Monday, January 18, 2010

Geraldo DUDUNI's T-Shirt

Geraldo Duduni (in the middle), is a 17-year old from Vanuatu, in the South Pacific. Thanks to GOD's mysterious orchestration, we are now friends...though we've never met.

And thanks to GOD's marvelous engineering, we both have a friend in Ona Filloy (Juju Mamas)...a New Zealander Kiwi, now living in Brisbane, Australia...and we've yet to meet!

How wonderful are GOD's ways! Ona and i met in cyber-space, via our blogs. We both have a romantic affinity with South Pacific isles; and GOD, Giver of all good things, gifted us both with artistic abilities -- though by far, Ona is the more talented one! (LORD, that's not a complaint...i am perfectly content with all that you've given me. i'm praising You for your blessing Ona with unique creativity and a generous heart.)

Ona invited Geraldo for a month-long CHRISTmas visit with her family, where he was treated to many "firsts" -- first train ride, first soccer practice with pros at a Brisbane stadium, first swim in a pool, first ride in an elevator, first McDonald's hamburger... GOD has truly blessed this young man, out of the richness of His merciful heart -- to draw Geraldo closer to Himself, for a purpose only He knows.

Nana Ona has been most kind to let me in on this friendship, allowing me to see this "love story" unfold, almost right before my eyes. i've become Geraldo's Auntie rln, thanks to Ona sharing with me this wonderful experience of our "adopted" son from Vanuatu.

Geraldo's dream is to be a professional soccer player...and why not? It is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which GOD has prepared for those who love Him. (I Corinthians 2:9) With GOD, all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26b) GOD causes all things to work together for good to those who love Him, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

When i asked Geraldo for his favorite Bible life-verse for his t-shirt, he answered John 14:14,

If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

If you love Me, obey My commandments. (John 14:15)

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor,

who will never leave you.
(John 14:16)

Geraldo...i pray that from GOD's glorious, unlimited resources He will give you mighty inner strength through His Holy SPIRIT. (Ephesians 3:16)

Ona...may you experience the love of CHRIST, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from GOD. (Ephesians 3:19)


  1. Hi rln,
    The tshirt arrived and it's a beautiful piece of art. My whole family is very impressed by your amazing talent and I'm sure Geraldo will love it:)

  2. Hi, (((Ona))) i hope he can take a photo of himself wearing it so that we can all share the fun!