Happy New Year...
A very happy new year to you all! I trust that you had a joyous time celebrating Christmas with your nearest and dearest.
2016 was a very strange year in many ways. It certainly was not without its difficulties. But one thing I have learned is that there is always hope for the hopeless, there is always peace in the midst of trials, and there is always the promise of a great future for those who put their trust in the Lord. We are looking forward to an exciting 2017 here at the academy. Please pray for us as we have an inspection next week from the Department of Education, we are hoping, finally, to get our permit to operate our primary school. It feels like it has been many years in the asking but I have to trust that God is in control and his timing is perfect. I think of you always and, just as Paul says to the Philippians, I thank God every time I remember you!
Your constant support and encouragement are a source of strength and I pray that you will be blessed more abundantly this 2017.
With Love always x x
Lynette x x x
Some Recent Highlighs:
Dad and Daughter Christmas.
What a special treat! A last minute decision from my Dad to come and spend Christmas with me in the Philippines. He decided to escape the cold of England and come to the sunny Philippines. It was a great time of rest for us both, despite early morning services at 5am for a week. We even managed a little mini “staycation” in the city and it was lovely to have a break.
Carla and Saldine get hitched!
One of my highlights of the past two months has been the wedding of my dear friends Carla and Saldine. It was such an honour and blessing to be asked to be their maid of honour. I have the privilege of walking with Carla in her faith as her discipler and it was a great testimony in a world of increasing pressure to see two young people committing their lives to the Lord and one another.
Auntie Janet and Uncle Phil Visit.
It was so awesome to have my Auntie Janet and Uncle Phil with me for 3 weeks. Phil was the ultimate handy man helping repair the fence around city gates in Antipolo and helping design and build a roof for our kitchen in Coron. Janet was a massive help to our admin staff and helped us put together new systems! Can’t wait for you to come back!!!
The beginning of the new year started with a medical mission in Coron. We were able to see over 500 patients, children and adults. Not only that but we were also able to give vaccines of typhoid or pneumonia to the most vulnerable. I was also able to extend by a few days and lead the teachers at City Gates Coron in some teacher training.
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