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prayer request bulletin 114 – nov 11, 2013

PRAYER REQUEST BULLETIN 114
November 11, 2013
 
Apology for late bulletins, forever on backlog. We are swamped.
Pass this document to friends as a link –
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2013/11/prayer-request-bulletin-114

 
Appendix 1 –  Guide for prayer requesters, if it’s your first time.
Appendix 2 –
a) Prayer for Healing
b) Prayer for World Peace
 
Your prayer request is a form of prayer, because it implies you know He is listening. It will be more effective if you pray for others in this bulletin. Praying for others is praying for yourself a hundred fold. The more people pray, the more powerful our prayers.

 

The Mother Ignacia Prayer Warriors, with worldwide on-line members, are praying for each and every request in this bulletin, published regularly at www.sisterraquel.com. We do not do automatic email replies. We read and pray for each prayer request. Subscribe as member at www.sisterraquel.com to get this bulletin automatically and to receive all inspirational materials.
 
Prayers are timeless and are never too late. If we pray for a successful operation even after the operation, the Lord listens in advance.
 
JOIN THE PRAYER WARRIORS
We are gathered in Jesus’ name in the internet. He is in our midst, on our keyboards, in our hearts at this very moment. Together, we are his global prayer army. We adore you, O Jesus, for You have redeemed the world.
TO JOIN, SEND EMAIL TO sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com

 

ANNOUNCEMENT. HEALING OIL SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY DUE TO LOGISTIC PROBLEMS. WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SAY INSTEAD THE HEALING PRAYER WITH SISTER RAQUEL IN THE YOUTUBE. JUST CLICK THIS LINK –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAZcwNimBSg

 

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PRAYER REQUESTS
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For – Bernice massive heart attack, waiting for dye test. For Kenneth, diagnosed with cancer that is spreading quickly. For his physical and spiritual healing. For a 16 year old who was raped yesterday. In Jesus Name, we pull down the spirits of violence, trauma, stress, fear and anxiety and release the spirits of forgiveness, healing and restoration. Lord, what the enemy meant for destruction, we release to You, to turn it to good. And for her family, we pray, as well as the man’s family. For Rex, for healing of infection in his lower leg, and for his family’s financial needs as he has been off work for quite a while. For Doug, who lost one kidney to cancer and now has been diagnosed with cancer in the other kidney. Lord Jesus, they need your healing touch, show them your mercy and love. For Pat, having a heart transplant. For Liz, depression. Mary and Roger J, special intention. Loretta L, her son and grandchildren, healing in relationships. Please pray for Madeline (88 years of age) who has brain cancer – no treatment.
GERARD
 
02
Please pray for Jeff. He had a diving accident and dislocated his shoulder. He will see a specialist and it looks like he will need surgery.
MARILYN
 
03
For Maureen who will be having her cat scan on Thursday morning. Heavenly Father, we ask in Jesus Most Holy Name to let the Precious Blood and Water that gushed forth from the Sacred Heart of Your Son Jesus flow through Maureen and touch all areas of her body that need Your gentle healing. I thank You Father, Son and Holy Spirit for all your love and for all the blessings we have received through your mercy. Jesus, meek and humble of hearts, make our heart like unto Thine and allow our hearts to be your Perpetual resting place. God bless all. Please pray for my son who has to see a specialist on Friday morning. Jesus, we place all our trust in You. Blessed Mother, St. Joseph and Brother Andre intercede for him to Jesus. God Bless
MARIE
 
04
Please pray for a baby girl born 2 days ago. She seemed to be in good health until they discovered something on the roof of her mouth like a marble and it is inhibiting her breathing. They have never seen it before; they are checking with other medical institutions trying to retrieve information with the hope someone will know what it is and that it is treatable. When she is turned on her left side she breathes okay. The grandfather is asking for prayer…less than a year ago the grandfather lost his only grandson in an accident…his only grandchild. Dear Lord, send your holy innocents to this family in this difficult time in their lives. This is their first child Dear Lord – come quickly, come to their aid and make haste to help them. Dear Infant Jesus, lay your healing consoling hands on this little baby girl; I beg You to heal her and give hope to the parents and grandparents…in love & compassion I cry out to You.  Gather her in Your arms and keep her safe and healed. Lord, hear our cry.  Hear our prayer. Love & Prayers
JOANIE
 
05
Please pray for Mary Tilley who has 2.9 cm nodule on her thyroid and has to have biopsy. We ask for the healing power of God to touch her and grant her peace as she waits to get biopsy.
BETTY
 
06
For Mary M who had a procedure done last week and has had a bleed this morning. If it worsens she will have to go back to emergency. Lord, we trust the power of Your Word in Luke:8:43-48 – you dried up the woman’s blood when she touched the fringe of Your garment -
we ask in faith that You do the same for Mary who reaches out to You continuously for strength and healing. Jesus, in Your infinite mercy, look upon Mary.
MARIE C
 
07
dear sister raquel,
good day! please pray for me jessie for healing of chest pain and dizziness, so that i can work and help my family, thank you. GOD Bless
JESSIE
 
08
Please pray for Joey.  Will be going to healing mass on sept 1.  pray he may be healed of his anxiety
DIANE
 
09
Dear sister please pray for Josh who has a bad concussion and suffers from anxiety and depression. Thanks,
CHRISTINE
 
10
Dear Sister,
please help me to pray that my children and my parents come back to Church , also for the conversion of sinners and for priests especially the ones who have gone astray, and for all the clergy, and for me dear sister as i am going through a spiritual crisis, thank you in anticipation.
PAULINE
 
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Dear Sister Raquel,
Please help my brother Juan P. be able to sell his Apt. soon to a worthy family, and that the tenant pay his overdue rents to sustain the medicines for my father.  Please pray also for the good health of Patrick and my Father Juan from his Ashma and other ailments. Thank you Sister Raquel for your prayers to Mama Mary intercession to her Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
LETICIA
 
12
Good day, Sister Raquel,
My father is currently confined in the Chinese General Hospital since 15th July due operated on his sigmoid colon and prostate.  He had complications (i.e. leak in the first operation) and was again operated on his colon.  Histopath also reveals stage 3 cancer for his colon and the doctor recommends him for chemotheraphy after 4-6 weeks.  Above regard, I am humbly asking for your help to please pray for my father.  May he recover from all these illnesses.  With his current health status, we are not confident that he will be able to respond to chemotheraphy well and we are thinking that worst thing might happen if he proceed with the procedure.  He is not aware yet of the situation as we think that this might affect him very much. Please, Sister Raquel.  We are in constant prayers but I believe that the more people are praying the more effective the prayers will be.  Also, I have heard testimonials of those whom you have healed.  My spirit had risen and had gave me so much hope that this letter shall lead to the recovery of my father.  Much better for the total healing of all his illnesses.  No need for chemotheraphy or any other doctor’s prescribed procedures.  I am confident that the Lord had intervened for me to be aware of this Ministry. I am thanking you in advance and confidently look forward to the Lord’s miracles that will touch my Father’s life from this moment on.  I am also praying for this Ministry and for those who had seek help thru prayer requests like mine to finally obtain their much prayed positive results.  I know Everything is possible with our Lord. Kindly be requested to please also send me healing oil.
Carina C, Sampaloc, Manila
 
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Please pray that I will be able to close big accounts from August to December 2013 so that I will be able to get big commissions and be financially abundant and be able to support my family since I am the only breadwinner in our family.  Please pray for my boss so that she will support me in all my deals/cases and help me close big accounts. I also pray for my boss so that she will realize her mistakes and do the right thing for the sake of her husband and kids. Please take care of my family, especially my wife, keep them safe and healthy. Thank you Lord for all the blessings that you have given us. And thank you to all the prayer warriors who have been praying for us.
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1. Please take care of my father since he is in the hospital right now.
2. Please help me in my present job as Financial Adviser. Help me to be able to close big accounts and be able to get commissions so that I will be able to help other people as well and save for my senior years.
3. Take care of my wife and I so that we are always healthy and may we have a blissfull marriage and always be together until our senior years.
4. Please help me find a more stable job where I will be happy with the salary and the benefits. I hope the Lord will help me find a more stable job and guide me kung saan ba nya ako gusto talaga. 5.  Thank you Lord for all the blessings that you have given me.
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Please pray for me that I will be able to get hired by a BPO company as HR Director. I have not had a stable job since 2010 and I am the breadwinner of the family. I am presently earning on commission basis and would like to earn again on a monthly basis with a stable income. Please pray for my wife and I so that we will have a happy marriage and protect me from any temptations that will come my way. Keep us always healthy. Thank you Jesus and Mama Mary for all the blessings that you have given us.
MR J
 
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Dear Sister Raquel
Please pray for Deshen 33 yrs old, awaiting donor for kidney, very sick. Pray for me for solution with son Trenton, smoking marijuana, rebellious, studys, leaves studys, constant problems with him. Pray for a solution to my problem with left shoulder blade, healing of gums, also pain on shoulder blade when I swallow. God bless
ANUSHA
 
15
Pls pray for me and my daughter Nicole. We are having a big family problem and my daughter have decided not to talk to me. She is full of hatred and anger. She needs help. She gave up going to church and ever since she have a boyfriend, her personality has changed. I ask the Holy Spirit to help us. Bring the communication back. Give us a good mother daughter relationship. Amen…
FE
 
16
Pls  pray for me that God in His Mercy may heal me of my anxiety and depression. May God give me peace, joy and serenity . Thank you and God Bless
REMEDIOS
 
17
Dearest Sister Raquel, all Sisters, Bernie and co-prayer warriors,
Could you please pray for all of my health issues due to CFS. Please pray for healing of my ears, eyes, skin in particular. It worsened again. I ask and pray Jesus for healing with intervention of Mother Mary, Saint Joseph and Mother Ignacia, Amen. Warmest regards,
MARY
 
18
Please pray for Claire, age 30. She has an aggressive cancer that started in her abdomen. She has since had two brain tumors. She is on an experimental treatment. She is the only child of her parents, who love her dearly. Please pray that this treatment works and that Claire will be cancer-free, and that she will live a long and healthy life. Thank you,
JUDY
 
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Dear Sister Racquel,
Please pray for my dear friend Diana Jean A who has breast cancer. She is a born-again Christian. She is in need of blood transfusion due to very low RBC. My friend is full of faith and hope that God will heal her. She is holding God’s words and His promises for healing. Please include her to your prayers. God Bless. Thank you.
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Dear Sister Raquel, here is the update of my friend’s condition Diana Jean. She is now in St. Luke’s Medical Center. Her cranial scan shows infiltration onto brain envelope thereby causing what happening to her face according to neurologist. She has very low platelet because her bone marrow only produces a small amount of blood in her stream. It is too risky for her to undergone other treatment. Series of doctors gave their opinion in some kind of sort of what treatment will be given to her and there is no assurance if her body will respond with the treatment / therapy or reject the by her body. It is only in God’s hands to extend and prolong the life of my dear friend. Please help me to pray for God’s mercy so that she will receive God’s grace & love for her healing. Let the Lord’s hands be the hands of her Doctors who look after her. Please pray for miracles and Divine Intervention to her serious illness. Prayer is very powerful. Sister, I really do believe in Divine Intervention and so my sick friend too. I believe in miracles because God is our Father. God doesn’t want us to be sick. Nothing is impossible to prayers. Thank you so much Sister Raquel and God bless to you all.
NONETTE
 
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Dear Sister Raquel;
Praise be Jesus and Mary, I am requesting for a Prayer Healing of my Father Benjamin who is suffering in cancer right now. Thank you and may God Bless your Ministry and help more people through the Grace of our Lord..
NAPOLEON
 
21
Dear sis raquel,
Peace be with you. Pls pray for my wife, sylvia and me. She has back, head and stomach pains.I have a mass in my thyroid. Thank you and God bless you more.
FREDDIE
 
22
Sister,
Please pray for my daughter in law Rochelle M.  She has problem moving her bowel for more than a week now.  She will be confined tomorrow. Please pray that everything turns out well and her be relieved of this malady. Thank you.
CESAR
 
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Pls. Pray for Charmaine L to pass the initial interview in Food and Drug Administration for the 
position of Nutritionist- Dietitian III on Aug.5,2013 at 1:00pm pls pray hard for her. Pray for the souls of Estela B who died last July 28,2013 in tribike accident.Pray also for the souls of Boy E, Dong Y, Florencio M, Teodorico L, Gregoria L, Cornelio L, Liwayway L, Ansing L,Lita L, Loring L,  Felix L, Noelito R, Juan R and Corazon R. Pls. Pray for good and God fearing partner in life for Charmaine LPls. Pray for Roderick T to approve his Canadian Visa.Pls pray hard for him.Pls. Pray for the safety of Regalado L II on ship.Pls. Pray for the health of Regalado L who is stroke,Lediema L and Candida L and Dennis Y who is highblood.Pls. Pray for Dennis Y to have a permanent jobPls. Pray for financial blessings to Charmaine Luistro to be able to finish the house in Batangas Province. Pls. Pray for peace of mind and happiness to Charmaine L.Pls, Pray for the forgiveness of sins to Charmaine L and her family.Pls Pray all who borrow money to Charmaine L will pay her and pray for Rej L to return the laptop.
Pls. Pray to enlighten the mind of the one who changed the result of my application in FDA and failed me eventhough I passed. I need that job and it really hurts me. Let another decision happen for me to get the job. What she did is so unfair for me. Pls pray for me to find a permanent regular job. I had a hard time finding a job bec. of my age I’m 34 already.Pls. Pray for the approval of canadian visa to my brother in law Roderick T.Pls. Pray for long life to my parents (Rey and Lediema), tita (Candida and Begoniaand Mario and for their conversion also.)Pls. Pray for financial blessings for the house to finish in batangas, we really need money for theroof and finishing of the house and also for the windows and others.Pls. Pray for good partner ,God fearing partner in life for me. A good provider, good husband and good father to be.Pls Pray that God grant me to travel abroad for work and be able to go to pilgrimage.Pls. Pray for health to all my nephews and nieces namely Dave, Denise, Dawn, Cade, Callie and KC. Pls. Pray for peace of mind ,conversion and life to me-Charmaine L and my family.Pls. Pray for healing of the sickness of my father Rey -stroke patient, mother -Lediema -highblood and Denis Y- highblood. Pls. Pray for permanent job and conversion to Denis Y.
CHARMAINE
I HAVE A HEADACHE TRYING TO PIECE YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS TOGETHER. PLEASE DO NOT SEND REQUESTS TWICE. WE INTEGRATE YOUR REQUESTS INTO ONE AND IF THEY ARE REPEATED IT CONFUSES THE READER. NAMES AND REQUESTS ARE REPEATED ALL OVER THE PLACE. I GIVE UP. PLEASE JUST READ THRU AND PRAY FOR CHARMAINE AND HER RELATIVES. DO NOT MENTION LAST NAMES. BERNIE.
 
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Dear Sister Raquel,
Pls pray for my mother who is suffering from terrible pain of neck and knee. May the good Lord heals her and bring back her good health and strength and also my father from hypertension and our family’s Financial difficulty. Thank you and May God continue to bless you!!
MAY
 
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Dear sr raquel and fellow prayer warriors,
My family and i are praying or complete and total healing of my sister primaglor c. , of right shoulder. She is now confined and our immediate concern is for her complete blood count to become normal so she will not have blood transfusion and to rule out adverse cause of decline of her hemoglobin count. We are praying for natural remedies rther than transfusion. Her doctor is giving her a few days before final decision on transfusion. Thank you. In the name of the Holy Spirit, Son and Father God.
CITA

 

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APPENDIX 1
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PRAYER REQUEST PROTOCOL.
1
Make your request short and do not post repeatedly as it results in confusion and double entries we cannot monitor.
2
English is better so non-Filipinos prayer warriors can understand your prayer requests.
3
Put a subject title “prayer request” to avoid being identified as a spam. ‘No subject’ are sometimes not read but deleted.
4
We protect the privacy of requesters. Email addresses and last names are not published. This does not change the efficacy of the prayers.
5
The ministry mainly accepts prayer requests from individuals. We cannot accept a large stream of requests from a single source which has its own prayer grouping and forwards requests to us one by one. We cannot handle this kind of volume. We prefer the requests to first be consolidated into one document and sent to us a single request.
 
THE ESSENCE OF PRAYER AND PAIN
 
The Lord sanctifies all who reads this bulletin, prayer requesters, prayer warriors, and readers. When you read this bulletin, you will realize that perhaps your pain is nothing compared to those of others. Pain is an act of prayer if offered to the Lord. Pain sanctifies and may often be the Lord’s instrument to bring us closer to Him.
 
PREDOMINANT PRAYER REQUESTS
 
Physical healing– cancer and other terminal diseases.
Spiritual healing– depression, confusion, loss of faith.
Relationship healing – friends and family quarrels, separations, conflicts.
Financial rescue– unemployment, exams, businesses, medical expenses.
 
For the sick, request for healing oil for free by postal mail. Just give your postal address to sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com. But first read about its history, healing oil that appeared miraculously a day before Ondoy-
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/02/announcement3-–blogsite-library-links/

 

GUIDELINES FOR PRAYER WARRIORS
 
As a prayer warrior, you become an integral part of the healing ministry. Subscribe as member at www.sisterraquel.com to receive prayer request bulletins automatically. If you do not receive it, inquire at sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com. You are free to choose your form of prayer. Suggested are 1) one Hail Mary per request or group of requests, or 2) say “Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Mother Ignacia” per request or group of requests, or 3) three Hail Marys or your own prayer after reading the entire bulletin.

 

HEALING MINISTRY’S COMPLETE LIBRARY
 
Browse thru the ministry’s extensive archives of inspirational materials –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/04/archive00-entire-ministry-library/
Save this link for future readings. The link list may not be updated.

 

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APPENDIX 2
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a. PRAYER FOR HEALING
 
I surrender myself to you totally, Lord. Whatever is Your will I accept. I offer myself to You for healing. You said, ask and it shall be given to you. I am asking and praying hard right now, Lord, with all my heart and with all my soul. Heal me if it is Your will, as I prostrate myself here before You. Through the intercession of our Blessed Virgin Mary, St Joseph and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo Amen.
 
People have been healed in the Youtube by saying a healing prayer
with Sister Raquel –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAZcwNimBSg
with Father Suarez –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UP3LHBgtIc
 
b. PRAYER FOR WORLD PEACE
 
We may be at the brink of a global war or a mega-disaster. Please pray for peace and against disasters by saying 3 Hail Marys to Our Lady of Fatima everyday as soon as you wake up. Make it a habit. In a month, your 90 Hail Marys goes a long way for world peace.

 

The Lord reigns and heals in cyberspace.
amdg
Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry11 Oct 2013 08:07 am

eastwind memoirs 04 – THE BEDOUIN GIRL

eastwind memoirs 04
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The Bedouin Girl
 
By Bernie Lopez, eastwind@replyctr@gmail.com

 

The Filipino author hitchhiked 25,000 kilo­meters, drifting through 18 countries in Europe and North Africa for 3 years. This is a true story, dialogue reconstructed, excerpts from an upcoming book on the eastwind memoirs Wings and Wanderlust.

 

in spain, you could be jailed for smoking grass
but you can drink yourself to death on scotch
it is a beverage to them
in morocco, you could be jailed for drinking scotch
but you can smoke yourself blue on grass (keeff)
it is a cigarette to them

 

         Wings and wanderlust are partners. I took a boat from Algeciras in Spain to Ceuta in Morocco. Morocco marked the beginning of Phase Three of eastwind­, the great leap to the unknown. Experience made me seek the essentials and discard the peripherals. Fear of the unknown was replaced by the eagerness to take risks. Self confidence was the gateway to true adventure. Danger was antici­pated rather than avoided. I wanted to kiss the ground because it was my first time in Africa. But I decided not to make a fool of myself.

 

CONTINUE

 

         I met a chubby California girl, Cherry (not her real name) who played fantastic American folk songs on her guitar. We became instant friends and ate dinner together often. Only, one time, she suddenly shooed me away. She pointed to someone coming, her big Moroccan boy friend who always got jealous and violent. He had a nasty look in his face and was approaching like a steam roller.
         I had two choices. I could run, but he might run after me. Or I could just stay put and keep my cool. Finally, I jumped for­ward to greet him with a big smile, “You must be Cherry’s boyfriend. She says you’re really cool.” The ice was broken. He shook my hands. Whew, close call.
         They spoke in perfect French. Cherry was my interpreter.
         “Tell him that I am a musician like you,” I told Cherry.
         “Where is your guitar?” the Moroccan asked.
         “Nope, no guitar.” I said nervously.
         “Let me hear you sing. Go get your guitar, darling,” he said to Cherry.
         A played a simply Filipino tune. Cherry applauded “Great, just great.”
         The Moroccan was impressed. It was Cherry who gave me the idea to travel with a guitar. I would buy one in Las Palmas soon. Cherry and I had long talks. I probed into her inner life. I was curious what women drifters were made of.
         “Aren’t you afraid of being raped here?” I asked. “I mean, I, a man, am afraid. What more you, a woman? It’s very dangerous travelling alone in Morocco even for a man.”
         “Not really. There’s a secret to it. As a woman who travels alone, there are creative ways to get by,” she bragged.
         “Really? Like how?”, I asked.
         “Like a Moroccan boy friend. I sleep with him but I don’t get raped. He protects me. In fact, he is too protective. He gets very jealous and violent. But that’s alright. Better than getting raped.”
         Cherry and I smoked a lot of hash with a Moroccan friend, Ahmed. After all, society condoned hash and it was part of the culture – the days of hash and roses. Of course, I realize Western and Filipino societies do not approve, with some exceptions. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
         Cherry and I never spent money on hash. Ahmed just brought the stuff. Ahmed was friendly to backpackers and that made me suspicious that he might be a pusher. I was warned to be careful of traps. They would give you some hash, then tell the police. Keeff was harsh crude grass, but hash was pure and stronger. Foreigners could be arrested for possession of hash, but not Moroccans.
         But I didn’t care. I smoked with Cherry and Ahmed anyway. It was not good to be too cautious on the road. On the road, danger was an end in itself, otherwise, why travel at all. Sometimes I sought danger instinctively. I wanted to go on the brink and find out what it’s like.
 
the taste of danger excites the soul
there is no logic to it, only excitement
you cannot intellectualize excitement
you have to live it
danger draws the adrenaline
to untrodden heights
which is food for the thirsty soul
desperate to escape the absurdity of life
 
         Cherry had been on the road for three long years. That was quite a feat, compared to my four months That made me respect her a lot, although sometimes I felt she was cheap giving her body to men only to get free food and a free place to stay and to avoid danger. But that was survival on the road for her. Who was I to judge her? Cherry stayed in the desert with the Bedouins for three whole months. She lived in a tent with nomadic Bedouins who travelled with their animals across the inhospi­table desert.
         I said “Wow, that was something. They didn’t rape you?”
         “Why do you always ask about rape? You think all people here are just into rape? Gad, you’re a racist. Are you obsessed with rape?” she was actually angry.
         “They didn’t?” I ignored her sarcasm.
         “They didn’t. They are one of the most beautiful people in the world. A Bedouin family took care of me like I was their own daughter. They loved me and I loved them. It was heaven in the desert. I loved the desert. And they were the true ancient nomads of the cruel desert, masters of the Sahara.”
         There was a pause, “Better than my own family.” she said as her eyes started getting wet.
         “Ah, so, that’s why you’re on the road. You’re escaping from your family.”
         “Yeah, why not. My alcoholic father would maul me and my mom when he was drunk.” she quipped.
         We fell silent as more tears came. Like I, running from a career and from New York, the spiritual desert, Cherry was running from her family, and ironically, she found refuge in another type of desert, a real one, the Sahara, and another type of family more loving. I told her about my New York caper and my kind of desert. We had something in com­mon. She held my hand and put her head on my shoulders. It felt good to have an instant friend on the road, a real friend, even just for now. A few days are like years if you have good friends. I looked around for her boy friend.
         “Don’t be afraid. He’s not around”, she laughed.
         “People become drifters because of pain, not because of dreams”, I told her.
         “Drifters become tough and numb. Look at me. I get a boy friend not because I love him but to protect myself. Kind of using him, isn’t it? But I learned more from the Bedouins in three months than from my entire four years of college back home.” she mused.
         “Theoretical wisdom is nothing compared to experiential wisdom. Drifting can open up and warm your heart, like the Bedouins did.” I retorted.
         “Yeah, you’re right. After the drought, the deluge.”
         “After the storm, the lull.”
         “Like a roller coaster ride, right?” her hand went up and down like a wave.
         Eastwind headed south, intrigued by the stories of the Bedouin girl, crossed the edge of the vast Sahara to Laayuoune in the Spanish Sahara, then a ship to Las Palmas in the Canaries, the winter paradise for Northerners.

 

you must jar your ordered life
if you are to really live
order is a form of disorder
if it enslaves the spirit
 
disorder challenges you
to improvise quickly by reflex
disorder fosters order and harmony
within your searching spirit
 
order can bore
just as disorder can excite
order can limit your vision
disorder can open up the horizon
 
a galaxy exemplifies
order within disorder

 

eastwind
 
eastwind memoirs&Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry04 Oct 2013 06:12 pm

tales of filipino sailors – a millionaire for one night

TALES OF FILIPINO SAILORS IN THE HIGH SEAS
A Millionaire for One Night
 
Portrait of Filipino Sailors in Europe
 
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2013/10/eastwind-memoirs-01
 
eastwind memoirs 01
By Bernie V. Lopez
eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

This is an excerpt from the book
WINGS AND WANDERLUST
The Art of Discovering Your Inner Self

 

The book is available only in the Philippines for P400 conveniently via Internet, a cheap convenient Christmas gift to friends anywhere nationwide. At the click of a mouse, your book will be with the receiver in 2 to 3 days, no muss no fuss, no credit cards, no going to the bookstore, postal cost all in. Send email request to eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com together with the postal address of the receiver.

 

every path is unique
no one can live your life for you
gurus can only give tips and guidelines
in the end you fly your own aircraft
you flap your own wings
you watch your own sunset
you find your own path
in your own way in your own style
 
when you enter the dark forest
good and bad things lurk
to make and break your soul
take the chance, you will not regret it
darkness and light will encompass you
make the Lord your beacon
for He is the Light in your darkness
gather strength in His grace
and everything will fall into place
beyond your imagination
 
eastwind

 

           On my second day in Athens, I wandered into Syntagma Square in the center of the city.

 

           GREEK WAITER (dressed in all-white) – Hey you, Filipino!
           ME – Hello.
           GREEK WAITER – You Filipinos are the craziest people I have met ever.
           ME – Really now. How come?

 

           There were about ten waiters dressing up with white linen a long table about a third of a kilometer long across the entire square. It practically ended at the horizon.

 

           GREEK WAITER – (Moving his finger 360 degrees.) You see this table, 300 meters long all around? This table is for big shots like the mayor of the city or an impor­tant business­man. This table is expensive. Only rich people have their parties here.
           ME – What does that have to do with crazy Filipinos?
           GREEK WAITER – (Pointing to one giving instructions to other waiters.) You see that crazy Filipino over there?
           ME – That’s the crazy Filipino? Looks normal to me.
           GREEK WAITER – You don’t understand. He is a humble second officer in a Panamanian ship that just landed in Piraeus yesterday. He can’t possibly afford to hire this long table.
           ME – If he is a Filipino seaman, he can.
           GREEK WAITER – That’s what I mean. You guys are crazy. He saves his salary for five years and spends it all in one birthday bash. He is inviting all Filipinos in the entire city of Athens, I mean all. Now, tell me, what is the logic in all that?
           ME – I don’t think you would understand even if I explained it to you.
           GREEK WAITER – Try me.
           ME – Well, okay. Filipinos have a different way of looking at things. Money is not everything. You work your ass off, that’s okay. But for a Filipino seaman, you earn money to spend it.
           GREEK WAITER – I give up. You’re just as crazy. I wouldn’t kill myself for five years inside the belly of a lousy ship just for a birthday party. He’s crazy.
           ME – I agree. He’s crazy alright. But in a commendable way.  He likes a birthday bash. What can you say? I must meet him and get invited.

 

           I walked over to him and he smiled upon seeing me, speak­ing in our native language,

 

           MONCHING (Filipino merchant marine) – Name’s Monching. What ship are you from?
           ME – Name’s Bernie. No ship. I’m not a seaman. That waiter says you are crazy for having an expensive party.
           MONCHING – (Laughing.) You only live once. You’re invited anyway to my birthday tomorrow night. All Filipinos are invited, no matter who they are, what they are, nurses, musicians, bar girls, whoever. Tell all Filipinos you know. Listen, I’m busy. You go talk to my friend Kardo over there.

 

           I went over to Kardo. He had a huge duffel bag with him.

 

           KARDO – What ship?
           ME – No ship.
           KARDO – I am the US Navy. Big warship. What are you doing here?
           ME – Not much. Just passing through?
           KARDO – And you’re not a seaman?
           ME – Nope.
           KARDO – That’s strange. You must be a tourist.
           Filipino seamen were not aware of Filipino drifters, hitchhikers, which were rare at that time. I did not bother to explain.

 

           KARDO – (Whispering furtively, to make sure no one else hears.) Listen, man, I need help.
           ME – Yes?
           KARDO – You see this?

 

           He opens the huge duffel bag. I peered in and saw a ton of blue seal Salem and Winston cigarettes, green and red like Christmas decor.

 

           KARDO – You help me. We sell this in the night bars. You get free drinks.
           ME – You’ve got about $2,000 worth in there, right?
           KARDO – Shhh. Shut up. Five thousand. That’s just for this week. If I am not tired, next week again. Unlimited supply.
           ME – I bet. You have a friend in the commissary.
           KARDO – Yes, Filipino also, my best friend. He gets 20%. Okay, okay, I’ll give you a commission.
           ME – I’m not interested in a commission. I’d like the drink though.
           KARDO – You’re on. Let’s go.
           ME – You navy men are crazy.
           KARDO – Of course, only way to be. This is nothing. I smuggled Harley Davidsons in Corsica and Smith and Wesson in Rotterdam. I’m a businessman, sailor on the side.
           ME – You got anything in mind aside from making money on the side?
           KARDO – Of course. Women. You want a woman tonight? On me.

 

           I did not reply. And so we left Monching, fixing up his birthday party, and went around the bars. I was amazed the bartenders knew him. He must have been smuggling cigarettes regularly for years. We had one or two free drinks in every bar. After about ten bars, we were dead drunk. The duffel bag was now almost empty. Kardo treated me to American steak somewhere. I could hardly walk. I couldn’t go home, so Kardo dragged me to his three-star hotel. Pretty good. I ended up with a hangover and missed Monching’s party. I could have met the entire Filipino community of Athens but I had a splitting headache from retsina, the Greek wine which smelled and tasted like aviation gas to a Filipino. eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com

 

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WINGS AND WANDERLUST
The Art of Discovering Your Inner Self
The book is available only in the Philippines for P400, a cheap convenient Christmas gift to friends anywhere nationwide. At the click of a mouse, your book will be with the receiver in 2 to 3 days, no muss no fuss, no going to the bookstore, postal cost all in. Send email request to eastwindreplyctr@gmail.com together with the postal address of the receiver.

 

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amdg
Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry05 Jul 2013 04:25 am

prayer request bulletin 105 – July 5, 2013

PRAYER REQUEST BULLETIN #105
June 30, 2013
 
IF IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME TO MAKE A PRAYER REQUEST, PLEASE FOLLOW PRAYER REQUEST PROTOCOL SHOWN IN THE APPENDIX.
 
Send this document to friends as a link –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2013/07/prayer-request-bulletin-105 

The very fact that you request for prayers is a form of prayer. It is an expression of faith because it implies you know He listens. Your prayer request will also be more effective if you pray for others by reading thru this bulletin. Praying for others is praying for yourself a hundred fold.

 

The Mother Ignacia Prayer Warriors, with worldwide on-line members, are praying for each and every request in this bulletin, published regularly at www.sisterraquel.com. Subscribe as member to get it automatically and to receive all inspirational materials as they are posted. Apologies for late publication. We work in batches in our spare time.
 
Prayers are timeless and are never too late. If we pray for a successful operation even after the operation, the Lord listens in advance. He knows ahead of time our prayers. We send this bulletin to other prayer groups. The more people pray, the more powerful our prayers.
 
ACT OF CONSECRATION OF THE NATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY
For peace and against disasters and wars, please pass to everyone
Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, we take this time, as a nation, and as individuals, to consecrate ourselves to Your Immaculate Heart in the name of Jesus, your Son. We dedicate and offer our lives and our nation to Jesus through you. We surrender ourselves to His will through you, Oh Blessed Virgin of Fatima. We ask you to intercede for us to achieve peace. Protect us from sickness, disasters, wars and all forms of evil that is plaguing the world today. We ask you to intercede for us to your Son for the forgiveness of sins, reparation for sins, and conversion of sinners. In return, dear Jesus and Mary, we resolve, as a nation and as individuals, to atone for our sins and those of others by giving ourselves to others, especially the poor and the sick, sharing our wealth, no matter how meager, and avoiding to offend You, Lord . Through Our Lady of Fatima, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. To you be all honor and glory. Amen. (Say 5 Hail Marys.)
 
OUR NEW EMAIL ADDRESS IS sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com
DISCARD THE OLD ADDRESS (eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com)
SO YOU DO NOT USE IT BY ACCIDENT.
 
JOIN THE PRAYER WARRIORS, SEND EMAIL TO sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com
We are gathered in Jesus’ name in the internet. He is in our midst, on our keyboards, in our hearts at this very moment. Together, we are his global prayer army. We adore you, O Jesus, for You have redeemed the world. Let us pray.

 

PRAYER FOR HEALING
 
I surrender myself to you totally, Lord. Whatever is Your will I accept. I offer myself to You for healing. You said, ask and it shall be given to you. I am asking and praying hard right now, Lord, with all my heart and with all my soul. Heal me if it is Your will, as I prostrate myself here before You. Through the intercession of our Blessed Virgin Mary, St Joseph and Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo Amen.
 
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HEALED IN THE YOUTUBE BY SAYING A HEALING PRAYER
with Sister Raquel –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAZcwNimBSg
with Father Suarez –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UP3LHBgtIc

 

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ANSWERED PRAYERS
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A
Dear Sr. Raquel,
Thank you very much for the previous requests and for sending me the healing oil..it really made wonders to me..Thank you Jesus and Mary with Mother Ignacia.. Sr. Raquel and all the prayer warriors please help  pray to ABBA our GOD the Father and to Mama Mary for her intercession to heal and cure the Acid Reflux that my son Paul is suffering some few months now. Keep him physically, mentally, and emotionally fit and healthy and facilitate the arrival of his work visa to Saudi Arabia..I believe in the power of HIS name that nothing is impossible.. Thanks and GOD bless us always!
MELANIE
 
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PRAYER REQUESTS
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01
Dear Papa Jesus,
My daughter Maan has been diagnosed with Ovarian cyst with elevated CA125.  She is only 19 years old with many high hopes on her career for the very near future.  Please help her heal her pains and sickness on this treacherous disease. I also ask Mama Mary’s intercession to beg you Papa Jesus to touch my daughter with your warm Healing Hands tonight.  I firmly believe that you are to heal her with this request. Maan is our eldest in the family of 3.  As you know, my wife and I have asked Maan from our Lady of Mediatrix at Mount Carmel Church in Lipa 19 years ago.  My wife had a hard time in bearing a child during those times. So please, don’t let her depart from us and we all beg for help and intercession. We all pray.
MANNY
 
02
I terrible health issue, damaged voice, anxiety and depression, terrible problems from an animal bite. I am so unwell please pray for my total healing. My health problems are too many to mention. Please pray for me. Thanks
KEVIN
 
03
Hello po sr, raquel….humihingi po ako ng prayer request  para po sa partner ko/ na si CHRISTOPHER D. na ma ipag pray over dahil po siya  ay nasa ICU dahil sa kanyang  karamdaman  sa Kidney at sa kanyang colon….sana po ay maisama ninyo siya sa healing mass… ganuon din po ang aking ama na si Romeo A. po nasa  hospital din po na nakakaranas na karamdaman na hirap huminga…..sana po ay mapasama din po sa healing mass… Salamat po ng maraming marami… At sa inyo po sr, raquel napaka buti po ninyo at may magandang kalooban na nakakapg bigay ng panahon sa mga katulad namin na humihingi ng mga  prayer request,,,,Ang  Ama sa langit na po ang bahalang magbalik ng gantimpala sa inyo dahil sa may mabuti po kayong puso… Nagpapasalamat,
RAMON
 
04
Dear Sister Raquel/Prayer warriors,
First of all I am very thankful to our Lord Jesus Christ for giving you to us. I would like to request a prayer for my father Conrado Toto. He is suffering from liver cancer brought by liver cirrhosis. I love my father so much and I know that through the intercession of Mother Ignacia and Mother Mary, he will be cancer free. Prayer for my father: Mother Ignacia, please help my father. Cure him from his liver cancer and that he will be able to live a longer life. Please be with him for he will be able to help a lot of people. I pray that fever will be gone and that his urine will be normal again. I also pray that he will not be jaundice anymore. Please pray for us Mother Ignacia… Your daughter,
MAY
 
05
Requesting for your prayer warriors in Cebu City for our dearest friend Daisy B., who is seriously ill with cancer.
MARIA
 
06
Dear Sr Raquel and co prayer warriors,
thank you Lord for the many blessings that have come our way… i surrender and trust in the Lord’s plan for me. May I request for prayers for the following: 1) for Malyn that she be healed of her pain and numbness of her left leg and the lump she feels at her left side. I have suggested she go to the healing center and she just needs time off from her daily work of laundry. 2) for DVM, for his kidney, liver, sugar and cholesterol problems as these remain undiagnosed due to his concern that he doesnt have the finances to have these treated
3) for a successful job or business endeavor for me as i have been out of job for two years now and i have relied on friendly loans and small opportunities that just tide my family for the current month. Mama Mary we love you!
GINA
 
07
Please pray for my four year old son that has epilepsy…..please God only you can heal him….please please pray for my son Guido Please help get my son picture to sister Raquel.. he was diagnosed with epilepsy two years ago and meds don’t work for too long so we are in and out of the hospital every other month….I pray that his health will be restore in the name of God with sister Raquel help… he is starting regular school in September and I want him to be able to go to school every day and just be his age, play and have fun, most of the time he can’t and he has to wear a helmet to protect him from falling….please help us. Thanks for your time
GRICELL and GUIDO
 
08
Dear Sister Raquel,
I’m Leah B.V., a prayer warrior. i’m experiencing menopausal symptoms now and I want to at least be relieve of these feelings.  I do believe in the power of prayers and Divine Merciful Healing from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Thank you sister. I hope I could visit you in Novaliches soon. God Bless
LEAH
BETTER IF YOU GET THE HEALING OIL AT THE HEALING CENTER. IT IS FASTER. THE HEALING OIL REQUESTS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL WE GET SOME FUNDS TO SEND THEM OUT. BERNIE.
 
11
Thank God for everything I am and have. I am asking for grace to answer all my prayers through mother Mary with a yes and the yes inside me to break all fear, worry , and doubt and grasp every miracle sends now in my life, in every area..love, relationship, creativity, talent. finances, spiritual, physical, all areas..YES! THANK YOU!
ANGEL
 
12
I’m asking for your prayers and help to please pray for my husband Jon’S health to get better soon, he has pancreatitis and has a cyst around his liver, spleen and pancreas. We really need a miracle, please pray for him and pray for me that I will be home to him soon. We’ve been married for almost a year now but we are not together cause I am waiting for my visa to be approved, please pray that my visa will be approved so that I can finally take care my sick husband. I really need him and I miss him so much. I’m begging for your help, please pray for me and for my husband..Thank you so much .
KRISTEL
 
13
Just want peace of mind. I am so tired. Please pray for me to experience Gods peace. Bless you
PETER
 
14
Please pray for the conversion, return to the church for George, Greg, Brad, Mark, Brenda, and all their families. Please pray for the healing of Brad’s depression, medication doesn’t seem to help and he’s suffered from it for the past ten years. Also pray for our Church and country. Thank you and God bless,
CONSTANCE
 
15
Please pray to our heavenly Father that i will experience His blessings and a transformation for the better in my spiritual, physical, financial, social and ministry life. God bless you!
NICHOLAS
 
16
Please pray for everyone who are sick at this time, especially for my one and only sister for possible recovery from  cancer i just hope she will be given more life to enjoy and the same thing with my parents who live in Japan, Thank you Sr  Raquel.
FE
 
17
I pray for the healing of myself, and my two grand children, Jacob and Hannah. Thank you prayer warriors for your love and help….…
BARBARA
 
18
Please pray for my husband Richard B. He is not feeling well. He also he also has an irregular heartbeat. Pray that he will be healed. Thank you,
SUSAN
 
19
Hello … Please pray for my husband that He be given work or a position in his company or another company that utilizes his skills, abilities and talents. That his work will be confirmed and appreciated. And that he will gain joy and fulfillment from his job. Where life balance is possible. I pray for myself that I will succeed in my career… Always remembering life balance. And for healing from anxiety, depression and temptations.
GK
 
20
Please pray for my son in law that he will be
EMMA
 
21
Please pray for me and my family that we are well and able to help others. I pray also for all the inmates in the Muntinlupa Bilibid Prison who are suffering so much, that they may be comforted and healed.
BERNIE
 
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APPENDIX
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PRAYER REQUEST PROTOCOL.
1
Make your request short and do not post repeatedly as it results in confusion and double entries we cannot monitor.
2
English is better so non-Filipinos prayer warriors can understand your prayer requests.
3
Put a subject title “prayer request” to avoid being identified as a spam. ‘No subject’ are not read but deleted.
4
We protect the privacy of requesters. Email addresses and last names are not published. This does not change the efficacy of the prayers.
5
The ministry mainly accepts prayer requests from individuals. We cannot accept a large stream of requests from a single source which has its own prayer grouping and forwards requests to us one by one. We cannot handle this kind of volume. We prefer the requests to first be consolidated into one document and sent to us a single request.
 
THE ESSENCE OF PRAYER AND PAIN
 
The Lord sanctifies all who reads this bulletin, prayer requesters, prayer warriors, and readers. When you read this bulletin, you will realize that perhaps your pain is nothing compared to those of others. Pain is an act of prayer if offered to the Lord. Pain sanctifies and may often be the Lord’s instrument to bring us closer to Him.
 
PREDOMINANT PRAYER REQUESTS
 
Physical healing– cancer and other terminal diseases.
Spiritual healing– depression, confusion, loss of faith.
Relationship healing – friends and family quarrels, separations, conflicts.
Financial rescue– unemployment, exams, businesses, medical expenses.
 
For the sick, request for healing oil for free by postal mail. Just give your postal address to sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com. But first read about its history, healing oil that appeared miraculously a day before Ondoy-
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/02/announcement3-–blogsite-library-links/

 

GUIDELINES FOR PRAYER WARRIORS
 
As a prayer warrior, you become an integral part of the healing ministry. Subscribe as member at www.sisterraquel.com to receive prayer request bulletins automatically. If you do not receive it, inquire at sr.raquel.rvm@gmail.com. You are free to choose your form of prayer. Suggested are 1) one Hail Mary per request or group of requests, or 2) say “Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Mother Ignacia” per request or group of requests, or 3) three Hail Marys or your own prayer after reading the entire bulletin.

 

HEALING MINISTRY’S COMPLETE LIBRARY
 
Browse thru the ministry’s extensive archives of inspirational materials –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/04/archive00-entire-ministry-library/
Save this link for future readings. The link list may not be updated.
 
The Lord Heals in Cyberspace
amdg
 

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