The very first ‘Handog Kapilya’ project of Bahay ng Diyos Foundation is the construction of a new church for the community of San Miguel Mission Parish in Marahan, Marilog District in Davao City. Begun in 2012, in cooperation with the Missionaries of Jesus and the Archdiocese of Davao, the community saw how their humble, cottage-like chapel was replaced by a solid structure that showcases not only the beauty of the surrounding nature backdrop but more importantly their strong faith as a Catholic community that includes members of the Manobo tribe. His Excellency, Davao Archbishop Romulo G. Valles, D.D. made his first pontifical mass during their patronal fiesta in September 2012, and since then, the local community has celebrated their monthly, and now weekly Eucharistic Celebration at the new church. We are grateful to God for this new ‘house of God’ in the upland community of Marahan. It is remarkable how the community practices sustainable agriculture in their organic farming in their own backyard, and how energy is regenerated from waste material and natural sources.
THANKS BE TO GOD, the Saint Rock the Healer Mission Center in Cawayan, Catarman in Northern Samar is nearing the completion of its new church, and Bahay ng Diyos Foundation is privileged to have been a part of this project. We continue to pray for a renewed missionary and pastoral experience for the local community, for the glory of God!