September 23, 2009.
Just received this word from Bryant Sabandal, missionary to the Children of Hope in Manila:
"Thanks for the prayers for Jerico! He was found by police officers in the province near Subic Bay in an abandoned junk shop. Kidnappers heard the police were close and left him there to be found. PRAISE GOD!! HE can do anything!"
I don't have any other details but when I do you will receive another update.
Thanks for your prayers!!
This email just arrived from our missionary in Manila: Please pray and come back for updates.
Hello friends, I am sad to report to you that one of our alumni children from preschool here in Phase 9 has been kidnapped. He was walking home from school and was taken - evidently it was witnessed. He is 7 years old and spent two years with Teacher Donna and Pastor Monching's (Munch) preschool. His parents are part of the congregation there, Living Bible Foursquare. Please pray for his release and safe return. I am aware of the human trafficking here but we have never had it hit so close to home! Heartbreaking to say the least. From our end flyers are going out to as many communities as possible - he obviously will not be kept in his community to work the streets but transferred probably to somewhere else in the metro manila area - at least for a while. The people here say the children are forced to work the streets then sometimes shipped to other countries. Thanks for your prayers - I'll keep you updated. Blessings, Patty