September Updates

  1. CPO. Chaplain Celia is supervising Clinical Pastoral Orientation with young leaders of a church in Caloocan City. So far 3 weeks done with 6 more to go.
  2. CPE Both Chaplains Vo and Lyn will be starting online CPE groups towards the end of September. Both are expected to be online.
  3. PC club. Our office is on the campus of PBTS. The student council opened up interest clubs. In that, one our our trainees set up a Pastoral Care Club. It their activity but we are excited about this group. They are using the office and we assist as we can.
  4. Congratulations. Last month Chaplain Lyn earned her status of Diplomate Supervisor. This month, she has taken on the role of Chaplain at a school in Cebu. Also, her plans are to establish a counseling and training center in Cebu— ” Atiman Life Care Center.” We join in prayer that this will come to pass soon.
  5. It looks like Chaplain Celia will be participating as a speaker for a seminar on pastoral care and childhood trauma. The date is Sept. 17. More info to follow.
Sunday CPO

Missions Conference Visit

We tend to emphasize our work with clinical pastoral training and to a lesser extent, pastoral counseling. But there are other things we do as well. One of these is Missionary Member Care (MMC). Actually, we are partnered with OSB, a missionary sending organization in the Philippines to provide MMC services. We also partner with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary in their 555 program as part of their work in supporting Filipino missionaries while home.

August 16-18, 2022, OSB had their National Missions Conference in Koronadal City. Two from Bukal were able to attend to represent our organization. It was a great time and exciting to see how radically the Philippine church is revisioning it’s role in the world… embracing it’s role as a mission senders.

Our greeting in the conference program.

August 2022 Updates

Leaving the Pandemic behind, things have gotten a bit busy.

August 2. We had the Commissioning for our Mid-year half unit.

Above: Supervisors Celia and Vo with Trainees: Thao, Joeseph, Bhab, Jezza, Peter, Charlemagne, Mark, Jonas, Al, Ceasar, and Karlo.

August 7. Started CPO online with a ministry group in Manila. This will continue for the next 7 weeks.

“Prayerwatch” CPO Group

August 16-18. Bob and Celia Munson are representing Bukal Life Care, especially work in Missionary Member Care, in the National Missions Conference of One Sending Body (2022)

Late August. We are anticipating leading a training in Crisis Defusing in Baguio. This is with an NGO that works with schoolchildren. More info when that happens.

Other things going on such as a PC club (not founded by us, but by one of our trainees… and we hope to assist) here at PBTS. Also, making good progress on our Bukal Life Journal. We are at around 30 pages. Hope to finish before October.