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BFJ Newsletter 16 Dec 2014

Such An Indescribable Joy

Dear Friends & Loved Ones,
 
We pray this sharing finds you well & your loved ones on this season of Advent…which brings such indescribable joy!
 
“THEIR SORROW TURNED INTO JOY…” Esther 9:22
 
Praise God we barely escaped while at the mission last week a super typhoon which ravaged the Philippines once again, just one year after Haiyan or Yolanda. There were two Rubys, a ferocious typhoon and the other, a powerhouse prayer warrior! Indeed God has a great sense of humour, we were bracing for the worst and suddenly, we started laughing when we heard its name! It was an affirmation of our protection & He will not forsake us…so when the typhoon weakened and missed us, we had a sense of such indescribable joy!
 
“THE JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH.” Nehemiah 8:10
 
Despite threats of a super typhoon we carried on with our missions, braving the rains and impending strong winds of up to 100 miles. So many mercies and blessings to share, but too numerous to count…but will share the joyful ones. First, container CFJ16 arrived on schedule and was release by customs speedily 3 days upon arrival. Secondly, we were desperate where to store CFJ16 & within 3 days, we booked a BFJ house with a warehouse in one! Thirdly, despite impending bad weather at our mission trip to Bogo (3 hours north of Cebu City) we managed to bless hundreds of destitute children with Shoeboxes for Jesus which gave them and our team such indescribable!
 
“VERY TRULY I TELL YOU, YOU WILL WEEP AND MOURN WHILE THE WORLD REJOICES. YOU WILL GRIEVE, BUT YOUR GRIEF WILL TURN TO JOY. John 16:20
 
The highlight of the mission was our miracle with Shoeboxes for Jesus (SFJ), almost every trip we experience multiplication of gifts or some kind of supernatural intervention. We brought with us 15 large boxes containing 200 SFJs and gave them to 150 Yolanda Village kids. However, when we went to Porveda Fishing Village (whose homes were wiped out by Haiyan) all the kids there also received one SFJ each numbering 150 of them and on top of this, there were 3 large boxes of containing SFJs with approx 30 more SFJs! Imagine the reactions of the mission team, at first baffled…eventually we realized God multiplied the SFJs! When we witnessed this miracle, we had such an indescribable joy!
 
“…SO THAT THEY MAY HAVE THE FULL MEASURE OF MY JOY WITHIN THEM.”
 
We are also blessed to see the construction of Housing for Jesus progressing well at Yolanda Village, in Bogo. We hope to have at least 60 homes completed by mid next year and praying to find land in Tacloban to start the same. Also praising God for the success of the Christmas Bazaar which raised 3 houses for the homeless which brings the total to 91, just 9 more homes to go! This morning, we found 2 large bags of nice clothes left at our doorstep and its been like this since Saturday, the more we sold, the more donations poured in! Simply amazing, only God can multiply these…more miracles! We had such an indescribable joy!
 
FOR HIS ANGER LASTS ONLY A MOMENT, BUT HIS FAVOR LASTS A LIFETIME; WEEPING MAY STAY FOR THE NIGHT, BUT REJOICING COMES IN THE MORNING/” Psalm 30:5
 
Please find below BFJ’s monthly newsletter with update on Housing for Jesus, Christmas Bazaar, Shoeboxes for Jesus and many more! Thank you for our prayers and support, we couldn’t have done these without your prayers and support. Please pray for our next mission in January, for our provisions, protection and for smooth weather…certainly no typhoon Mike this time? When prayers are answered…they bring such indescribable joy!
 
“COUNT IT ALL JOY, MY BROTHERS, WHEN YOU MEED TRIALS OF VARIOUS KINDS…” James 1:2
 
A Blessed Christmas and A Most Fruitful New Year to all!
 
In His Amazing Love,
 
Mike,Ruby&BFJ Team
www.sundaysharing.com
www.bucketsforjesus.org
 
 

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR EXTENDED, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

GOOD NEWS TO ALL!

For all those who missed out this weekend! Due to outpouring of even more fantastic donations, nonstop...the Christmas bazaar will be extended till sat 20th Dec.

Praise God we have raised 3 HFJ Housing for the homeless including one from the Amin family! Thank you Juliana & Mark! We have 9 homes more to go!
Come and help us put a roof above the homeless victims of disaster and bring home unique bargains never before available at low prices to shoppers and bless the helpless this Christmas!

Gift items at 50% even designer bags, shoes & clothes for as low $2 up and many more bargains, household and accessories, perfect for Christmas presents, only this week!

Thank Lord for sending everyone to this event specially Ute Marx & family,Catherine Giesige, Loretta Spadaccini, Margaret Laundy, Pressie and Rolando, Patty and sisters, Chin Mei Loo and many more!
Glory & praise to God!
 

MORE HOUSING FOR JESUS (HFJ) AT YOLANDA VILLAGE
 

Glory to God! Housing for Jesus are popping up weekly and construction is ongoing. Thank you God for recruiting Buckets for Jesus to rally support to build homes for our homeless brethren who have suffered enough and deserved to be treated with dignity as our brothers in Christ! 

WRA’s tax exempt grant is ending 31 Dec and our contractors agreed to build at 2k per house provided we have 100 homes to achieve economies of scale. Please help us help the homeless, Housing for Jesus is fast under construction and time is of essence.

To date, we have raised 91 HFJs and you too can help us help our helpless brothers on this season of love and giving! Contact us @ 
www.bucketsforjesus.org

Matthew 25:35-36

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER SFJ MISSION
CFJ16 DELIVERED & READY TO BLESS!
 
Praise God for safe & speedy delivery of CFJ16 to BFJ base in Cebu! God is amazing, His timing is ever so perfect.and blessed us with a house and warehouse!!!

SHOEBOXES SFJ ARRIVES IN BOGO TO BLESS HAIYAN KIDS
 

Praise God for all your generous hearts in Australia, the unfortunate children- victims of Haiyan are overjoyed with your donations! God bless you much more!

THE LOOK OF LOVE
 

If only you were in the Philippines, you would have seen how these Haiyan children loved you back for loving them despite not knowing or meeting them!

So poignant how God's love is spreading like wildfire because you cared enough to respond, help pack and donated to Shoeboxes for Jesus appeal!

It's not too late, contact us and bless destitute children this Christmas!

MIRACLES AT PORVEDA FISHING VILLAGE

Shoeboxes for Jesus reached out to this little village to bless the children there which was wiped out by Haiyan last year. 

We had exactly 200 SFJs with us and we blessed the more than 150 children at Yolanda Village yesterday. But The Lord multiplied the boxes and blessed another 150 children in this little village plus 30 more boxes left over! Thank you God for your faithfulness!

God bless and protect the people and country! Lord you are glorified when You divert this super typhoon and tame it in the powerful Name of Jesus!

MOTHER TERESA'S LITTLE ANGELS

God bless the Missionaries of Charity who tirelessly look after malnourished children in Pasil Cebu and teach them about Jesus!

BFJ team was so blessed to spend time, feed and play with these little angels today and brought them toys and dinner too...nothing can stop us from sharing the joy despite that looming super typhoon.

SHOEBOXES FOR JESUS ARRIVES


At Jesus Fiesta in Talisay, Cebu with YWAM Cebu.

What a glorious day for SFJ to bless 1000 street children. God is good! He held the storm at bay for this event to come true! Rejoice with us!

A JOY TO BEHOLD!

Early Christmas came when SFJ reached the hands of of 1000 street and slum children in Talisay, Cebu

Jesus Fiesta IS organised by YWAM Cebu and supported by BFJ with 1000 SFJ for years.

CANDID SHOTS AT SHOEBOX DAY!

Thank you Lord for generous hearts from Perth and Singapore who lovingly packed Shoeboxes for Jesus in the last 2 months, now in the hands now of 1500 destitute and Haiyan children despite threats from typhoon Ruby!

BIG THANK YOU

Thank you Lord for generous hearts from Perth and Singapore who lovingly packed Shoeboxes for Jesus in the last 2 months, now in the hands more than 1500 destitute and Haiyan children despite threats from typhoon Ruby!

Special thanks to Perlita Tiro, Joanna Portilla, Elsie Sese Wong Jovito Bucoy from Singapore.

Likewise to Perth schools like Liwarra Primary School with Jane Borg, Angela Watts of Bull Creek Primary School, Raewyn & Sherita of Loreto Primary School and Holy Rosary Parish, Fr Patrick and Silvana of Gosnells Parish, Joyce Rodrick Fierze and Gap Youth Group of Willetton Parish & Maida Vale Parish too! And may individuals, young and old! Especially all the amazing volunteers who gave up their weekends for SFJ! God bless you all!

 
JANUARY 2015 MISSION
 
Please for BFJ’s 17th mission from 14th to 31st January 2015, the timely arrival of CFJ17 and Pope Francis’ visit and protection which coincides with our mission. Pray for our protection, protection and financial needs to buy Bibles, provisions and mission needs to give to the poorest of the poor. Also pray for good weather and timely arrival of CFJ17 to BFJ base in Cebu to give to the poor and support our ministries there.
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