Lynette Orange: March 2020 Newsletter
I know who holds my tomorrow...
Well, what a few months it has been, between Christmas, Containers, volcanoes and coronavirus it has been a very interesting time!
As the world faces uncertainty there is a certainty that we have in knowing Jesus. If ever there was a time we need to be more convinced of this truth and have more urgency to tell others, it is now. I hold on to that well-known phrase “I may not know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds my tomorrow”. My prayer for you during this time is that you may know that peace and truth too.
As a missionary, or anyone who moves overseas, the difficulty is that no matter which country you are currently in your heart and head constantly longs and thinks for the other country. Please join me in continuing to pray for those in the Philippines, those with no work, no food and no hope. Pray that during this time they will see God’s provision for them. Just as He promised in Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”
My prayer for you during this time is that you know how valuable you are, that God is in control and He is holding your tomorrow.
Many of you will have seen the news about the eruption of Taal Volcano. Just a little over 40 miles from where I live we were showered with ash. Still a few months later there are still several thousands of people displaced and in evacuation centres. City Gates working with Living Epistle have been involved in several outreach missions to help those in need. Please pray as due to Covid19 future missions have been postponed and these people are in desperate need.
Barangay Dance competition
My Grandad used to say the things I do for England, I now say the things I do for the Philippines! CGA were invited to participate in the local fiesta. We were requested to perform a traditional Filipino dance and represent our school. Our dance involved holding glasses of water and dancing at the same time. No mean feat! But I managed to complete the dance without getting wet. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to build relations with our community and the community leaders and even if we didn’t win it was a brilliant evening!
CGA goes to the movies
Thanks to one of our wonderful partners in the Philippines, Century Pacific Kain Po, some of our children were treated to a day at the cinema. For many of them they had never ever been to the cinema before, let alone to the city! It wasn’t any cinema either, the cinema had reclining seats, free popcorn and drinks. For today our children were getting the VIP treatment. Not only that, afterwards they were treated to a delicious lunch in a nearby restaurant and given loot bags full of goodies and rain jackets.
With love always,
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