Surrounded By Love

UKRAINE - "We recently had the privilege of visiting Living Pearl, an extraordinary orphanage in Ukraine.  As we arrived at the orphanage, all the children eagerly awaited us, each holding up drawings they had made. Tears filled our eyes as we received these beautiful...

New Zealand Ministry Trip & Mission Nights

Pastor Amy spoke in two conferences and 6 churches during her recent ministry trip to New Zealand. God moved mightily in the services where people encountered God's love and freedom. She also taught principles on living in such a way that produces a lifestyle of...

UKRAINE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

Christmas and New Year's at our Orphanage in Ukraine were a wonderful time as we also celebrated the 4 year anniversary of Living Pearl Children's Home with a visit from Pastor Amy. Thanks to your giving, the children all received Christmas gifts and a Christmas party...

TRAINING FOR COMMUNITY AND CHURCH LEADERS ON RESPONDING TO OFW (OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER) CONCERNS

Global Impact's anti-human trafficking advocacy campaign Freedom!Philippines held the first of a series of trainings to equip local government unit officials and church leaders with the necessary knowledge, skills and legal foundations for setting-up and mobilizing...

Tourism Areas Are High Risk for Human Trafficking

Children are most vulnerable and at high risk of being abused or trafficked in tourism areas, such as the beautiful surfing haven of Daahican, Mati, Davao Oriental. In January, Global Impact conducted a Human Trafficking Awareness session with the area's children to...

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Surrounded By Love

Surrounded By Love

UKRAINE - "We recently had the privilege of visiting Living Pearl, an extraordinary orphanage in Ukraine.  As we arrived at the orphanage, all the children eagerly awaited us, each holding up drawings they had made. Tears filled our eyes as we received these beautiful...

Catalyst Leadership Academy Kicks Off 16th Year!

Catalyst Leadership Academy Kicks Off 16th Year!

KAKAIDWAN YOUTH LEADERS CAMPThe camp’s name “Kakaidwan” meaning “my beloved” was chosen to impress upon the Aeta people that they are cherished by God!It was a hot and muddy mountainous hike to reach the campsite in the jungle of northern Philippines where our 16th...

Prevention Is Better Than Rescue

Prevention Is Better Than Rescue

PHILIPPINES - This story of two teen girls highlights the critical role of education and awareness in preventing human trafficking. These girls had already paid money to someone posing as a recruiter, promising them a better future.While they lost their money, it was...

New Zealand Ministry 2024

New Zealand Ministry 2024

New Zealand - It was an incredible time with Grace Vineyard in Christchurch! Amy was their special guest speaker and preached 5 services at 3 campuses for Grace Vineyard’s “Missions Month”. Amy’s message, “God, you always have my YES” was also broadcast on the...

Following Missile Strikes, Emergency Funds Bring Aid

Following Missile Strikes, Emergency Funds Bring Aid

UKRAINE -Last month, following devastating Russian missile strikes in the Dnipro region of Ukraine, which caused casualties and destruction, we extended our support to Pastor Alla and her church working in the area. Two years ago, the church initiated a program to...

A Significant Milestone

A Significant Milestone

Left to right: Maxin M; Vitya; Diana; Maxim D; NikitaWatch the slideshow with more about each graduate.UKRAINE - Five of our Pearls are celebrating a significant milestone: high school graduation! Some of them arrived at Living Pearl as children and some as teenagers...

Always Open – A Special Request

Always Open – A Special Request

UKRAINE - Living Pearl: Last week we took in 5 siblings - their ages range from 3 years old to 15 years old. They were in a critical situation, their father died an alcohol related death and their mother - also an alcoholic - was severely neglecting them....

Never Turn a Child in Need Away

Never Turn a Child in Need Away

UKRAINE - We met these two sisters when we would visit their home periodically to bring food and clothing. When their living conditions became such that they were in danger, the girls were placed at Living Pearl. They showed signs of having experienced trauma and at...

Keeping Kids Safe as Virtual Learning Resumes

Keeping Kids Safe as Virtual Learning Resumes

PHILIPPINES - Global Impact's weekly advocacy program on radio and on the internet raised awareness on the various concerns of the education sector as schools open for the new academic year. Government agencies regulating basic and higher education institutions...

Training For Hospital Emergency Department

Training For Hospital Emergency Department

Davao, Philippines - Unfortunately, violence against women and children have increased during pandemic lockdowns. However, we persist with strategy, collaboration, and determination alongside organizations and individuals who are dedicated to this fight. Dr Benedict...

Empowering YOUTH And WOMEN To Live In Their Greatest Potential!

Empowering YOUTH And WOMEN To Live In Their Greatest Potential!

PHILIPPINES - Global Impact in partnership with the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental, held the CLA Limitless Youth Summit with the theme “Together for Peace” last September 29 and 30. Participated by almost 300 youth leaders (ages 17 to 35) from the province,...

Global Impact Observes The International Day Of Peace

Global Impact Observes The International Day Of Peace

PHILIPPINES - The United Nations has declared September 21 as the International Day of Peace. On said day, Global Impact’s special episode of its weekly advocacy radio and livestream program featured peace advocates and partners Col. Gerry Besana of the Armed Forces...

I Cried with Happiness!

I Cried with Happiness!

It truly was a dream come true last month, when our older children from Living Pearl Children’s Home in Ukraine took a trip to the Black Sea! For the first time in their lives, they experienced a vacation like no other.

Runaway Boys Find Home at Living Pearl

Runaway Boys Find Home at Living Pearl

UKRAINE - Last month, we took in two young teenage boys who had been brought to us by the police. They are orphans who had run away from their foster family. They were being starved, forced to work hard, and beaten constantly. Our nurse is treating their wounds and...

Miles of Smiles!

Miles of Smiles!

Last month was full at Living Pearl Children’s Home! Easter activities, sports, picnics, Bible studies, haircuts, helping in the kitchen, playing in the yard, final exams for the school year, doctor appointments and birthday celebrations! Whew!! And we took in 5 new...

A Dream Vacation!

A Dream Vacation!

When my husband and I decided to plan a trip to Disneyworld for our kids, we were bursting with anticipation to tell them! It's been quite a few years ago but even as I write this, I smile remembering our kids' excitement and the joy it brought us. We made some...

Children in Crisis

Children in Crisis

Philippines - Global Impact maximizes online advocacy platform in observance of World Day Against Child Labor. Every June 12, nations around the world observe the World Day Against Child Labor to raise awareness about and to intensify campaign to end child labor. This...

Eternal Impact

Eternal Impact

This month we honor the memory of Jacob Rathbun and celebrate the life of impact that he lived. This memorial plaque has been placed at Living Pearl Children's Home in Ukraine to remind us that like Jacob, our life can make an eternal impact!

Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles

UKRAINE - Last month was full at Living Pearl Children’s Home! Easter activities, sports, picnics, Bible studies, haircuts, helping in the kitchen, playing in the yard, final exams for the school year, doctor appointments and birthday celebrations! Whew!! And we took...