Rice Bucket Challenge

Come join us. There is much power in doing it together. Would you help?

The idea of the rice bucket was duplicated from an NGO in the Philippines. The Rice Bucket (about 10 pounds) is considered a valuable provision to our ministry partners. This coming Christmas we will distribute 100 buckets to our ministry partners in the Philippines. Will you take this challenge?

Your $10 will provide one rice bucket for one family. Your $50 will provide 5 buckets of rice for 5 families. Bring about a small change in the lives of the needy families. Share your blessings this Christmas. (R1861)
Here is a thank note received from first recipient of 20 rice buckets, “We all arise for the rice. It fed our families for many meals. Filipinos love rice and will always love rice. A meal is complete when there is rice. Thank you one and all for your generous gifts.”
October 16 is World Food Day, join the global movement to end hunger. Be a part of the solution in your community and around the world. What can you do to end world hunger? Bring about a small change in the lives of the needy families.

There is much power in doing it together. Would you help? Now is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to give back, if you haven’t done it yet.

What’s in your wallet? $10? $50?

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MEANS Retreat 2016

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Think. Live. Act. Differently – September 3,4,5, 2016   “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”         Romans 12:1-2.  (New Revised Standard Version)

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Lisa Chinn, IVCF  USA Consultant, Urbana Plenary speaker  was the  MEANS  Retreat Speaker. What a blessing to have Lisa at our retreat. Thank you for a meaningful and challenging weekend.


Gilda Panaligan – Volunteer of the year. MEANS has the tradition of honoring a volunteer who has given her or himself to serve the Lord faithfully in the MEANS ministry for many years. It is our joy to honor Gilda who has given herself, her resources, skills, gifts and talents in the ministry. Gilda has served the Lord in the MEANS ministry for 13 years.


Honored for 30 years of service. Thank you for your dedication. Carmena and Lina have served in many capacities as leaders of MEANS since 1986. “ Our hats off to you both. It is truly your dedication and faithfulness to the calling that brought MEANS to where it is today. Thank you for accepting the “shoebox” and the challenges that came with it :)! Godspeed in the next 30 years “ Christine Borromeo, MEANS Board member who serves for 20 years.

Prayer. Fun. Fellowship. This place meets all our needs for a great retreat! God is good!. Food cooked from scratch. Beautiful place for solitude and small groups. Nice, clean and comfortable bedrooms.

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Elpis Ministry

MEANS ministry partner Elpis Ministries based in Maesot, Thailand continue their ministry to migrant Burmese children through various ways.
MEANS support their garden project, egg ministry, and some other projects.

Photos show missionary Gaudie Micotuan and children of the village sharing produce of the garden.

Elpis missionaries who are Filipino independent missionaries, a couple, Ton and Gaudie, Maria Nelma, Grace, Gigi and Joy answered God’s call to serve in this area bordering Myanmar, equipped with faith that God will provide not only for their needs but for these Burmese at risk of sex, labor, and slave traffic, children.

Would you pray and help us help them?