Missions

Flemings in the Philippines!

Hello family and friends,  We hope you are doing well! Over the past six weeks, COVID restrictions have gradually loosened in the Manila area, so Faith Academy has slowly been able to increase the amount of face-to-face activities at school. Hybrid learning is in full-swing, after school activities (including sports!) have begun, and life is beginning to resemble pre-pandemic life. Classroom We have really enjoyed getting to know our students more and seeing them adjust to being in school again.…

Update from Jonathan Griffith

Speaking HOPE to the World A Ministry update from TWR Canada Three years ago, Jonathan Giffiths came alongside the TWR Women of Hope team as a consultant. He countinues to consult with the ministry team on strategy and future plans. Jonathan and the team are seeing the effectiveness of leadership development across the TWR Women of Hope ministry, and how building into leaders and finding the right tools and processes all contribute to effective leadership and ministry across all regions…

Flemings in the Philippines!

Blended Learning In light of the decrease in covid cases in Manila, the Department of Education in the Philippines is allowing Faith Academy to have school in person! This week we began “blended learning,” which means that we are teaching synchronously to kids online and in person. It is SO nice (and feels surreal) to have students in our classrooms. Faith Academy has not had in-person classes since March 2020! We are inviting you to pray with us as we…

Flemings in the Philippines!

By God’s grace, we completed our first semester of teaching! Some words we might use to describe this past season include: fun, stretching, rewarding, humbling, and encouraging, just to name a few. It was a lot of work to learn the content of our courses on top of learning how to teach (online!), but God was so gracious to us and provided us with the strength, wisdom, and support that we needed for each day. Becoming teachers has taught us…

Help Us Build the Nest – 2022

Hi Everyone, Happy late Christmas and New Year! We hope 2022 finds you all well. We know that in a Global sense, this was not the way we were all hoping to begin the New Year, but here we are and are still thankful for 2021. We have some big news for everyone, so please watch the video below as I don’t want to give any spoilers away. Thanks for all of your help in 2021, we were so touched by…

Britt & Grady Fleming

Thank you all for your support and prayers these past few months! God has been incredibly faithful and has provided for us as we have been transitioning to life in the Philippines and learning to be teachers. There are a whole host of things that we would love to share with you, so we are going to split our update up into two newsletters. This newsletter will be more of a life update, and we will send out an update…

Hitachinaka Happenings

Merry Christmas from Hitachinaka, Japan! As the world approaches a second “Covid Christmas”, we, like most people, will make adjustments. Our family Christmas celebration will definitely have a Zoom flavour this year. Tess and Jacob are in Toronto, Grady and Britt are teaching MKs in Manila. Kathryn and I are in Japan, but Kathryn will return to Canada briefly to visit her parents and siblings, and help Julia move from a work term in Toronto to a study term in…

This Pilgrim’s Progress…

This Pilgrim’s Progress… As we gathered last week as a staff team and spent time in this passage, I was left with several questions to ponder. Among them, what does good shepherding of non-believers look like? And what TRULY motivates me as I work with students–is it a crown of glory from the Chief Shepherd, or something else? These are hard but good questions to be asking as we enter a new year that is in many ways more uncertain…
Greetings from Kathryn & Rob, A big “Thank you” to those who keep us here in Japan through your praying, and financial giving. Japanese sometimes ask us how long we have been in Japan, and Kathryn rounds down by saying, “More than a quarter century”. Sounds kind of long that way. Living in Japan we miss our kids, but are enjoying regular Zoom times with them. Tess and Jacob are in Toronto, Julia is on a Coop work term in…

We Made It!!

We are excited to be writing this letter from the Philippines! God has provided abundantly for us, and continues to guide our path one step at a time. Thank you all for your love and support, we feel very covered in prayer! In this letter we will share with you a little update from these past few weeks, what we are up to now, and some prayer/praise items. What Have These Past Few Weeks Looked Like? Leading up to our…

Entry Exemption Documents Are In and Another Call to Prayer

Hey everyone! Thank you all SO much for joining us in prayer about our travel ban exemption. We are excited to share that we, along with 40 other incoming Faith Academy staff, received our entry exemption document (EED) from the Filipino Department of Foreign Affairs. Praise God! We are so grateful for your prayers, and for the visa team at Faith Academy that worked tirelessly to obtain the exemption document. The EED granted us permission to apply for our visas,…

Village Green welcomes Grady and Britt Fleming!

Exciting News to Share:  At Village Green we are now entering into a 3rd generation of those connecting in the area of Missions.  Reg and Marita Campbell were members of VG and Marita served on the Missions Committee.  Their daughter, Kathyrn and Rob Fleming are partnership missionaries serving in Japan.  Their son, Grady and his wife, have been approved to serve in the Philippines.  Grady and Britt will be teaching high school at the Christian Academy in Manila for two…