Vision for Missions, Philippines

Typhoon Hits Northern Samar Islands

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Typhoon Hits Northern Samar Islands of the Central Philippines! (and Masbate Island) Before Christmas on December 14th Typhoon Nona hit the several Islands and they need help.  We sent 13 sacks of rice there this week to help at several of the churches.  I will be traveling there this week to see the damage and trying to encourage and help some of our brethren there.  It takes three days to travel there and back with an overnight in Manila and four plane tickets! Please pray for them and for my…read more

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Merry Christmas from the Philippines!

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December 2015 Merry Christmas from the Philippines! As I started writing this newsletter, a typhoon is coming! We planned to take a ship to Cebu for Mary’s birthday, but thought those plans would have to be changed. However, thanks to our Great God we were able to get to Cebu and visit Cebu Bible College again, where they surprised Mary with a birthday party including chocolate cake. Several miles behind our home in Bacolod is a beautiful mountain which has a sleeping volcano. It has been waking up and spewing…read more

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September 2015

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Vision for Missions, Inc. A mission outreach to the central Philippines 840 S. George Nigh Expwy. • McAlester, OK • 74501 paul@vfm-philippines.com • 479-936-1413 • www.vfm-philippines.com   Wow, it has been a long time since my last newsletter! Here is a brief summary of the last few months. Mary’s Sister As most of you are aware, Mary came to the states early to be with her sister, Sharon Boyd, who had cancer. I followed later to the states and met Mary in Colorado during the latter part of her two…read more

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Summertime in the Philippines

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April 2015   Dear Friends and Prayer Warriors of VFM, God is doing many great things in the Philippines! Visayas Bible College We have now finished our first year at the VSL Bible College. Our very first semester, we enrolled five full time and two part time men students in the Visayas School of Leadership. Second semester, the students were involved most weekends with the Kids for Christ Ministry which works with local churches to reach out to younger children in the Bacolod area. The students use skits, object lessons,…read more

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Happy New Year

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January 2015   Greetings and Happy New Year from Negros Island! It was a very fast and furious time during the holiday season, here in the Philippines. The Island of Negros was the host of an annual youth event called YACC! This was the 41st year for the event.   Each year, it moves to a different island location or province. In 2014, it was hosted by the churches on Negros and was held on a large public school campus. Over 70 churches participated and the attendance was almost 800 people….read more

October 2014

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October 16, 2014   Greetings from Bacolod City, We rejoice that we have had visitors here for the last few months sharing with us in the ministry. During the months of August and September, we had Christian Barnett from the Oakwood Christian Church in Enid, Oklahoma. He is 20 years old and spent some quality time with our Bible College students. He spoke in chapel several times and also helped at the Green Plains Education Center with Mary’s elementary students. We were able to visit many churches where Christian was…read more

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August 2014

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It is certainly busy here in the Philippines! We presently have four churches in some phase of construction. Also, we have a Preschool/Sunday School classroom being built on two separate locations. Let me first tell you about the four churches under construction. Tayasan is a town where a church was started in 2012. It now has an attendance of over eighty each Sunday. A classroom/ parsonage is being built first so that the workers have a place to stay during the construction of the church. The septic tank and walls…read more

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January 2014

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January 28, 2014   Greetings in Christ, It has been a busy five months since Mary and I arrived back in the states last September. We enjoyed so much visiting our family, friends and churches. We were thrilled to meet our grandson Luke, who had been born while we were in the Philippines and then getting re-acquainted with our first grandson, Caleb Smith. It was so hard to tell them good bye this week as well as to our kids again. We are presently in Colorado visiting Mary’s sister, Sharon…read more

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Merry Christmas

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We are enjoying being home again in the USA! It is hard to get used to the prices of things again. Also, to driving with rules, lanes, and a speed limit. We enjoy so much worshiping again with everything in English, padded seats and being with so many friends. We have met our new grandson and got reacquainted with Lydia and Josh’s son, Caleb. Being grandparents has been so much fun during our first month here. While on our USA furlough, we will be visiting many churches and hope to…read more

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October 2013

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We are enjoying being home again in the USA! It is hard to get used to the prices of things again. Also, to driving with rules, lanes, and a speed limit. We enjoy so much worshiping again with everything in English, padded seats and being with so many friends. We have met our new grandson and got reacquainted with Lydia and Josh’s son, Caleb. Being grandparents has been so much fun during our first month here. While on our USA furlough, we will be visiting many churches and hope to…read more

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