future... Psalm 37:4 Delight your self to the Lord and He will give you the desire of your heart. -by Richie Armea

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

DVBS Teachers, Thank you for Serving the Kids!

DVBS Ongoing

Here are some pics of the kids doing the Daily Vacation Bible School. So far here is the attendance:

First Day - 103

2nd Day - 86

3rd Day - 90

Please pray that this would be an open door for the children to accept the Lord as their personal Lord and Savior.

How Jesus saved an Egyptian Mom & her kids, true story as told by Nollie

*You, the Children of Now, can appreciate my storied birth among the children of then..

This was an email by my colleague, a true story that explains how good & faithful our God is.. it was so horrible in the first line when you read it, but as you continue.. in no doubt, it makes you feel, blessed!
This story has a real twist. It has no end but a beginning that touches everybody’s heart..
now.., then.., & after..
"A Muslim man in Egypt killed his wife because she was reading the Bible and then buried her with their infant baby and an 8-year old daughter."
The girls were buried alive! He then reported to the police that an uncle killed the kids. 15 days later, another family member died. When they went to bury him, they found the two (2) little girls under the sand - ALIVE!
The country is outraged over the incident, and the man will be executed at the end of July.
The older girl was asked how she had survived and she says:- 'A man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands, came every day to feed us. He woke up my mom so she could nurse my sister,' she said. She was interviewed on Egyptian National TV, by a veiled Muslim woman news anchor. She said on public TV, 'This was none other than Jesus Christ, because nobody else does things like this!'

Muslims believe Isa (Jesus Christ) would do this, but the wounds mean He really was crucified, and it's clear also that He is alive! But, it's also clear that the child could not make up a story like this, and there is no way these children could have survived without a true miracle.
Muslim leaders are going to have a hard time to figure out what to do with this, and the popularity of the Passion movie doesn't help! With Egypt at the centre of the media and education in the Middle East, you can be sure this story will spread. Christ is still controlling and turning the world. Please let this story be shared.
The Lord says, 'I will bless the person who puts his trust in me..
-Jeremiah 17


How is Nollie doin? Read what he wrote on his diary regarding his first job overseas

Youm, Osbu, Shahr, fih Sanah…
(A day, a week, a month, in a year..)

*The noon day sun turns the desert sprawl below us into a shimmer, with a tender breeze at this relaxing spot…
AB QAIQ, is where I am now.. December 30 2007, at exactly 10:32 pm with a connecting flight from Manila to Bahrain then Bahrain to Dammam Airport.

Ain Nahkel Ab Qaiq, Saudi Arabia is now my official address.. Two (2) years of designing pipelines in the kingdom's primary business "GAS and OIL" under the sub-contract of SAUDI ARAMCO, here comes the desert with the reddish-brown images of pipes and well-heads..
After night under the canopy of million stars (December 31st year 2007)… Faintly, I opened my eyes and witnessed my first day with a cool breezed splashed into a morning sun. The village is like a pan of pizza filled with different toppings and spices.. (Filipinos, Pakistani, Indian, Nepalese, and ofcourse Arab..)
At the kitchen, some of our "kababayan's" finished off a tagine bull shanks as "bulalo" and freshly cooked "chicken tinola" as my first meal. (hmmm.. bon appetite!)
Enjoying the place with the guitar, television with DVD's inside the room, basketball court, pool and billiard table… the place was good, infact I didn't noticed that the time is almost 7 o'clock pm.. and December 31, 2007, Sunday, my first (here in Saudi) and last day (of the year) is bout' to end and start for anotha'… so I get my mobile phone, make some beep with eyes enveloped by mountains… facing the sea, as tears… HAPPY NEW YEAR PHILIPPINES!!!
And as the real countdown continues.. 2008, the year of the rat is playin' with me in a new place, with a new things and new challenges… maybe to learn for some experience, and know the purpose after, or the lesson out of it… like what happen in a ravenous rat with a mighty sense of smell, shut in the mouse trap just for the tiny slice of cheese??? maybe he knew his lessons well.. and I also learned on that story.. so, what can I do now…? study and learn more.. explore and improve myself in this brand new world called hope!!!
Fingers fiddle with my mustache, (while ridin' a bus, for some medical check-up…) feelin' like sitting in a nook of paradise when eyewitness the land full of sand as desert, smoothly spread by the wind that blows continually into my ear saying.. if you genuinely want to learn about their culture, you must read its history written from the perspective of the people of that country; you must travel there independently and not on the pre-packaged tour; you must share their food and learn how to cook it; and you must, and this is an absolutely must, read what is on their minds, be quiet, then drive...
Drive… As the 68 kms. long way road trip continues, whilst listening to the Rod Stewart's "I was only joking.." finally we're here… and the first stop, HOFUF! a picture of Zapote in Las PiƱas with so many streets, establishments, buildings and restaurants. There are lots of "kababayan's" working here on their own different field. I met pinay who worked as nurse, then some pinoy as doctors, some are working as auto-mechanic, engineers, architects, and some are in the restaurant as waiter, where "khabza" is available.. (kabhza' is a bunch of rice with a whole chicken in the middle, and it is serve as one order..) Burp!!! And right after that remarkable food trip, with the price of SR 8.00, (P80.00), and also free canned softdrink, "kalas"… (kalas' means finished or done)
and I'm on my way.., again! not only for another 68 kms. (goin' back to my house) but for this so-called life now… I started to crawl, then I ran, fast.. and there was a time I crashed down, bled.. so it's hurt.. but someone offered me a hand, I mean hands.. and now I'm back, walking.. into a new direction, I mean same.. but not that ordinary, can I say different? Oopz! I think no!! coz' it's all the same, same like what He wants to put in this photograph, learn how to move on, and be contented, it's a blessing and everyday is a blessing, so be blessed to be a blessing for others too.. glow, with so much peace and so much love..
til' next time folks, thanks for ya'll prayers… and I miss ya'll so much.. kudoz'…

- "isip, puso sa taas, paa sa lupa…"

*Hebrews 12:1

Friday, May 1, 2009

Please Pray for Us Here in Michigan Re: Swine Flu

Please pray for me, Mike and Gabby that we will not be affected by Swine flu. There are 2 reported incidents here in Michigan, close to us and more in other states. There are a quite few Mexicans here and some people are coming in and out of Mexico, where swine flu originated. Maraming salamat po.

Upcoming Events @ JRM Cavite Central

DVBS - May 4 to 8 Jesus Reigns Mission Center

Family Day -May 16