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 (2014)(. In Philippines he was involved in filming and you can see below some of his videos.

Actually Ricardo is now (2018) in USA studying in Southern Baptist Seminary as you can see at the bottom of this post. 

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:

Ricardo - Bible Training
at the Southern Seminary

Dear friends, it's been a very busy few weeks for me sorting out all the final bits and pieces to do with my move to the USA, but the arrangements are now complete and I am (mostly!) ready for my flight to Louisville in Kentucky on Tuesday the 7th of August, where I will begin my training at SBTS the following week. Time to start packing!

I am so thankful to so many of you for the help and encouragement that you have been to me over the last few months and years. I would not be about to embark on this new stage of my journey without your help - thank you! I am continuously amazed by God's faithfulness toward me, so evident in his provision for all my needs through the generous hands and hearts of his people and especially in Jesus.

Below you will find information on how you might pray for me, support me and keep in touch with me.

Warmly in Christ,

How You Can Pray for Me

Church - One of my first tasks in Louisville will be to find a church to attend during my time at Southern. Louisville is home to many great Bible-teaching churches, but I would value your prayers for guidance in finding the right church for me to become a part of.

Study - My classes will start on the 13th of August. This semester I will be working my way through Introduction to New Testament 1, Elementary Greek, Systematic Theology 1 and Spiritual Disciplines. I have been out of education for a good few years, so please pray that I would adjust to full-time study again and learn well.

Friends - Please pray that in his good providence God would lead me toward godly friends who will be an encouragement and help to me throughout my time at Southern.

Heart - The Bible teaches that "knowledge puffs up while love builds up" (1 Cor 8:1). I am aware of this danger and so I ask that you would please pray that the years ahead would not be just a time of intellectual learning, but also a time when God works deeply in my heart and reshapes it in a way that causes me to love people and God more.

Adapt - The weeks and months ahead will be full of change, please pray that I would be flexible and patient and also that I will adapt well to my new environment.

How You Can Support Me

For those of you who have expressed an interest in supporting me financially, here are the details of how you might do so.

Donations can be made via Lansdowne Church, clearly marked "Ricardo - Bible College". Ideally, they should be paid directly into the main church account - 309490, 21130260, or they can be made through the church offering or sent into the Church Office (clearly marked "Ricardo - Bible College"). 

Gift Aid Your Donation

If you are a UK Taxpayer, you can Gift Aid your donations; doing so will add 25p to every £1 you give. It won’t cost you any extra!

If you can Gift Aid your donations and are already a Lansdowne Church gift aider then 25% will automatically be added to your gift. If you haven't Gift Aided through Lansdowne Church before and would like to do so, please contact the Church Office for more information (david.smith@lansdownechurch.uk).

Unless specified otherwise, your donations will be used toward tuition fees, accommodation, course books, general living costs and travel.

How You Can Keep in Touch

I aim to email out an update every few weeks, but if you would like to get in touch with me to find out more, then email is probably the best way for you to do so. You can reach me at ricardo-martins@hotmail.co.uk. Unless your email is urgent, I may not always reply straight away but will endeavor to get back to you asap. If you would prefer to contact me via WhatsApp my number is 07875639715.

At Lansdowne, my parents Janet & Viriato, and Steven O'Brien (who will be acting as my Lansdowne Link) will be able to keep you in the loop.

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