A few days ago, we went to the special needs school here in Virac, Catanduanes. The Bible School students and I (Lorrie) did puppets, a short drama, children’s action songs, clowning, balloons and face painting. We then did a demonstration on how to brush your teeth correctly and then gave them each a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste. Our daughter Amy was the chief photographer.
It was so special to touch those kids lives! After the presentation, the principal invited us to come back in November to perform for the whole school. We are excited about the potential to reach many kids and families for the gospel! Thank you Lord for the children!
Our next presentation will be to a local public school in our neighborhood. We are expecting over 250 children, as well as teachers, principal, and staff. We have bought toothbrushes and tooth paste to give out for each one of them. We know God will touch hearts and lives! After this, we have been invited to minister at a local children’s feeding program. We will look forward to clowning around with the kids, bringing them Jesus!
Last weekend, I was invited to go on a hotel, restaurant tour with our friend, who is a professor at Catanduanes Polytechnic College. There were 65 students on two tour buses, 2 professors, and yours truly, local missionary. After the three and one half hour ferry ride we boarded the buses and headed for Manila, an all night excursion! (We also had four tour guides and four bus drivers accompanying us.)
My friend asked me to share freely with the students. As it turned out, I had many opportunities to minister to the students, tour guides, and even the bus drivers. One guide especially, named Maki, was affected by the story I shared of the prodigal son. I later heard that he is the son of a pastor with 3 of his brothers in the ministry! He said he was the black sheep of the family. He had been a stand up comedian in the past. He was very cynical at first, but we saw him change right before our eyes as he heard of the Father’s compassion and forgiveness to his son, the lost one, who came home. Please pray for this lost sheep to fully find his way back home to Daddy God.
We are continually reminded of how privileged we are to serve in the Philippines, to be sent ones, representing our King. Representing you, our family, friends and churches. You share with us in all the souls that come to Jesus. We thank God for that and for you!
Love to you all, In Jesus name!
Lorrie and Nels
We would appreciate your prayers as we have had several medical and dental issues among our students this year. Please pray for both healing and finances for these needs.