Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Special thanks to everyone who browsed www.familymatters.org.ph or availed of the free legal information and Biblical counseling services of the website and its related blogs: [1] “Legal Updates” at www.famli.blogspot.com; [2] “Baptist Churches in the Philippines” at www.baptist-rp.blogspot.com; [3] “Families of Faith” at www.families-of-faith.blogspot.com; [4] “Salt and Light” at www.-salt-and-light-.blogspot.com; and [5] “Campus Connection” at www.campusconnection.blogspot.com.

Deepest thanks to everyone who received every Monday morning at 8:30 to 9 AM my “FYI – new article …” text messages and forwarded them to others.

Tender thanks to the women (betrayed, battered or abandoned by their husbands) who e-mailed me, with the hope that the legal information I provided has helped even in some small way. Psalms 68:5 says, “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.” James 1:27 also declares, “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.”

Sincere thanks to the BMP-HELP pastors and church workers for their love gift during their Tagaytay, November 23, 2006 conference; it enabled me to pay for the next quarter web hosting fees of the Family Matters website.

Heartfelt thanks to Bro. David Witta (from Massachussetts, USA) and his family for their gifts of books and CDs. Same for Ptr. Norwin Cruz of Grace Bible Baptist Church, Dasmarinas, Cavite (and Doha , Qatar), Bro. Nazario Angeles Jr., missionary to Saipan, Ptr. Joey Conui of Christ Baptist Church, and Ptr. Manny Orara of Maranatha International Baptist Church for their words of encouragement and affirmation for the value of these Internet ministries.

Appreciative thanks to Ptr.Gerardo Nable and my Bethany Makati churchmates, especially Coty Cataluna, Ligaya Gutierrez, Cherry Molina, Lyn Solis, Jonas Pimentel and Deacon Mario de Ocampo Jr.

Grateful thanks to spouses Robert and Ela (Flores) Questadio for their faithful reading and discussion with others of my Salt and Light articles. Ditto for Mylah Reyes-Roque, Rizal High School Class ‘87, for the affirmation to continue writing (George Bernard Shaw once said, “He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.”)

Earnest thanks to webmasters Armand Serrana of Moriah BBC for the technical info on HTML and Dreamweaver, and Erin Cabanawa of Pasig BBC for the hyperlink to my website.

Warmest thanks to the pastors, church workers and members, Bible school students, teachers and students who attended my lecture-seminars (legal, covenant marriage and photojournalism):

[1] Legal seminars, Landmark Baptist College, Pasig City, February 28 and March 7, 2006

[2] RA 9262 seminar for NSTP students, L.D. Woosley Bethany Colleges, March 4, 2006

[3] Covenant marriage seminar, Baptist Men and Women’s Joint Fellowship, Baptist Bible Church, Sta. Mesa, Manila, under Ptr. Joseph Boyd Lyons, February 26 and March 26, 2006

[4] Family Code seminar, Maranatha International Baptist Church, Parang, Marikina, under Ptr. Many Orara, February 26, 2006

[5] Legal seminar, Grace Bible Baptist Church, Dasmarinas, Cavite , under Ptr. Norwin Cruz, March 18, 2006

[6]Legal seminar, Single Parents for Christ, led by Sis. Linda Pawhay, March 19, 2006

[7] Baptist College of Leadership, Faith Baptist Church, Novaliches, under Ptrs. Gary Phillips and Lance Gotcher, April 6, 2006

[8] Legal seminar, Biblical Fundamentalism Conference, Christ Baptist Church, Muntinlupa, under Ptr. Joey Conui, May 11, 2006

[9] Paralegal training and Introduction to Law, Christ Baptist Church, Muntinlupa, under Ptr. Joey Conui, June 19 and 26, July 3 and 10, 2006

[10] Photojournalism seminar, Maria Montessori Christian School, Pembo, Makati, August 19, 2006

[11] Photojournalism training and contest, District 5, Division of Pasig City and San Juan, Caniogan Elementary School, September 7 and 8, 2006

[12] Family Code seminar, Christ Baptist Church, Paliparan, Dasmarinas, Cavite, under Ptr. Paulo Malabanan, September 17, 2006

[13] True Love Waits lecture, Promised Land Bible Baptist Church, Dasmarinas, Cavite, under Ptr. Renato Dognidon, September 17, 2006

[14] Panel discussion, Psych 118, UP College of Psychology , October 10, 2006

[15] Photojournalism contest and Division Press Conference (grade school level), Division of Pasig City and San Juan, October 5 and 10, 2006

[16] Legal seminar, Nicanor Ibuna Elementary School, San Juan,Metro Manila, October 23, 2006

[17] Legal seminar, Pinagbuhatan Elementary School, October 25, 2006

[18] Photojournalism seminar, Santolan High School, October 20, 2006

[19] Photojournalism lecture and contest (high school level) Division of Pasig City and San Juan, November 7, 2006

[20] Regional Schools Press Conference, Region III, Talavera, Nueva Ecija, November 14-17, 2006

[21] Family Code seminar, Moriah Bible Baptist Church, Marikina, under Ptr. Efren Padua, November 12 and 19, 2006

[22] Legal seminar, Baptist Missions Partners (BMP), Annual Pastors and Workers Conference, Tagaytay, November 23, 2006

[23] Family Code seminar, Grace and Truth Baptist Church, Kawit, Cavite, under Ptr. Cornelio Datur, December 3, 2006

[24] Legal seminar, God’s Grace Christian School, Santolan, Pasig City, December 20, 2006

[25] Technical writing seminar for Student Council officers, Division of Pasig City and San Juan, December 27, 200
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Proverbs 4:18

To God be the glory!

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