Thank you for all your support this 2014! May God bless you all this coming 2015!
I hope you enjoy this little photo montage that I put together to celebrate 10 years in the Philippines. (It also includes a very little video of a painful procedure!) See how many different hairstyles you count!
In December, following Typhoon Yolanda, one of our missionaries from Abundant asked permission to travel to Tacloban to help with relief efforts. Here the first-hand account of an amazing experience Aisling had while in the Disaster Zone! I went to Tacloban to help in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as ‘Yolanda’). The followingContinue reading “Midwifery in a Disaster Zone”
The Macad family has taken three weeks away from Abundant Grace of God in Tabuk, Philippines and headed North to spend Christmas with Georgia’s family. We have had a wonderful time here and have seen lots of family and a few friends. It is amazing how fast three weeks can fly by! The boys enjoyedContinue reading “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Canada”
Typhoon Yolanda hit last week with a fury. The reports have just started coming out and the devastation is heartbreaking. Here in Kalinga we had a rainy afternoon on the day the typhoon hit – nothing more. I am so thankful that we are all okay here. That our house is still standing. Our lovedContinue reading “Far from our Home … but close to our Hearts.”
We have a had a great year training mothers in our “Well-Baby” program. Cathee Mapes has been heading up our program since 2012 and is doing an amazing job! Cathee knows just about everything there is to know about Primary Health Care, Nutrition, Backyard Gardening, Medical Emergencies, TB … ok a lot of things! WeContinue reading “Well-Baby Update”
We are very sad to say good-bye to Baby Ashley Manzano who has become a big part of our lives over these past four months. Ashley went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday August 28 after a lifelong battle with repeated lung infections that were never diagnosed. Ashley was born at our clinic onContinue reading “Rest in Peace Sweet Baby Ashley”
Here is a wonderful story about how God puts people together in miraculous ways! Two years ago my staff midwife B-lyn asked if there were any sponsors willing to help her cousin finish midwifery school. Her cousin Melody, is the oldest child of six and her family just didn’t have the funds to put herContinue reading “Our very own Graduate!”
Evelyn Pullis Dungoc, my longtime friend and fellow midwife at Abundant gave birth to her own sweet baby on January 24. Ethan Michael Dungoc was born at Abundant clinic and I was so blessed to be his midwife! What an amazing experience to help my fellow midwife give birth. Evelyn (B-lyn) has been workingContinue reading “Our Midwife Had a Baby!”
Achao, Georgia, Emmaus and Lucas are thrilled to announce the arrival of a new little Macad boy. Zion Simpson Macad was born at home on November 29th at 6:34am after just one hour of labor. Delivered by our amazing midwives Crystal, Marivic and Jacki. Also attending the birth, all the way from Oklahoma was Georgia’sContinue reading “Zion”