2013 Activities

Here are some of our activities over 2013.

January.  Pastoral Care Basics. Led by Celia Munson. At Serving Neighbors Network, Baguio City. Training. 2 days. 8 trainees

February.  ALS visitation and gift-giving at Crystal Cave, Baguio, (12 helped) and Mother and Children’s Health Outreach, San Isidro, Agoo (80 helped). Organized by Angie Gomez.

February 22-23  Life Care Training Led by Bob and Celia Munson. At Sefton Village, Santiago, Isabela. 1.5 days. 20 trainees.

March   AV-STM Member Care Training. Celia: Basic First Aid for STMers.

May. Missionary Member Care. Led by Robert Munson. (2-week Summer module). PBTS.11 trainees

May 23   Stress Management. Led by Dr. Sim Dang-Awan. Dept of Agriculture, Banaue.

May.  Missionary Member Care Trip to Cambodia. Jehny Pedazo. AG Team and AV-STM.

June 8  Crisis Care Training. Led by Celia Munson. At “The Hub” Student Center, La Trinidad. 1 evening. 7 trainees

June 13-14.  Disaster Response,Buguias, Benguet. 100 people. Training and Stress Defusing.

June 25. Formal Agreement with PBTS on partnering on ministry, facilities, and training.

July.   Loss and Grief seminar. Led by Celia. At Trinidad Baptist Church.

August.  Growth Groups. Led by Joyce Gray. August – October 2013. PBTS.6 trainees

September 26.   Solidarity for families and PWDs. AVRC Region 1. Led by Celia.

October 4.   Child Abuse. 1.5 hour lecture by Celia Munson at Benguet State.

November.  Disaster Response/NOVA training, PBTS, 4 hours, 25 trainees.

November.  Crisis Care/Child Traumatic Stress, AV-STM, 4 hours, 15 trainees. Led by Jehny.

November.   Disaster Response, Ormoc and Tacloban. Led by Dr. Nori Lacquian. Alexis joined. Relief work and defusing.

December.   Disaster Response, “Iloklan Team.” Numancia, Iloilo, and Baliguian, Concepcion, Iloilo. Defusing, Relief Goods, Training.

December. Disaster Response, Cebu and Ormoc. Stress Defusing, Training for ministry leaders in Cebu.

December.  Disaster Response, Bilar, Bohol. Relief goods, Defusing, and Training led by Bob, Celia, and Dr. Erlyn Santos.

December 27-28. “Project Leyte” Crisis Debrief/Defuse Training. Organized by PNA-Baguio/Benguet, PGCA-Baguio/Benguet, Zero Distance to the Philippines, and Bukal Life Care. Dec 27/28. Modules led by several including Celia and Jehny.




Intentional Conversation Mini-Workshop


We recently started our Mini-Workshop series. It started last year with two trainings related to disaster response and stress defusing. This year we started with “Intentional Conversation” especialy focusing on the use of intentional conversation in gaining understanding and or seeking change in a relationship. DSC03924

We had 38 attendees with 1 hour of more standard lecture and an hour of group discussion and roleplay. Thanks to PBTS for giving us space to use for this training, as well as providing snacks for attendees.

We are looking into doing our next Mini-Workshop in February on the topic of “Mediation.”