CODE RED

Friends please pray for Cagayan de Oro city. 4 months ago we moved from Cagayan de Oro to General Santos city. But our relatives and friends are there. Typhoon is going through the city… Kids and families are trapped from flooding.
Rescue operations are ongoing…the local news just reported 50% of the downtown city is flooded. When I was there I was always in stress when it was heavy rain. And now I’m worry for the people that are there… Please don’t just read this but take your time to pray…

Feeding Program

Quarry relocation area for people who had been a victim from typhoon or their house was accidentaly burned. The Government set this relocation area to help out this people to start a new life and new community. Mindanao Full Gospel Church which is our church that we attend every sunday have ministry in this area, we joined in and help out with their feeding program. They don’t just give food for their stomach but feeding their spiritual body too. People learn and hear how people beleived in God and trusted Him also the way of Jesus Christ and what He had done in that Cross for each one of us.

Beautiful Philippines

Hi everyone! Sorry for the long silence, but the video is here!!! It was so much much fun to make this one and I hope you like it too. For me it’s firs time talking with my self on camera 😀 sorry for my English. I hope you can see little bit where I live. Love you all
P.S. I know I know I’m slow taker but be patient with me. thank you! 😉

What’s Worst?

Here I am again by my computer while Tabitha is sleeping. And I was thinking to share about my daily life because there are friends and family who is asking me questions about that.

I had talked with my cousin and I tried to describe to her my life here with a little of humor. So the topic was “what is worst thing for me being here in the Philippines”. I start my list. The heat here is hard to cope up, because I always feel like I’m in sauna, there is no air because of the humidity. At the day time we try not to go outside, sometimes I feel like we are always inside. But that is not the worst thing, maybe the worst thing is ants, ants, ants. They are everywhere. They are in my bed, on my clothes, in my food and on me!! And they are biting. All of our food we need to hide from this little creature called ants, before sleeping we check our bed. I don’t like if they are on me, it is ok to have one ant on me but if there is more than 10!! Then it started their attacked and I start acting like crazy trying to kill them. But then I’m thinking that I’m getting used to it that they are everywhere. Ants are not too bad after all. Cockroaches ooh my world! In Europe I was not afraid of them… I was thinking: hmm… What can they do to me? They are so small. BUT I was wrong when I got here, ohhh… they are so BIG. The first time when I saw it, I was thinking it’s a mouse. And did you know that they bite? And it is painful it could swollen and red. Just the last night I had a visitor in my bed, in the middle of the night while changing Tabitha’s diaper, a cockroach flew on my head, then it transfer to Tabitha’s legs, and Eugene just sleeping .Oohh they are so yucky but I knew that I need to kill it because it will come back. I hate them! Even Tabitha knows how to kill it “seriously” maybe she can help you once you visit us . But maybe this is still ok. Maybe the mosquitoes are worst. You probably ask why? It is because you never know that it carry a dengue virus. And they really love Tabitha. Three of us sleeping in the same room but only Tabitha get bitten. The mosquito lotion does not always the job. But then I remember the week before we move in this house. We are so lucky and blessed by God’s protection. We were walking around the house, giving our Doberman dog a bath, took a picture with the dog. And in the same day in the same area the dog was killed by a cobra around 6 or 7pm!! And we are so lucky that was not us. But I think the worst thing is it all happened at the same house that we are living now.IMG_1239

I have more stories to tell so stay tuned for our next adventure. God bless you all and watch out for the cockroaches in your screen they can fly and visit you in your bed. hahaha

Homesick

It’s been 6 months that I and Tabitha left Europe. We adjust so much until now I am still adjusting with heat, food. Now I feel homesick, where now I think most of the time is food and other stuff in Europe. Like when I’m putting Tabitha to sleep my brain just working on pictures of food that I really missed. Lithuanian bread “Klaipedos duona” I can smell the aroma of it and the crunchiness when you break the bread… mmmm… Lithuanian buns ohh, they are the best. Really Lithuanians knows how to make good bread “I can debate on it”. I wish we are able to afford the oven so I can bake. So far here in Philippines I saw is only white bread and white plain buns. Some Filipinos eat bread in breakfast it is called “pandesal” very nice small plain buns and its Tabitha’s favorite, but my husband prefer rice and eggs.


In all my life I never eat so much rice. Three times in a day my husband eat rice, but for breakfast I choose not to eat rice so for me only twice in a day rice 😀 when we will be back in Europe I think I will stay away from rice hahahah. I will eat a lot of potatoes. I’m already thinking how to grow potatos in a buket “any idea?”. Here we have so many different vegetables but the thing is I don’t know them. And the taste is so hard to describe. Filipinos love strong taste such as sour or sweet type of foods. Oooohh! They eat this strange food like green mangoes “sour mangoes” dipped in soy sauce, ooohh and balut (duck egg), it’s a duck egg only 16 – 21 days old, when Eugene will eat balut I will not let him to kissed me . Pineapple they put little salt but that one tasted good. IMG_3058

Philippines is a coffee country. I am having hard time to find a good tea. In the store you will find a small place where they have black tea, Jasmen tea and mint tea but it’s cheaper to have coffee.


I never think that I will hide so much from the sun “I guess I become Filipino in that area”. But we go for a walk only after 4pm then sun it’s not so intense. I miss walking in the parks or in the city. I love to be outside but here things change. Every day I feel like I’m in the sauna. I can’t imagine myself in this heat for all year. I really need autumn, winter and the spring. When I will be in Europe again, first thing I will do: get hot shower, eat a lot cheese, get a nice bread with good ham, salad and slice of tomato and a cup of nice tea.

It’s all has been a wonderful journey for me here and it is because the people here are so nice very hospitable, beautiful people and smiling saying “Hi” when we are passing. Tabitha and I we are getting so much attention. Eugene once told me when people saw us they see BEAUTY and the BEAST “I am the BEAUTY and he is the BEAST”. I love my husband and his humor, and of course I love Philippines, it is so much fun in the Philippines.

A BLESSED SUNDAY

Sunday I was scared go to church because of ISIS, but Eugene told me I don’t need to be afraid; the army is checking everyone who is entering the city and the war is 4 hours away, but there was still fear in my heart.
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Still, we (my family, other volunteers and the team from Hawaii) jumped into the jeep and went to the mountains to a small church. This day was such a blessing to me. God was speaking to me in so many ways and into situations where I had fear and didn’t trust Him. And I wanted to share with you.
Sunday was appreciation day for the pastor and his family. The Holy spirit was touching hearts; not only the pastor’s but also his wife’s and daughters’. We prayed over them and we spoke blessings into his life and his family.
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In the beginning of the service the pastor prayed for Marawi city and declared freedom and the surrender of ISIS with Isaiah 2:4,5 “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. All wars will stop, and military training will come to an end. Come, people of Israel, let us walk in the light of the Lord!“
This passage from the Bible was a very big encouragement to me from the Lord. That the war will stop. That it will not come farther. We prayed for the deliverance of people from the city who are trapped and can‘t get out. That God will open doors, windows so innocent people will be free. With Him everything is possible!

In the sermon Alexsandra was sharing about faith and healings, from Mark 5:21-43. The Synagogue ruler Jairus came to ask Jesus to heal his daughter. Jesus went to his house. On the way, a woman touched His garment and she was healed from bleeding for 12 years. She didn‘t go to ask for healing, she didn‘t go to ask for prayer, but she believed that by His touch she will be healed. Her faith healed her! And after that Jesus went to Jairus’ house where the girl was already dead. But Jesus rose her from the dead. 18926486_1734841806533827_2061964255_o
And I was thinking about my friend who needs an operation, I started praying for her that God would deliver her from the this situation. I was crying for my friend because I love her, I want to see her healthy and happy. And I prayed that I will have bigger understanding of Him, to KNOW Him more, really know Him.

In the middle of the Bible passage Jesus also says to the woman to have faith! I took those words for myself. If God gives you children, He will take care of them and He will provide. And if God gives you a husband, God will help you to be a good wife. This passage I want to write on a paper and put on the wall so I could see this promise. That I don‘t need to worry what my child will eat next day, because God will take care of it. And that God will help me to change my heart that I could be better wife to my husband.

At the communion we prayed for the bread and wine and thanked Jesus that He died for us. He took our sins. I was imagining a situation, where ISIS would take me hostage to kill me and a person would offer to go instead of me. There would be no words to say how thankful I would be to such a person. This is what Jesus did. Because of my sins, the punishment is death, but he took my place!!! He was punished instead of me…

That Sunday much more happened than this; God was speaking about so many things and I prayed for so much that I can‘t put everything here. But I can say that this Sunday was a blessing and God met me in this small church in the mountains.

Discipleship Training Week

May 8 – 12, 2017 we had a discipleship training week or DTW lead by Youth With A Mission Staff and about 25 Youth participants from the community. Gita was able to share at the first day of training about “spending time with God” or “Quite time”. She gave the participants an idea of what they can do in their time with God. Gita show them her Bible Journal to give encouragement to the youth.

I was able to share about The Father Heart of God.  It was my desire topic to share to the youth, since I have no story or experience to tell regarding my earthly father but I have story and experience of love from the heavenly father and telling them how important they are and how much they are loved by our Heavenly Father.

One boy his name is Ceasar, he is one of the participant that week.  A kind, gentle, happy, and hard working boy. That day when I talked about the father heart of God he was the boy in a front row,

firstboy in my right side. I know his dad long time ago, he died trying to cross the raging river. The water was so strong that he was taking away and found dead about 1 km. Ceasar was very young by that time happened, and I know he never knew his dad and experience his love.

After the topic I had felt in my spirit that I asked a question “How many of you have heard a word “I LOVE YOU” from your earthly father.” no hands was raised. Another question ” How many of you says “I LOVE YOU” to your parents. One or Two hand was raised. I can sense in my spirit to touch Ceasar and ask the rest of my team to get one child to hug and pray. As soon as I touch Ceasar, he burst into crying. And I kept praying. The entire room only you hear was the sound of youth crying and voice of my team praying.

Later that evening when they share testimony, Ceasar was one of the youth shared what happen that afternoon when I touch him. He said “the reason why I was crying is when Kuya Eugene or Joey touched me I felt the hand of my father touching me. I missed him, I want to hug him tight.” after his testimony I give him another hug and encourage him.

The Father Heart of God.
The boy in my right is Ceasar.