Please take a moment and sign our GUESTBOOK.

In the Philippines, it’s



Darrell and Sandy Blatchley - Family Circus Children’s Ministries

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

Phone: + -  familycircus@agmd.org

 Website updated: 4/06/09

Progress Reports and Information:

Want to Help?



Hi Friends,


Periodically we receive information requests, which invite us to share details of our experiences in the Philippines.  Here is a recent list of questions we recently received – along with details of the requested recipe, a real favorite here in the Philippines.




1.  A True Missions Story from the Philippines. This is a story of a miracle God has done in that country. It can be current or in the past. It can be of a missionary or of a local. We prefer stories that show God’s power like a miraculous happening, a miraculous provision, or a miraculous protection. If you can’t find any of those, what about a miraculous healing or salvation experience. The story needs to be at least 400-500 words. Don’t worry, our writers can turn what you give us into a story. Pick a story that kids will enjoy.


2. A short story of how you use your Speed the Light vehicle or a special happening involving your vehicle.

The FC STL vehicles are often used to carry kids to the hospital, and sometimes to the cemetery. One week a young child about 7 was drowning and his 10 year old brother jumped in to save him and both were drowned. As we helped the family with the funeral, we carried both small caskets in the back of our STL vehicle. At the funeral there was a large number of Family Circus children who were friends of the two brothers. When the pastor asked those attending the funeral “If they were to die today, would they be ready to Heaven?” There were very few adults that raised their hands but a sea of hands from the children. The pastor asked them how they knew they would go to heaven and they answered. “Because we have Jesus in our heart.” Every week the children are given time to pray and invite Jesus into their heart… And they do.


3.  A recipe from your country that is unique (to show what the food is like), yet something the kids would want to eat. It also has to have ingredients that can be purchased here in the States. Pick a recipe that is easy for a teacher to make.  See details on this page.


4.  A list of words and/or short phrases that kids would like to say from the language of your country. Please include counting from 1 to 10 and the main colors such as red, etc.

The restroom is called the “CR.” (Comfort room) Ice is called “yellow”,  Water is called “Too Big”. Black is called “Etuum”. (ee toom)


5.  A few common boy and girl names from your country.

Common girl names “Baby girl, Lover, DinDin, Angelica,”

Common boy names “Ding Dong, Boboy, Pedro, Junior, John Mark”


6.  Pictures of children from your country that I could use with our lessons. Also love any video clips you’ve made.


7.  A listing of how BGMC funds have helped you and your ministry and some photos of what BGMC has done, your ministry, etc. This is a very important part of the lessons. Kids want to know what their BGMC money is doing. List things BGMC has purchased, helped with, etc. I also want pictures to show the kids. If you could make BGMC a video of how BGMC has helped you that would be great. This is something I need from everyone, even if you don’t send anything else.


BGMC helps us every week to provide first aid for the children, also vitamins. Dental care including anesthesia to treat more than 2000 children each year. Also BGMC has supplied us with puppets, mascots, and many other props and prizes for teaching the children about Jesus.  


8.  I know that many times missionaries make a video that is shown to churches when you’re speaking. If that is a video that the kids would enjoy seeing, I’d love to have a copy.


We have several videos available, including small versions here on the website.  Click here to view those videos.


For the King and His Kids,

Darrell and Sandy Blatchley



Below is a recipe for pancit bihon. One of my favorites when I arrived. I attached pictures of the process of making it. Then a pic of the dinner I made for some Filipino staff. Enjoy!





Pancit Bihon
(pronounced pahn-SEET BEE-hone)



  • 1 8-oz. pack of rice stick noodles (called pancit bihon)
  • 1 large chicken breast (1 lb.)
  • ¼ lb. boneless pork, cubed (optional)
  • ¼ lb. small shrimp in shells (optional)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 medium carrot, julienne
  • 1 celery stalk, julienne
  • ¼ lb. snow peas
  • 1-½ cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, slided
  • 1 cup chicken broth (created when chicken is boiled)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1SD534199. Separately, boil chicken, pork and shrimp until tender.

2. Remove chicken meat from bones and shred. Set the broth aside.

3. If shrimp is used, remove shells and devein.

4. Separately stir-fry carrot, celery, snow peas and cabbage until crisp-tender. Remove, drain and set aside.

5. Soak noodles in warm water until softened. Drain and set aside.

6. In a wok, sauté garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil until lightly browned. Add onion. Stir-fry until soft.

SD5341967. Add chicken, pork (optional) and shrimp (optional). Stir-fry for 2 minutes.

8. Pour in chicken broth and shrimp juice mixture (if used). Bring to boil for 2 minutes. Season with soy sauce, salt, and black pepper.

9. Add noodles prepared in step 5. Stir constantly until cooked and dried.

10. Stir in carrot, celery, snow peas and cabbage.


[Home] [About Us] [Contact Us] [Editorial] [Guestbook] [Videos] [Donations] [Sandals] [Child Evangelism  Manuals] [Puppets] [Newsletters] [Previous Front  Page Stories] [FAQ] [Resources and Links] [Cebuano Words/Phrases] [School Projects] [Short Term Missions Trips] [Photo Albums] [Gifts 4 Kids Balik Bayan Boxes] [Testimonies]

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.