Being Human

YWAM Ships: Media Campaign

Youth With a Mission (YWAM) is a faith-based, non-profit movement operating around the world to share the good news of Jesus through practical helps, like medical mercy ship ministries. Earlier this year, we got to…

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Gap Relief: Typhoon Yolanda

Gap Relief: Typhoon Yolanda

It’s been 2 years since Yolanda – the worlds largest typhoon to make landfall in recorded history – devastated the central Philippines killing 6,340 people.  It destroyed villages, fishing fleets, and coconut groves to the horizon. For months,…

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Where Culture and Commerce Meet

Where Culture and Commerce Meet

Cross-legged with eyes half shut, Somboon Gavichi’s upper body sways to the hypnotic, almost nasal whine that emanates from a light, two-stringed instrument he bows. For centuries, the Sa-lor as it is called, has been…

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In the wake of Ondoy: Tumana

In the wake of Ondoy: Tumana

The headlines are gone; tied up in twine and buried or burned shortly after it happened.  The Press, too, is gone; off chasing the next disaster-du-jour, so we hear nothing more and think things are…

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Spoonful of Sugar

Spoonful of Sugar

“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”  ~ Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, 1964) Oddly enough, the opposite is true in Marikina, Philippines.  There, medicine is being delivered to help children regain health and…

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Takin’ it to the streets (AWANA)

Takin’ it to the streets (AWANA)

The PBJ ministry (Philippine Basketball for Jesus) children’s AWANA-style program: One dozen volunteers, 70 street kids and 2 glorious hours of Christ-centered fun and games: a bright window through the grey backdrop of metro-Manila’s urban…

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Can you dig it?

Can you dig it?

Had the chance to join writer Mike Gingrich on assignment for Jeepney magazine… a fledgling street mag geared to help the urban poor get a leg up on life. The Pinoy term Mangangalakal can mean…

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