OUR DAVAO GROUP OF FRIENDS IS ALSO OUR FUN GROUP AND SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY

We hang out with them. We laugh with them. We journey in life with them. We pray with them. We eat with them. We learn with them. We do ministry together with them. We worship with them. This is a small group in the Christian congregation where we belong in Davao City. This is our …

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AN ECONOMIC-ECOLOGICAL CONCERN: SHOULD PBCI BE ANTI-MINING OR PRO-MINING?

Part of my job here at PeaceBuilders Community is to deal with the economic and ecological issues we’re facing as a Mennonite peace and reconciliation consulting group. A big issue happening right now in Mindanao is that of mining our land’s precious minerals. The under-developed Philippine economy needs the revenues that can potentially be generated …

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PBCI WELCOMES PAR INITIATIVE BY CHRISTIAN LEADERS IN OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

Twenty-eight Christian leaders in Occidental Mindoro have finished the 6-hour orientation seminar on Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Community Organizing.  They are pastors, educators, business people, and civil society leaders. It started two years ago when Dr. John Tayoto, President of the Asian Center for Leadership Education and Development (ACLEAD) invited PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) to …

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GERD BARTEL VISITS PEACEBUILDERS COMMUNITY

Gerd Bartel visited us in Davao City and helped us during the Fifth Wave of our Relief Operations in Compostela Valley.  He was accompanied by his son-in-law, Darnell Barkman.  Darnell and Christina, along with their two sons, Cody and Makai, serve with Mennonite Church Canada Witness in planting Peace Church Philippines which is located in …

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PBCI SHIFTS OPERATION MODE FROM RELIEF TO REHABILITATION

In coordination with national, provincial, and local governments, as well as with various non-government organizations, PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI) shifted its energies and resources from emergency relief operations to rehabilitation. Super Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha) left Southeastern Mindanao with more than one million families affected and more than a thousand deaths. The PBCI Rehabilitation …

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I’M PRAYING FOR FAITH, EVEN AS SMALL AS A MUSTARD SEED

…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.   Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 17:20b NIV) Was Jesus exaggerating? The context of this statement was a story of a boy with …

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OUR TEAM CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS WITH TYPHOON SURVIVORS

Our plans for Christmas was set.  We were planning to have a generous, memorable Christmas celebration with the PeaceBuilders Community. Then as a family, we were planning to go to a nice, quiet resort with internet so those of us who are in Mindanao (Joji, Byron and I) would be able to Skype with those …

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OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

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