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Jason & Sarah Quick

posted Feb 26, 2015, 4:58 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Mar 4, 2015, 5:40 PM ]


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Even though the weather has been very, very cold we have been warmed by God's hand moving in our lives.  We have seen God encourage us specifically with just what we need to hear as well as seeing new partners join with us as we prepare to return to the Philippines. 

Sarah helping in Ezra's Classroom during 100 Day!


Because of your partnership:

Jason and Sarah got to attend WorldVenture's Renewal Conference.   This is the annual conference for all WorldVenture Missionaries who are in the US.  The conference starts off with two full days of pray and then continues on with some great training and worship sessions.  God reminded us that our value to him comes from our place in His family not how much support we have raised, which was just what we needed to hear.  Also there were quite a few missionaries on home assignment from the Philippines so we got to connect with some dear friends who we were missing.  God is so so Good!  Check out the blog posts to hear more about how God encouraged us!

Because of Your Prayers:

We have had 5 new partners join with us in the last month!

God has renewed our vision and energy to raise support so we can get back to the Philippines.

Our family is healthy and strong. 

We are seeing several witnessing opportunities develop as we serve the people around us.

Pray With Us:

Quick Prayer Focus:

Pray for wisdom for us as we seek new ministry partners.  Pray that God gives us insight on how to encourage and build up the people around us.

Pray for wisdom for Sarah and I as we considers Sarah's role when we return to Faith.  Sarah was recently asked by Faith's Admin Team to consider teaching next year to help meet the needs of our student population.

Pray for Jason as he preaches on Sunday at New Hope Community Church.  He is preaching on God's name Jehovah Nissi or the Lord is our banner.

Pray for Ezra to be obedient in the mornings, we have been struggling to get out the door to school with a good attitude.

Both of the kid's were signed up for community activities starting in the next few months pray that God uses us to communicate his love to the people around us

Faith Academy Prayer Focus:
Pray for Elementary Teachers for Faith for next year!  In Sarah's letter from Faith Academy asking her to teach, the school let us know that they still need teachers for kindergarten and 3rd grade and a second teacher for 5th grade.  There are also several other grades right on the edge of needing to be split into two sections.  Pray that God would amaze us as He provides the teachers we need for next year.


Want to see our smiling faces?

 Check out our photos

As always if you would like you can connect with us online

Jason and Sarah and Ezra and Tirzah

This Months Quick News:

Check out this months stories at

Jeff & Colene Long

posted Feb 26, 2015, 4:42 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator

Good News From

Kids International Ministries

February 2015

A new born baby girl joins us at our children's home this month!

A Month Full of Love

This February, KIM is feeling the love from all over the world!

  Ways To Love Us

  Pray for our ministry

  Volunteer your talents
  by filling out an
  application on

  We especially need folks
  who love kids and are
  willing to help us in our
  bustling nursery!


  You may mail checks to 

  PO Box 1369 
  Lawrence, KS 66044 

  Or give online through 

  Or help us fundraise here


  Outside the Philippines,

  please address checks to
  "Kids International


  In the Philippines,
  please address checks to
  "New Faith Family
  Children's Home

  All donations are
  tax deductible in the
  United States. 

Visit Our Website
#3 Bird of Paradise Rd.
Vallet Golf, Cainta
Rizal, Philippines 1900

Our Largest Visiting Team Ever

On Valentine's Day, our largest group of visitors arrived from China. Four years ago, this team had a total of 20 high school students and teachers. The next year, the team grew to 30 people, then 50, then 80 -- and this year, there are 105 students and teachers spreading the love over their Lunar New Year holiday serving Filipino kids.

Team leader Liz Baker says that what the students enjoy most is bonding with the children in our communities. They are especially warmed by the fact that these kids, despite the many volunteers that come through our ministry, remember them specifically. She observes that these visits, much like other missions trips, end up blessing those who are serving in deeper ways than those who are being served.


Cedric Gets Adopted

We are happy to announce that our "miracle baby" is going to his forever-family! Cedric came to us as a sickly newborn who did not seem like he was going to make it through the first night. And now, at almost five-years-old, he is healthy, happy, and ready to grow up in a loving family in the US.

Edison Still Needs Your Prayers

Over Christmas, with the support and love donors like you, we were able to help a boy named Edison who needed emergency brain surgery. We raised the exact amount needed for him to be released from the hospital in order to spend the holidays with his family.

However, the surgery performed in December was to remove fluid from his brain in order to stop the seizures he was suffering from. The doctors needed to do this in order to address the big problem, which is a brain tumor.

Pray for healing for Edison. Pray that he understands the love of God through this ordeal. Pray for wisdom from the doctors. And pray for continued provision for this little boy.
In Christ,
The Kids International Ministries Team

Ken & Joyce Prettol

posted Feb 26, 2015, 4:33 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator

Prettol Partner Letter February 2015


Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM

        P  R  E  T  T  O  L      P  A  R  T  N  E  R     L  E  T T  E  R

February, 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siliguri, North Bengal

There we sat, two Americans in a room of our colleagues coming from the Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Canada and Britain!  What a joy, despite our differences, to fellowship and interact with the family of God from around the world. 

Our goal is to listen, provide coaching, support and ‘care’ for our colleagues or as Ken likes to say -- share about the benefits we have as colleagues – “Colleague Care”.  As we read in Colossians 3:11 (in the Message), we were reminded of how as believers we are all included in Christ and that is what matters:

“Words like Jewish and non-Jewish, religious and irreligious, insider and outsider, uncivilized and uncouth, slave and free, mean nothing. From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ.”

We have shared some exciting news, discussed some painful issues and wept with a few as we visit with our colleagues and local partners here in South Asia—but all the while praising God for how He is at work in all our lives—by His Grace.  Thank you for your prayers and support as we minister, and for those that we are meeting with these days.

In His service,

Ken and Joyce

 Prayer Requests

·       Pray for our colleagues who are here to minister but face concerns on many levels--from ministry challenges, to unrest in their home countries. 

·       Continue to pray for our Director, Bruce and his wife, Kathy who is now getting a 6 month chemo treatment in the US.  Several have stepped up to help take on work to lighten Bruce’s work load—including Ken who will be taking on more responsibilities until they return to S. Asia.

·       Appreciate prayer for our son, Luke, as his wife, Nicki will start back to work next month.  They need to make decisions about childcare options.

 Praise Items

·       We are grateful for the encouragement we have received personally from our many friends and colleagues here in South Asia.  These trips are good but there are times it is not easy. 

·       The meetings we had the first week we were here in S. Asia went very well.  There were 30 attendees coming from 9 different countries and all arrived safely and found the meetings very beneficial.

·       Praise God that we were able to make our home in Dallas available while we are away, to a couple that needed a place to stay.

·       As we step into the Season of Lent, with grateful hearts we are reminded of the sacrifice that Jesus made on our behalf. 

 Answers to Prayer - We asked you to pray and God answered…

·       Our travels have gone well—no delays, lost luggage or unexpected surprises—and both of us have been healthy as well.   (We’ll be back in Dallas March 20th so keep us in your prayers.)

·       Our Director Bruce’s wife, Kathy is getting chemo treatments.  She has recovered well from the surgery but her first session of chemo was difficult—her second session went somewhat better. 

·       Continue to pray for the persecuted church here.  A couple that were jailed have been released but their ministry in the area is being stopped.

Jeff & Colene Long

posted Feb 1, 2015, 11:07 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator

New Year, New Beginnings

Jeff Long <>Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:41 PM

An Update From
Kids International Ministries
January 2015
Our ministry centers around the Philippines.
Join Us This New Year

Greetings partrners in prayer! We would like to usher the new year in with some great news for you.

Do you know that oldies song, "love is in the air, every where I look around"? Well it has certainly rang true here in KIM.... with Janel marrying Elliot Tan in the Philippines May 9, Kyle marrying Carina in Seattle June 21, and staff members Daniel Herrington and Natalie Stephens planning a wedding as well. Pray for these soon to be couples to be able to plan these special events as they continue to serve Jesus in special ways across Asia...

At Our Ministry Centers...

In Manila...

over the past three months nine new homes have been built for Cuatro community families, our social workers have moved into their new offices, five of our older girls have moved into their independent living quarters, and our Mango property is expanding with five new classrooms and a dental clinic. God is doing some amazing things through our teams...

Children at a Manila feeding. Photo by Candace Jeffcoat

The Adonai Home 
continues to give shelter and care to women with unplanned pregnancies and our children's home nursery is over run with fun (18 kids now ages four and under) HELP!!!!!!


In Tacloban...
our hardworking staff threw a successful Christmas party for 1000 community members - all of whom are Typhoon Yolanda survivors. Everyone had a great time sharing gifts, food, and the love of God.

As 2015 continues, expansion plans are being drawn to add to our ability to teach pre-school, pre-natal classes, and offer a dental clinic... more space for conferences and people to stay... Stay tuned for this year's amazing progress... HELP!!!!

In Cagayan De Oro...
We broke ground on building our new street children's ministry center for Streetlight CDO, lead by our Filipino friends and missionaries Natalie, Leah, Meagan and Daniel... We have over one hectre to develop just out of town.. Exciting to see this small yet powerful team impact kids lives...COME and HELP!!!

In Malaybalay...

Our children home continues to raise kids, see children adopted, and develop relationships at school and the nearby communities...a new preschool program is underway under the leadership of one of our newest missionaries Madi Bennett. Who by the way is working on line to complete an Early Childhood Development Course through California Baptist University...... COME and HELP

In Palawan...
we arebreaking ground on a ministry center as we  start our farming livelihood program.

Our Palawan team lead by Dave Wester.

To read more about this opportunity to provide long-term employment to the locals, click here

Additionally, we are welcoming a few new missionaries on board!

Please pray for: Emma Misco, a licensed RN, trained to be a mid wife for Manila; Jerry and Annette Isaac, who are  working in Manila at Faith Academy; Jenn Maruschak, an early childhood development teacher at our school in Manila; Somer Jones , who will be doing Community development in Manila; Donna Wolfe, another missionary who will be joining us this year; and Vince and Lori Burke, who pastor, teach, disciple, and empower the poor through social entrepreneurship in the Philippines and around the world.


In Christ,


Jeff Long

Ways To Support Us


Pray for our ministry



your talents by filling out an application on





You may mail checks to 

PO Box 1369

Lawrence, KS 66044

Or give online through 

Or help us fundraise by sharing this link



Outside the Philippines,please address checks to "Kids International Ministries."


In the Philippines,please address checks to "New Faith Family Children's Home Foundation".

All donations are tax deductible in the United States. 



Contact Us


Yunjin Lyso Ministry Center 
Birds of Paradise Road
Valley Golf, Cainta, Rizal
Philippines 1900 

Ken & Joyce Prettol

posted Feb 1, 2015, 10:54 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Mar 4, 2015, 5:38 PM ]


January, 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas, Texas

As we are starting to pack our suitcases for our upcoming trip to South Asia (leaving January 28), we are reminded of the joy of why we stay connected with the work in India. Just this past month we received an exciting email from one of our colleagues in India—we attended the dedication of the New Testament that they completed about 2 years ago. Here’s what they said following a recent trip to the village area…

“We discovered on this trip that a bit of a revival is happening there. More than 80 people have joined together to build a church out of their own resources and they plan to have the worship service only in Gbaba* using the New Testament translation God used us to complete!!! Right now they are busily preparing to conduct the first Christian wedding there--even writing their own Christian wedding songs in Gdaba!

In another village, a man started to read the NT in Gbaba. He told our friends "I read the Bible in the State language but I couldn't understand anything there. But now I understand and I am growing!" Our friends say this man has grown so much that he can even lead the church meeting in that place whenever the pastors can't come there.”

It’s emails like this that encourage us as we put our “US life on hold” and get back into our overseas life half way around the world. We are grateful to be able to return to India and interact with our colleagues as we continue supporting the work of Bible translation in South Asia. Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement as we go.

In His service,

Ken and Joyce

*Gbaba is a pseudonym

Prayer Requests

· Pray with us as we make our trip to South Asia (Jan 28-Mar 19)

· Our Director, Bruce and his wife, Kathy are struggling to decide what follow up treatment (or if any) they should pursue. It’s no easy decision to choose to step into major chemo treatments. It will mean a 6 month delay in their return to India.

· We continue to get reports of growing persecution among our Indian colleagues serving in rural villages. Pray for protection and for courage as they face these challenges.

Praise Items

· We had a delightful time with our daughter, Jennifer and her family in Maryland for Christmas. We so enjoy ‘making memories’ with our grandkids. (No snow until the day we left!)

· We were so grateful to have Ken’s brother, Tom and my sister, Judy and her husband, Elliot visit us here in Dallas recently as they helped us with some house projects.

· God provided some generous gifts through our financial partners at the end of the year. We are blessed to see God’s provision.

Answers to Prayer We asked you to pray and God answered…

· It was encouraging to receive our visas just before Christmas. The visas are good for 10 years.

· Thanks for praying for us as we have been planning our schedule for our trip. We just heard this week that one of the training courses we were planning to teach has been cancelled. That wasn’t the answer we were expecting so we’re trusting that God has a better plan in mind for our ministry time.

· Last minute update – Bruce and Kathy have decided to go with a 6 month chemo treatment. Pray for Kathy and Bruce as this will be a difficult treatment.

Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862-8200. Phone: 1-800-WYCLIFFE. Web:

To give to our ministry go to the website and click “Donate” and on the dropdown list: “Missionary”, then click on lower right link “Donate to our Unlisted Missionaries” and enter our name and amount. Thanks.

Doug and Sheri (Cooper) Morse

posted Jan 16, 2013, 5:33 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Jan 16, 2013, 5:34 PM ]

Since being in the Philippines (1984-88) teaching Middle School PE (Doug) and Middle School English (Sheri Cooper/ Morse) we have been in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon as

Missionaries with Child Evangelism Fellowship.  We have also been busy with our eight children who now range in age from 22 - 10 years old.   We reach between 2400 - 3200 children, in Lane County, each year through our CEF ministries.   If you are ever in our area please feel free to look us up and come and stay, our guest room is always open.


Sheri and I were given a trip to the PI this year by our children and our oldest daughter

Jenel was able to go with us.   We were able to experience a Bible Dedication for the Bolinao New Testament, have ministry with CEF of the Philippines, in a public school, visit Faith and people from the past.  It was a great adventure.

Russ Lambert

posted Oct 10, 2012, 6:20 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Oct 10, 2012, 6:22 PM ]

Hi all,

It is hard to believe it has been over thirty years since I left Faith Academy (1981).  Where have the years gone?
 Thanks for keeping me posted on things at that end. As you know my wife of 45 years, Marianne, died and I have since remarried Sylvia. God has been good to me. 
With fond memories.


(Russ and his wife, Sylvia, are with OC International and live in Colorado Springs, CO)

Sharon Tully

posted Sep 17, 2012, 4:42 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator

Please click on the link below to read Sharon Tully's August 2012 Newsletter.  

Chuck and Anita Saunders

posted Aug 30, 2012, 6:58 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Aug 30, 2012, 11:13 PM ]

This article was written by Anita Saunders. She and her husband, Chuck, served at Faith Academy as Boarding Home Parents in the mid-90’s. They are currently serving the Lord in Oxford, England, working in Missionary Care, as well as leading The Joy Place Ministry, a monthly worship service for learning disabled adults.

Joe and Debi Mangiameli

posted Oct 23, 2011, 10:22 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Aug 30, 2012, 7:14 PM ]

Joe & Debi are now living in Greenville, SC. Joe has a job teaching at a Christian school in town. We are thankful the Lord has provided this job though we know this is a 'stepping stone' to where he might further lead us.  Joe would still like to find a position in HS guidance counseling.  We are adjusting to living in the south, in the Bible belt, where every one, it seems, attends church.  I am adjusting to not seeing very many 'black heads' as i walk around... everyone here seems to be blonde!  We are from 1-3 hours away from 3 of our kids and one set of parents, for which we are very thankful. We have seen specific ways it has been important for us to be close by to our family. Our daughter, husband and only grandchild live in Canada so we don't see them as much as we'd like to. And we had a wedding this summer with Johnmark who lives with Jessica in Chicago, Illinois.

My home is beginning to look like I've lived in the tropics as it is getting filled with Filipino baskets, artifacts & Taytay fabric!!!  We both really miss
Faith & pray often for the administration, the staff and those wonderful MK's!!  You, as a Faith Academy community are missed.

"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and  depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus  Christ- to the glory and praise of God." 
Phil 1:9-11

Missing you all,

Joe & Debi

Photo: Mangi family with Caroline's husband, Chris Regelous & Joe's Mom, Rose Mangiameli

Picture:  Faith Alumni at wedding: Andrea & Bonita Persons, Chris Martin, Caroline, Johnmark, Josiah, Micah, Clay, Joe & Debi Mangiameli, Rachel Schwarze, Steven Flammini, Amanda O'Brien

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