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Darrell and Sandy Blatchley  Family Circus Children’s Ministries
Philippine Address: PO Box 80542  -  8000 Davao City, Philippines
Phone (63)(82)305-1529 - familycircus@agmd.org

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We are currently in the mountains of Idaho with our son Ken Ken Blatchley & Elizabeth Blatchley. What a fun time as we build new memories and rejoice in sharing stories from the past. Tomorrow Sandy Crogh Blatchley & I celebrate our aniversary, and meanwhile on a tropical island our son Darrell Blatchley & Mary Blatchley celebrate their wedding anniversary. Thankful for every year we have had together.





Two years of waiting
2 years of practice and waiting to compete!!


Let's bare it all! This may offend you… If I'd taken a picture & posted it I'm pretty sure it would have! Recently after eating breakfast at McDo on a tropical isle (aka McDonalds) I was riding my motorcycle down the street and saw a young man (about 28 years old) out for a walk. I noticed he was not wearing a wristwatch but his suntan would have been the envy of any tanning salon. Noticing which direction he was walking I resisted the urge to get a picture of his suntan, and about a block down the road I spotted two traffic police I asked them, "Please keep you eyes open for the young man with the great suntan walking down the road… He has no wrist watch on… nor for that matter any shoes, nor any shirt or pants… Just a nice suntan…


He didn't appear to be embarrassed by his lack but seemed to be happy with his suntan. How many times do people look at what we do and think, "How foolish spending their lives helping the poor…" Being thought a fool is not a new thing… Just a block past the policemen was likely the young mans home - The mental asylum. Recently the men's section was burned and their sleeping quarters destroyed. Perhaps he slipped out while no one was watching and went for a walk, now he was returning home.

We are all guilty at times of not being aware of the time. I'm not a dooms sayer but I did read the end of the BOOK and it says, One Day the Creator will return, and when He does He will take an account of our relationship to Him & what we've done or not done. I hope none of us end up looking foolish... Just past the end of this life is our ETERNAL home. Let's make sure we are ready.





Since we are rarely in the US, yesterday I spent an hour or so going over a back log of mostly junk mail and bank records. In the process I found a bill my sister Patti Blatchley Yarbrough Grimbly had paid off last year about a year before the payoff was due... & I discovered that after she paid it off the Credit card kept charging us about $39 a month penalty fee since their records indicated we had about $2 of outstanding interest or unpaid penalty due to (unknown to her) the payment being credited after the billing date. The bill then grew to a couple hundred dollars and so I went in to contest it... though I figured it was a futile effort. Long story short... The credit card company discovered their error before I called and they not only had erased all the charges they also gave me a check for $242.97 just in time to purchase materials to start building crates to ship blessings back to the Philippines. It may not seem like a BIG thing to some people BUT I delight in Gods provision!







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Family Circus . . .

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Baking room
Forklift container
Former gas tank area

Please pray for Darrell & Sandy, and the team. God grant them sufficient:

  • Strength,
  • Energy,
  • Wisdom,
  • Knowledge,
  • Discernment,
  • Peace, and
  • Joy - unspeakable and full of Glory!!

Pray for food - spiritual and physical - sufficient to help with the needs of those attending Family Circus.


Pray for supplies, building materials, permits, etc. for current and future needs of Family Circus.


Pray for health and safety for all those involved in the Family Circus mission outreach.

Family Circus Children’s Ministry was created by Assembly of God Church missionaries Darrell and Sandy Blatchley in 1993 to produce high impact and joyful methods of presenting the Gospel (#1) to children and (#2) to their families. 


The purpose of the Family Circus is to bring the life and joy of Jesus, combining both discipleship and evangelism, to reach lost children, while ministering to the needs of the child, both spiritual and physical.


Each week five to six thousand people of all ages attend the Family Circus church services held under the ‘Big Top’, a big circus tent pitched in the center of the densely populated “Muslim Friendship Village in Davao City, Mindanao City, PHILIPPINES. Approximately 4,000 of the 6,000 member congregation are children- half of which are malnourished.  More than 1,000 are adults.