The latest from the Valbuena family (January 2015)
Once again, the Lord has been gracious! The Lord has blessed us in the year that has just passed! The construction of the School/Church building is underway and is coming along nicely. We praise God for our brethren who gave towards this building project which enabled us to begin construction. We continue to pray for God’s provision and that His hand be in it till the completion.
Arnulfo, Jomarie and Paul was saved! After Pastor Rodrigo (Odek) Valbuena’s message Amulfo, Jomarie and Paul, three of the children of SBCHome, came Forward with others. It is our desire and prayer that the children come to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Although we may give all the needs and comforts deprived from them it is only through a relationship with Christ will they ever truly be content, joyful and have life more abundantly.
THANKSGIVING 2014: I thank God and those who He used to provide for our Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Meal. For Thanksgiving we had a traditional American dinner with the turkey, sides and pies. For Christmas we did a spaghetti dinner and an assortment of sweets and a chocolate fountain. For New Year’s we did kabobs, and grilled hotdogs and after the fireworks display we had southern chicken and dumplings.
Several months ago I (Annalisa) received a phone call from Jake, a young man who was once a child in Subic Bay Children’s Home. The call was conceming a two week old baby. The mother, who is a Married woman, had an affair with a married man and in result Jeremiah was conceived. Neither family wanted to have anything to do with Jeremiah. The mother of Jeremiah is an I acquaintance of Jake and knew of Jake being cared for as a child by SBCHome. The day I received a call from Jake he informed me that he did not know what to do and that the mother just showed up at his apartment and left the baby. I told Jake that he could bring the baby to me. Jake, who now lives in a city several hours away, found someone to accompany him who knew a thing or two about babies and arrived at my house around 8pm. Jake had bought one feeding bottle, a small can of formula and a small pack of diapers. We named the ba- by Jeremiah. Jeremiah is now a thriving three month old and he brings so much joy to all at Subic Bay Children’s Home.
We continue to ask for prayers for the children of Subic Bay Children’s Home as well as the staff. Specifically prayers of patience and empathy towards the children and that the children will always be appreciative.
We, the Fulfer and Valbuena Families and all the children of Subic Bay Children’s Home, thank you so much for your continuous prayers and support for this ministry. May God bless you!
Support mailing address:
c/o Central Missionary Clearing House
P.O. Box 219228
Houston, TX 77218-9228
(409) 413-0860 or (409) 356-5403