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Darrell and Sandy Blatchley - Family Circus Children’s Ministries

Philippine Address: PO Box 80542, 8000 Davao City, Philippines

Phone: + -  familycircus@agmd.org

 Website updated: 6/19/09

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Christmas 2007:


Couple3I went diving again  yesterday, dove both the Wall and Angel Cove. Took my camera with underwater housing, and really enjoyed it.


One of the guys speared a tuna weighing about 60 or so pounds. Big fish and lots of meat. Got it when it was at 200’ heading to  250’.


He said, “Lucky”. 


But I say, you got to figure in that he went down with dual tanks, and a spear gun looking for it, so it wasn’t totally luck.


It’s like ministry.  You use the gifts God gave you and work hard, and it increases the percentages  of what some would call “Luck”, or I’d say God’s blessings.


Happy  fishing!


Yesterday Sandy did baking and then last night we had a quiet time, played Pitt with a few friends, and I sat in the recliner and held Irene’s (formerly a Muslim) little 5 year old grand- daughter Cheska, who had a fever and felt comfortable snoozing with me while the others played games. I, too, had a fever, likely all the sun, so didn’t miss the games.


Today is Christmas, thankful that the mayor has banned firecrackers now for many years. Safer.  Likely still had full hospitals from all the drunks celebrating His birthday . . .  Duh?







Update Friday, Nov. 9, 2007:


With the tent up and running, we want to maintain excellent stewardship of His resources. Keeping the new tent clean and in good repair will help it last for years.  Step one in that process includes the application of an ultra gloss sealer, which provides tremendous protection against the sun's UV rays. It also makes the tent so slick that most dirt and debris will wash off when it rains.  


The product we need requires a minimum of 8 1/2 gallons to cover the tent.  So we need two 5-gallon pails, costing a total of $478.00 + S&H.


However, we do have a supply container planned for shipment in January or February this next year.  It would be such a blessing if we could raise the funds to include the ultra gloss sealer with that shipment.  Please e-mail us at familycircus@agmd.org or click on the DONATIONS button if you can help with this project. 


It’s all for His Kids!



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This is the Family Circus . . .

Adonis sitting
Baking room
Forklift container
Former gas tank area

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.

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.