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I flew to Manila early this year to reconnect with my family, friends, and ministry partners as well as to attend the special missions event in my sending church, the Lighthouse Christian Community (LCC) in Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

The trip revitalized me spiritually, emotionally, and even physically. The time spent home was indeed  “maximized.” 

The Missions Festival last February at LCC was another refreshing time for me, and I am sure for the others as well. It was God’s way of putting more fire in the hearts of those who have the calling to serve the Lord in the mission field.

My Philippine vacation, spiced up with countless meetings with good ol’ friends from church, was truly a welcome change for me, after a string of ministry commitments in Ukraine and after the loss of my beloved Mom last year.

I thank God and the church for giving me the opportunity to come home. Thank you so much! I’ll be looking forward to my next visit in 2008!

*****

I love both kids and photography. During my vacation in the Philippines, I took lots of photos during my visit to the Sidewalk Sunday School, a ministry I used to spearhead when I was still in Manila. I currently minister to the Ukrainian children through a weekly feeding program, a Sunday School ministry, English language classes, and summer kids’ camps. 

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I flew to Manila early this year to reconnect with my family, friends, and ministry partners as well as to attend the special missions event in my sending church, the Lighthouse Christian Community (LCC) in Muntinlupa City, Philippines.

The trip revitalized me spiritually, emotionally, and even physically. The time spent home was indeed  “maximized.” 

The Missions Festival last February at LCC was another refreshing time for me, and I am sure for the others as well. It was God’s way of putting more fire in the hearts of those who have the calling to serve the Lord in the mission field.

My Philippine vacation, spiced up with countless meetings with good ol’ friends from church, was truly a welcome change for me, after a string of ministry commitments in Ukraine and after the loss of my beloved Mom last year.

I thank God and the church for giving me the opportunity to come home. Thank you so much! I’ll be looking forward to my next visit in 2008! 🙂

*****

I love both kids and photography. During my vacation in the Philippines, I took lots of photos during my visit to the Sidewalk Sunday School, a ministry I used to spearhead when I was still in Manila. I currently minister to the Ukrainian children through a weekly feeding program, a Sunday School ministry, English language classes, and summer kids’ camps. 

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Teaching Stint at ASCM

The missions class of Ptr. Tom Odowd (seated, second from left) of the
Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries (ASCM) in Makati, Philippines.

When Sarita visited the Philippines during the first quarter of the year, she did a lot of things. Her schedule was filled with personal and official appointments with her family, friends, ministry partners, and church leaders. No time was wasted, as Sarita made sure that a proper work-life balance was achieved.

In February, Sarita was asked by Ptr. Tom Odowd of the Asian Seminary for Christian Ministries (ASCM) in Makati to speak in his missions class.

“He asked me to teach that day. It was super fun and I did enjoy his class!” shared Sarita who was more than obliged to share her challenging yet exciting missionary life in Donetsk, Ukraine.

If there is one thing Sarita would like to accomplish for God’s Kingdom, it is to give a sermon or a training seminar in the Donetsk-based church, where she has been doing ministry work for three years now, in pure Russian. A tall order, but an infinite possibility. (JDRedondo)

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