Help for Repairing Children’s Home from Typhoon Odette — Philippines

We have been in contact with the Director of IFL-ICDMI (Institute for Foundational Learning – Integrated Community Development Ministries, Inc.), Pat Capwell, about damage from Typhoon Odette that struck the region about a month ago. Like Katrina in the US, the typhoon rolled through several islands in the Philippines, inflicting… Continue reading

Orphans and Friends Christmas Boxes — Just in Time

The pandemic of 2020 has closed the doors to return to our loved ones in the Philippines (Institute for Foundational Learning in Cabuyao, Laguna) where we have spent a third of our last 42 months. Every bit of news got worse in 2020 regarding our chances of getting a visa,… Continue reading

News Update for CHRISTWORKS and Our Projects

NEWS UPDATE — NOVEMBER 2020 We do not post many news updates, and usually the occasion is a mission trip. COVID restrictions for entering the Philippines have kept us from returning, but we are still engaged with those we love at IFL. We chat with children or staff several hours… Continue reading

Urgent Call for Help and Prayer for IFL

A message from Roland and Faylene Beard on October 31, 2020: We received unusual communications from the director of the Institute for Foundational Learning (IFL), Pat Capwell about the situation at IFL, where we make our mission trips. The COVID situation, which continues to lock down much of the Philippine… Continue reading