Happy Birthday Sulads! Editor’s Thoughts: ....................... “Birthday Celebration” .......................... Ardys Joy Caballero-Gadia
Featured Items: Random Photos of Active Duty Sulads ........... ...................................... Sulads Asia Facebook Account “Our Story” ..................................................... ...................................... www.suladsasia.org/our-story ”The Beginnings of the SULADS Program: My Own Personal View” ............................... Eddie Zamora
SULADS Corner: ......................... “SULADS High School Gymnasts” .............. Sulads Supervisor Jiffrey Silmaro SULADS Corner: ................................ “Blessings In Exchange” ................................. Sulad Teacher Daniel Roa Patch of Weeds: …………………………………….……………………………………….…..…….……………….…….. None This Week LIFE of a Missionary: ........ “Bernie Kunu: Inspiring Young People to Serve” ................................. Romy Halasan CLOSING: Announcements |From The Mail Bag| Prayer Requests | Acknowledgements Meet The Editors |Closing Thoughts | Miscellaneous
Editor’s Thoughts: “Birthday Celebration” Ardys Joy Caballero-Gadia
n the island country of Cyprus where my family had the opportunity to serve, birthdays were not a big deal. Comparing our cultures fascinated my Cypriot friends and me.
What’s your name? In the Philippines, parents name their children however they wish. Some name their children after famous people, people they respect, or after themselves. Many have the suffixes Jr. or Sr. after their name like Miguel Jr, Franklin Jr, etc. Some parents combine their names. A childhood friend of mine from MVC was named Hezer; his mom’s name was Henrietta and his dad’s was Eliezer. In Cyprus, parents usually name their children according to the day they were born. Example: If a daughter was born on September 1 (the day the Greeks dedicated to Athena the goddess of wisdom and warfare), then the baby girl would be named Athena in honor of the goddess. Or if the parents name a baby Athena no matter which date she was born, then she will celebrate September 1 (along with all the other Greek Athenas) as though it were her birthday.
When’s your birthday? Birthdays are such a big deal in the Philippines. Months before the said date, preparations are already being made because loved ones look forward to the celebration with gusto. Much thought, energy and resources are put into planning the celebration with the hope that it will make the celebrant feel cherished for months and years. Filipinos prepare their special foods and invite all those whom they believe the celebrant enjoys having around. Then on that day, the celebrant becomes the center of the joyous celebration. In Cyprus, birthdays are not a big deal really. I was in high school when we lived in Cyprus. Whenever I asked my classmates when their birthday is, the answer never came naturally for them which surprised me at first and then later amused me. But when you ask them when their Name Day is, girls like Athena (usually born on September 1), they could either reply by saying September 1 or simply ask another Athena when their shared Name Day is! Together, they celebrate their Name Day with as much fanfare as Filipinos celebrate birthdays. The Greek Orthodox Church has a book called the Name Calendar. This calendar lists the days dedicated to saints and martyrs of Christendom. Names of deities from Greek mythology are also included in the Name Calendar.
What’s your birthday gift? In the Philippines, birthday celebrants get showered with birthday presents. Loved ones give the celebrants gifts. In Cyprus it is the opposite: those who are celebrating their Name Day are the ones expected to distribute gifts to loved ones and acquaintances. At school, my classmates who were celebrating their Name Day would gift the whole class with cute pens, pins, book marks and other tokens to demonstrate how happy they were. I was told that as they got older and get jobs, their gifts would also change.
Happy Birthday SULADS 1969 was a busy and productive year at Mountain View College. The Student Missionary Program was successfully launched and implemented that year as was the MVC School of Nursing. The ground work for the Student Missionary Program started long before 1969, however. Years later, it got renamed into the SULAD Program which stands for Socio-economic Uplift, Literacy, Anthropological and Developmental Services. Their (our) motto is “Reaching the Unreached”. Their (our) vision is to empower and equip unreached communities to reach their own people and to become effective agents of change in this world and the world to come. The sulads will celebrate their 50th Anniversary this summer in June 24-July 1, 2018 while the School of Nursing will celebrate their 50th Anniversary next summer in July 15-19, 2019. Many MVCians who served as student missionaries or sulads have become licensed nurses. Today, we have active duty nurses serving as sulads both part time and full time, and all as volunteers. Conversely, many graduates of MVC School of Nursing have served as student missionaries shortly after graduation or are currently serving as such. To prolong the fun and cherish the 50th year anniversary and reunions, the sulads and the nurses decided to celebrate both joyous occasions separately. I will not be surprised to see the same faces celebrating in both events! This week, we will feature a little bit about the SULADS. We will sprinkle some random photos of sulads here and there. Let us pause a moment to praise God the opportunities to Reach the Unreached He provided through the years. Let us praise Him for leading and blessing this ministry. We pray that this issue of CyberFlashes will bring you inspiration, joy and blessings.
Ardys Joy Caballero-Gadia
Random photos of active duty sulads
Our History http://www.suladsasia.org/our-story/
ULADS began in the late 1960’s with a dream of Mr. Apo Napoleon Saguan, a supervisor at MVC. He dreamed meeting a Manobo Chief in the market. The following day Apo went to the nearby city, Valencia and when he went to the market, lo and behold, he met the Manobo Chief in his dream, named Datu Tibalaw. The Chief as well was given a dream that we would meet a man in the market. The moment the Chief saw Apo he exclaimed, I saw you in my dream! They then had a dialogue in their local dialect and the Chief related to Apo the need for teachers to teach his people. Upon arriving MVC, Apo related their meeting with Datu Tibalaw to James Zacchary, who was then a teacher at Mountain View College. Apo relayed the need for teachers who were then living in the nearby Mountain ranges across Mountain View College. Two students (Peter Donton and Dave Saguan) were then sent to survey the villages and they found out a very primitive, war-like tribe. They were hunters and gatherers and moved from place to place within their territory in search of food. Entrance into the territory of another clan or family could bring retaliation, and many times including bloodshed. For months, Peter and Dave made frequent visits to the villages. During one of their visits, a Manobo came up to kill them and so they ran for their lives in different directions. Two weeks later, they meet again at Mountain View College. So in 1969, the Student Missionary (SM) program was conceived. It was a Community based extension program under Mountain View College where students from Mountain View College would take a year off to live and serve these people. It was learned that the Manobos were suspicious of “lowlanders” and did not readily accept strangers in the mountains. Yet over time, the student missionaries won the confidence of the datus or chiefs and the student missionaries were welcomed into the villages and culture of the Manobo. Their work: Included teaching the people farming methods, village sanitation, public health, and (civic problems assist in civic problems, helping their sitio and barangay leaders, teach them hygiene, teach them to be good citizens of our country the Philippines, and above all teach the value of having an almighty God to worship.) literacy. A method used in teaching was the singing of religious songs and studying of the Bible stories for reading. The first datu to accept the “beliefs” as brought by the missionaries was Datu Tibalawan in the village of Dampaan located at Conception, Valencia City. The first formal mission school was formed in his village by Abraham Carpena and Samuel Napigkit. Eight mission schools were eventually established which spawned churches and schools in each of the villages. Bulalang was developed as a secondary school for the Manobos and included an airstrip, dormitories, cafeteria, classrooms, and a sanitary water supply. All schools were non-formal and received no recognition from the government.
Then it crept through the forest to San Fernando, Bukidnon. The eight active literacy centers in 70’s and 80’s were Durian, Bulalang, Dao, Balaas, Usarayan, Mahayag, all from San Fernando and Sto. Domingo in Quezon, and Dampaan in Conception Valencia, Bukidnon. All new students entering the program were required to attend a training program which included teaching techniques, health education, agricultural techniques, home treatments, anthropology, and other needed topics. The students would spend a year working with their assigned village after which they would return to school. Eventually women students were admitted to the program and community service was extended beyond cultural minorities to include hospital-based outreach and health education. An airplane was used to service three of the schools and airdrops of supplies helped others. Financial resources were always a challenge as initially no solicitation of funds was made. Reports of the program were many and worldwide. These reports sparked the interest of many and funds flowed to help in project support. Mountain View Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. was formed to assist in raising funds for the community service and on-campus projects of Mountain View College. These included the funding of DXCR radio which had regular programming for communities in central Mindanao. The student missionary program was funded and expanded in part by funds raised by the Mountain View Foundation. A publication known as The Hilltop Messenger was sent worldwide to tell the story of the community outreach of Mountain View College, including the student missionary program.
n the early 1980′s the need for a higher degree of self-support was seen as the dependence on donations was too great. With funding from Mountain View Foundation and other sources various agricultural projects were started. Villages began to participate in the production of products which included woven mats, furniture, baskets, greeting cards, paper products, and items made from rattan. These were marketed locally as well as overseas. Between its founding in 1969 until 1990, it is estimated that 325 students participated in the program. These students graduated from Mountain View College and are in various occupations worldwide. A study done in the late 1980′s indicated that the average former student missionary had three times the likelihood of completing an advanced degree than non-student missionaries. The program not only benefited those whom it served, but helped to train a very motivated and balanced graduate. With a change of personnel and value perception of the program, it declined rapidly in the early 1987/1990′s. Promotion declined, and eventually it appeared that it would no longer continue. The program was revived when Dr Bland of the Prison Ministries of the GC? Started 200K with Former student missionaries, Joel Velasco, Alex Panes, and Daryl Famisaran, joined by Dr. Fred Webb of Mountain View College. With the help of new leadership, donors from the United States, and others, in November of 1994 18 students were on their way to revive 8 schools. The organization was renamed SULADS, a word in Manobo meaning brother or sister.
ork for the Muslim’s started when Harlan Gaid, assigned in Bongao as Church Pastor with no baptism reports. So missionaries were sent in 1996, Ranny De Vera comes in at 2000 burden of Mam Sha and Sir Daryl. This was after 16 years of waiting. 3 years sir daryl did elementary. Deaf Ministry was finally born 2011 through the burden of Mam Sha Famisaran. It all started in 1991 with Sir Daryl who had a deaf sister. He had this burden so they learned at the PRID government program. 16 years of waiting. By 1996 the government began to recognize the outstanding program that the Sulad program was offering and in 1997 the program was awarded recognition from the Department of Education and Culture for its outstanding work in Literacy training. Fidel V. Ramos, President of the Republic of the Philippines named the Mountain View College Sulads program as the Most Outstanding Literacy program in the Philippines for 1997. The program director, Daryl Famisaran was also awarded a plaque by the President as the Most Outstanding Literacy Worker in the Philippines for 1997. By the year 2000 the program was serving 22 villages with 44 Sulads. The Sulad program continues to grow and now reaches to 25 villages and 63 Sulads. In 2003/2004 Daryl Famisaran seeing the need for secondary level education spearheaded the first high school located at Sto Domingo, Lumintao, Quezon, Bukidnon, to serve the growing number of graduates from the various literacy centres. Free Education as well as free food since many of the students came from far away locations. Their parents could not provide for them as was compared to the literacy centers and they were in poverty and could not pay for such. In 2007, Further recognition was given by ABS-CBN, recognizing Daryl Famisaran, then the director, as Bayaning Pilipino (Philippine Hero) among others and received a Geny Lopez award for “setting aside self for the sake of others” as the evaluators put it. At present, The program no longer serves only the Manobos but reaches out to a wide variety of unreached peoples and groups within the Philippines. They are the Tausog, Maranao, Samal, Badjao, Higaonon, Talaandig, B’ Laan, Kaulo, T’ Boli, Tasaday, Subanen, Iranon, Camayo, and the Manobos which are further classified as Surigaonon Manobo, Agusanon Manobo, Matigsalug Manobo, Tigwahanon Manobo, Pulangihon Manobo, Ata Manobo. 8 in Bukidnon, 8 in Cotabato, 2 in Davao, 5 in Agusan, 3 in Surigao, 2 in Lanao, 3 in Zamboanga, 5 in Tawitawi and 3 High Schools, one in Bukidnon, in Tawitawi and Agusan. Adding to the Philosophy of Reaching the Unreached, Deaf Ministry was born with the help of Sarah Famisaran, with the understanding that many of our deaf brothers and sisters are unreached. They too need LOVE. With 10 Staff and 108 Volunteers, the SULADS operate 35 Literacy Centers and 5 High Schools, the SULADS continues to envision to reach the unreached people groups of Asia. Editor’s Note: I am not sure how long ago this History was written. Today, SULADS also operates Thailand, Cambodia, Canada and in the United States.
Random photos of active duty sulads
The Beginnings of the SULADS Program: My Own Personal View Eddie Zamora
am not good at remembering dates and some events, hence I can’t remember exactly when this took place. But I do remember that at one time I was a sponsor of the YPMV (Young People’s Missionary Volunteer) program. My fellow sponsors may have been Jym Andalis and Nenita Ruelan, and I am not even too certain about that. The main responsibilities of the YPMV sponsors and student officers was to plan and draft programs for the Sabbath afternoon meetings. We had to make them interesting enough so the dormitory students and villagers would want to wake up from their naps and be in the Audie before 4:00 pm. As the sponsors and student officers met in the third floor Bible room of the Audie one Sabbath afternoon, Elder James Zachary, the head of the Theology Department came into the room. He told us that he had a proposal to make to our YPMV group. He felt that there is a need for some students to go and live among the mountain people or Manobos, to introduce them to the Adventist beliefs and their way of life. On weekends groups of students and faculty members went to different places to hold branch Sabbath Schools. He said that he felt the work might be more effective if some persons lived among the natives and showed them better living practices. Visiting them every Saturday may be good but living with them might be more effective. His proposal was to send two students to the mountains and have them spend one semester with the natives so they could work with them and be living examples of how to live well, educate them in good and healthy practices, show them how make gardens and also invite the Manobos to daily and Sabbath worship services. Being with them 24/7 may be a more effective way of reaching out to them. The last part of the proposition was the students would be provided with food and other needs and at the end of their service they could enroll and the sponsoring organization would pay for their tuition and fees for one semester. What better organization to start this program than the YPMV because MV stands for Missionary Volunteer. The YPMV officers considered this offer and accepted the challenge. The department had funds to enable them to support the program. Thus the Student Missionary program was born. After a few years the name was changed to the SULADS program. The first Student Missionaries were Peter Donton and David Saguan. I think they were assigned to Dampaan. They had their picture in one of “The Orchid” issues, standing beside a clean water
source they made. They taught kids and parents to bathe regularly, and also cut their hair to make them look neater. They used soap for the first time. The Manobos were also taught how to wash their clothes, with soap. Peter and David told children Bible stories and taught them how to sing Sabbath School songs. It wasn’t long before the children’s voices echoed through the mountains in joyous praise to God. The succeeding missionaries followed the method Peter and David started, and somehow the program flourished. Today the SULADs program has grown and student missionaries now go to many other territories. That is what I remember of how this program got started and with God’s blessings is has progressed a lot.
SULADS’ Corner: “Blessings In Exchange” By Sulads Supervisor Jiffrey Silmaro (GO SULADS Volunteer) Zamboanga Peninsula Mission
his event happened when my wife and I went to Batu-Batu. I took my boat to go from BT to Batu-Batu to meet with the mayor and let her know about our upcoming Pathfinder Jamboree or camp meeting. As we were on our way, I saw a man rowing his boat on the middle of the sea with his pregnant wife and two children. I asked him why he was rowing his boat and he told me that his boat had engine trouble and he could not restart the motor. They had been adrift for the past two hours. I checked their engine and noticed that their fuel tank was almost empty so I gave them one liter of gasoline. They went on their way while we resumed our trip to Batu-batu. When we arrived in Batu-Batu, the parents from Punduhan met us expressing gratitude for our help to their community and they gave us Php 200 for the gasoline. After our short meeting, the mayor handed us Php 1,000 for our food and supplies. My heart was so full with thanksgiving. I’m so grateful to the Lord our God for giving us so much while serving in the Tawi-Tawi area. © SULADS International, Inc.
“SULADS High School Gymnasts” By Sulads Teacher Daniel Roa (GO-SULADS Volunteer) SULADS Comprehensive High School for the Lumads
t is a yearly celebration. Every Barangay as an “Araw ng Barangay.” Last March 21, 2018 Barangay Lumintao in Quezon, Bukidnonm celebrated its Araw ng Lumintao. Being part of the community, the SULADS High School gymnastic group was invited to perform during the event as they are invited each year. We accepted the invitation and prepared. I remember last year when they invited the school's gymnastic team. The people were so amazed they stared unmoving while watching the gymnasts perform. The audience were the ones that were nervous watching the performance. After the show I thanked God for the success of the event. God gave our students talents that they may show themselves and represent the school. As their adviser, I am proud of what they have done. Praise God! © SULADS International, Inc. If you would like to support this mission program dedicated to taking the Gospel to the people of Mindanao, please write a check to Gospel Outreach. Mark it for the SULADS and send it to: Gospel Outreach P.O. Box 8 College Place, WA 99324 You may also donate to the SULADS using your credit card by logging on to Gospel Outreach's donation site (http://www.goaim.org/) and follow the directions. Again, mark it for SULADS. If you would prefer, you may write your check to the General Conference of SDA and mark the donation for SULADS and send it to: General Conference of SDA Donations 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904 Thank you for your support of this very important project. If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, Unsubscribe To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link Forward a Message to Someone this
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Bernie Kunu: Inspiring Young People to Serve
n one of my articles last year regarding the projects of Adventist Aviation Indonesia (AAI), I mentioned about AAI asking for more missionaries to work as nurses in the remote mountains of Papua Indonesia where the local people do not have access to health facilities.
One of those who responded was a young 24-year old nursing graduate student of our Klabat Adventist University based in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia named Berni Fallery Kunu.
Kunu was a health worker (medical missionary) serving as part of a two-man team in a remote area of the Star Mountain regency in Papua, Indonesia. The Star Mountain Regency is a mountainous area of Papua Indonesia which is near the border of Papua New Guinea. Kunu wanted to serve the Lord by devoting his life in serving unreached people in remote areas of Papua, Indonesia working as a medical missionary of Adventist Aviation Indonesia (AAI), a service of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (SSD). He was violently killed on Thursday, March 29, 2018 by what is believed to be a group of people from an area three-days walk away. It appears to be a case of mistaken identity. His body was found the next day in a shallow grave near the river where he was believed to be bathing when attacked. His fellow health worker was unharmed and accompanied Kunu’s body to the AAI headquarters, a day’s journey away. Because of this development, other Adventist medical missionaries and teachers in the region were evacuated and the work in the region is halted temporarily. According to those who knew him, Kunu had a passion to serve God in the most challenging and remote areas. He was engaged to be married in January 2019. He and his fiancée, a nurse currently serving as a teacher in another area, planned to serve as a medical missionary team in a remote area after their wedding. He understood the dangers of working in remote areas but trusted his life to God and planned to dedicate his future to such service. Known for his laughter and good humor, “he loved his job [and was] full of love for his Lord,” according to his family. When they expressed concern for his safety, he would reassure them with words of faith. Police are currently investigating the incident. It has garnered widespread attention up to the highest levels of national government. "We are deeply sorry for the death of our child, Berni Fallery Kunu," said Indonesian Minister of Health, Nila Moeloek, in a written statement in Jakarta. Kunu’s funeral was held last Sunday, April 1 and was attended by an overflow crowd. Condolence messages continue to flood in with an emphasis on how Kunu’s life of whole-hearted service to God is inspirational. An exceptional devotion, an example [to be followed] by anyone thinking of joining God's work. He didn't just ask for a comfortable place to work. Berni is an example to follow, posted one commenter on social media. A “life and death for God,” wrote another. “Truly noble and valuable life and death,” added another. In a message to the family, SSD president Samuel Saw wrote: “Through inspiration, Ellen White mentioned that Christians are set as light bearers on the way to heaven. They are to reflect to the world the light shining upon them from Christ (Steps to Christ, 116). Berni, who was inspired to light the world in Papua, committed his life, his gifts and his knowledge for this ministry that he fully believed in. He believed fully that life is not about discovering yourself for your own sake, but to be who God created you to be.
This tragic and sudden death of Berni might cause many of us to wonder, “Why Lord?” As human beings, we must admit that we have no control over our lives nor can we fully comprehend what happens in our lives sometimes. But we have the assurance that God is not unjust as Paul mentioned in Hebrews 6:10 and we have the providence of the “Blessed Hope.” I know that the Lord will reward Berni on the day of His return. Berni Kunu will be always remembered by us and Southern Asia-Pacific Division as a young man who lived with a sense of mission and purpose. Thank you to the Kunu family for raising this precious son, who was young but mature in spirituality, who responded to God’s love with his whole life.” At first glance, it may seem that this incident would discourage people from serving as Kunu did. Instead, numerous young people and others have stepped forward since his death to say that they also want to serve God as he did and wish to commit their lives to God in the most challenging areas of service. Most touchingly, Kunu’s father commented that *this death is a very big burden for us as parents, but we know that Berni died as a martyr in the glory of God. I would like also to follow God [with my whole heart and life] in the way that Berni did.” Due to the current unrest in the area, it is uncertain when Adventist workers will return there. However, when they do, it would seem they might include a number inspired by Berni Fallery Kunu. AAI leaders ask for your prayers for the Kunu family and the ministry to which their son devoted his life.
In Closing … Announcements | From The Mail Bag | Prayer Requests | Acknowledgment Meet The Editors |Closing Thoughts
CONDOLENCES Several MVC alumni passed to their rest these past weeks. The CyberFlashes staff, together with the rest of the alumni send our condolences to their families. • Carol Ornopia Garcia – Santiago, Isabela. She was married to the late Dr. Loreto Garcia, President of the Adventist Medical Center Cagayan Valley. • Andresa Antigua Lasta – Loma Linda, California. She was a member of the first graduating class on the MVC campus. Her husband was the late Dr. Cristino Lasta who served MVC as dentist when the college did not have a regular dentist. • Pastor Levi Rodrigo – Taculing, Bacolod City. He was a retired minister from the Negros Occidental Mission • Pastor Gabriel Mendoza, EdD – San Bernardino, California. His wife is Eliza Arrogante Mendoza. He was a former principal of Mindanao Mission Academy. • Fidela Senson Hechanova was married to the late Dr. Demetrio Hechanova. They were former faculty members of MVC in 1953-55 and later Mindanao Mission Academy where he served as principal. Let us include their respective families and loved ones in our prayers as they cope with their losses. May God’s love also comfort them as they wait for Christ’s return when they could meet their dear ones and be with them for eternity.
SULAD News/Announcements 50th Anniversary Reunion: June 24-Jul 1, 2018 Countdown till Reunion: 10 weeks to go! Registration: Sulads are encouraged to register as soon as possible. This will allow the event planners to prepare for the number of sulads returning home to The Hilltop for the reunion: the amount of food, housing, etc. To register, complete the registration form and click on submit. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSfzWQ0DIkiTpOtZ2Byux4jgYay7GwtnE YjmbUevRwFKDQA/viewform
Reunion Housing for the sulads is also filling up fast. So please hurry! Contact Lylibeth Halasan in Facebook or via cellphone 09262416396.
SULADS Connection – Are you a sulad? Want to be part of the ongoing discussions, planning and reminiscing throughout the week? If you are a sulad and not yet part of the Facebook group “SULADS Connection,” message either of the following Facebook accounts and ask to be added to the group: Joubert Falcunitin, Dams McFall Mari Ray, Joy Caballero-Gadia, Editha Daguman, Darlene Gersava Sabandal
SULADS’ 50th Anniversary Souvenir Book– Be part of this memorable keepsake! “Advertise” your personal greetings and commemorate with a photo of you and your loved ones! See Form next page. For more info: Asher Himbing 909-206-7778
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Prayer Requests FOR THE CONTINUED HEALING OF: Marie Bingcang, Ching Rivera, Pheobe Cagulada, Pat Caballero, Leonora Gagatam, Jerusalem Era, Ruth Fabella & Ellen Fabella (wife and daughter of Dr. Armand T. Fabella), Felix Sareno, Elmer Aguro, Rayelch Modillas, Rebecca Antemano, Roxie Pido, Virgie Osita, Pastor Oseas Zamora, Pastor Remelito Tabingo and members of the MVC Alumni & Friends who are sick. COMFORT FOR THE BEREAVED FAMILIES OF: Carol Ornopia Garcia, Andresa Antigua Lasta, Pastor Levi Rodrigo, Pastor Gabriel Mendoza, EdD, Fidela Senson Hechanova, Honrado Pamintuan , Joe Cortez & his wife Ruth Generato Cortez, Bella Tawatao, Solpen Solilapsi Pierce, Lydia Hilado Ombiga, and other families who recently lost their loved ones.
Meet The Editors This week’s issue of Cyberflashes was by Ardys Joy Caballero-Gadia. Next week’s issue will be by Melodie Mae Karaan Inapan. Please direct all entries to her or to any of the editors. NAME: Eddie Zamora Evelyn Porteza-Tabingo Jessie Colegado Joy Caballero-Gadia Lily EscaraLare Melodie Mae Karaan-Inapan Raylene Rodrigo-Baumgart Romulo ‘Romy’ Halasan
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Acknowledgment A special thank you to the following who helped make this week’s issue of CyberFlashes: • Eddie Zamora for his SULAD article and for editing. • Romy Halasan for “LIFE of a Missionary” • Jessie Colegado for chuckles in “Jessie’s Patch of Weeds”, • The Sulads and Gospel Outreach for “SULADS’ Corner”
Closing Thoughts The Editor
irthdays and Greek Name Days are fun, that’s for sure! But a gathering of SULADS, coming together to from all corners of the world accompanied by representatives of the villages that are being ministered to – now, I believe that this will be the epitome of fun and bonding that we can ever do until we go home with Christ to our home made new. Imagine the diversity and the unity. Imagine the excitement and the joyful shouts. Imagine what the Praise Reports will be like as sulads from various parts of the world share their testimonies! Imagine what the meals will be like. Imagine what the prayer sessions would be like. The bonding. The sharing. The laughter. The hikes or bumpy rides for those who want to visit mission schools (optional activity). Imagine the booths displaying stories and artifacts from various sulads clusters. The tribal regalia. The sulads - their wide range of age, tribes and nationalities but with the same passion for Christ. Imagine the array of inspiring experiences awaiting you and your family! It is going to be a one-of-a-kind gathering. If you are a sulad or a friend of sulads, you will understand that there are no words that can describe this type of joy. You are invited to come join us at The Hilltop (MVC Campus) on June 24-Jul1. Make sure to be there for the opening ceremony as it will be Kaamulan style with the various tribes (sulads) participating! You will not want to miss this! Looking forward to seeing you! 10 weeks more to go!
Cyberflashes, April 13, 2018