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2017 - February Ministry Update - Mallorcas in Maasin
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Love Month

How was your Valentines' Day? Our son is learning the months and was so excited that "this is love month, mom!" He also declared yesterday that it was Valentine's Day again so we could be extra loving to each other! We love you dearly and thank the Lord for you often. We pray with our children for you so they understand that everything we have and even the work we do is from the Lord and because of the faithful love, support and prayers we've received from you.

God has been at work, as always, reminding us how hugely great his love is for us. Makes us feel so small but so loved. We've had a chaotic month at home while having a productive season in ministry. Everything from Francis's birthday and LBC boxes arriving to our puppy being hospitalized, the car breaking down, and whole-house suffering gastroentritis, God's been faithful! You can read more about God's faithfulness in "It's the Little Things" post on our NEW SITE!

Every month we will continue to send this update/prayer email newsletter to you, highlighting new stories we've recently shared on our site. This way friends like you and those new to our emails can keep updated and in touch on demand! The site is HandsToSpeakLove and is our home base for stories, photos and ways to stay connected with you. Please visit us often for more ministry stories, reflections and family pics that don't get included here!
 

Summer Plans

Looking ahead to March means the end of school and summer break over here! Our little guy will finish Nursery 2! Next June both kids will enroll, with Karis in Kinder and Analyn in Nursery 1. And we're celebrating our sweet baby girl's 3rd birthday in 2 weeks! Eek, they're babies no more! For ministry, summer entails a busy season of discipleship, outreaches, feeding and prison ministries, youth camp and the General Assembly.

Francis just received a wonderful invitation to be the guest speaker in May at a church in San Jose for their Church Anniversary Celebration. This Filipino congregation is pastored by the son of the church planters who established the church we presently serve in. We are praying for wisdom and the Lord's leading if we'll accept the invitation and for flights to get there. With summer approaching, we need to depart the country anyway in order to avoid fines and the loss of our visa status. Our hearts long to visit our California home to briefly visit extended family and many of our prayer partners.  

Our hope is that Laura will fly ahead with the kids once school is finished, the first week of April. Francis would follow immediately after the youth camp, Easter, and the General Assembly in Manila by April 28th, just in time to celebrate Karis's birthday with family. We are actively looking for other opportunities to speak and share everything God is doing among the people in Maasin and Leyte while stateside. And we'd love to reconnect with you face to face too!
Huge THANKS to Shepherd Church & Global Supply Ministry! 
We received an outpouring of blessings from Global Supply with the arrival of 8 large boxes full of donated clothing and shoes. We were able to sponsor a church family of 9, completely outfitting them with new pants, shirts, shoes and dresses from the newborn to the Grandpa! Even after distributing items to more than three dozen other families, we still had 5 boxes full of clothes and shoes. We were able to give the massive remaining load of blessings to Faith Family Church in Laray, Macrohon to share with their congregation. For more of this story read "Ukay-Ukay." Thank you so much for allowing us to be the channel for these items to reach so many - and they asked us to share their "pasalamat!!!"
Upcoming Prayer Points
Would you please pray with us over these key dates and events in the next few months?
  • Feb. TBD - True Love Waits – pray for us for wisdom and preparation for the event, pray for the youth to be spiritually ready. Pray for the youth to bring their friends. Goal is 50 un-churched youth who urgently need God's love and redemption.
  •  Feb 25 - March 25 - Angelica "Ging Ging" - Please pray for our niece who lives with us as she's in Cebu for a 1 month hospital rotation for her nursing degree. Please pray for her safety and that she would be a light for Christ to her classmates and the patients she's serving.
  • May 18-19 - Zone Youth Camp - Please pray Francis as the director and the organizers, wisdom, for financial and material provisions, and for a successful event that glorifies God and strengthens young people.
  • April 24-28 - CAMACOP General Assembly - Francis will attend this major event in Manila, where CAMACOP Pastors and Workers gather to update, pray, and hold elections. We're praying for his hotel and registration ($100). PRAISE - we were able to get his flight free using mileage points with a domestic airlines!
  • June - Deaf Ministry - IDEA just approached us to take over the mid-week Bible/values class for the deaf kids in the Maasin dorm. Please pray for us to relearn/regain our sign language and for our relationship with IDEA and the deaf kids as we are diving head first back into deaf ministry! (More details here.)
  • US Travel - Please pray as we prepare for our annual mandatory departure from the Philippines. Laura hopes to travel with the kids by the first week of April, with Francis to follow the first week of May, returning together to Maasin by the first week of June. Please pray for provision for flights ($3-4k), for successful fundraising and connections, and safety.
Thank you so much for partnering with us in prayer!
Thank you for your friendship, love, support and prayers!

love,
the Mallorcas in Maasin

Pastor Francis & Laura
Karis (4 yrs 8 mo) &
Analyn (2 yrs 11 mo) &
Angelica Laurice (20)

"For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do."

Hebrews 6:10 ESV

Our website it up!
You can find stories, reflections, cute kid pics and more at www.handstospeaklove.com
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We'd love to hear from you!  You can reach us at 818.855.9443 (magicjack), or by mail

Our mailing address is:
Francis and Laura Mallorca
c/o Olympia Sumaya
797 Purok Nangka, Isagani
Maasin City 6600
Southern Leyte
Philippines

US domestic address:
2249 Emmett Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063



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