MMP Celebrating the Birth of Christ

Mission Ministries Philippines and its partners celebrated the annual Christmas party last December 10, 2022, at the Good News Global Ministries in Pasig. Another joyful event to fellowship with the partners face-to-face. With the theme “Reuniting, Reconnecting, Remembering … The Christ of Christmas

This event is a reunion and Christmas Celebration of partners after the pandemic. For two years, the Christmas party was held online.

Presents and raffle prizes were in abundance from the good and generous hearts of some key people, with special mention to the MMP Officers of Teachers’ Associations and the supervisors.

Pastor Julian Vallente, the head pastor of the Good News Global Ministries, gave the inspirational message. From his message, we should be one just as Jesus Christ and the Heavenly Father are one. God sees us as one body of Christ and should work together to achieve His purpose for us.

The gathering was also graced by Pastor Joey Casas, one of the board of Trustees of MMP, and Ms. Zeny Ablang, former Children’s Mission Philippines Team Leader who is now helping MMP in her own capacity.

The partners reunite and reconnect because we remember that Christ is the reason for all these things we do in Mission Ministries Philippines.

MMP Trains ACAP Volunteers

Mission Ministries Philippines (MMP) and Action for the  Care and Development of the Poor in the Philippines ( ACAP) conducted another 3-day training seminar for ACAP child monitor volunteers last November 8-10, 2022 at Brgy. San Antionio, Paranaque. This training was participated by more than 20 child monitors from different Barangays in Paranaque. The theme of the said event was “ Learning is Enjoyable, not Endurable”

Ms. Lourdes van der Linden, ACAP Executive Director, welcomed and thank all the participants for attending and encouraged them that the knowledge they will gain will help them to be more effective in their field.

Topics like Child Discipline, Love Language, Anti-bullying, Child Protection Policy, and Different Philosophies in Education made a great impact on the participants.

The participants shared their personal experiences and the challenges they are facing as parents and child monitors.  With the topics presented,  they will be able to supervise the families they are in charge of more effectively if they are aware of their own issues.

In addition to the said seminar, MMP conducted the Reading Seminar using the Marungko Approach via zoom to the teachers of Supervised Neighborhood Play Teachers last December 2, 2022.

ACAP is a non-profit organization working to empower marginalized youth through a combination of education, social development, and health and nutritional feeding programs.

Ms. Kate Pagsolingan, ACAP Program Manager, and Jefferson Balistoy, ACAP Project Officer spearheaded the seminars.

Teachers’ Retreat Camp

“Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do” was this year’s theme for the Teachers’ Retreat held last November 4 and 5, 2022 at Onesimo Farm and Campsite in Matalinting, Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

It is MMP’s first in-person activity since the Pandemic ravaged the globe. On this occasion, more than 30 teachers took part. There were games that encouraged teamwork, innovation, and interpersonal interaction. Abilities that the pandemic hindered. The retreat nonetheless demonstrated that a family’s love can always triumph over obstacles and distance.

The highlight of the retreat was the message of Pastor Efren Roxas, former Camp Manager of Onesimus Camp Site and a dear friend of MMP, He is also the husband of Mrs. Becky Roxas, author of Bip-Bip, MMP’s book in Filipino.

The message of Pastor Roxas is to increase one’s adversity quotient as well as their intellectual and emotional quotients. No matter how we feel about it, bad times will come and go. But even when we go through these difficulties, we may overcome them and succeed. In order to be tough, we must switch from asking Why (why is this occurring) to What (what can I learn from this circumstance?). Although following God’s word is not simple, we must recognize the lessons He is trying to impart to us. Awards were given to the 5 groups: WOW, Resilience, F6, Victorious, and Undefeated. The names of each group derived from their experiences and how they were able to face the pandemic.

Tribute to Ma’am Arlene S. Sy

“Board service is one of the toughest volunteer roles of all.” Last December 3, 2022, we had a Despedida party for one of the board of trustees, Ma’am Arlene S. Sy who served as board treasurer of Mission Ministries Philippines (MMP). She performed with dedication and tenacity.” Her contribution to MMP has been extraordinary. She took on her board responsibilities with seriousness and with sheer commitment. The innovative ideas and valuable leadership inputs that she brought to MMP have immensely benefited the organization. The relationships that she had fostered with us and with other board of trustees enabled the organization to run smoothly. Thank you for being a valuable trustee of Mission Ministries Philippines!

ECE Batch 2022 Get Together

The new batch of students of the Training Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education or ECE modules finally had their first face-to-face get-together last November 26, 2022, at the Peri Peri Restaurant in SM Megamall.

This was attended by some students that have access to the venue since some students of the ECE are from different places as far as Catanduanes from the South and Isabela from the North and even a student from Jakarta, Indonesia.

It was an opportunity to interact with each other personally. Sharing laughter and best wishes to everyone. The group also agreed that this will be just the start of many get-togethers.

In the course of the Pandemic, this program was inactive since there were no students enrolling. In April of this year, finally, students started enrolling and started the program again.  This program is being offered online.

The Training Certificate Course in Early Childhood Care and Education, a joint program of Mission Ministries Phil. and Asian Theological Seminary was created in response to the growing need of offering quality Early Childhood Care and Education distinguished by a biblical perspective.

Mission Ministries Philippines Goes Tribal Ministry

Last July 21–25, 2022, Dr. Chonabelle M. Domingo, CEO and President, and Mrs. Aida Aquino, Administrative Officer of MMP, traveled to Zamboanga to hold a mission seminar. Pastor Leo Salibio coordinated this. 15 tribal churches from different places in Zamboanga participated in the aforementioned event.

This was the first mission seminar of MMP after almost three years of battling the Covid 19 pandemic. This is an offshoot of one of the preschools MMP started in 1991. The name of the school is Adonai Little Shepherd School located at Batasan in Quezon City.

Pastor Salibio’s father was a missionary in Mindanao at the time, while his mother taught preschool. His father was successful in starting 15 churches among various tribes. When Pastor Leo’s father passed away, he assumed leadership of these congregations. Catching the vision of his parents, Pastor Leo wanted schools for all 15 of the churches his father founded. Thus, this ECE seminar was born out of that vision.

The condition of the community is very poor. The majority are farmers who also keep pigs in their backyards for a living. They do not have access to clean water. What they have is a pipe from the mountain as their source of water supply. To have water in their homes, they must gather it from these pipes. The neighborhood is situated in a mountainous region. To reach the area, it is a 3-hour ride on motorcycles.

However, despite the fact that they may be financially underprivileged, they are wealthy spiritually. Once every two months, the 15 churches come together for a 4-day fasting and fellowship event. Daylong devotion and a dawn vigil are observed. They dedicate their lives to spiritual growth.

When one thinks back on the experience, one is reminded of how the ancient churches in biblical times dedicated themselves to living in accordance with the idea of love for God and neighbor.

Dr. Domingo is thinking about reaffirming MMP’s commitment to providing our tribal community with a high-quality education. And we need to acquire funding in order for such an endeavor.


A seed was planted in this ECE seminar— let us pray… wait… and watch.

Hitting Two Birds with One Stone

Teacher Ester Mendador, a preschool teacher living in Jakarta, Indonesia for 11 years. She discovered MMP’s Training Certificate in Early Childhood Care Education while looking for an online early childhood education course.

Her main reason for enrolling was to earn a certificate as a requirement in her job.


She would never have imagined that this was God calling her, though. According to her testimony, she was not raised reading the Bible and did not even know how to open it, let alone know the texts inside.

She was astounded by the way their professor, Pastor Jhun Osorio, described the bible when she attended the first module, which is the Bible Introduction. She was also amazed by how simple it was for her classmates to locate the scriptures under discussion.

According to her, she joined this training certificate program purely for the goal of earning the certificate and had no idea that she would learn anything much more significant about God. It is like hitting two birds with one stone.

She has a friend in college who kept on inviting her to join a Christian community. But she refused. And yet God has a way.

She is compelled to listen in order to complete the Training Certificate in her Early Childhood Education class. However, she was able to learn more about God and develop her faith when she opened her eyes, ears, and heart.

This training certificate teaches more than just the fundamentals of early childhood education; it also emphasizes the importance of the Bible. After all, God is the foundation of everything.

Successful Alumni of Partner School

Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” a banner verse of MMP and its partners. One that has made an impact on a 4-year student of one of MMP’s partners, Praise Rotary Emerald Academy operated from 1999 to 2004. The school was situated in Payatas, one of the underprivileged neighborhoods in Quezon City. Pastor Dante Paule and his wife, teacher Margie Paule, served as its leaders.

And only recently did this former pupil get in touch with Teacher Margie to let her know that she and her brother, who was also a student at the aforementioned school, had just graduated and were now doctors. The teacher was both humbled and proud to learn that the young pupils she had formerly taught were now accomplished professionals in their industries.

The family of the said children was junk shop owners before. They have now alleviated their family income status and were able to send their children to medical school. And what a transformation indeed to the family.

In 2004, teacher Margie and her family moved to another location in Calamba, Laguna, and set up another school named Tech-Grow Kids Developmental School. The former school was then managed by another teacher and relocated to Montalban, Rizal.

From 2004 to the present, The Tech-Grow Kids Developmental School has produced other successful students. One more deserving of mention graduated from U.P. Los Banos, Cum laude, Now a teacher at a Bible school in Calauan, Laguna. Both of the schools’ are Dep Ed recognized.

In addition to producing excellent pupils, the schools also generated students who have become Christians. Their church now counts them among its members and workers.

Preschool can truly be considered a ministry of the church that transforms lives and spreads the gospel.

The amazing tale of this partner school truly embodies the goal and mission of Mission Ministries Philippines, as it is said that “No teacher becomes a millionaire, but our riches are when our pupils or students become successful in life.”

A Journey to Transformational Leadership – Dr. Chonabelle Domingo Doctoral Achievement

A graduation is a commendable event. It marks the end of a long journey. And the beginning of another chapter. And every journey tells a lot of stories. There are no journeys without challenges, setbacks, and trials.

 Studying would be one of the most challenging experiences Ms. Chonabelle Domingo faced. She embarked on this journey as part of her being the leader of Mission Ministries Philippines. As the former President and founder of MMP the late, Dr. Stewart De Boer encouraged her to further her studies.

 And who wouldn’t be inspired to take your Doctoral degree when your first class is a tour of Jerusalem. A once-in-a-lifetime experience. But just like the story of Jerusalem, it was not a smooth road to travel. It has its highs and lows.  Just like Moses on whom Ms. Domingo compares her pilgrimage.

 Ms. Domingo finished her degree in DTL or Doctoral in Transformational Leadership. But for her DTL means Divine Transformation of the Lord. In her statement in the dedication and acknowledgment of her paper, she said that it is a humbling transformation of her character as His child and humble servant. This has brought her to her knees to be fully reminded that Jesus is Lord. “ Without Him, I am Nothing, and He is everything! To God be all the glory, honor, and praise” she continues.

Ms. Domingo further said that having a Doctoral attached in her name is just a bonus from God. What is more important are the lessons she has learned from this.

Her paper will be published in Bethel Bible Seminary School’s journal. Dr. Natalie Chan, her adviser, believes in the work MMP is doing and she wants the world to know how early childhood education transform lives.

Online ECE Training Certificate Relaunched

MMP’s Training Certificate Course in Early Childhood Care and Education was one of the services that were affected by the pandemic two years ago. There were no registrants for this program, perhaps due to uncertainties in time and resource constraints.

After two years of promotion, the program is finally available for this class online via Zoom. The first module, Bible Intro, began on April 23 and May 7, 2022, with lessons beginning on those dates. There were 12 students from different places in the Philippines, as well as Jakarta, Indonesia. The Holistic and Transformational Ministry is now the third module of the ECE Training Certificate. The number of students enrolled has grown.

We had problems, just as we would in any other online class. However, there are advantages as well, such as bringing students from many locations together to learn Childhood Education from a biblical perspective. This is one of the distinctive elements of Mission Ministries Philippines and Asian Theological Seminary’s Training Certificate.

According to the students, learning more about God and the significance of developing a stronger relationship with Him before fulfilling their duty as teachers have been humbling. “In a world of shifting views, Christian Education is steady,” noted one of the professors in the ECE modules. We are not only teachers for our pupils’ futures, but we are also teachers for their eternity.

Enrollment in the Mission Ministries ECE Training Certificate is still open. You can reach us on Facebook at MMP ece or by email at ecemodule.mmp@gmail.com, or by calling Ms. Erlyn Isidro at 09301434780.