Lord has really been pulling our attention towards the youth and children
ministry! Did you know that 85% of
people place their trust in Jesus between the ages of 4 to 14? They are our
future generation, the next Davids, Joshuas, Daniels, Timothys who will reach
the world for Jesus. What would
happen to all the tribes and nations that God is so concern about mentioned
throughout the Bible if there is no one to bring the Gospel to them someday?
Brother Big Sister Program is a
program designed for the street and less privileged children (from the squatter
areas of Brooke’s Point at present) from the ages 8 to teen years.
This program will give a child a chance to have a close big brother or
big sister who will give them additional love and attention; who will guide them
with Christian values and influence; who will help them be better and productive
citizens; and who will train them to become big brothers and sisters themselves.
Classes on: effects of
illegal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, sex education, etc.
Health and Basic First Aide
School Assistance and Scholarship
they are helping to clean the Brooke’s Point District Hospital as their
and Project Needs:
A Youth Center with areas for recreational & trainings and to house
children if need be
Well-trained big brothers and big sisters
Full time workers
now have over 100 children that we supervise with just 10 counselors.
Our goal is to have 5 children/counselor.
We do house visitation. Since
a few of them already started stealing, we also have taken them to the police
station and prison and involved the police department in talking with them.
Care Program in Jambangan continues
with 25 students with teacher Gina, wife of Pastor Chris
Medical Dental Mission to our new outreach areas, Pulot 2 and Agis-Agis. We saw over 300 patients and 70% are youth and children with respiratory problems, malnutrition, malaria
Here’s the Pulot 2 Medical Team Ready To Go To
The Field. The couple on the right, John & Aurora were visiting us from San
Antonio, TX in the USA from our home church
Giving out of clothes and food
to the tribes and local children, usually at Christmas time.
has been busy with this ministry focusing on the youth in schools.
Also the Brooke’s Point Mayor had
requested us to do a monthly film showing at the BP Plaza.
Most of the audiences are young people (about 200 at each showing).
year we had 20 film showings with over 4,000 people watching these Christian
Narciso, our tribal missionary to Brgy Malitub, had a tribal wedding last May. He married a 15 year old Palawano girl named Arlene. Now they are both serving the Lord. (Please pray for their area since Brgy Malitub is in the area where the MNLF (rebel militant group) is headquartered. We can’t visit this place right now so Narciso is really without help from us accept God.
tribal pastors have been busy accomplishing their portion of the Great
Commission. Each one of them have
their own outreaches so the vision given to us at the beginning to plant
churches among the Palawanos is coming to pass.
Tribal Pastors & church leaders get together at the Mission House for their
Prayer and Fasting Day in
17 CHRISTIAN TRIBAL WOMEN
SOME INTERACTIVE GAMES TO MAKE THEM SMILE
time together was for Training, Fellowship, and Fun!
have focused on tribal children and pastors in the past.
This year, we started focusing on tribal women.
We honored them with a celebration, the Tribal Women’s Day, a day of
fellowship (games, food, fun) and a seminar just for them.
Every first Friday of the month Tribal Prayer and Fasting
YWAM-FM Tribal Youth Camp (one week in April)
Tribal Vacation Bible School (one week in April)
YWAM-FM Tribal Pastors Seminar (one week in Aug)
Tribal Medical Dental Mission (2-3 days in Feb & Aug)
6. Tribal Women’s Day (2ndFriday in March, July, & November
Rick is presently observing the Ramadan together with our Muslim brothers and sisters. Let us continue praying for them. Last year’s Ramadan resulted in his opportunity to teach TESOL to four Islamic Teachers/Professors this year.
We are starting a Bible School, Southern Palawan Academy of Mission this
coming June, 2002. This will be a 2
year program designed to equip would-be pastors on mission work and church
Radio Ministry was also started. A
30 minute Gospel message reaching the whole Municipality of Brooke’s Point is
broadcast every Sunday AM.
Strengthening of churches – providing seminars to other churches to
encourage and to remind them on God’s calling and promises in their lives.
Value Formation Council – teaching moral values to the police force
(every Monday morning) and government employees (every 1stand 3rd
Mondays of the month)
6TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY
THE IRARAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
in the Puerto Princesa City Sports Meet in Badminton.
WE LIVE IN PUERTO PRINCESA CITY
Write us when you can:
Betty & Rick Casey
Jessmil Subd., Buligay
5305 Brooke’s Point Palawan, Philippines
Exposure Visits: Upon request.
For God’s guidance and leading on all our projects and plans
A school building, a new church building (the old one is falling apart),
and a new nipa house ( the old one is full of termites) in Sitio Kilala.
Renovation of the Youth Center room given by the Mayor of Brookes Point.
Sports Day on 27 & 28 Dec – well organized, supported, and
participated by the parents and their children.
Funding for the Big Brother Big Sister Program,
Bible School, and Radio Ministry.
Church buildings for Paratungon and Malitub churches.
Stronger relationships – family and with others
Let us ask God also for more opportunities to serve Him!
Betty & Rick at the Wedding of two of their YWAM friends here in Puerto Princesa City on 24 Nov 2001
a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Your Knowledge of, Love for, & Obedience to Jesus Enrich Your Lives During
This Next Year!
Betty, Rick, Christopher, & Hannah