Joannes Prayer Card

For the refrigerators of all you hardcore prayer warriors and faithful donors, here is our family prayer card. If you haven't got it yet, please contact us today and we'll send one to you. We are so ble...

Do What You Love And Love What You Do

This is something I think about every single day. As a missional starter and artistic creative, a husband, father and advocate for social justice, my roles are vast and expanding daily. Sometimes it's to...

A Thread Of Consistency

Transitions are difficult. That's putting it lightly. Transitions can be a total pain. My wife and I feel like we're finally nearing the terminus of a two year transition—from China to America to the Philipp...

Happy Father’s Day From Lorna

Blog by Lorna Joannes   On this special day, I would like to honor three special people in my life, three fathers who helped me to become who I am today. My Lolo Inciong My lolo (grandpa) was...

Help Me Overcome My Unbelief

One year ago today, at just about this hour—miracle of miracles—after nine years of marriage, many of which were riddled with missionary sickness and medical procedures and infertility and stage four Endometrio...

Everything Is New

See this post on There Is Yet Hope. The story of how our daughter, Cara Liana, came to us.  For the backstory, read Tragic Joy.   "It's fun to be a zombie." I texted my friend, Jonathan. "Sleep w...

Nine Years And Counting

I have been chasing Lorna for 15 years. The moment I laid eyes on her in the old Hong Kong airport in 1997, I was love struck. There are a million details between the time when I met her in 1997 until we...

Time Is To Me A Strange Thing

"All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." ~King David September has arrived in Manila, Philippines, and I am already hearing Christmas tunes around the city. Whi...