Dear Kuya Jun and Ate Shee,

We thank the Lord for God’s goodness which He has shown you all these years and for how much you both have blessed our hearts and shown us God’s love is indeed alive and true. As you embark on this new journey, we want to send you armed with the armor of God, so that you may be able to stand firm and “be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10), “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6)

As you fasten the belt of truth around you, may the “Spirit of truth guide you into all the truth;” (John 16:13), “the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the LORD.” (Isaiah 11:2) May the Lord “Sanctify you by the truth; for His Word is truth” (John 17:17).

As you put on the breastplate of the “righteousness that is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe” (Romans 3:22), may your “love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. (Philippians 1:9-10).

May you bring the gospel of peace wherever you may go, for it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15). As “Christ’s ambassadors” (2 Corinthians 5:20) compelled by the love of God who has committed to us the ministry of reconciliation through Christ, may your “message and preaching not be filled with wise and persuasive words, but may it be a demonstration of the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4).

As you take up your shield of faith, may you always “walk in faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). May your eyes always be “fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). May you be rich in good works prompted by love and abound in generous deeds, that your faith be made complete (James 2:22).

As you wear the helmet of salvation, may you have “eyes to see and ears to hear all the wondrous things that God has prepared for you that love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). May you be transformed from glory to glory by the “renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2). And we pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19).

As you take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, may “this Book of the Law not depart from your mouth, but meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.“(Joshua 1:8).

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.” (Numbers 5:24-26 )

In the mighty name of Jesus, we pray, Amen.