Aeta Children’s Home, Philippines ~ Wilson and Cora Ladringan
On June 15, 1991, Mount Pinatubo, Philippines, erupted and nearly 20 million tons of sulfur dioxide were injected into the stratosphere, and the dispersal of this gas cloud around the world caused global temperatures to drop temporarily (1991 through 1993) by about 1°F (0.5°C). The eruptions have dramatically changed the face of central Luzon, home to about 3 million people. About 20,000 indigenous Aeta highlanders, who had lived on the slopes of the volcano, were completely displaced, and most still wait in resettlement camps for the day when they can return home. About 200,000 people who evacuated from the lowlands surrounding Pinatubo before and during the eruptions have returned home but face continuing threats from lahars that have already buried numerous towns and villages. Rice paddies and sugar-cane fields that have not been buried by lahars have recovered; those buried by lahars will be out of use for years to come.
Aeta Children’s Home
c/o Ptr Wilson G. Ladringan
Resettlement Site, Balaybay
Castillejos, Zambales 2208 Philippines
Felix Family Village Thailand
Felix Family Village Thailand consists of 10 houses in Surat Thani, Thailand, with “house parents” that form a family with orphans in Thailand. The Thailand village came into being after the tsunami a few years ago that killed so many. The Romanians felt a calling and checked into the needs, then began finding Christian couples interested in starting a program like Romania which began 20+ years ago. We, as a church, began supporting them in late 2015. You can find more info online at: CaminulFelix.org
Felix Family VillageThailand is overseen by Assist International. You can bless and encourage them at:
Assist International, Inc.
P.O. Box 66396
Scotts Valley, CA95067-6396
Attention: Felix Family Village, Thailand
Aaron & Jena Garcia, Nepal
Serving with Saving Grace World Missions in Nepal & India since 2014. Aaron serves to disciple and mentor to Young pastors in Katmandu, Nepal. Aaron and Jena both serve at CC Bible College in South Asia. Aaron teaches while Jena assists with administrative needs.
In Katmandu, Nepal: Discipling and further training Calvary Chapel Nepali pastors locally. In India: Teaching and helping to serve at a Calvary Chapel Bible College. They are under the missions umbrella of Calvary Chapel Saving Grace. We became familiar with them when Pastor Art went to Nepal to teach classes at the Bible College accompanied by Gino Colacchia. They have since come here to minister the word to us several times and they have become dear to us.
Saving Grace World Missions
17451 Bastanchury Rd. Suite 203 Yorba Linda CA 92886
MEMO: Aaron and Jena Garcia
- Pray for Aaron and Jena to always trust the Lord, keep his Word and to do His work.
- Pray for God’s protection and covering over them and the people that they serve with.
- Pray that the Gospel would spread and churches would be planted.
Larry and Isabel Herzekow, Israel
Larry and Isabel Herzekow are part of Shepherd’s Staff Mission Facilitators and serve in Jerusalem, Israel. We, as a church, began supporting them early in 2016. Their ministry is called Beit Rachamim-House Of Compassion and they host short-term mission trips to Israel. They also distribute clothing to holocaust victims and needy folks, provide meals on the Sabbath to needy, do community improvement projects and generally share the love of Yeshua the Messiah with Jewish immigrants to Israel.
They are full-time missionaries to Israel that have been sent out from Calvary Chapel Aurora, in Colorado. We are Jewish and hold dual citizenship in the US and Israel. Our personal journey with Yeshua (Jesus) began in 1984 for Larry and in 1987 for Bess. We originally made Aliyah (the calling back to The Promised Land that the Lord has put in the heart of Jews) to Israel in 1996 .
You can find more details about Larry and Bess at their website at beitrachamim.org.
Kellee Popp, California
Kellee Popp is the Director of Development at National Schools Project. which aims to share the love of the Lord at every public school and recruit and train university students to coach and mentor high school students to reach their campuses for Christ.
Since joining as a volunteer while a Biola student in 2004, Kellee has been a Logistics Director, Cluster Leader, Home Town Director, (short term missions) and Training Director, overseeing the development of our high school training curriculum - the Outreach Guide.
Kellee most recently served as the first California School Project Director (2013-16) and now serves as the Director of Development.
Closer to home, she is Greg & Donna Thompson's daughter.
Andrew and Rebecca LaSavio, Albania
Andrew and Rebecca LaSavio serve with World Venture in Korçë, Albania. They serve ethnic Albanians, as well as Roma and non-Roma Gypsies. As you may have heard, Pastor Art met Andrew when he was serving in ministry in Jackson while Andrew was in the youth group.
Here is a sweet tidbit from Rebecca, they love to get Christmas cards from our families to theirs, so add them to your Christmas card list.
You can bless and minister to them by mail with international postage at:
The LaSavio Family
Pat & Lois Gourley, Wycliffe Bible Translators
Pat & Lois Gourley serve at Wycliffe Bible Translators and have for many years. They are Caitlin Collins' parents. They visit on a regular basis and have shared awesome testimonies and stories from the field.
• Pat - Global Communications Graphic Designer
• Lois - Global Publishing Services Production Director & Digital Bible Library Curator
You can learn more about them, send a note and pray and stay connected at https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/Gourley
You can reach them by mail at:
Patrick and Lois Gourley
8799 Stephenson Lane
Hemet, CA 95245