We are Grateful
The Lord has continued to provide for Arise Ministries and the Lovelace Academy in supernatural ways. We are so thankful to all of our supporters and sponsors over the years. We are so grateful for your willingness to hear proactively, to listen to God and for your great generosity over the years. We will continue to partner with the Holy Spirit in helping and training underprivileged people in the Philippines and around the world.
Covid restrictions have finally come to an end in the Philippines and we have been able to once again fully engage with some of the poorest of the poor. In the last six weeks Arise Children’s Home has been able to take in five new children that were severely neglected, abandoned and/or malnourished. Our new 6-year-old Angela, for instance, came to us weighing 15 pounds. She and her siblings (as well as another 9-year-old boy who was abandoned by his family) are adjusting well to life at Arise, and we are starting to work them into classes at the Lovelace Academy.
Jack and Layla (Jack and Tammy’s daughter who is now 16) will be traveling to the Philippines (Manila and Calapan) from January 22 to February 7, 2023. They will be ministering to the physically sick, depressed and those in bondage that they can see the love of Jesus and be set free by the power of the Holy Spirit. While in Manila they will primarily be in the squatter areas of the dump sites (Payatas). Jack anticipates approximately ten children to be identified for our program during this trip. We believe the Lord will not only bring the children in greatest need, but also just the right sponsors. The children are normally brought to us during an outreach by desperate parents, the government or family/friends/neighbors. We do not accept children in to the Arise program because the family is poor and/or so they can go to school. The children in our program are abandoned, living on the streets, or severely neglected by parents addicted to methamphetamines. Some have lived in dog cages. Some have lived on the streets by themselves alone for years. The back stories of the children are varied and tragic, but those stories do not define the children’s purpose in life or their eternal destinies. God gets the last say, and Jesus is so good. Some of the children in our program have gone on to become teachers, midwives and social workers. Others are in school to become doctors. They’ve seen the goodness of God, they’ve experienced the Father’s love, and you have been integral in their lives and journeys.
Current Needs for the Arise Children's Home
- Sponsors for 7 children. 5 new children and 2 other Arise kids. Sponsorships are $100 / month and cover all costs of life for the kids (from food to clothes to education and everything in between).
- Sponsors for the 10 additional children we believe the Lord is going to lead to us over the next few weeks through our outreach.
- One time sponsors for the 10 additional children we believe the Lord is going to lead to Arise over the next few weeks, to cover the costs of initial expenses (clothes, beds, etc…) $100 each
- We need to renovate the water system for the children’s dorms and multipurpose hall. The system is about 10 years old now and has multiple leaks, as well as a failing water pump. $1000
Current Needs for Lovelace Academy
- Desks for the classrooms. Post-Covid restrictions have required us to make some changes to the classrooms. We are in need of 100 desks for the children in their classrooms. We make the desks ourselves and each desk costs $20 to make.
- 2 electric fans per classroom. We have 13 classrooms and the fans cost $70 each.
- Processing of the title for the land of the children’s home. This isn’t the most glamourous request, but it is needed. The processing of the title will cost $4000.