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shepherd of the hills news - Shepherd of the hills Children Foundation
FAMILY  DISCIPLESHIP  EDUCATION  SUPPORT
SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS NEWS
VOl. 1 ISSUE 1.
March 2008
Mission Statement:
We exist to glorify God by
rescuing & discipling
children, educating students, training young leaders and establishing
homes .
shepherdofthehills.org.ph
In this Issue:
President’s
Letter
2
A Time of
Renewal and
Forgiveness
2
Tintin Bersola
Babao, an Ambassador for Children’s Welfare
9
Ambassador
Kenney visits
Shepherd
Baguio
10
Meet Shepherd’s
Partners
12
DSWD License no. SB-2007-L 0131
Accreditation no. SB-2007-057
WELCOME TO OUR FIRST ISSUE!
We are excited to introduce this installment as the very first of the Shepherd of
the Hills Newsletters! We will be sending out regular newsletters to inform you
about different events and happenings so you can share in the spirit of Shepherd
with us. If you are new to Shepherd of the Hills, now is the time to learn about
our great organization. Focused on Christian values and life skills, we have
three homes for children: one for infants in Manila, one for young children in
Zambales, and our newest Home in Baguio for adolescent teens. Each of these
Homes is focused on child development, and providing a nurturing, safe environment for children to grow, ranging in ages from babies to teens. We have
dedicated trained staff who are devoted to these children, and we are always
looking for others who wish to share in our mission of caring for and ministering to children. Shepherd of the Hills has been active for 31 years. There is still
a long way to go with how Shepherd hopes to serve our children and community. We pray to improve our current Homes in the services offered and facilities built, as well as to improve the education of our children, scholastically and
of God. We welcome you along for this journey and are happy to share our
mission with you.
A Message from the President
Child rearing is
a 24 hour
ministry done not
mechanically or
for commercial
reasons but
simply by caring
for a
child in need.
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24/7 is a phrase commonly used by companies to signify round the clock
service. Whether in communications or food service, the idea is to provide
a 24 hour service to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. For 31 years,
Shepherd of the Hills Children’s Foundation has continually provided 24
hour rearing services to its’ clients: abandoned, orphaned and underprivileged children seeking some degree of satisfaction in life along with a
home, family and a degree of personal achievement as they mature in age.
But we do not call them clients. We call them “our children” the moment
Nathan Mejica
they enter our fold because we want to build relationships with them.
We do not call our work service but rather ministry. Child rearing is a 24 hour ministry
done not mechanically or for commercial reasons but simply by caring for a child in need.
In this ministry, we have taken upon ourselves the responsibilities of other people, an uncomfortable yet faith filled response to a divine calling. Our mission is to rescue, disciple and educate children, training them to be future leaders and thereby making them responsible and productive members of society. It is our goal to rescue and rear godly children who would otherwise be living a life of misery in an unhealthy and at times, an unforgiving, environment. The
task is difficult but we are providing hope. The undertaking costly but the children are worth it.
The mission stressful, but rewarding in that we positively affect these children’s lives. The responsibility is burdensome but is up to God who makes our success possible. We need to constantly affirm ourselves of God’s mandate by treasuring, protecting, training and inspiring the
children, giving them both the opportunities and the tools to become all that God wants them to
be. Shepherd of the Hills’ Foundation has grown from an individual home into three fully functioning centers in three regions in the Philippines. We have educated children from preelementary to high school in addition to sending them to vocational school or university for
further schooling. We would like to raise more funds to expand and improve the services of
each facility while maintaining our current levels of support for our present projects. We need
to raise PHP 8M or US$200K alone for the upkeep of the home. I ask that you continue to
support us and spread the word for others to join in this worthwhile endeavor. If you would
like to be part of our family and our mission, please drop me an email. We will be reaching out
to many more children this year and should try to remember that the children we meet on the
streets wandering and begging are as important as you and I are in the sight of God because His
own image is etched in their hearts. They have potential. They have hope. Let us just give them
the chance and opportunity to develop these. It’s within our power and our responsibility to
do so.
A TIME OF RENEWAL AND FORGIVENESS
These past months, Shepherd of the Hills’ teenagers
Teens clasped hands as a sign of acceptance
and forgiveness for one another.
have been pursuing their own paths of forgiveness and
thereby, renewal of their commitment to God and themselves as disciples of the Lord. Our Baguio teens completed their own “Personal Spiritual Profile,” designed to
help evaluate their spiritual background and upbringing
as well as to assist the children in seeing how negative patterns of
thought and behavior may have developed in their lives. The profiles were all confidential, only the individual seeing their own paper
and their designated counselor. At the completion of the worksheets,
all were burned as a symbol of forgiveness and freedom from past
sins committed by themselves and by people in their lives in the past
and at present. This act of repentance paved way to a renewed sense
of purpose and life as a child of God, motivating the teens to share
their renewed faith with others they come in contact with, especially
in their outreach to local schools and teens.
By: Zab Karr US Peacecorp Volunteer
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Why do we do what we do?
Nathan Mejica
The best thing for people to understand the reasons why we do what we do is to show figures and facts
about the current plight of the Phil. society and the children affected by it.. In this way, passionate and compassionate people alike, churches, corporations with community awareness programs and those who are involved with
organizations with similar direction may have a clear picture of the vulnerability of children who are at risk
and at the same time fully appreciate and support the various ministries and work for children. Here are some
facts :
In the Philippines, there are three different categories of street children: children on the streets, children of the streets and
completely abandoned children. Children on the streets are those who work on the street but do not live there. They make
up about 70%-75% of the street children in the Philippines. Although some of them have stopped school altogether and
work full-time in the streets, many still go to school and work long hours before or after their classes. At the end of each
working day, they return home. Children of the street on the other hand are those who live and work on the streets. They
make up 25%-30% of the street children in the Philippines. This group of children sees the streets as their home and from
where they seek income, food and shelter. They recreate a sort of family among their companions. They may have some
family connections but they regard these ties as bad and rarely visit their families. Completely abandoned and neglected
children are those who are entirely on their own for physical and psychological survival. They make up about 5%-10% of
the street children in the Philippines. They are the true children of the streets. [There are 1.5 million street children.
DSWD estimates that this number increases annually by 6,365.
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Of the 1.5 million street children, 60,000 are prostituted (ECPAT 1996).
Research studies conducted in schools show that for every 3 Filipino children, one child experiences abuse
(Manila Bulletin, 11 February 1996).
It is estimated there are 75,000 street children in Metro Manila alone
More than 1/3 of the more than 42,000 barangays in the country could not offer the required six years of elementary
education.
Sixty percent of the children drop out of school when they reach the second grade (PDI, 18 May 1997).
Sixty-one towns in the country do not have a high school.
It is estimated that there are about five million child laborers in the country (UNICEF 1995).
Drugs
The most common substances are inhalants, like solvent/rugby and cough syrups, followed by marijuana and shabu. many
street children take more drugs more than once, some as often as a daily intake of solvent/rugby.
Health Problems
Generally, street children are thin, untidy, and undernourished, hardly equipped to survive the hazards of everyday living
and working on the streets. Some of the hazards they face include sickness, physical injuries from vehicular accidents,
street fights, harassment from both extortionists and police, sexual exploitation by pedophiles and pimps, exposure to
substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases.
Prison
Street Children as young as 10 years old are often imprisoned under the Vagrancy Act, ending up in the same cells as
adult prisoners, including young girls with male adults. They are often sexually and physically abused by prisoners and
guards and are forced to clean out the toilets and cells. They are prone to catch TB from sleeping on damp floors and being in close confinement with sick adults. They often do not have their own imprisonment recorded
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Why do we do . . . .from page 3
Child Prostitution
Child prostitutes are used by both foreign sex tourists and pedophiles as well as local people. Many Street Children are
lured into prostitution as a means of surviving, others work in order to earn money for their families. A variety of different
factors contribute to the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines
HIV/AIDS and STIs
There is no HIV testing for children in the Philippines but18% of the Street Children contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
With these facts on hand, we can clearly see that the streets become a natural habitat for future
criminals and a miller for social outcasts. Without lifting a finger, they are naturally groomed
and trained into becoming a menace and a destruction to the society, to the family they were
supposed to belong and to their own personal lives. This is where the evil acts at work at its
best.
We do what we do primarily because of two reasons, among others::
1. Obedience to God’s word.
Psalm 82: 4 “Rescue the weak and the needy, deliver
them from the hands of the wicked.”.
Luke 10:2 “ The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few”.
2. Love and compassion for children.
I encourage you to support and partner with Shepherd of the Hills and get to see children
streaming with joy as we decisively reach out for their welfare. Let us make a decision to move
out from our seat of beliefs, opinions and convictions and transform them into life changing
acts of compassion. That is where the difference is. That’s what Jesus did.
A presentation at Shoemart Baguio by Shepherd of the Hills Praise Team
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Cycle of Child Abandoned, Abused
&
Streetlife
Have own
family
only to be
aban-
Abandon
Ment
abused,
orphaned
Become a
Social problem, unproductive destructive
Converge
in the
streets/
elsewhere
Commit
petty/
bigger
crime
Vulnerable to
substance
alcohol,
sexual abuse,
gambling
Acquire
distorted
values,
unhealthy
Influenced
by exploits
pimps,
gamblers,
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TRAINING FUTURE LEADERS
Focused
on preparing our
children for independent living, our
Home for Teens in Baguio City is structured around education, discipleship,
and the life skills needed to give a child
the chance to grow into a well-adjusted,
confident, and successful adult.
As of March 2007, Shepherd has
been blessed to move our family into a
much larger house off Kennon Road in
Camp 7 than our original two-room home
in Baguio. The move has allowed us to
expand on several of our programs and
plan for further improvements that would
have once seemed unattainable.
We have a separate school room
on the 2nd floor where the children study
and take lessons, as well as a large veranda at which additional classes are held
using mobile blackboards. Now we are
able to separate teens into different
classes depending on their level of performance and
comprehension, thereby accommodating the students’
distinctive learning styles and practice the best suited
learning approaches for these. Recently, 20 of our
teens took the February A&E (Acceleration and Enhancement) exam coordinated by ALS (Alternative
Learning/Livelihood Section) of the Department of
Education. The results of this exam will determine
our teens’ placement in the public school system:
whether they qualify to enroll in university or in high
school. Our other teens continue to use the School of
Tomorrow’s home-school system of student-directed
learning, similar to the one our young children use in
Zambales. In addition, these teens have separate
classes with teacher-directed learning according to
their level of proficiency. Those homeschooled teens
who have since reached a certain proficiency will progress into A&E preparatory classes for the next year’s
exam.
Besides exposing our young adults to a formal curriculum, they have been involved in environmental education classes and have participated in community cleanups within our own neighborhood and the
Camp 7 barangay
youth council.
Shepherd teens also caroled in our
barangay and town to celebrate the past Christmas season. On December 7th, we performed at
SM Baguio for hundreds of people, and our violinists performed at Heritage Hotel in Manila
December 16th through the 20th.
This new year moves Shepherd Baguio
towards developing our practical skills education
program in coordination with ALS. To enhance
this project, the Foundation is planning for more
on-site training equipment and facilities including a carpentry corner and a kitchen fitted with
an industrial oven to train our teens in baking.
We would be grateful to any who share in this
vision to help us provide our teens with the tools
to realize this. Our large kitchen space allows
the teens practice of their culinary skills which is
especially important for a family as large as
ours!
More exciting news for our teens involves the creation of 3 new bands to foster the
musical talent of our youth and their ability for
outreach. At present, we are working to expand
our discipleship to more children at nearby
schools and our community. Shepherd is looking for more instruments to gift our teens to pursue their passions and continue spreading the
word of God. We are truly blessed and look forward to doing great things in this new year.
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Raising the Standards on Child Care
Caty Harris
US Peace Corp Volunteer
We go to
great extents
to provide a
nurturing
atmosphere
for
our
young children. Recently, we have
begun two caregiver training series, facilitated by the
Acting Director and also
head social worker, Maricon Pulga, and U.S. Peace
Corps Volunteer, Caty
Harris. The first workshop
is an eight module
(multiple workshops
per-module) series on
effective
parenting
provided by DSWD
in order to teach the
caregivers basic parenting skills (such as
hygiene, stress management,
financial
management,
etc).
During this same time,
the caregivers are also
receiving various teambuilding activities, confidence-building opportunities, and group sessions to
provide a forum to express
their concerns.
We feel that we have
made large strides in the
past few years to better the
lives of the children at
Shepherd of the Hills.
Our constant goal is to
develop highly competent and academically
equipped children, who
can in turn give back to
the Philippines.
Shepherd Zambales is
currently working on two
large scale projects. The
first
is a library and
resource room (or cognitive development center).
The center is developed
especially for children
ages 2-12. The library is
divided into six color
coded reading levels for
Caregivers at Zambales during their
caregiving training
fiction, and color coded
non-fiction. We would
like to add a television
and VCR (as we have
many educational video
donations) and a small
sound system to play
calming instrumentals.
The resource center includes puzzles, blocks,
puppets, sand table, and
rial. In addition we have
added a library for the staff
and a resource center
(library) for the teachers.
The second large scale
project is an environmental
awareness project. We did
an initial environment education day (geared towards
four groups: 2-5 years; 6-9;
10-12; and staff).
We talked about what happens when you dispose of
your trash improperly
(throwing on ground, burying, burning) and how it
effects everyone. Then we
implemented a recycling and composting
program. Each house
sells glass, metal and
plastic to junk shops
and composts their
compostable trash.
The remainder (such
as food/shampoo
sachets) is being used
for art projects The
second workshop is a
twelve week series on behavior improvement. Each
week the caregivers learn a
new strategy, and are given
an implementation schedule. Through weekly sessions and activities, the
caregivers are learning how
to eliminate difficult behaviors, while nurturing the
growth and development of
the children.
We go to
great
extents to
provide a
nurturing
Atmosphere
for our
young
children
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OUTREACHES
TEENS OUTREACH
AND
DISCIPLESHIP
Loakan High Sch. Baguio
City
We began visiting the local high school,
Loakan HS, to perform praise songs and
enhance our discipleship program with the
students there, a school of over 800. Our teens
offered to share their talents of playing musical
instruments with these students, and invited
them over to our house for free lessons on the
weekend. Meeting with other youth groups
from local churches and Christian schools is another step
further in our discipleship that we have taken, worshipping with other teens as well as inviting Christian foreign
students to our home to praise with and learn from. Our
barangay’s youth council (SK) is another group with
whom we have started to work closely; we will continue
to nurture this relationship as a learning experience and
extension of our roles as disciples of the Lord.
REACH out to Children and
Adults
Brgy. Pundaquit & Sn. Miguel
Zambales
Serving for the past 25 years, Shepherd of the Hills is
continually reaching out to a growing population in
various Barangays. in the province of Zambales. Currently, 300 undernourished and poorly cared children are being served and ministered to.
300 undernourished and
poorly cared
children are
being served
and ministered to.
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Tintin Bersola Babao:
An Ambassador for Children’s Welfare
Meet the newest member of our family, Ms.
Tintin Bersola Babao, a popular newscaster
and TV host. Tintin has expressed her willingness to be a Shepherd of the Hills’ official endorser and partner with the Foundation. As such, Ms. Babao is an example of
an
Ambassador for Children’s Welfare
due to her growing passion and efforts to
help Filipino children at risk. She has actively fund-raised for the Foundation
through various activities including promoting and selling books of which she authored.
Above photo: Daniel San Jose, a nursing graduate from the Home
with Tintin. Center: SOTH Band during the launching.
Below: Tin-tin with SOTH family at Glorietta.
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US AMBASSADOR KRISTIE KENNEY VISITS
SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS Baguio
Executive Directors Nathan and Ruth Mejica with
US Ambassador Kenney
U.S Ambassador Kristie Kenney recently visited
Shepherd of the Hills (SOTH) a student center for
teenagers (orphanage) at Camp 7, Baguio City. Ambassador Kenney mingled with the teens and the staff
and watched them dance, sing, and play instruments.
The diplomat distributed tokens of appreciation to
the children.
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This February, head
staff from our Manila and
Zambales Homes traveled to
our Teen center in Baguio
City to join local staff for
Shepherd of the Hills’ first
joint strategic planning meeting and fellowship event. In
January, each of the Homes
individually conducted their
own strategic planning meetings, diagnosing problems
and forming solutions, along
with charting out their individual centers’ course for the
new year. These preparations
ranged from changes and/or
continuation of current projects, to adaptation and addition of new ones that staff and
children found necessary.
However as February drew
along, SOTH found itself
gathered altogether in the
mountains of Benguet for a
much larger scale meeting
that focused not on the individual centers but on the
Foundation as a whole: all
three Shepherd Homes working together as one and therefore, at the peak of our
strength. Each center gave a
report on the past years affairs
and plans for their individual
locations. Afterwards, Director Nathaniel Mejica showed
a presentation that combined
all 3 Homes specific strategic
plans into one that moved the
Foundation forward as a
whole. This presentation
covered aspects such as:
more efficient communication
in between centers and directorial persons; increase in
educational support to our
children; report and development of further livelihood
projects to help individual
sustainability of each center;
current trainings of staff and
in what areas future trainings
are needed; and, further ways
to aid the Foundation in becoming more effective and
well-organized such as developing an online group forum
for staff to present news, issues, and updates on their
centers for each Home to see
and in which to be informed.
Following Saturday’s meeting, staff proceeded to join in a worship
ceremony to show our fellowship with one another, our
mission as staff of the Foundation, and God. The next
day, the Mejica’s took staff
and children around the city
for the annual Flower Festival
(Panagbenga) which is the
yearly, much anticipated celebration comprised of parades,
live musical shows and artistic demonstrations, food and
various vendor booths, and of
course, presentation of millions of flowers in the float
parade! As some of the staff
had not yet met, this gave
everyone the chance to greet
each other and become fast
friends over the dance and
music of the parade’s magnificent marching bands. This
Summer is fast approaching with the school system on break from April to
May: two months of freedom
for students, yet here at our
Baguio Home we hope to fill it
with fun and outside education
rather than boredom. As of
now, nine of our teens will be
enrolled in a local music school
in town for advanced violin,
advanced guitar, advanced
voice and beginner piano. Our
four bands will continue to
practice and develop as well as
give free music lessons to local
teenagers as part of our discipleship program.
At the end of April,
our teens will travel to Zambales to take part in a camp
with the younger children there,
and in early May, our teens will
host their own camp here in
Baguio for those friends they
have met during their outreach.
We will intensify our IT and
keyboard training for our teens
in these next two months, especially for those students who
will be enrolled in the public
school system as a way to prepare them for their future studies. Along with this, ALS, in
coordination with the Department of Education, will provide
us with a mobile teacher to
train our students in such alternative livelihoods as soapmaking, reflexology, and cosmetology. Our environmental
education classes and community clean-ups will continue too
as well as additional art classes
and community physical activities and events such as our
barangay’s Sportsfest.
Over the next two
months, our Baguio teachers
will be reevaluating the teens’
home-school program and enrichment classes’ curriculum to
better prepare for students’
progress and success in the next
friends over the dance and
music of the parade’s magnificent marching bands.
This strategic planning was
not only a chance to get to
know one another and
strengthen our support for
Shepherd, but a way to inform
each Home of the others’
doings and work toward a
common goal. Director
Mejica hopes to make this
cooperative meeting a regular
quarterly occurrence to ensure
productive development of
the organization and to provide a supportive place to
hear from part of its foundation: the staff and children.
school year, including incorporating use of our new projector
into lessons as well as the availability of our new computers.
Baguio staff will also be undergoing teacher training in the
beginning of March under various topics such as IT and advanced computer skills, alternative teaching methods, various
approaches to different learning
styles, and effective classroom
management.
All in all we have a
busy schedule but are flexible
for any suggestions - contact us
here in Baguio or our director
Nathaniel Mejica if you would
like to help our teens have a fun
and special summer. We look
forward to reporting our future
accomplishments and activities
in the next issue so until then,
God bless and summer greetings from Baguio!
Meet shepherd’s Partners
The CORD that Binds
Since the late 1970’s up to the present, Christian Outreach Relief
and Development (CORD) has been Shepherd of the Hills’ long
time partner in providing financial, spiritual and moral support to
further our work among destitute children. With an unwavering
commitment, CORD afforded Shepherd of the Hills its base for
working with children in the Philippines. But beyond Shepherd
of the Hills, CORD’s primary mission is “Conflict Transforma
tion.” They are a humanitarian organization working with dis
placed people and communities affected by
Michael Godfrey
violent conflicts worldwide. Their goal is the regeneration and
sustainable, peaceful development of these communities and
civil society weakened by violent conflict. CORD is working to help rebuild roads,
bridges and provide tools to repair schools. The organization’s current Director, Michael Godfrey, succeeded former Director Martin Lee, whom God had used mightily
to build the foundations of child welfare work in the Philippines for the past 25 years.
May the Lord continue bless CORD.
Uncle Tony and Auntie Amelia Davies
took time to serve evening mealsto the teens at SOTH during a
short visit at its facility in Baguio City. Earlier, both visited
SOTH Zambales. Tony has been responsible for helping the
Home through arranging the kind giving of friends, clients
and employees at Windes and McClaughry Corp. every end of
the year. Many thanks to all.
(Above photo:Left standing: Ruth, Tony , Amelia
Seated: Teens from Baguio city)
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Meet shepherd’s Partners
Shoes That Move Lives
Anthony and Charles Smith, CEO
and COO respectively, of the
company Shoezone, visited Shepherd of the Hills last year. Both
brothers and their father, Michael,
are passionate in helping children
while supporting additional
worthwhile endeavors. While the
men are successful in the business
world, their aspirations to aid
needy children led them to establish the Shoezone Trust. Shoezone has supported the Foundation since 2004 and is committed
to helping Filipino children find
hope and a better place and way
to live. The Smiths are continuing a long relationship with the
Foundations that began in the
1980s when their parents, Michael
and Anne Smith, adopted a beautiful young girl from the Foundation.
Charles and Anthony with toddlers at Shepherd Quezon City.
Anthony Smith with staff at Shepherd Zambales
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Meet shepherd’s Partners
Pastor Bernard Marquez of Victory Christian Fellowship
together with his
family and friends, paid a short visit to SOTH Baguio last Dec. 2007. Pastor Bernard shared words of encouragement to inspire the teens to gain wisdom, knowledge and become successful as they mature in life.
Pastor Marquez is a pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship (VCF), a christian movement that has churches
all over the Philippines and missions work all over the world. VCF has been a partner with SOTH by providing financial support to the home, spiritual guidance & nourishment as well as leadership training to its
staff through its ENLI program. Victory Christian Fellowship is headed by Senior Pastor Joey Bonifacio
( The fort) and Ferdie Cabiling (Galleria) and was founded by Ptr. Steve Murrell , President of Every Nation Leadership Institute. We give thanks for the leadership of VCF.
Top photo: Pastor Bernard with family and
SOTH teens. Center: Pastor Bernard doing
exhortation. Right: Pastor Nuel with Baby
Boaz and Ruth at the baby dedication held in
VCF Galleria in the file photo.
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Meet shepherd’s Partners
Giving Chance to “Passengers”.
NORTHWEST AIRLINES, Headed by
Mr. Andy Roberts, Vice President for Operations, initiated to raise funds for the improvement of existing shelters and the initial construction of a new shelter project for Shepherd of the Hills, giving a chance to its’ newest “passengers”, orphaned and abandoned Filipino
children, a better living conditions. The airlines also shipped food supplies to the Homes, donated by Feed
My Starving Children, a Minnesota based organization. These donations benefited not only three orphanages
but hundreds of needy children from poor neighboring barangays (villages) in the same region. Thank you
so much.
( Left, NWA Legal officer Jojo Veneracion in red shirt and Gen. Manager,
Todd Anderson while seated with children at shepherd Zambales in this
file photo. Right: Jojo enjoying happy moments with the boys .
Blaine Reyes and Maile Bryan of
Kauai, Hawaii visited the SOTH in Baguio and distributed blankets, towels, mattresses, sporting games and other
personal effects to the teens in this file photo. Both also visited the young children in SOTH Zambales where Maile got
to mingle with the kids and did storytelling while Blaine
played basketball with the young boys and scooped ice cream
for every kids available. Bottom left photo: Nathan and Mr.
Bryan, father of Maile.
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Meet shepherd’s Partners
NEW HOPE INT’L. CHRISTIAN CENTER
Recently our friends at New Hope Church in
Los Angeles, California visited all 3 Shepherd
Homes at the end of their Medical Mission trip.
On behalf of their church and community, Ruth
Angeles and Jenny Yao presented our teens
with 4 second hand computers, an Epson LCD
projector , VCD player , and 3 printers along
with several DVDs of Biblical stories and educational lessons. Shepherd would like to thank
New Hope Church for their generosity and
shared commitment in helping our children.
These computers will be used for enhancement
of class lessons, as well as to instruct children in
typing and IT in order to better prepare them for
the professional and business world. We have
already developed and instigated a typing
and computer curriculum to help the teens
in this.
Above photo:Pastor Ruth Angeles with
older boys, Center photo: Jenny Lao and
teens. Below : Wallie Tupal and godson,
Gio of SOTH Zambales.
Paige Muhling: Philippine Support Coordinator
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Meet shepherd’s Partners
Tim and Pam Beadell are the founders and Executive Directors of Missions Made
Possible (MMP), a nonprofit organization that is committed to inspiring God’s people to participate in mission work. MMP has visited Shepherd Homes for the past 4 years, bringing along short-term mission teams
to minister to the children and work on important projects vital in meeting the needs within the facilities.
Special thanks to Dr. Mike Johnson, Uncle Carl and Linda Schwanbeck,, Tim and Nancy Beckwith, Phil
Hagel, Bob and Judy Blake and Ashley Beadell for their continuing support.
Top Left photo: Tim and Pam with teens during recognition day.Bottom left: Nathan and Tim performing water
baptism and dedication to teens. Below: MMP team.
Where We Are:
Quezon City Office / Facility:
124 A. Luna Project 4
Quezon City Philippines (632) 4393644
Zambales Office / Facility:
Terraville Village, Burgos San Antonio Zambales
Philippines (047) 9134307
Baguio Office / Facility:
432 Purok Youngland Camp 7 Baguio City
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Commitment Response
If
you wish to support the work of Shepherd of the Hills. Please send checks to:
United States donors:
Write check to:

New Hope International Christian Center
10046 Maple St. Bellflower ,
CA 90706
or
 Missions Made Possible
PO Box 003
Champlin, MN 55316
Write in the memo field:
For Shepherd of the Hills
All donations are tax deductible.
Above entities are registered with
501-C-3 status.
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Philippine donors:
Write check to:
Shepherd of the Hills Children’s
Foundation
or
Deposit support to:
Acct. Name: Shepherd of the Hills
US$ Accnt. No.: 028210000315
Peso Acct. No.: 02800000462-8
Swift Code: 028210000412
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Bank of Commerce, Cubao branch
Quezon City , Philippines 1109
Call the office at: 4393694 and look for Geoffrey Roca, Admin. Secretary,
for more information on how you can help. Visit: www.shepherdofthehills.org.ph
Special thanks to the following persons/contributors/supporters/partners: Contour Visual, Mike and Paige Muhling, Denny
& Claudia Debner, Venise Lewis, Mr. Mark Crea, Mr. Ang, Mr.Hector and Jackie Ang,. Jeanne Ang, Mr. Leo and Leila Caldito, Mr. Paul Bautista, Dave Quitoriano, Pastor & Mrs. Sonny Oaman, Pastor & Mrs. Manny Moleta, Nelfa B. Karen Aguilar,
Boni De Jesus, Marisol Llenado, Barry and Mavis Cook, Joe & Espie,Gonzaga,, Wallie & John Tupal, Ptr. Eric & Ruth Angeles, Elizabeth Demarco, Dave Estes, Carol Hollen,Edward Echevarria, Rev. Graham Stones, Rev. John & Christine Hughes,
Jaren & Rose Lapasaran, Steve & Liel Wills, Ralph Lampman, Mr. Troutman, Saby Chaterjee, Matt Kushell, , Didit Linden,
Cheryl Robinson, Richarch Dickson, Rachael Butt, David Baines, Angie Archer, Riza Lozada, Lott Deleon, Deena Benson,
Richard & Boots Layton, Jenny Aquino, Robert Nimchuck. Carol Martin, Michelle Harshbarger and to all who have made significant effort to help the children of SOTH.
Shepherd of the Hills’ work and mission are faithfully supported by individuals, churches, companies, & Organizations, as well as in partnership with:
Friends, Clients and Employees of:
US Peace Corps
Philippines