terça-feira, 13 de maio de 2014

Ricardo and the Banwaon tribe in the Philippines.

Note importante: our son Ricardo is already back from Philippines. In Philippines he was involved in filming and you can see below some of his videos.

Please see below the email if you want contact Ricardo:


All being well, our son Ricardo (26) will be going to Australia in September 2014, on a one way ticket! 

Mindanao South Philippines 
He will be present on the 21th September 2014 for the wedding of our son André, to Sara, daughter of missionaries to the Banwaon tribe, South Philippines, where Andre did his block placement whilst at Moorlands College.  

(André and  Sara would like to serve as missionaries in a tribal setting, God willing.)

Ricardo, who has been working for
Moorlands College, aims to stay in Australia until the end of 2014.  

He then plans to go to the Philippines in the New Year, with Sara's parents, Albert and Lyne Castelijn and their youngest son Stevie (9), when they return to their work amongst the Banwaon tribe. 

Ricardo's aim is to spend up to 6 months in the Philippines, with two goals:

First Goal:

Having a strong belief in the Great Commission and being gripped by Jesus' command to "go and make disciples of all Nations", Ricardo saw the opportunity to work in Mindanao with Sara's parents as a great route to become involved in frontier missionary work. 

Ricardo Martins

Second GoalAs Ricardo has also been working in film work, he has offered to do an in depth film of the life of the Banwaon people as well as neighbouring tribes.  

Albert and Lynne have been working in the tribe for approximately 19 years with New Tribes Mission, so it will be good to have a film of the Work. 

André, John Piper and Ricardo
 They went to London in 2011 to hear John Piper preaching


As Ricardo's parents, we would appreciate your prayers for him and also for André and  Sara
Viriato and Janet

Ricardo is back from Philippines and living in England again. He has his mind on missionary work, but he will need to raise financial support to be able to go back to Philippines or another field.

He has done about 10 films in the Philippines but he is still editing some of them.

Below, you can access to some of the films Ricardo has already edited:

'Back from the dead' is the first video Ricardo has managed to put together from the time on the island- Barangonan.


Risk only 4 minutes:

Risk - Joel & Missy Davis

- Rescued only 4 minutes:

- Light in Darkness only 4 minutes:


Gene and Carol Trudeau with the Manubu people of the Philippines.

The video below has been done by André, when in 2013 he went to Banwaon tribe. 


In 2013 André met Sara on this tribe, the girl on the video, who is now his wife.

The journey by motorbikes took about 12 hours from Banwaon tribe to the town of Malaybalay.

André travelled by motorbikes with Sara's mother and 2 brothers who were

taking André back to Malaybalay  to get the plane to Mannila where he had to get another plane to come back to England.
Should you be in touch with a Charity, Foundation or Mission that may be interested in this type of missionary project, please contact Janet, Viriato or Ricardo.

janetcookmartins@hotmail.com        07946774502
viriato-martins@hotmail.com            07961242394
ricardo-martins@hotmail.co.uk          07875639715

"The mark of a great Church is not  its seating capacity, 
but its sending capacity" — Mike Stachura

You will understand this statement better, if you watch this video:


  • If you want to know more about New Tribes Mission, please see below:

    Planting Tribal Churches:

    Of the world's 6,500 people groups, 2,500 are still unreached. NTM helps churches train, coordinate and send missionaries to these tribes.

    We minister among unreached groups:

    In 2,500 of the world’s 6,500 people groups, there is no church or any work being done to establish a church. These are the people among whom New Tribes Mission works.

    We work in the tribal culture and language:

    They are isolated from the Gospel. Missionaries must learn their language and understand their culture in order to clearly present the Gospel and effectively plant a church.
    We present foundational Bible teaching:

    Unreached people have no concept of the God of the Bible. So Chronological Bible teaching presents a foundation for understanding Jesus’ death and resurrection.

    We establish mature Churches:

    Following the pattern seen in Acts, missionaries seek to establish mature churches that can become agents of change in their communities and of the Great Commission.

    A Bible education at the New Tribes Bible Institute:

    Receive a Bible education at the New Tribes Bible Institute. In the two-year, college-level course, you’ll study every book of the Bible. 

    Please, give a look on our site to know more about New Tribes:

    At our USA offices in Florida, you can take a tour, find out more about us, and meet some of our home staff missionaries. You may be surprised by how extensive and vital these operations are to planting tribal churches, and by the opportunities for you to take part.
    Our home office is in Sanford, Florida, which is north of Orlando and south of Daytona Beach. Individuals, families, churches, youth and school groups are all welcome. Please contact us in advance of your visit.

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    "The mark of a great Church is not  its seating capacity, 
    but its sending capacity" — Mike Stachura

    You will understand this statement better, if you watch this video:

    Our sons André and Ricardo have a link with Banwaon Tribe

     André, John Piper, Ricardo (behind them is Mark)