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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: 4/14/09

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We are so grateful to those of you who give – not only donations of money – but those of you who think of products and supplies that we simply cannot buy here in the Philippines.


However, as some of you discover, shipping to the Philippines can be costly and complicated.


The use of Balik Bayan boxes can help solve the problem.


Balik Bayan boxes measure about 1 meter by one meter (that varies somewhat from shipper to shipper) and are sent by boat.


The shipping for Balik Bayan boxes is about $80 - $100 per box – unweighed!


We hope that some of you will come up with Sunday School projects or Youth Group missions to gather items that we regularly use and give away to the kids, such as: 

  • school supplies,
  • multivitamins,
  • crosses on necklaces,
  • toys, and
  • much, much, more (see School Projects for a more extensive list).

Even Christmas boxes can be sent, and they are delivered to our door - with no customs.


If packed wisely, so much for the kids can come this way.


If your group decides to tackle a project like this, please let us know ahead of time, as we must arrange to pick up the container.


God Bless You as you consider a project like this.

    For the King and His Kids!

    Darrel and Sandy

While we cannot recommend specific freight methods or companies to use to ship your Balik Bayan box, the following resources pulled off the internet might really help:



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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.