Face the ChildrenPhilipine Frontline Ministries, Inc.

Summer Challenge

Every summer we face the challenge of keeping the kids engaged mentally, spiritually, and physically. In 2012 we responded to this need by holding our first Step It Up summer camp. This was designed primarily for the kids of Face the Children, but it quickly opened up for the Frontline staff children as well. Now, in 2015, we just completed our 3rd Step It Up program, and it was awesome! We focused on three main areas: Spiritual development. This year…

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Raising a Child

I was recently listening to Andy Stanley share about what it takes I was recently listening to Andy Stanley share about what it takes to “raise a child who is emotionally equipped to engage in long-term relationships after adolescence.” The list was daunting: respect, encouragement, comfort, security, support, acceptance, approval, appreciation, attention, and affection. And each item needs to be rendered in huge doses, repeated constantly, and administered over the course of many years. Sounds reasonable, right? That we offer…

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Christie Par

We recently took one evening to honor Christie “Tinay” Par. Christie has been with Face the Children for 7 years, and is now 21 years old. When she was 14 one of our missionaries saw her near her house, which was inside the local dump site at that time. God began to work in a series of events which would, soon after that, bring her into our lives and full time care. Since Christie was 14 when she joined our…

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The Best Way to Start a Year

The best way to start a great new year is to end the previous one in a great way! At Face the Children we had a very fun, eventful, and blessed December. God is bringing in new partners, both local and foreign and, by His grace, FTC continues building a good reputation among the people of San Pablo and even in other cities.Pictured here is one of the several Christmas parties we had at Face the Children. We broke our…

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Lan-lan’s Story

Eugene Lance Diaz, aka “Lan Lan”, was born to Leona, a woman who became a victim of a fatal stabbing in 1998 by a drug addicted man. After Leona died, her husband went back to his home province to try to forget the pain, leaving Eugene (who was then only three years old) in the care of a distant aunt. Lan Lan was already blind and did not know how to communicate with the rest of the world. Due to…

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Five from FTC now in University!

We’re excited to report that six of our FTC children are now in college! The five pictured above (and Elmer, pictured below) have all graduated high school from Frontline Christian Academy, Inc., and are now enrolled, studying, and pursuing their college degrees. This is something that was once only a dream, that we now celebrate as a reality.   Most of the children we serve have come from extremely difficult circumstances. We have always believed that to actually help them,…

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Lan-lan’s Story

Eugene Lance Diaz, aka “Lan Lan”, was born to Leona, a woman who became a victim of a fatal stabbing in 1998 by a drug addicted man. After Leona died, her husband went back to his home province to try to forget the pain, leaving Eugene (who was then only three years old) in the care of a distant aunt. Lan Lan was already blind and did not know how to communicate with the rest of the world. Due to…

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Year-end

At Frontline Christian Academy (FCA) we have a great mix of kids in our student body. This includes many kids from our Face the Children program (FTC). Even though they come from all sorts of backgrounds, with some of their stories harsh and painful, they are looking toward their futures and are a major part of the testimony of our school. Another part of the student body are the children of the Pastors and staff workers of Frontline, while the…

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New Born Leaders

At Frontline Worship Center we have 25 small groups for women, men and young people. Some of these are being by lead by the FTC teens. it’s a blessing to see them serving God and serving people in their small groups. To lead is not an easy thing to do, it requires hard work, dedication, patience and passion. Leaders have a responsibility to live by example, and to have a servants heart. Judea Delos Santos: I started my small group through…

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Hope Of Our Future

The Young People are the Hope of the Nation – a famous quotation from our national hero Dr. Jose Protacio Rizal. Now a days, we see a generation of young people with no direction, lost and trying to fit in and survive in this cruel world. Children begging for food, child prostitution and violence, is a usual scene we see on the streets. In this present condition can we truly say that the young people are the hope of our…

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We Can Read Now!

Man, Run, Map, Top – these are  “Easy”  to spell english words for Sarah and Bembem. Currently, these two FTC kids are in kindergarten. Sarah Alday was with FTC since birth. She is a very smart and jolly kid. She went to a Community Day Care School before she enrolled in Frontline Christian Academy. She’s a quick learner,  she can now read any consonant blending word like snug, smug, tray and pray. Way to go Sarah! When Bembem (Myrna) first…

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“Who wants Food and Drinks?”

“Who wants Food and Drinks?” That’s the usual question of our FTC kids to the street children every Wednesday for their street feeding program. I’m sure these FTC kids can relate to this question since they were once asked the same question when they were still out in the street begging for food. Weekly, Mike, Andrea along with the FTC staff and kids conducts a street feeding program on the streets within the town proper in the City of San…

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Marilyn Alad

Marilyn Alad is a graduating student at our school Frontline Christian Academy, Inc. (FCA). She’s been enrolled in FCA for four years, and has become a  top performer in her class. The second of nine children, she grew up in a very poor family living in an abandoned, rusted out boxcar. Though she managed to attend public school, she had to drop out in fifth grade to find work and help provide for her family. One day she met Frontline…

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Honor Roll

School is almost over, and summer vacation is fastly approaching! The FTC kids are busy preparing for the final exams, projects and other school requirements. For the third quarter  most of the FTC kids from kinder to highschool were in the Honor Roll. It’s good to see how their hardwork paid off.  Good Job kids! Kuddos to: Marilyn Alad – Top 1 (4th year) Judea Delos antos – Top 1  (3rd year) Congratulatuions to all the rest of FTC kids…

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Interim Center

For many years Frontline has ministered to children and adults on the streets of San Pablo.  In 2005 however, we elevated this aspect of our ministry, and started Face the Children (FTC). One of the first steps after raising funds was opening a drop-in center near the city center that would be a safe place for children to come.  At this center the street kids — dirty, sick, and hungry — were able to shower, exchange their dirty clothes for…

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FTC New Boys Building

On March 4, 2012 the FTC Boys Home was dedicated to the kindness, the favor, the protection, the watch and the presence of the Lord! This brand new building turned out beautiful, and can house more than 35 children. We believe it will always be a place of safety, love, and goodness to children in need of a love and protection. We appreciate everyone who gave financially to make the first TWO dorm homes a reality! Thank you!  The next…

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Myrna Batocabe

Meet Myrna, a child whose life has been drastically changed by God through the care of the Face the Children program. Our first contact with Myrna was several years ago. She and her siblings were spotted alongside the highway, out in the hot sun and heavy traffic, sitting in a filthy wooden cart full of bottles, cardboard, and trash. She was visibly suffering from malnourishment, skin infections, lice, and in need of not only food and attention, but protection as…

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Jefferson Bon

  When we met Jefferson Bon he was a hungry, dirty, discouraged thirteen year old boy roaming the streets. Six years later, at nineteen, he’s a healthy and happy young man attending his first year of college. Here’s his story:“I was the fifth of nine children. My father was a porter, and my mother sold boiled eggs to earn for our daily needs. When I was young we enjoyed a decent life with my Grandmother who supported us; but when…

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The 2.4.1 Challenge is 2.4.Done!

We’re so blessed that the first official building of Face the Children has been accomplished!  It took us over a year to build, and more than $80,000, but it was worth the money and the wait. Not only was this accomplished, but thanks to generous FTC partners who offered a dollar for dollar matching gift arrangement, funds are now on hand for the next FTC kids home to be built, for the boys. We’re blessed and excited to see the…

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