Periodically we receive information requests, which invite us to share details of our experiences in the Philippines. Here is a recent list of questions we recently received – along with details of the requested recipe, a real favorite here in the Philippines.
1. A True Missions Story from the Philippines. This is a story of a miracle God has done in that country. It can be current or in the past. It can be of a missionary or of a local. We prefer stories that show God’s power like a miraculous happening, a miraculous provision, or a miraculous protection. If you can’t find any of those, what about a miraculous healing or salvation experience. The story needs to be at least 400-500 words. Don’t worry, our writers can turn what you give us into a story. Pick a story that kids will enjoy.
2. A short story of how you use your Speed the Light vehicle or a special happening involving your vehicle.
The FC STL vehicles are often used to carry kids to the hospital, and sometimes to the cemetery. One week a young child about 7 was drowning and his 10 year old brother jumped in to save him and both were drowned. As we helped the family with the funeral, we carried both small caskets in the back of our STL vehicle. At the funeral there was a large number of Family Circus children who were friends of the two brothers. When the pastor asked those attending the funeral “If they were to die today, would they be ready to Heaven?” There were very few adults that raised their hands but a sea of hands from the children. The pastor asked them how they knew they would go to heaven and they answered. “Because we have Jesus in our heart.” Every week the children are given time to pray and invite Jesus into their heart… And they do.
3. A recipe from your country that is unique (to show what the food is like), yet something the kids would want to eat. It also has to have ingredients that can be purchased here in the States. Pick a recipe that is easy for a teacher to make. See details on this page.
4. A list of words and/or short phrases that kids would like to say from the language of your country. Please include counting from 1 to 10 and the main colors such as red, etc.
The restroom is called the “CR.” (Comfort room) Ice is called “yellow”, Water is called “Too Big”. Black is called “Etuum”. (ee toom)
5. A few common boy and girl names from your country.
Common girl names “Baby girl, Lover, DinDin, Angelica,”
Common boy names “Ding Dong, Boboy, Pedro, Junior, John Mark”
6. Pictures of children from your country that I could use with our lessons. Also love any video clips you’ve made.
7. A listing of how BGMC funds have helped you and your ministry and some photos of what BGMC has done, your ministry, etc. This is a very important part of the lessons. Kids want to know what their BGMC money is doing. List things BGMC has purchased, helped with, etc. I also want pictures to show the kids. If you could make BGMC a video of how BGMC has helped you that would be great. This is something I need from everyone, even if you don’t send anything else.
BGMC helps us every week to provide first aid for the children, also vitamins. Dental care including anesthesia to treat more than 2000 children each year. Also BGMC has supplied us with puppets, mascots, and many other props and prizes for teaching the children about Jesus.
8. I know that many times missionaries make a video that is shown to churches when you’re speaking. If that is a video that the kids would enjoy seeing, I’d love to have a copy.
We have several videos available, including small versions here on the website. Click here to view those videos.
For the King and His Kids,
Darrell and Sandy Blatchley