US Navy Chaplain (LT) Nathan Grooms recently led a beach service near Subic Bay, Philippines, that was attended by more than 170 Marines — and 21 chose to be baptized. Of those 21, eight were American — the rest, from the local Philippine Military.
That’s a good story in itself about Read more
An Associated Press article about the tensions between China and the United States had an interesting photo as a lead in:
At least one cross, with a second cresting the hill in the background. The caption for the photograph doesn’t say what the crosses are, just that the photo Read more
An official US Air Force article documents the story of MSgt Cesar Jurilla and his wife Cora, who have annually volunteered their time for the past 5 years to travel as part of a Catholic mission to the Philippines:
Every January for the past five years, Master Sgt. Cesar Jurilla, of the California Air National Guard’s 163rd Reconnaissance Wing, travels to these remote locations with his wife, Cora, as part of a team of doctors, nurses and nonmedical assistants…
The teams visit is coordinated with local priests who help identify needy areas. As with many of the missions in which US troops volunteer, the mission itself is supported by fundraisers and the volunteers travel out of pocket.
The trip is coordinated by the Filipino ministry Read more
Members of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade paid a visit to the Gentle Hands Orphanage during a Marine exercise in the Philippines.
Gentle Hands, a Christian child and youth welfare agency, provides shelter and care to children ranging in ages from birth to high school.
The orphanage is currently home to 50 people.
The Marines helped with heavy lifting, moving Read more