for Peace

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few…pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

~Matthew 9:37,38


Jama Mapun

The Jama Mapun, also known as the Bajau Kagayan, are a small people group of about 50,000 located on a small island in the Southern Philippines. They are Sunni Muslims with no known Christians or evangelical outreach.  Portions of the Bible have been translated into the Mapun Sama language…

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With a population of 1.3 million, the Tausug are one of the largest ethnic groups in the Southwestern Philippines. They are steadfast Muslims but have retained many pre-Islamic beliefs and rituals. Their realm is full of environmental spirits that are believed to cause sickness or good fortune…

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With a population of just under 250,000, the Sama are an unreached people group located in the Southern Islands of the Philippines. The Sama are Sunni Muslims with no known Christians or  Christian witness. Portions of scripture have been translated into the Sama-Bajau language…

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Maranao” means “people of the lake,” referring to Lake Lanao in the Southern Philippines. With a population of 1.4 million, the Maranao derive much of their identity and history from the lake. While the entire Bible has been translated into the Maranao language, only 2% identify as Christians, with just .23% evangelical. Like most Muslims in the Philippines, the Maranao consider themselves to be Muslim rather than Filipino…

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Night Out

I was excited to take some of my Muslim friends out to eat and get them outside of Muslim Town. There is an oppression we feel when we are near the mosque that we literally shake off when we walk out of the gate. We have a sense of freedom when we leave the area…


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My Mother Sold Me

She was being forced into a marriage to a stranger. Her family gave her only two days’ warning. After returning from a trip, we met, and N cried and cried as she buried her head into my shoulder, wanting to get out of this life…


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My Little Buddy

My little buddy P came to the café with me often, where I would sneak him nan bread. The shop owners didn’t want street kids coming inside to beg. P is an orphan, and he and his older brother live on the street. 

Their father was a suicide bomber for ISIS, and his mom was arrested for prostitution…

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