Lakan & Lakambini

Dann (Lakan) & Joji (Lakambini) are peacebuilding missionaries commissioned by Mennonite Church Canada. They are assigned to the Philippines to lead a team of inclusive development consultants whose various tasks are framed in Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles and Practices. Their work is embodied in a non-profit organization called PeaceBuilders Community Inc. They also co-founded CoffeeForPeace.Com, a for-profit business corporation, to help indigenous farmers in the Philippines produce, process, and market their products in accordance with inclusive and sustainable development principles.

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OUR PRAYER FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR FRAGILE CAPACITY TO SERVE THE URBAN POOR DURING COVID19 CRISIS

We, PBCI-CFP Tribe, are praying and seeking for justice and peace among the poor even in the midst of the CoViD19 crisis. While at work, we’ve assigned workplaces for each team member in our center and we’ve encouraged everyone to stay there unless it’s really necessary to crossover. All our field operations and travel plans are suspended indefinitely.‬ This is our small way to help #FlattenTheCurve.

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Permanent link to this article: https://peacebuilderscommunity.org/2020/03/our-prayer-for-the-effectiveness-of-our-fragile-capacity-to-serve-the-urban-poor-during-covid19-crisis/

WE’RE BLESSED TO BOND WITH IP PARTNER COMMUNITIES DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

It has been our joy to bond with our farming partners among the Bagobo Tagabawa Indigenous People in the Province of Davao del Sur who are affected by earthquakes. We delivered 3 water filter sets in Purok Balutakay, Barangay Managa, Bansalan last 21 December. Last 27 December, we delivered 5 sets of water filters in Barangay Almendras, Municipality of Padada. Then last 28 December, we distributed relief packs to 127 families in Purok Malipayon, Barangay Bansalan and another 65 packs to affected families in Barangay Binaton, Digos City.

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Permanent link to this article: https://peacebuilderscommunity.org/2019/12/were-blessed-to-bond-with-ip-partner-communities-during-the-christmas-season/

PAR VALUES WORK IN OUR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURIAL TASKS

Our Inclusive Development and Social Entrepreneurial endeavors are framed in Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Principles. PAR is the heart of all our field activities and the energizer behind the enthusiasm of our employees and volunteers. PAR is the set of values that brings cohesion and sustainability among the community leaders, farming partners, and organizations with whom we’re working. PAR is the motivating factor behind the awards and recognition we’ve been receiving as PBCI-CFP Tribe.

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Permanent link to this article: https://peacebuilderscommunity.org/2019/10/par-values-work-in-our-inclusive-development-and-social-entrepreneurship/

A YOUNGER SET OF COMMITTED LEADERS ARE BEING EQUIPPED TO SPEARHEAD PAR MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT DECADES

We are mentoring the next generation of leaders in this Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) vision and mission  for which we’ve been sent as missionaries. This PAR Movement is now being carried by three ‘organizational vehicles’ — PeaceBuilders Community, Inc. (PBCI), Coffee for Peace Corp. (CfPC) and AJM Planning and Design (AJM). These young leaders are experimenting to organize …

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Permanent link to this article: https://peacebuilderscommunity.org/2018/02/a-younger-set-of-committed-leaders-are-being-equipped-to-spearhead-pbci-cfp-in-the-next-decades/

MAY OUR NEW YEAR BE FILLED WITH LOVE, JOY, PEACE, AND PATIENCE

May your 2018 be filled with love, joy, peace, and patience! We’re projecting what we need as we face the New Year. We need to be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience. And we pray that you also would be embraced by love, joy, peace, and patience this coming year. Love. We’re facing a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://peacebuilderscommunity.org/2018/01/may-our-new-year-be-filled-with-love-joy-peace-and-patience/

OUR GLOBAL PEACE COMMUNITY

We are sent by Mennonite Church Canada Witness in partnership with our international community.