We have returned from mission a month ago, it was by far the most challenging mission as we came face to face with 3 typhoons in the Philippines. On the first day, we were stranded in Kuala Lumpur for nearly half a day and by the time we reached Manila, we missed our connecting flight to Cebu and was stranded for one night as all flights were cancelled. The typhoon name was ‘Glenda’ and it was fairly strong to uproot 100 year old trees and create havoc on the traffic everywhere in Manila.
As mentioned, please see below Youtube link of our latest update on Buckets for Jesus ministry for the poorest of the poor. Also, above and the below link are some photos taken at our last mission and the ways in which people can support our ministry for the poorest of the poor in 3rd world countries like The Philippines, Vietnam or Kenya. Feel free to forward this link if anyone wants more info about BFJ.
Through Adopt a Family Appeal has started construction as of this writing and the first 25 homes at Yolanda Village in Bogo, Cebu where the affected areas are and the next 50 homes will be built at a 2-hectare land grant by the Mayor of Bogo City, Cebu which will take about 18 months to shape up. Ground breaking ceremony was last month when we were there. Praise God we have reached 77 homes to date and still praying for 23 more to go.
Shoeboxes for Jesus
We are praying for SFJ to double last year’s 1000 SFJs to ensure more orphans & street children can go to school next year. We are however, reviewing the boxes as they took up 75 large boxes (half container) and quite costly to ship. Looking at clear plastic pouches or envelopes or smaller shoeboxes…any ideas will be most welcome. We start collecting school supplies, toys and clothes etc from 1 Sept till end Oct for shipment.
Please see flyer below for more details.
Shoeboxes For Jesus 2013 was a big success, we were able to bless over 1,000 children with school supplies and other gifts all in the shoebox.
We plan to double that amount in 2014 and donations have started to flow in. Your support for this project will be much appreciated.
Future Fundraising Events
1.0 Spring Roll & Macaroon Drive - starts 15th Sept for pre-orders
2.0 Quiz Night-18th October at John XXIII College Exhibition Centre
3.0 Wine & Cheese- 22nd Nov at St Bernadette’s Parish Centre, Glendalough
4.0 Christmas Bazaar – 1-6th Dec at Mode Studio, Subiaco
Spring Roll Drive
Back by popular demand... The Spring Roll Drive is back and all proceeds will support Adopt A Family.
We praise God for a generous donor who plans to match every dollar in this appeal, which will double the amount of homes raised from 2 to 4.
We have taken orders at least 100 boxes so far, and we hope to hit our target of 500 boxes. If you want to order, please contact Buckets For Jesus @ 9388 9677.