I trust you are well.
Since our last newsletter the devil has tried to test our faith. We have had some challenges with some of the older children and staff, however, God’s providence rises above our expectations! Without delving deeper into the situation, we have had to part ways with three of our homegrown missionaries, and one staff of Subic Bay Children’s Home because of biblical indifferences which led to disciplinary action. We covet your prayers for us as we navigate through these obstacles that the devil has brought to our ministry. Also, please continue to pray for the children and staff in our home as it has also affected them. We need your prayers for us as we have had to deal with the emotional pain brought about by this great disappointment.
On a more uplifting note, God is truly in the business of blessing! Our new Solar generated electricity has been installed and working. It has helped with our monthly expenses tremendously, and we no longer have to deal with blackouts. Oh, what a joy and blessing! We are overwhelmed with appreciation for those who sacrificed to make this possible for us. Another praise report is God’s provision of two new social workers and a new teacher for the children’s home.
We now have three new mission church buildings up and running. We can hardly believe it! We have prayed for this for years, and the Lord has answered our prayers by providing the funds, for not only one, but three buildings, and three more! This is just the beginning and the Lord is raising up many more young men as pastors and missionaries!
Our son Timothy, the director of our AMAGOH ministry, is currently in Houston, Texas. The AMAGOH ministry started out as our bible basketball ministry. AMAGOH is an acronym for “A Man After God’s Own Heart.” Timothy is taking that ministry to another level to include more sports to reach more young people with the gospel. Please keep him and his young family in your prayers. This is his first time to be away from his wife, Bianca, and their two daughters and the AMAGOH ministry which is very dear to his heart. He is working at a company in Deer Park, TX during the week and on Sundays he is available to visit churches and present the AMAGOH ministry. Timothy’s return to the Philippines is on March 20th.
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Rodrigo & Annalisa Valbuena
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