Filipino Outreach

(NEW SITE)


Coming to UMM has been a growing opportunity-spiritually and culturally. Born and raised in St. Paul to parents from the Philippines, I (Salvador Cruz Monteagudo) grew to comfortable and contented in my Filipino ways. Too comfortable to a point where I didn't really thought much about what being Filipino-American was like. Also, I got tired of eating the same old Filipino food. When I went to Morris, I began to search for more of my cultural identity (also desired and fulfilled the chance to take a "Trip to the Philippines in 2001") after being asked (not as many when I lived in the culturally cosmopolitan Twin Cities) about about my culture. This is how I came to making many websites like these....

U.S. Military's Past Presence in the Philippines

I've met so many people in my life that tell me that they used to serve in the U.S. Military in the Philippines. They tell me this after I tell them of my Filipino background. I decided to (1/18/05) to do some research on this. They always asked me if I thought the past U.S. Military Presence in the Philippines was good? Well, I never grew-up there when they were there, so I don't really serve as the best resource person to answer this question. However, I've heard both sides of this issue:

Yes, the U.S. Military Presence was "good"-because they helped grow the economy in the area. U.S. soldiers presence helped brought money to the area.

No, the U.S. Military Presence was "bad"-because they just caused trouble to the "locals" or "native" Filipinos

....more on filipino military stories

Related Links:

History

  • Contaminated Water found in Bases, a complaint form
  • Global Security: Military Facility, on Clarke
  • Global Security: Military Facility, on Subic
  • -Clarke Air Base
    "Clark got its name from Maj. Harold M. Clark, of the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Born in Minnesota and raised in Manila, he was the first American to fly in Hawaii. Clark died on May 2, 1919 in a seaplane crash in Panama and is now buried in the Arlington National Cemetery."-from Global Security: Military Website

  • Clarke Air Force Base
  • THE 1970s CLARK AIR BASE K-9 HOMEPAGE
  • -Subic Bay Naval Base

  • Subic Bay Marine Barracks
  • Subic Bay Revisited
  • Immigration Stories of Filipinos Overseas

  • Program help them get mental health care , from TamilTigers.net-Toronto, Canada article
  • Personal Reccomended Resource

    LOCAL/STATE

  • Sal's Philippine Website
  • Financial
    -Money Transfer

    State:

  • ESP Travel
    "to serve the Filipino-American community"
    Money Remittance
    Airline Ticketing
    Edsel L. Faunillan
    2973 Fountain Way
    Shakopee, MN 55379
    Phone: 952.445.7757
    Fax: 952.496.2721
    e-mail: esptraveletc@yahoo.com
    Ebay ID: Benhur0924
    *referred by my Mom (11/27/05)
    $14/100 to Philippines

    -Postal Service

  • FOREX Cargo

  • 8208 Harriet Ave.; Bloomington, MN 55420; 612.888.8571 or 612.884.3124

    Nation:
    Money Gram
    $14/100 to Philippines
    Western Union
    $15/100 to Philippines

    Phil Oriental Foods (Asia) 789 University Ave. W.,
    Saint Paul
    651-292-1325
    *found this at St. Thomas University's Ethnic Grocery Stores

    Global:
    *sending $100?
    Phil Send (based in Seattle, WA) $9.75/100 to Philippines
    Xoom.com (based in San Francisco, CA) $7.50/100 to Philippines

    Missions

    College Outreach

    Support Missionary Highlight

  • YWAM, Romy Santos (met at Ethnic Harvest 03' Conference
  • Below is a letter of support (prayer and financial) request:

    "Right now we have a regular Bible study small group at U of MN every friday and we will try to connect to campus outrreach for big group gathering, we are also planning to do dinner set up every other week or at least once in a month for Interanational student and in connection with we are trying to help out, the stadium village church that serving breakfast for international student every sunday. as for me all my plans I laid it down at the foot of the cross. Let His will be done. I'm applying for licensed minister. and still looking for the place to live that I know I have peace that 's the right place. please if you can continually pray for me as I do to you. pray for financial breakthrough as I see God moving in the ministry. I have a little bit struggle on my staff fees eventhough God amazingly provided for me everyday like gas money and food. I thank God that I dont pay for my rent at U of MN but I do still have responsibility to pay off my staff fees which US$380 a month and its kinda building up.

    Im trusting God for all of these. please if you keep me in prayer and I also want to ask you as well if you prayerfully consider supporting me financially like every month it doesnt matter how much, that would be helpful blessings Romy ps. check my webpage www.ywam-mn.org click on staff and look for my name"

    Morris Connection:


    Gene (former missionary to the Philippines for 20+ years with Navigators), Mary (his wife), and Connie (his daughter) posing at their house in Janurary 2005

    Bio: Gene's missionary work to the Philippines kind of had it's beginnings when he was to partake a 1 month-only trip to Taiwan. He played the trumpet and was invited with a musical group to perform there in honor of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. After meeting some Filipinos there and going to the Philippines, he fell in love with the people there and the one-month trip ended up being a 20 year-trip. He got married in 1952. His kids were all born in the Philippines and many live in Minnesota.

    Innter City
    Inner Change �a christian order among the poor� (Philips Neighborhood in Minneapolis)(YWAM missionaries to Smokey Mountain-Manilla Philippines) Contact: Jim & Raquel Bloom; 2910 Bloomington Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407; 612.722.3363 (Ethnic Harvest 03' Conference in Edina, MN

    Restaurants

  • Cora's Best Chicken Wings
    651.221-0020
    168 Concord (corner east of Cesar Street & Robert St.)

    St. Paul, MN

    Organizations

  • Minnesota Filipino Community

  • NATIONAL

    Conferences

    NFAYA-National Filipino American Youth Association conference

    Demography

    Where do most Filipinos reside?
    Filipinos in the United States

    -California

    Music

  • Rachel Lampa's Official Homepage

  • Related Sites:
  • Official Rachel Lampa, from myspace.com
  • Rachel Lampa, for fans

  • Rachel Lampa Interview, from christianmusic.about.com

  • "Reared by a father who was Filipino and a mother who was Hungarian-Irish, Lampa grew up not really knowing about racism either.
    "I didn't know what it was since I live in a mixed family and have friends of color. People talk about racism but I never really saw it as a problem," she said.
    She instead grew up versed in knowing about the traditional Filipino meal on Lo Mein at Thanksgiving. And though she may have been naive to names of other Christian artists, it saved her from developing a certain "attitude" about Christian music."

  • My Flip Perspective
  • Welcome to California, Dept. of Transp. Map
  • GLOBAL

    Entertainment

  • GMA Network, top-rated t.v. programs

  • Stage Performers, some of famous Filipino celebrities in drama

    Food

  • Ethnic Culture: Philippine, list of U.S. Filipino-American Restaurants/Stores and recipes
  • Movies

  • Disoriented Movie, "The first Filipino-American movie in cinema history is a fresh take on growing up Asian in America."

  • *Note: Met the director at an Asian Am. Conference in 1998 at Harvard with ASA
  • "Debut", another growing-up Filipino-American plot movie
  • Food

    -Pancit

  • Pancit Canton-Instant, from Asian Merchant
  • E-Manilla Food, filipino recipes
  • Pancity Canton-One Bauknecht, sauteed with meat and vegetables
  • -Variety

  • Salvador's Family Filipino Recipie
  • E Filipinas, variety of recipies
  • Filipino Cuisine
  • Pilipino Mart, online store (includes mang thomas lechon sauce!)
  • Language

  • Tagalog-Dictionary
  • Missions Focus

  • Ministry to the Poor, contact former Minnesota Filipino-American christian leader Carlito Ochoa, who currently serves the Lord in Florida
  • Music

  • Binhirecords, a Fil-Christian Music Recording Company
  • Gary Valenciano, a positive artitist in the Philippines
  • Genesis Entertainment
  • H's Cellar-Honorius' punk rock hangout in Grafton, North Dakota
  • Plus One, a Christian "boy band"
  • Rachel Lampa, a rising christian artists!
  • Ray An Fuentes, former famous actor turned evangelistic singer
  • Univeral Records
  • Shalom Ministries, Fil-Am. non-deonominational org
  • Classifed Records, Filipino American
    Natural Vibe
    Philippine Music
    Propaganda Movement, hip-hop!
    Jocelyn Enriquez, a Filipina singer
    Still Real Productions

    History

  • Filipino American National Hisotrical Society
  • News and the Media

  • Filipinas,a magazine with the voice from Filipinos

  • GLOBAL

    Books

  • OMF Literature Inc
  • Children

    philippines children singing

    Community

  • The Filipino, Filipino-american community worldwide
  • Current News

    Filipino Victims Buried in Mass Grave, from yahoo w/slide show (February 2006)
    Landslide buries homes, school Red Cross: At least 200 dead, 1,500 missing in Philippines Friday, February 17, 2006; Posted: 1:47 a.m. EST (06:47 GMT) CNN
    "November 1991, about 6,000 people were killed on Leyte in floods and landslides triggered by a tropical storm.
    Last weekend, seven road construction workers died in a landslide after falling into a 46-meter (150-foot) deep ravine in the mountain town of Sogod on Leyte.

    Dance

    Seed To Sow Filipino Ethnic Dance Int'l.Serv.Stuttgart Germn

    Education

    Colleges

    Ateno De Manila University, a prestigious private university

  • University of the Philippines-Diliman, in Quezon City

  • *sister in Christ, Ami, is currently studying here (since Oct 04') and would like your prayer:
    "On the trip to Manila I sat by a guy from Malaysia who was going to Manila on business. We began talking about religions and I was explaining to him the difference between religion and relationship. "How do you begin a relationship with God?" was one of his questions. Haha, could I ever tell him! I showed him a tract and explained it to him. I told him to read the prayer silently and if he agreed with everything, he could read it aloud with me. He said he agreed and prayed with me! We exchanged emails and I told him to keep me updated on his new "relationship" with Jesus Christ. Then, I guess the lady next to me heard us talking and she ASKED me for a tract too! How many people do that?"-(Saturday, October 16, 2004 11:22 PM)....more.....
    International Student Exchange Program,find info. in studying abroad for college students
    American Field Service, information on study abroad for high school students

    Financial

    Money Remittance, sending money to family in Philippines

    Food

  • Filipino & Asian Recipes
  • Filipino Cuisine, for your Asian and Filipino cooking needs
  • Tayabas, liver, sari-sari, and lumpia sauce recipes
  • Geography

  • Origin of Philippine Provinces
  • Cebu, from (map) island properties
    *I met Evely (3.31.07), who is from Sogod (northeastern coast)
    Cebu City, from Wikipedia
    "Cebu, or Sugbu, was already a prosperous settlement before it was colonized by Spain. It had trade relations with China and the other countries of Southeast Asia.
    On April 7, 1521, Ferdinand Magellan landed in Cebu. He was welcomed by Rajah Humabon, who, together with his wife and about 800 natives, were baptized by the Spaniards on April 14, 1521 and are considered to be the first Filipino Catholics. Magellan, however, failed to successfully claim the Philippines for the crown of Spain, having been slain in neighboring Mactan Island on April 27, 1521 by the chieftain Lapu-lapu.
    On April 27, 1565, Miguel L�pez de Legazpi, with Augustinian Friar Andr�s de Urdaneta, landed in Cebu. Legazpi renamed the city on January 1, 1571, from San Miguel to Villa del Santissimo Nombre de Jesus. During this six year period, Cebu City was the capital of the newly established Spanish colony."

    History

  • Jose Rizal Homepage, national hero
  • Philippine History, from dlsu.edu.ph
  • Spanish Colonization

    Natural Disasters:
    -Mount Pinatubo

  • June 12, 1991, Eruption Cloud of Mt. Pinatubo from Clark Air Base, from japanese site
  • Mount Pinatubo, Philippines, from USGS
  • Pinatubo, Philippines, volcano site from North Dakotah
  • Holidays

  • Customs and Traditions, from filipinoheritage.com
  • How to Celebrate a Filipino Christmas, from ehow.com
  • Philippine Holidays & Monthly Celebrations
  • Humanitarian

  • Christians & Muslims Building Peace, in Mindinao from Godtube.com
  • Highway of Peace 2007 Philippines, from Godtube.com

  • "Muslims building houses for Christians.... Building peace beyond words... beyond religion. Faith that unites; Human Dignity."

    Internet Focus

  • Filipino Web Gimik Pinoy, links and material related to the Philippines
  • Tanikalang Ginto-The Philippines Most Comprehensive Web Direct.
    Tribung Pinoy Archives , A web journal about the Philippines, the Filipino people and the Filipino diaspora as expressed from a decidedly but not exclusively Filipino perspective.

    Language

    Tagalog On Site, a study abroad program where Filipino Americans go back to the Philippines to learn... Geography and Location

    Media

  • Christian Broadcasting Network-Asia, based in Makati-Manilla, Philippines
  • Miscellaneous

  • Wikipedia
  • Missions Focus

    (Ang Salita ng Diyos)


  • Bukas Loob Medical Mission

    "The Bukas Loob Sa Diyos medical team and volunteers from the United States goes to the Philippines to provide dental, medical and surgical services for the poor."
  • Christian Childrens Fund
  • Christian Missionary Alliance, in Southern Philippines

  • Contact: Jeryl Gesolgon Bayona (met through e-mail in Dec. 2004)
  • Compassion International, children report
  • Ethnic Harvest Profile, resources on why this nation is a missions focus nation

  • Hour of Harvest-Crusades: Bobby & Ronda Martz-23321 Hwy 301; Parkton, NC 28371; 910.858.3683; members of of Manna Church; 5117 Cliffdale Rd.; Fayetteville, NC 28314
    *met through my local church attending a Regional Conference in 2000
  • Gawad Kalinga, to give care, and it is an alternative solution to the blatant problem of poverty not just in the Philippines but in the world

  • GK You Raise Me Up MV

    "Gawad Kalinga's work in Nation Building"
  • House of Refuge, in Quezon City (randomn acts of kindness story)
  • Jesus the Heart of Missions Team, headed by Dante Veluz (campus ministry led him to Christ!) came to Minnesota's Hear & Obey Conference 01' for a crusade
  • Lamp Missions (lamp1040vision), headed by Fritz Cobrado (signed my personal guestbook!)

  • *met when he signed by Guestbook
    Ministry to the Poor, headed by Pastor Art Gonzales from Jesus the Anointed One (JA1-Full Gospel) in Kumintang Ibaba, Batangas City, Philippines; tel. nos 723-1170;723-0035
    *met through Wefellowship in 2000
  • New Tribal Missions, known after Martin & Gracia Burnham were kidnapped by Abu Sayaf (Osama Bin Laden linked) prior to 9.11.01
    *special feature*

    "In the Presence of My Enemies", story of their kidnapping experience
    "Enduring Faith: Conference, spearheaded by Voice of the Martrys
    Featuring: Gracia Burnham (see persecution)
  • Operation World, mission facts on nations

  • Rhema Christian Training School, at P.O. Box 4; Tarlac City, Tarlac; Philippines 2300. Contact: Don & Margret Messerer; P.O. Box 860600; Wahiawa, HI 96786-0600;
    *met these folks through Hear & Obey Confernece in 2001
    Touch of Grace Ministries, at P.O. Box 1125; Virac, Catanduanes; 4800 Philippines. Contact: Rob & Chris Vanden Bos; P.O. Box 7283; Great Falls, MT 59406-7283; U.S.A.
    *met through my local church's family camp trip to Hungry Horse, MT in 2002


  • Wycliffe Bible Translators, Kermit Titrud (met at local church's Missions Conference 00')

  • Note: He's based in Nasuli (the Summer Institute of Language center in the Philippines), where he helped translated the local native Hiligaynon language into now their own New Testament Bible.
  • YWAM Philippines

  • YWAM Philippines School of Evangelism Promo

    Outside of Philippines:

    Article
    "FORMER SAUDI PRISONER CALLS FOR URGENT PRAYER FOR FILIPINO CHILDREN AND ADULTS ARRESTED IN RIYADH" By Dan Wooding of Assists-Ministries
    MANILA, PHILIPPINES (January 21, 2000) -- Donnie (last name hidden for privacy), a former prisoner in Saudi Arabia, has called for urgent prayer for five Filipino children arrested at a worship service on Jan. 7 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, along with 10 adults.

  • Singapore's Heart 913 Radio Program w/ D.J. Mario Lajarca (personal e-mail on 12.8.00)
  • Strategic & Network, stats and data of the Filipino people
  • Christian Broadcasting Network World Reach, a Global Partnership
    European Philippine Services, info about the Philippines:Christian sites
    Jesus Film, reached 500,000 Pilipinos!
  • World Facts, many Filipinos who are missionaries are settled here (private networks for security reasons-contact me)

    Movies

    Jose Rizal, a Filipino patriot
    "Disoriented", by Francisco Aliwalas

    Music

    His Eye Is On The Sparrow by Filipinos Miss Saigon Germany

    News and the Media

  • Asiaweek,news of the Philippines
  • News and the Media

  • Filipinas,a magazine with the voice from Filipinos
  • Philippine News, Flipino News Group
  • SCOLA-Satelite Communications for Learning, see schedule times for Philippine news in your local cable channel
  • Other

    Kabalarians

  • Kabayan-Real Pinoy, keeping filipinos in touch with home
  • Persecutions

  • Manila says it will withdraw troops from Iraq Bid to save hostage's life, but details of plan remain murky, from MSNBC

  • "...It is not for us to judge and raise our voices now that Angelo�s life hangs in the balance. This is the most sensitive point in the hostage crisis. We must unite behind Angelo�s family, keep our peace and pray hard...�
    PRAISE GOD-Answer to many prayers!=>Phil News- (Wednesday, July 21, 2004 )-"Angelo is freed: By 14-day ordeal ends for Filipino driver"-"THE Filipino truck driver Angelo de la Cruz was freed on Tuesday by his Iraqi captors who had held him hostage for 14 days.

  • Soldiers nab Abu suspect linked to Dos Palmas kidnaps, from ABS-CBN News

  • "Another American, Martin Burnham, was killed during a rescue operation by elite troops and his wife, Gracia, was shot in the leg. The Burnhams, Christian missionaries working in the mainly Catholic Philippines, were held for more than a year.
    Bacarro said Amiruddin had been under surveillance for weeks after the military got information the Abu Sayyaf was plotting to bomb shopping malls and public parks in Zamboanga during Easter holidays earlier this month.
    The plans were disrupted when the supposed bomb-maker was killed during a raid by police and soldiers on a hideout outside Zamboanga two weeks ago.
    Three days after that raid, security forces stormed another Abu Sayyaf hideout in a Muslim village in Zamboanga, confiscating blasting caps and materials for making crude bombs.
    Abu Sayyaf, the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, is suspected of links to al-Qaeda and the regional network from Indonesia, the Jemaah Islamiah.
    Abu Sayyaf is blamed for the country's worst terror attack, the bombing of a ferry near Manila in February 2004 that killed more than 100 people. Reuters

    Senior Abu Sayyaf Leader Abu Solaiman Shot Dead Al Jacinto, Arab News
    " ZAMBOANGA CITY, 18 January 2007 � A senior Abu Sayyaf leader wanted by the United States for the kidnapping and killing of two American citizens had been killed by Filipino troops in a clash on Tuesday on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, a security spokesman told Arab News."
    *there was an article I read too that mentioned about Gracia Burnham's remarks of this recent news. She said something like this, "I feel sadden about Abu having to face judgment by God for the acts (e.g. killing her husband) he did on earth"

    Philippine militant group beheads Christian hostages
    By Michael Ireland Chief Correspondent, ASSIST News Service ASSIST News Service (ANS) - PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609-0609 USA Visit our web site at: www.assistnews.net -- E-mail: danjuma1@aol.com Friday, April 20, 2007
    " THE PHILIPPINES (ANS) -- Seven hostages, six construction workers and one factory worker -- all believed to be Christians -- have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines.
    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), says Abu Sayyaf militants have decapitated seven hostages and sent their heads to troops on the southern Philippine island of Jolo, according to the Philippine military. The island of Jolo is some 950km (600 miles) south of the Philippine capital, Manila.
    The men -- six construction workers and a factory worker, all of whom were Christian -- were seized on Monday near the town of Parang in Jolo.
    The BBC says the Philippine military has vowed to intensify its efforts to track down the group. Philippine troops have been fighting Islamic militants holed up in Jolo's mountainous terrain for several months.
    Abu Sayyaf is the smallest of four Muslim rebel groups in the Philippines, with about 400 members. The group is thought to have links with both al-Qaeda and the regional militant group Jemaah Islamiah, and has been blamed for a number of kidnappings and bombings in the region.
    Militants ordered civilians to deliver two of the heads to a military camp and the other five heads were left at a second camp later on Thursday, officials said. The men's remains were recovered from a village on Friday.
    Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said that the killings demonstrated the group's ruthlessness. "Abu Sayyaf's acts of terror will not go unpunished," she said.
    Maj-Gen Ruben Rafael, head of military forces in Jolo, said the killings had been carried out in retaliation for the death of a militant commander. The road workers' employer had refused to pay a ransom for the men, he added.
    In recent months Philippine troops, aided by US counter-terrorism trainers, have carried out extensive work on the island to track down the militants, the BBC says.
    Two of the group's senior leaders, Abu Sulaiman and Khaddafy Janjalani, have been killed but dozens of gunmen are thought to remain on the island.
    Bali bombing suspects Dulmatin and Umar Patek are also thought to be in the region. "


    Profile

    Philippines$ country profile from Globe Telecom

    Religious/Spiritual (occults, cults, etc..)
    -Anting-Anting
  • Anting-Anting: Amulet, a Bakbaken (martial artists)
  • The Bereans: Apologetics Research Ministry, mission focus in the Philippines
  • The Higaunon people of Northern Mindanao
  • Spiritual Warfare, from Filipino perspective
  • I plan to put a list from the book "Signs & Wonders" by Pastor Dante Veluz, whom I met at the Hear & Obey Conference in the Twin Cities in 2001. Here is the partial list from Chapter 9-Understanding the Spirit World in the Philippine Context:

    ....Filipino Teachings

    -Mangatanem in Illocos Norte

    Tourist Attractions

  • Lonely Planet, travel destination information
  • Palawan
    Mount Pinatubo, the volcano that changed the world's climate!
    Tambayan, Pilipinas in the Net

    Travel

    -Cities

  • City of Manila
  • WOW! Explore Philippines, a tourist gov't site
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Pinoys/Pinays

  • Alan Bungue

  • MAPS

  • Lonely Planet
  • Philippine Maps and Placenames
  • Philippine Provinces, by region
  • *E-mail Prayer Forward

    Subject: WHAT WOULD BE THE PRAYER OF THE NEXT PRESIDENT?
    Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 01:28:18 +0000
    Date : March 23, 2004
    To : All Concerned Filipinos/Kababayans (In the Philippines and Overseas)
    From : Bro. Dante Veluz
    Jesus the Heart of Mission Team International (Phils-USA)

    I have some serious concerns about our nation and the forthcoming election these past few weeks. Through prayers the Lord encouraged me to share with you some things for your considerations.

    When the Lord brought our family here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in September, 2002, I was led to mobilize people to pray for the City and the nation of America, particularly the leaders. For this purpose, God led us to establish the Philadelphia Christian Leaders Fellowship (PCLF). The format of >our prayers and the list of leaders that we pray for regularly are listed in our website (www.pclf.org). Also, sometime in April last year, I was led to commit and register as a member of a group called �The Presidential Prayer Team� (www.presidentialprayerteam.org) which has been in existence for years. This group specifically prays for the incumbent President of the United States of America, regardless of religious and party affiliation.

    I have read the prayers of the first two presidents of this nation (as stated >below) which the Presidential Prayer Team printed and distributed to their >members. Then I was reminded of the prayer of William Penn, the founder of >Philadelphia and the Lord led me to share these things to you. Let us therefore fervently pray that the next president of the Philippines will make the same gesture to redeem and rededicate our nation once again so that she will be the nation that God wants her to be. May his prayer then be printed in the walls of Malacanang and the government and private institutions all over the land so that the world would know that truly Jesus is the Lord of our nation, the Philippines!

    GEORGE WASHINGTON (1789-1797) >(Member of Vestryman, Pohick Church (Episcopalian) > >�Almighty God, We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection�and that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with�Charity, [and] humility�which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.� > >JOHN ADAMS (1797-1801) >(Member of First Church, Braintree, Massachusetts) > >�I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.� > >WILLIAM PENN (1684) >The Founder of Philadelphia, >the birthplace and the first capital of the nation, the place >of the declaration of Independence and promulgation of American Constitution > >�And thou Philadelphia, the virgin settlement of this province named before thou were born, what love what care what service and what travail have there been to bring thee forth and preserve thee from such as would abuse and defile thee. > >�O that thou mayest be kept from the evil that would overwhelm thee, that >faithful to the God of thy mercies in the life of righteousness thou mayest be >preserved to the end. > >�My soul prays to God for thee that thou mayest stand in the day of trial that >thy children may be blest of the Lord and thy people saved by His power.�

    These prayers were engraved at the walls of the White House and other government institutions all over the nation. These were the same words prayed for by the first Christian Pilgrims of this great nation in November, 1620, when a little ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores of this continent. The people aboard had the glory of God and a prayer of faith in their hearts for a place where they could worship God in freedom. On board that vessel, these people entered into a covenant with God to establish the land of His dreams in the Name and in the blood of Jesus. Below is an excerpt from the prayer:

    �In the name of God, amen. We whose names are underwritten�Having undertaken for the glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia�for the glory of God.�

    The Mayflower Compact became America�s first great constitutional document. It >was sign oked in Cape Cod Bay before the ship�s inhabitants set foot on American >soil. Because of this significant historical gesture and the leaders commitment to uphold this gesture this nation became the greatest nation over all the surface of the earth, to the glory of God. The enemy tried and will continue to discredit or destroy this nation through various means but because of the covenant prayers of the founding fathers, some key elected leaders thereafter and the believers all over the land, this nation will continue to be great, to the glory of the Lord!

    WE PRAY, THEREFORE, THAT THIS BLESSING WILL COME TO OUR NATION AS WELL. WE PRAY THAT ONE DAY BRO. EDDIE VILLANUEVA WILL BE THE NEW PRESIDENT AND THE LEADERS OF OUR NATION WILL ALL BE GOD-FEARING AND WILL DO THIS SIGNIFICANT COVENANT PRAYER GESTURE FOR OUR NATION AND THE WORDS WHEREFORE ENGRAVED IN ALL OVER THE KEY BUILDINGS OF THE LAND. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE THE PHILIPPINES TO BE A GREAT NATION ONCE AGAIN FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!

    In closing, let me share with you the Editorial comment of Max Soliven, >Philippine Star, dated March 6, 2004, as follows:

    "Arroyo can speak of sustaining the >momentum for the nation's economic growth; Roco can >dwell on the paradigm shift in governance; Lacson can >battle peace and order; Poe can push for national >unity. Bro Eddie seems to go deeper. He is advocating, >so I am informed, a revolution of the heart, a moral >renewal, an inner change in every Filipino. And, of >all the other aspirants, this evangelist is absolutely >most qualified to make a God-centered campaign >platform�."

    Let's encourage one another with this word. Please forward this to your friends and mobilize them to pray and fast (a meal a day or 3 meals a week until the May 10 election), for the Lord and for our nation. >

    from Dante Veluz, former President of JHMT, who now lives in Pennsylvania

    From : LAMP/Fritz C
    Sent : Thursday, February 20, 1997 12:31 PM
    To : CC :
    Subject : Fw: Prayer Power

    "Love Asia Missions Partner (LAMP) Foundation International ,Inc." Prayer alert
    PRAYER POWER THE ONLY HOPE FOR THE PHILIPPINES
    by Father James Reuter, S.J.

    By her own admission, GMA rightfully assessed that "over the last decades,our republic has become one of the weakest, steadily left behind by its more progressive neighbors." Forty years ago, we were only second to Japan in economic stature, and way ahead of Singapore, Hongkong,Malaysia, and Thailand. Today, at our present growth rate, it will take us 30 years to get to where Thailand is today.
    1. A population of 160 Million;
    2. Of those, 70 to 90 million (equivalent to our current population) will live below the poverty line;
    3. Our national debt is estimated to be at US$200B (compared to US$28B when Marcos fled, and US$ 53B today);
    4. We will be competing, not against Thailand or even Vietnam, but against Bangladesh;
    5. We will be the most corrupt nation in Asia, if not in the world (we're already ranked 11th most corrupt nation by Transparency International). The signs are clear. Our nation is headed towards an irreversible path of economic decline and moral decadence. It is not for lack of effort. We've seen many men and women of integrity in and out of government,NGOs, church groups & people's organization devote themselves to the task of nation-building, often times against insurmountable odds. But not even two people's revolutions, bloodless as they may be, have made a dent in reversing this trend. At best, we have moved one step forward, but three steps backward We need a force far greater than our collective efforts, as a people, can ever hope to muster. It is time to move the battle to the spiritual realm. It's time to claim GOD's promise of healing of the land for His people.
    It's time to gather GOD's people on its knees to pray for the economic recovery and moral reformation of our nation. Is prayer really the answer? Before you dismiss this as just another rambling of a religious fanatic, I'd like you to consider some lessons we can glean from history. England's ascendancy to world power was preceded by the. Reformation, a spiritual revival fuelled by intense prayers. The early American settlers built the foundation that would make it the most powerful nation today - a strong faith in GOD and a disciplined prayer life. Throughout its history, and especially at its major turning points, waves of revival and prayer movement swept across the land. In recent times, we see Korea as a nation experiencing revival and in the process producing the largest Christian church in the world today, led by Rev. Paul Yongi Cho. No wonder it has emerged as a strong nation when other economies around it are faltering. Even from a purely secular viewpoint, it makes a lot of sense. For here there is genuine humbling & seeking of GOD through prayer, moral reformation necessarily follows. And this, in turn, will lead to general prosperity. YES, we believe prayer can make a difference. It's our only hope. Today, we launch this email brigade, to inform Filipinos from all over the world to pray, as a people, for the economic recovery and moral reformation of our nation. We do not ask for much. We only ask for 5 minutes of your time in a day, to fwd this email to your close friends and relatives. This is the kind of unity which can make a big difference. Of course, if you feel strongly, as I do, about the power of prayer, you can be more involved by starting your own prayer group or prayer center. We have tried people power twice; in both cases, it fell short.
    Maybe it's time to try prayer power. GOD never fails. Is there hope? YES! We can rely on GOD's promise, but we have to do our part. If we humble ourselves and pray as a people, GOD will heal our land. By GOD's grace,we may yet see a better future for our children. GOD bless and GOD save our country (from stupid and corrupt politicians)! "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land."(2 Chronicles 7:14).

    " Love Asia Missions Partner (LAMP) Foundation International,Inc. "
    " His Last command is Our First Priority "

    From : Ron B
    Sent : Wednesday, February 1, 2006 8:03 AM
    To :
    Subject : FWD: "Ang Cellphone at ang Bible"

    Ang cellphone laging hawak ipinapakita,
    Ang Bible laging nakatago at ayaw ipakita.

    Ang cellphone binibili kahit libo-libo ang halaga,
    Ang Bible ayaw bilhin, kahit isang daan ang halaga.

    Ang cellphone laging pinapalitan ng case,
    Ang Bible hindi man lang mabilhan ng case.

    Ang cellphone ay ayaw magasgasan,
    Ang Bible hinahayaang maalikabukan.

    Ang cellphone bihirang makaligtaan kung saan iniwan,
    Ang Bible madaling makaligtaan kung saan naiwan.

    Ang cellphone mahirap ipahiram, baka masira,
    Ang Bible madaling ipahiram, kahit mawala.

    Ang cellphone laging binabasa kung may bagong message,
    Ang Bible hindi binabasa kaya hindi makita ang message.

    Ang cellphone message masarap i-share.
    Ang Bible verse nakakalimutang i-share.

    Ang cellphone pinapakita ang lifestyle ng tao,
    Ang Bible nagpapabago ng lifestyle ng tao.

    Ang cellphone mabilis maluma,
    Ang Bible hindi naluluma.

    Ang cellphone text at voice message kung minsan ay late,
    Ang Bible laging on time ang message.

    Ang cellphone kailangan magload para mag message,
    Ang Bible laging fully loaded ang message.

    Ang cellphone ay mahalagang gamit ng tao,
    pero ang Bible ay mas mahalaga kung gagamitin ng tao.

    Ang ganda di ba? Sa'n ka pa?

    I-forward mo kaya o itago na lang?

    It's up to you.

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