GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR OUR FAMILY

We seek to–

:: submit our creativity
to the creativity
of the Creator;

:: continually experience both
the transcendent and
the immanent
shalom-salaam
of the Christ;

:: be consistently energized
by the ultimate energy
of the Comforter.

We are plowshares,
and pruning hooks;
transformed and
re-shaped from the
best spear and
sword materials.

We love the beauty of God’s creation;
We’re curious and amazed by the
human imagination and creativity.

We dream of a socio-political transformation where,
through active non-violent means, our people can–

:: assert our national sovereignty
and independence
from foreign domination
and control;

:: promote a self-reliant and sustainable
socio-economic development through—
genuine land reform,
nation-building industrialization, and
protection of the environment;

:: uphold the social and economic welfare
of workers, peasants and other
marginalized sectors;

:: guarantee the right to self-determination
of the Bangsamoro, Cordillera and other
indigenous peoples; and,

:: advance a comprehensive policy on
peace negotiations.

We love discussing issues on
justice,
environmental care, and
conflict transformation
with close friends over
pure arabica coffee,
or red wine,
or light beer,
or fresh fruit juices.

We feel so proud being the parents of
Alethea,
L’nielle Joy,
and
Byron.

Family of Five.01 January 2019. Davao City.

We’re sooo in-loved with our grandchildren–
Kiana Gabrielle,
Elia Lynn,
Eyna Crimson,
Kaya Sydelle,
Eve Librada,
Emelia Leonila, and
Zylie Estrella.

With 7 grandchildren. 01 January 2019. Davao City.
Family of Five=15. 01 January 2019. Davao City.
L-R: Elia Lynn, Oma, Kaya Sydelle, Eve Librada, Opa, Kiana Gabrielle
Family of Five. 20 May 2016. Vancouver, Canada.

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JOJI & DANN

LifeSurfers. PeaceBuilders. FairTraders. BestFriends. GrandParents. DancePartners. VisionCasters. BusinessTeam. Joji Pantoja (aka Lakambini Mapayapa) graduated from the University of Santo Tomas (B.Sc., 1979). She also studied International Relations at the University of the Philippines. She moved to Canada in 1986 and since then developed a successful career in the investment and financial industry. She returned to …

JOJIE ALETHEA

Joji Alethea is our first child. We call her LéLé. She is the owner and principal designer at LéLéChan Designs. She’s married to Allan Chan. They have two daughters–Kiana and Kaya.  

L’NIELLE JOY

L’nielle Joy is our second child. We call her LJ. She co-owns Dalaga.Ca — a beauty shop in downtown Vancouver specializing in makeup and lashes — with her business partner, Julie. She and her husband, Eliczar Cajigas, are raising their three daughters — Elia, Eve, and Emelia.  

DANIEL BYRON

Daniel Byron is our third and youngest child. We call him Bee. He’s the Quality Manager at Coffee For Peace in Davao City. He’s married to Mandy Velasco. They have two daughters — Eyna Crimson and Zylie Estrella.

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

We are sent by Mennonite Church Canada Witness in partnership with our international community.