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December 2021



Praise our Lord Jesus! Beloved, it is that time of year that we celebrate the promise of our loving Father God. That HE would send a Savior to save us! Oh Beloved, what a glorious time of year! We all pray you have a blessed Jesus Birthday with family and friends and a blessed, prosperous, safe, and healthy New Year!!


Several of the Refuge House team attended a pastors seminar this month. They were encouraged and learned new ways to reach out and share Jesus Christ.

The youth are still not able to leave the barangy. So they continue to have activities and training for the youth.

These times have been a turning point for many of the youth. We have also had Kids Fellowship with the younger ones. (Video Below) We are so thankful for the blessing to be allowed to disciple and teach the young ones of the ways of our Lord Jesus. Sister Hazel and youth are doing regular visitation around the homes in barangy to keep everyone encouraged and strong in faith!

All of our regular Refuge House Church activities continue except going to schools outside the barangy. We pray that we will be able to go soon. Elementary & high schools are still closed in our area, but colleges are open. We know that in some areas of the Philippines, schools are opening and we hope & pray that ours will open soon also!
This month will be our 12th year Thanksgiving Celebration (Homecoming) since our Lord Jesus started the Refuge House. HE has done so many great miracles during that time! HE is FAITHFUL!!


We are very thankful to our Loving Heavenly Father for your life. Through your prayers, the mighty works of our Lord Jesus are always Manifested! Thank you so much for your kindness and for all of your prayers and support. We are so thankful you are a part of the Refuge House Family!!

God Bless You!! We Love You!!
Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Hazel, Refuge House Team and Kids !!!

Video -- Kids Fellowship

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


November 2021



Every Saturday afternoon, we have a youth meeting. The youth are from 12 to 15 years old. Every Saturday, we have between 35 and 40 youth that come. 50% of these youth are not church goers. We train and teach these young teens in the ways of the Lord Jesus Christ. As you know, teens at this age are very active. They want to do things. They want to explore. And because of the restrictions of covid over the last year and a half, they are very restless.

We prayed and asked our Heavenly Father to give us wisdom and knowledge on how to reach these young teens by giving them something to do. We do this by teaching them the Word of God, letting them know that they can use their time to explore the Bible (the Word of God) and lead them into the presence of our Jesus Christ, our Lord, King and Savior. We teach them to live a life of prayer, to sing praise songs to our Lord Jesus Christ. We teach them to take time to read the Bible and memorize the promises of God, so that the Word of God will become the foundation of their faith and trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. So when the restrictions of covid are lifted, and they leave and go out into the world, they will be OK, because they have the Word of the Lord in their heart.

Our senior youth on the Refuge House Team share their life testimony and Word of God in every activity on Saturday afternoons. Aside from teaching and training, we also have time to play. Youth Pastor Hazel prepares games together with the Refuge House Team.

In Hebrews 11:6 — And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him. We teach the young teens that God blesses everyone but rewards those who seek HIM. We do this by telling them if they learn the Bible verses, participate in praising Him, pray and come on Saturday, then they are rewarded by participating in fun games.

We also teach them Hebrews 13:5 — Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” We show them they can enjoy their life without computer games, without cell phone games or any other expensive stuff, that they can have JOY and FUN without them.

We teach them true enjoyment and true happiness is not from those things, because their happiness and joy can only be found in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ. So in their play time, it is in very simple ways, simple things to enjoy life and embrace the true happiness and peace in God’s guidance. It is also the joy that comes by giving and helping each other.

Thank you for your prayers, love, encouragement and support. We also teach them to pray for YOU !!! Blessings, Teresa

I have sent two videos of this earlier this month but will also put them below if you missed them. Harrell

We love you! Thank you for being a part of the Refuge House Family.

Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Hazel, Refuge House Team
and of course the KIDS !!!!

Youth Fellowship 1
Youth Fellowship part 1

Youth Fellowship 1
Youth Fellowship part 2

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


October 2021



Our VCS was a week before school started and lasted 4 &1/2 Days. The total attendance from 4 years old to 15 years old was 105.

Our Refuge House Youth had refresher training for one week before VCS. They were instructed with preparation for Bible verse learning, Bible Stories, praise dances, fun activities, etc., and assigned for each age group.

All the youth also stayed at Refuge House at night during VCS as they had evaluation and practice for the following day. In the morning, everyone had their own chores like cooking, cleaning the area, and preparing the activity area.

The white Kia truck and yellow school bus were both used to pick up and take home kids for VCS. It took a few trips each because of the number of kids wanting to come to VCS.

The children were very excited every day for the activity. The leaders taught Bible verses, some praise, dance & singing, Bible stories, fun activities and after that, feeding. After all the activity, the kids would go around and pick up trash, clean the area, and then go home ‘til the next day.

The last day of VCS, Ezekiel shared a salvation message. Praise our Heavenly Father, He drew many kids to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. All the kids received a Certificate of VSC Completion and also ribbons for completing different activities. All the kids were blessed, happy and all of them were very thankful for their experience in the 4 & 1/2 days of VCS.


Our activities at Refuge House are somewhat back to normal. Sunday Services, Saturday Kids’ Bible Study in the morning and Youth in the afternoon, Wednesday Prayer Warriors, Friday Sabbath, Praising, Giving Thanks, Prayer & Bible Study, during the week Cottage Meetings and feedings. We are still unable to go back to schools for discipleship and feeding.

On the first Saturday of the month, kids come and have a Sleepover and prepare singing, praise dances and Bible stories to share in the first Sunday service.

On the second Saturday of the month, the youth have their sleepover. They prepare and practice praise & worship, and share the word of the Lord Jesus as they participate in the second Sunday service.

We are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for the victory and for His strength in our everyday activity. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support and encouragement for us here in Palawan, Philippines. Thank you for working as one for the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father and for His Glory.

All the honor and glory is for our Lord Jesus only in Jesus’ name. Be blessed and highly favored! We continually pray Psalms 41:1-3 to manifest in your life. We are so thankful and blessed that you are a part of the Refuge House Family.

We Love You Much Much!
Harrell & Lolita, Teresa, Hazel & all your Kids

Vacation Church School
Video -- Last day of VCS - Day 4

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


September 2021



Ezekiel and most of the students here at Refuge House Church received high honors in school this year. It is a wonderful blessing the kids are doing their very best to get good grades.

These are Refuge House youth who are in college:
Shoney - 3rd year (not going this year due to Covid)
Jackielou - 3rd year
Ezekiel Alipoon - 1st year
Angelica Malvas - 2nd year
Andrea Malvas - 1st year
Ben Zackery - 1st year
Sammy Vison - 1st year

Shoney, Jackielou, and Ezekiel are the ones I.A.B.A.M. sponsors. The other students are able to go to college free because their parents work for the government. College started Aug. 23, and elementary & high school starts Sept 13.

This last year the college students did triple duty: 1) Ministry 2) College classes 3) They helped teach the high school & elementary school students. They did all that and still did great in college.


Because of the strict lockdown this past year, lots of our kids and youth have gone to the mountains to visit relatives during vacation. We are still having youth and kids fellowship with the ones that are here. In every testimony of the youth, it seems they are having a hard time watching their parents losing jobs because of the pandemic and watching their parents working so very hard at whatever they could do every day to provide their family needs. It seems so hard for the youth because they could not go to work to help.

So we had a Youth & Kids Retreat. We encourage them that they can still do their part - to trust in the Lord, to pray every day for our Heavenly Father to supply their family needs, and to help whenever they could.

We prayed for each family and each other. We had praise and worship, teaching of God's Word, and some fun activities. During all the retreat activities, lots of them were healed from their worries, and faith was strengthened in each one. Everyone was refreshed in their love and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, and faith grew to believe that our Heavenly Father will work through our faith in Him.

(Beloved It has been hard on the kids ! Video of this at bottom of Email Newsletter. It did my Heart so Good to see them not only Worshiping but to see their SMILES during the fun Activities. - Harrell )


Beloved a week or so ago I was listening to someone talking about a mission. As I listened I realized that they did not know everything about I.A.B.A.M. I realized I have been neglecting in informing new Refuge House Family Members about our full ministry. I am referring to all the livelihood projects our Lord has started over the years.
- Giving sewing machines & starting a sewing co-op
- Giving Fishing Boats & Nets for people to fish & earn a Living
- Spearguns Mask & flippers for others
- Getting some started in Necklace making to sell
- Starting Rabbit production for food
- Starting Chicken Production for eggs & meat
- Pig farming
- Bought land and helped start corn farming for Pastors
- Started a Bamboo house building for families

Currently we are saving money to purchase land for farming vegetables. Also we are sending youth to college for an education to get good jobs. These are things over the years that our Lord Jesus had us start, not to mention our ministry here in the USA.

Beloved, everything people do to build our Father’s Kingdom is Great!! For me, I like to focus and share with everyone about the Gospel outreach, Refuge House, feeding & discipleship. For one reason — Matthew 16:26, Mark 8:36, Luke 9:25.

Remember Beloved, we do not have to snuff someone else’s light out to make our light shine. Keep shining for Jesus Beloved!!

Be blessed and highly favored! We continually pray Psalms 41:1,2,3 to manifest in your life. We are so thankful & blessed that you are a part of the Refuge House Family.

We Love You Much Much Harrell & Lolita, Teresa, Hazel & all your Kids

Video -- Youth & Kids Retreat


PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


August 2021



We continue to have cottage prayer Tuesday through Friday in different houses. We are so blessed because even the people who are unbelievers have asked us to have Bible study and prayer at their house. Every week our Heavenly Father is doing great things in every house that has cottage prayer. There are healing and blessings, peace of mind, happiness and freedom from unforgiveness. Our Lord Jesus is working in every prayer request in the family of every house who received the word of our Lord Jesus Christ and prayers.


This month the students are finishing their modules and complying with their school projects. Everyone is doing their very best in every subject so they will get good grades this year. Each one of them is very excited because they overcame the situation of modular classes. It was hard because there were no teachers who could teach them what needed to be done in every subject.

But thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for the Holy Spirit and the knowledge and wisdom to be able to answer all the quizzes and exams. The children are very thankful to our Heavenly Father for their parents who helped teach and encourage them. The kids and parents are so very very thankful for the love of Jesus in you to help them go to school. Thank you & God bless you!!


Andrea is out of the hospital at home and doing great. Thank You Jesus!!

This is from Teresa: Andrea and her family are so very thankful to the Lord for your life, thankful so much for the financial help so they could get Andrea out of the hospital. At that time they did not know where to get that kind of money. They already had sold their only cow, and borrowed from everyone they knew and had used that money with the money given by the Governor to pay the hospital.

When I went and gave the money you sent to them, thankfulness was overflowing from the family. They were so touched with emotion and thankfulness to you for the love of Jesus flowing through You!! They send their thanks, love, prayers and blessings to you!! Thank you & God bless you!!


We have the three laptop computers we asked everyone to pray about for the college students. A sister in Panama City, Florida, a brother in Ocala, Florida, and a brother in Texas sent them. One was sent to us, and the others were the provisions to buy them. We praise Jesus & thank everyone for praying!!

On July 15, some lockdown restrictions were removed. Kids over 5 were allowed out of the house. Also there was a little more freedom to travel. With the freedom to travel, we were able to send the video chip to Puerto Princessa to send videos to you.


Worship Services have been blessed and great. Every second Sunday the Youth still do the complete service. All youth come and stay on that Saturday night and prepare for Sunday. It is an exciting and growing time for them. They are really getting good at leading service. Thank You Jesus!!


We continue to do the ministry in many places in small groups. We have added a new area this month.

All the glory and praise & honor are only for our Heavenly Father. Thank you so much for your love, encouragement, prayers and kindness to our precious kids. Thank you and God bless you and your family!! We continually lift you up in our prayers!

We love you much much!
Be blessed & highly favored!!
Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Refuge House Team & Kids

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


Video -- Cottage Prayer -- House to House

Cottage Prayer

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


July 2021


There is still a lockdown in every municipality, and gathering for church is not allowed. We are very blessed because in some remote areas like we are, we can still do our Sunday services with 10 to 20 people, with social distance and wearing a face mask.

The kids are still not allowed to go out and attend gatherings. Praise Jesus even so this month we were able to feed the children. Our barangay leaders allowed us to go each day to different houses to have service with kids and feed them. We can only do it inside the houses because the Government Covid Police is again checking to see if anyone is breaking the rules. Sometimes we do it behind houses. It is really amazing that the kids can express their thankful heart through singing, dancing, praising and memorizing their Bible verses.

We are praying for everyone here and you also, thanking our Heavenly Father for good health everyday.

The children really miss praising our Lord Jesus Christ. That's why in every feeding the kids are very excited and also so thankful for the mac and cheese.

Also every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon, we have cottage prayer meeting in every house of our brothers and sisters in Christ so we could minimize the gathering at Refuge House. We are so thankful to be able to bring the Word of God, pray, and feel the presence of the Lord in every home. By doing this, everyone will experience the courage and stay strong in faith in our Lord and will continue to grow everyday even in this pandemic. Everyone gathers together and encourages each other. We are very thankful to our Lord Jesus for all of your prayers for us.

Every day in our prayers we always ask our Heavenly Father to pour out all the blessings, protection, and good health in your life and in your family.

Praise the Lord the bamboo fence is finished, and it is wonderful. We are thankful to our Lord for providing for it.

Please pray for Andrea, one of our youth. She has been a part of the Refuge House Family from first grade until now. She had to go for emergency surgery at the hospital for acute appendicitis. The surgery was successful, but her hospital bill was approximately $1,700.00. In the Philippines you are not allowed to leave the hospital until your bill is paid.

Some of you may remember that when I was poisoned years ago that the doctors did not know what to do, but our Lord healed me. We didn't have any money, so Lolita had to give her wedding ring to hold until we could pay the hospital.

Andrea’s family was able to get $425.00, and the Governor of Palawan gave $958.00. Our Refuge House Family is giving the remaining $317.00. Please pray for the provision.

We also have a need for three laptops for our college students. They have been sharing one laptop, but it has reached its end. We are looking for laptops on sale to send.

We still have not heard what Shoney & Jackielou’s third year of college will cost.

We are very thankful for our Lord’s love & faithfulness! His love & faithfulness endures forever! Thank you & God bless you for being a part of the Refuge House Family. We love you very much!
Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Refuge House Team and Kids!!

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


Pictures of Bamboo Fence at Refuge House

June 2021



The municipal government has ordered all children 15 years old and younger to stay home. No roaming around or social gathering at all. They must stay at home. So we have had to stop feedings in all areas. The 16 years old to adults can only gather 10 in a group and must wear a mask and 6 feet distance. We must wear face masks everywhere. Hopefully when you receive this newsletter, it will be lifted.


We continue to have Sunday worship service. We do several small services so everyone can come and obey the 10 person gathering. Only youth that are 16 years old and above and the parents are allowed to come and must wear face masks. There have been some pastors arrested for not obeying the guidelines set by the government.

Our Prayer Warrior meetings on Wednesday continue also, again at different times so everyone can attend. Our Friday Bible Study and prayer meeting still continues also. Only the kids' bible study and kids’ church are stopped at this time.


Because we are not allowed to go feed kids during the week, we decided to fix the bamboo fence around the property. The fence was getting in bad shape and animals were getting into the refuge.

Parents and youth above 16 came at different times to work on the fence along with our Refuge House Team. After working on the fence, we served snacks for everyone. It was a wonderful few days and we are very thankful because everyone came with a smile on their faces and did the fence with thankful hearts. We have about half of the fence done. The total cost will be approximately $175 dollars if anyone would like to help with cost.


We have one student graduating this year from high school who has a desire to go on to college. Ezekiel has been in the Refuge House for 7 years and wants to be a member of P.N.P. (Philippine National Police). The Police School in College will start in September 2021. The cost for his first year of college is $3,500.00. This includes all the tuition fees, school projects, fare and snacks for a year, books, shoes, and school uniforms. He will continue to live at Refuge House during the first year of college. Please be in prayer for the provisions for his police school! Thank you!

Shoney and Jackielou are doing well in their college classes and will finish their second year in July unless COVID restrictions make it longer.


We are thankful to our Heavenly Father for answering all our prayers this month and for providing all our daily needs and we always thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for all of your lives, for all of your prayers. We always ask our Heavenly Father to pour out abundant blessings into your lives and into your family everyday. Safety, Good Health and Protection.

Thank You so much and God Bless You.
Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Refuge House Team and Kids!!

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


Before & After Pictures of Bamboo Fence Below

Bamboo Fence (Before)

Bamboo Fence (After)

Working on the Bamboo Fence

Working on the Bamboo Fence

May 2021



We just received word that a two-week lockdown is in effect.


The Saturday before Resurrection Sunday all the youth and all the kids came to the Refuge and spent the night. We prayed together thanking our Heavenly Father for His great love that's never ending, thanking Him for salvation. After the Praise & Prayer, we watched the Passion of Christ.

Early Sunday morning, we praised our Lord Jesus Christ and thanked Him for reminding us of the great love of our Heavenly Father to us. As the sun was rising, it showed us the Hope in Jesus Christ and reminded us that we could rise and not to be weary in all things.

We may have some ups and downs in our lives but through our Lord Jesus Christ we have always hope in Him. That hope is giving us strength physically and spiritually. That hope is giving us strength to continue what He wants and needs us to do for His Kingdom -- to continue to reach those souls who need our Lord Jesus in their lives.

That is why we always choose to live in the presence of our Heavenly Father to be able to reach everyone who needs Jesus in their lives. In the presence of our Heavenly Father we have joy, strength and courage that we can share with others.

We are thankful to our Lord Jesus always for your life. Thank you so much for all of your prayers for us here.
– Blessings Teresa


Even though lockdowns are still in many parts of the Philippines, the Refuge House Team is able to start going and sharing Jesus, feeding malnourished kids and giving gifts.

Pastor Jobert is in a tribal area and is planting a new church. Our Refuge House Team shared Jesus, taught kids about prayer, action praise songs, taught Bible verses, fed the kids and then gave gifts. This is the first time kids in this place have ever received a gift, ever! They were so excited and thankful.

We also visit Pastor Jerrick in Bato-Bato. He also is pioneering a new church. They are meeting under a couple of tarpaulins as they are slowly gathering material, lumber nails etc. to build a place of fellowship.

Again our Refuge House Team shared Jesus, taught kids about prayer, action praise songs, taught Bible verses, fed the kids and then gave gifts. Pastor Jerrick shared a thankful message and encouraged everyone to pray for I Am Born Again Ministries and especially pray always for all of you in the Refuge House Family.

Thank you & God bless you for being a part of Refuge House Family.
We love you very much!
Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Refuge House Team & Kids

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


April 2021


We serve a risen living savior. He is alive, alive forever more amen!


Praise Jesus, Shoney and Jackielou have been blessed with the provision to complete their second year of college!! THANK YOU JESUS!!


The Refuge House Team was finally able to give out all the clothes, toys, shoes, umbrellas, hats, colorful bathrobes, swimming floats, and more. The women acted like the bathrobes were mink coats and posing in them with their hats on! So Funny! The youth and kids were so excited about the floats and toys! After they finish their school work they all gather at the beach to swim with their floats!! EVERYONE was so VERY VERY THANKFUL!!

Teresa sent this to you: We are so thankful to our Heavenly Father for your life, thank you so much for your generosity.


This week is the end of the evangelism training, and everyone is ready to go and evangelize more souls and bring in the presence of the Lord to every heart that is willing to receive.

We always remind ourselves to come and pray together. We can find ways to gather together to give thanks to the Lord because we are nothing if we are not connected to the source of our life, the source of our strength, which is our Lord Jesus Christ. We always remember that each one of us will experience the end of our time on this earth. That is why since we still have time, since we still have the life that comes from our Heavenly Father, we can use our time to glorify our Creator.

We are thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for all the blessings and for your time and efforts especially for all your prayers for us here. We always pray for all of you for your safety, long life and good health every day.


One morning at 3am, we were awakened by our dog barking very hard. At first I felt fear not knowing what was there. I called Ezekiel, and we went and found a man standing by the coconut trees on the beach asking for help. It was hard for him to speak while he explained what happened to him. He asked if he could have coffee and if he could call his wife and let her know that he was alive. We could see he was soaking wet and shaking freezing cold. We fixed coffee, and food, noodles and bread and gave him dry clothes and blankets to wrap in.

After he ate and warmed up, he shared what had happened. There were four of them in a boat out fishing near Sombrero Island (The island we had evangelized years ago). A storm came up and big waves crashed over the boat and sank it. He and one of the other fishermen had grabbed a piece of the bamboo from the wrecked boat to stay afloat. He had been in the sea for 14 hours hanging on to the bamboo. Right after dark that night his companion told him he was very tired and was cramping and could not hold on. Just a little later he realized the other man was not there anymore. He told us he just prayed to the Lord that he could reach the seaside. He came ashore maybe a kilometer or two from the Refuge House.

He slowly painfully walked down the beach carrying the bamboo he had used to keep him afloat. He said he walked past several homes but kept going because he saw a light down the beach. It led him to the Refuge House. When he arrived he could hardly talk as he cried for help, so weak we could not hear anything but the dog barking.

About 6am we got Kuya NoNong, and he and Ezekiel carried him to the Barangy captain to report what happened. Several hours later he (Julito) and his wife returned to thank us for what we had done to help him. They were very thankful, and Julito shared how he had become a Christian years ago but had walked away from the Lord and the church.

Mom Vergie told him he may have left the Lord and the church but the Lord God Almighty brought him back to the church again and had given him another chance to serve the Lord. She told him He could have stopped at many homes but the Lord brought him to the Refuge House Church. They smiled and thanked us again and went home. He is a fisherman from Aborlan.

That day we gave thanks to God for the life he gave to Julito. We prayed for him that he would serve the God who gave him life. We were thankful to the Lord who put us here in this area and gave us encouragement and strength in that moment. We gave thanks to the Lord for the safety and for using us here at Refuge House for victory. We ask for prayer for the families of the other fishermen.

Thank You & God Bless You for being a part of The Refuge House Family. We continually keep you in our prayers.

Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Refuge House Team & Kids

Thank you & God bless you for your prayers, encouragement and support!
We are so very thankful for your love!
Blessings, Harrell & Lolita

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


March 2021



Praise our Lord Jesus!!
Shoney and JackieLou have finished the first semester of second year of college. Shoney is in nursing school. JackieLou is in Hospitality Management with a specialization in Cruise Ship Operation. They both tell me their school is very hard and they have to study really hard. We continue to encourage them that they can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.

They both will be starting the second and last semester for their second year of college this month. I have posted at the end of the newsletter their grades from their first semester. Please be in prayer with us for the provisions of $3600.00 for both of them to complete the second and last semester of their second year in college. Thank you!! We are so thankful to our Lord Jesus for you and so proud of Shoney and JackieLou for their hard work.


We are having a five-week Evangelism Training for all kids and youth from fifth grade to high school 12th grade on every Saturday, starting in the afternoon until 8:00pm. All of the youth are very excited and eager to learn new ways of sharing Jesus with their friends. After the training is over they all spend the night at the Refuge House. Sunday mornings at regular worship service, they take turns sharing what they have learned.

Throughout the week, we have morning & evening prayer every day, Sunday worship service, Wednesday night Prayer Warriors, Friday night Bible study & Prayer meeting, Saturday morning Kids & Youth Bible Study. All the Saturday and Sunday afternoon feeding outreaches are going well.


All the Kids are doing as well as expected due to the circumstances. The printer is a HUGE blessing to help them get their assignments turned in.


The President of the Philippines signed into law Proclamation 124, which declares the month of January as National Bible Month and the last week of January as National Bible Week. Because of this, the Pastors Ministerial Fellowship, which is pastors from every church, came together and each pastor went to a different government office and shared Jesus in Narra Province.

Our Refuge House pastors were also assigned a government agency to go and share Jesus. They shared that the head of the agency that they went to made everyone come and sit down and listen. Many of the agency workers were touched by our Loving Father as they wanted to receive Jesus.

Also they went to the municipal hall in our barangy. The Barangy Captain had all the barangy officials come and listen as they shared Jesus. Many of them also wanted to receive Jesus. Praise Jesus!


Two beloved brothers of our Refuge House Family have graduated into their inheritance in Heaven. Gerald Phillips, father of our Board member Elizabeth, and Bob Liebler, husband of Mrs. Marcia, President & CEO of Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Our love and prayers go out to each of them and their families. Please remember them in your prayers


Beloved, every day we are very thankful for all of your prayers for us. Thank you so much for your love and support for the ministry in Palawan Philippines. Every day we are praying to our Heavenly Father to bless all the works of your hand and our Heavenly Father will always protect your life and your family from every sickness. We pray that our Heavenly Father will give you long life in Jesus’ name. Amen

Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Hazel, Refuge House Team & Kids

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


February 2021



Praise our Lord Jesus Christ! We are so thankful this month for the opportunity to experience His great love to us. We all have been experiencing different emotions this last year. We have had to face some problems and trials in our lives. Our faith in the Lord has been tested in every different situation.

Thanks to our Heavenly Father we are still standing on His word in the Bible through His grace and mercy. We still stand on His promises and every day we experience the courage and hope of salvation that we have in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

We are so thankful to the Lord Jesus for the new year, for new life, a new level of faith in the Lord and new strength that we now have. We pray to our Lord Jesus Christ that each one of us will choose to be thankful every day and always have hope and joyful hearts, and stand on every promise of our Heavenly Father in our lives. We are very thankful for the blessings you share with us. Thank you for your love to us here in Palawan, Philippines. God bless you!!!

– Teresa


All the Refuge House Team scattered and went and gave food to the families in the barangy for a New Year’s meal. They gave the mac & cheese, and most families did not have much to prepare for a New Year’s meal. They also at each house were able to sing some praise songs and share from the word of God about God’s Love in Jesus Christ.

Everyone was very blessed and very thankful to have something to eat for New Year’s day. The youth came back to the Refuge House and shared how happy their hearts were while giving the food out. They shared how their hearts were so touched by the gratefulness and thankfulness and joy of the families they distributed the food to. They also were so thankful and praising Jesus for you! So thankful for our Lord Jesus working through you that they had the blessing and privilege to experience the great joy of giving. They All, Refuge House Team and the many families, send their prayers, thank you’s and love to you!!! And so do Lolita and myself!!


We were given permission to have our Thanksgiving homecoming service. But only the people in our barangy were able to come. All the members outside the barangy were not allowed to come.

Pastor Odgie brought a strong message to keep a fresh and new everyday relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Odgie encouraged everyone to continue to give their life to God, to worship Him always and thank Him for all the blessings, good health, protection provisions and the salvation that comes from our Heavenly Father that everyone experienced this year. (picture below)

Members brought different things for the meal to share with everyone. Some brought fruits, snacks or vegetables they had grown. Some brought food they found in the jungle. Everyone was so thankful and blessed for a wonderful meal - spiritual and physical.

Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Hazel, Refuge House Team & Kids


Pastor Odgie Sharing at Thanksgiving Celebration

Thank You & God Bless You for your Prayers, Encouragement and Support!
We are so very Thankful for your Love!
Blessings Harrell & Lolita

PO BOX 525
Micanopy, FL 32667


January 2021



All of us at I Am Born Again Ministries pray that in this New Year that you and your family will be healthy, blessed and prosperous and you stay strong in the faith!!


Praise our Lord Jesus Christ, we are so blessed and thankful for all the blessings and strength every day. It's so amazing how our Heavenly Father showed His love for us this last year.

As we celebrate and remember the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, it makes us realize how blessed we are every day because of the salvation that we experience through our Lord Jesus Christ in our lives. Because of the love of our Heavenly Father, every one of us has a reason to always be grateful in spite of what we experience this last year. Every one of us is still breathing the life that comes from our Heavenly Father. He gives us strength that we use every day. We have always hope of eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ.

It is sad that some people did not survive because of the virus, and some did not survive because of the calamities like typhoons here in Philippines. But for us that are still alive here in the Lord and experience safety in every calamity, we have big reasons to smile.
- We have a reason to have a joyful heart in the Lord.
- We have a reason to be thankful.
- We have a reason to use our life to bless others.
- We have a reason to continue to trust in the Lord and what he can do in every situation that we may face in our life.
- And when it is time to leave this Earth we will enter into our inheritance and join those who have gone before us!!

Our Father God is faithful and wants the best for us. As we start this New year 2021, all of us here at the Refuge House want to say —
Thank you and God bless you for being a part of the Refuge House Family. We are always praying for you! We love you very much! Have a blessed 2021!
Teresa, Hazel, Refuge House Team & Kids


We were Blessed with a new motorcycle a 125 Honda.

We were also blessed with new tires for the Kia Truck. We thank our Father in Heaven & praise Jesus for you!


All kids are doing modular lessons at home. They are also working on Christmas Cards and letters to send. We will get them to you as soon as possible. Also the printer is a great blessing for them.


We are still doing feedings and church services in different locations in the Barangy to keep from having large crowds. We are also having service at Refuge House and feedings there.


Youth are continuing to grow and be discipled in the ways of our Lord Jesus. It has been hard for the team to go on Gospel Outreaches during the last year, but they still have been able to minister one on one or in small groups the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Enjoy another Throwback Video from earlier outreach. Click on the image to see the video:


Ron Blanton (Pops) one of the founding Board of Directors has graduated into his inheritance in Heaven. He will be missed, but we rejoice that he is in Heaven.

Thank You & God Bless You for Being Part of the Family!
Board of Directors, Harrell, Lolita, Teresa, Hazel, Refuge House Team & Kids

Have a Blessed Healthy New Year!!!

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Micanopy, FL 32667


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