Here’s our latest update: Spring Newsletter
A brave run that made Dad proud! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTakFOf4atA
This week our partners Henry and Lisa Manuncia are continuing to provide post-trauma care and train volunteers in psychological first aid. Read more here …
Check out our latest Impact Philippines updates at http://philippines.iteams.ca/ . You’ll read of on-going work in the region devastated last November by Typhoon Haiyan, exciting developments in IT Tender’s work among street children, and glimpses into the experiences of an intern working with ECare. Great stuff!
To view the Impact Philippines 6 month report for the first half of 2013, please click here
This year we’re riding again for Impact Philippines in the Oct 5 Ride for Refuge. Funds raised will go to help the livelihood and education projects we are working on with our partners there. To learn more about those projects, please visit our Impact Philippines blog at http://philippines.iteams.ca/ .
Last year, just before the ride, someone came into our back yard and stole my son Daniel’s bike. Not to be deterred, Daniel, then 9 yrs old, agreed to hop on his sister’s significantly heavier bike and still tackle the 25 kms. Afterward he came to me nad said “Daddy, do you know what kept me going when I felt like giving up? One of the R4R videos talked about constantly thinking about the people you’re riding for when you start feeling tired. I thought about those kids we met in Bongalon when we were there … and that kept me going even when I felt so tired I wanted to quit.”
The latest Ride for Refuge video has just been uploaded – it’s a fun one so take a look at http://rideforrefuge.org/ridetv/ride2013_helmets .
And if you or someone you know would like to sponsor anyone on our team in order to help with livelihood and education projects in the Philippines, just click here for more information .
For several years now our family blog has doubled as our work blog. In fact, there are probably more posts here related to our work than our family life! Not that those are completely separate, but trying to cover everything on one blog makes for a rather messy and confusing web presence, to say the least.
So it’s with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the new Impact Philippines blog http://philippines.iteams.ca/. Check it out regularly for the latest regarding our work in the Philippines. We’ll keep “The Readers” site for family updates and the odd rant from Greg. No promises that it will look any neater and cleaner in the near future though – we’ll see what we can do after our vacation …