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Update posted by Marcia Urgino On Jan 12, 2022

From Tina:

Latest update as of Jan 11 8am 🌞 (it’s rather long, sorry✌🏻 ):

Thank you everyone for your love, support, and prayers!♥️

Please join us in thanking God for the miracles He sent us yesterday! 🙏🏻 Once again, He showed us His overflowing mercy during the Hour of Divine Mercy:

- Papa Mon was discharged from the hospital with instructions to continue medications and isolation at home! By God’s grace, our relatives in QC were able to help him process the documents needed to settle the bill. 🙏🏻

- Mama’s X-ray results, though with signs of pneumonia on one side, are “nothing to worry about” according to her pulmonologist. She’s to continue taking meds at home while being closely monitored. She has a follow-up consultation today.🙏🏻

- The Rodriguez kids seem to be almost completely symptom-free now, praise God! Praying that it will stay that way! 🙏🏻

- Anthony and Tina continue to have a bit of cough and slight body aches but feel much better compared to last week. 🙏🏻

- Over in Cainta, where my Kuya and his family are, those who have COVID (Ate and their kasambahay) are doing ok - O2 sat is normal, symptoms improving. Kuya remains to have no symptoms but just needs to rest more. 🙏🏻

- God continues to provide for us daily especially through the generosity of our fellow Catholic homeschoolers who have been sending us food when needed - may God reward them for their generosity!!! (So many other people have also offered to send us food - praise God for you all!)🙏🏻

- So far, God has provided us with more than enough to cover Papa’s hospital bills, plus medical expenses and other needs for our family members who are recovering from COVID-19. ♥️🙏🏻 Praise God for every one of you who responded to the call of our friends through the Help Team +JMJ+ page and in other ways, and for the generosity of our Light of Jesus Family, especially Feast Ortigas District, as well as the Couples for Christ (CFC) community - we are still overwhelmed by His generosity that shines through you all! 😭

- We are also very very grateful to God for the sacrificial generosity of our Feast family, our Catholic homeschoolers support group (Roman Catholics Keeping Education Real or ROCKERS Philippines), and the CFC community, especially in how they have cared/are caring for Papa and Mama. Praise God for the gift of community!💝

- We also praise and thank God for all the people who have been praying for our family — you know who you are! 😉 For those who reached out to us, sent us messages and asked how you can help us, etc. For our teammates at work who have helped lighten the load for us so we can care for our family. Praise God for you all!😭

With this, we would also like to formally announce that all fundraising efforts to help our family will end today, Jan 11, 2021. 🙏🏻

Should you still feel moved to be generous with your resources, we invite you to consider donating to the fundraising efforts for #OdettePH victims spearheaded by different homeschooling groups (including Educating for Life, of which Tina is part). You may get more details via bit.ly/hh-odette 🙏🏻 Praise God again and again for your overflowing generosity!♥️

Lastly, we would also like to ask that as you pray for our family’s healing, please also pray for the healing of all who are sick including the following people who helped us a lot in Papa and Mama’s recovery through their prayers and support:

- Father Paul Uwemedimo, who is in the hospital being treated for pneumonia and low O2 saturation levels (he tested negative for COVID but more tests will be done). Fr. Paul celebrated a Healing Mass for Papa and led a prayover for him before Papa left home for the hospital.🙏🏻

- Tito Joe and Tita Mila Yamamoto, who are part of the CFC International Council (Tito Joe is the CFC Chairman) - Tito Joe helped give medical advice to Papa and Mama even if he and Tita were already experiencing symptoms themselves. 🙏🏻They’re now in need of our prayers as they battle COVID, along with other top leaders of CFC.

- Our friends from ROCKERS Philippines, our Catholic homeschoolers support group (who request not to be named ) who have been leading efforts to help our family - many of them now have family members with symptoms or have symptoms themselves. 🙏🏻

- Brothers and sisters from the Feast/Light of Jesus Family, ROCKERS Philippines, and CFC who are sick and have asked us for prayers.

Of course, we unite our prayers for ALL who need healing now - there are so so many!!! 😔🙏🏻 Let us keep praying and offering up all our challenges so as not to “waste our suffering”, as Saint John Paul II said.

Jesus, King of Mercy, we trust in You!

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, be with us always!

Image credits: The Catholic Rose

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Update posted by Marcia Urgino On Jan 08, 2022


Dear family and friends, brothers and sisters,

Requesting for extra prayers for Mama as her O2 sat dipped to 93 a few minutes ago. We are putting her on O2 support now as advised by my Tita Lani, the sister of Papa who is a doctor in Naga.🙏🏻

We know that there are so many in need of prayers now; we offer all of this up for everyone’s intentions!🙏🏻

Lord, have mercy on us all, especially the poorest of the poor!


Note from the admins:

The family is truly grateful for all your prayers & support - they have been invaluable in seeing them through this difficult time.

Please keep the prayers coming, especially with this new development in Tita Tita’s condition. We pray that she will not need hospitalisation, but would like to be prepared for it in case the need arises.

If you know of anyone who hasn’t heard of their condition, please direct them to this page or our fb page, https://www.facebook.com/helpteamjmj. The family has helped so many people throughout the years, both spiritually and materially - this is a wonderful opportunity to give back!

Thank you so much for all your love and support, and for keeping the family in your prayers! Be assured that we pray for all your intentions, too! On this Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we ask for His healing & providential grace for Team +JMJ+, for all your families, and for all those whose lives have been affected by the virus.

Together let us say, “Jesus, King of Mercy, we trust in You!”

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Update posted by Marcia Urgino On Jan 07, 2022

***Note from the admins (friends of Tina & Anthony):

The missionary life that the Santiago-Rodriguezes have embraced - oftentimes a life of total abandonment to Divine Providence - is certainly not easy, especially during times of medical crisis such as these. Your help will go a long way in easing the heavy burden of rising hospital bills & the medical expenses of 8 more people sick at home. Thank you so much & God bless you! ***



“In good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.” Thank You, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for journeying with us all these years!

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for our family as all of us battle COVID, especially my Papa Mon Santiago and Mama Teresita Santiago. 🙏🏻

As we celebrate our anniversary today, may we request for your continued prayers for all who need healing? (There are so many people who do, we know!😭) Let’s also pray for our frontliners who are overwhelmed right now, and for those who can’t even afford proper medical care. 🙏🏻 Let’s continue to pray for those affected by #OdettePH too — so many still don’t have electricity, water, access to food and relief goods!!!!


P.S. Sorry we haven’t been able to reply to everyone’s messages!!! If you want to be updated on our journey, especially for Papa’s hospitalization journey, please follow Help Team JMJ fb.me/helpteamjmj, which was set up by our dear friends who requested that I not mention them here. Thank you!🙏🏻💝

Latest update as of Jan 7

- Papa Mon still in the hospital; undergoing treatment for his pneumonia. He is doing well, praise God!

- Mama Tita needs more prayers - her throat is still sore; and she feels that a cough is coming on 🙏🏻 She is being monitored virtually by a Tito from CFC, Dr. Joe Yamamoto. Pls pls pray that she will need no hospitalization!

- Anthony and Tina, cough and body aches remain. Taking meds; trying to rest as we attend to the kids and other needs for Papa and Mama

- Kids all mostly ok; varying symptoms mostly cough and colds, no more fever. Just had pedia consultation online today; prescribed additional meds.

We are all grateful to God for everyone’s overwhelming kindness and generosity!!! May He reward you abundantly!

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