This letter comes from Maximo, age 13, in The Philippines: “I was raised in a non-Christian family and my parents had no stable jobs so they could hardly provide for our daily needs. I was discouraged about continuing in school and was about to drop out because I felt there was no hope. Then, the…

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Jovelyn was born with a disability. “I hated myself so much,” says the 10 year old. “I was always embarrassed to be around people and so miserable. I tried so hard to just accept who I am but I couldn’t.” This pain ate away at Jovelyn until this past summer when a volunteer teacher was…

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Last September, we introduced you to Pastor Nancy, a volunteer teacher in the Philippines through the Values Education Program, teaching kids about Jesus right in their classrooms. In October, a review team met with Pastor Nancy, and she eagerly showed us the building where her group meets because they want to study the Bible and…

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The Philippines Values Education Program is a good news story that just goes on and on! The volunteer teachers continue to attest to the remarkable changes they see in the kids in their classrooms. The principals of the schools they serve in are amazed by the results, and are eager to have the program return…

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Lawless. Violent. Pagan. This is the reality of the “Wild West” of the northern Abra Province in the Philippines. “We had no peace, no joy, no hope at all,” 10-year-old Alma told us. “When my brother was sick, my father called the pagan priest to our home, and he would sacrifice a pig or a…

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