Friday, October 17, 2008


Today I received a text message stating that my friend, Robuan, went to be with Jesus yesterday. Robuan holds a special place in my heart because the Lord allowed me to be part of Robuan's salvation and baptism during our time here last year.

He lived with his family in the village of Kakabay, near Naic. I am so glad I was able to visit with him once again when we were in the Manila area taking care of visas.
This was posted outside of his house. He and his family moved into a much smaller place when he donated his house to be the school for the children of Kakabay last year.
Robuan's baptism 09-2007
Visiting in 09-2008
Robuan only spoke Tagalog and I only speak English, so our friend, Jerry, would always interpret for us. I always joked with Robuan that one day, we would be able to share stories without an interpreter. I guess he wanted to get to that place first.
While I am confident that Robuan is in a better place and once again able to use his whole body, please pray for his wife, Teresita, and their family as they deal with the loss of a husband and father.


  1. Sorry to hear about your friend. Thinking of you and praying for his family and friends during this time.

  2. Thomas & Lisa,
    My heart is heavy for Robuan's family, but very happy that you were instrumental in his everlasting life. Hugs, Mom B