Melanie Bato

Melanie Bato
Ministry: Community Nurse

My name is Melanie D. Bato, currently serving in Bukang Liwayway as Community Health Nurse. I work in our improvised clinic (we set up tables and chairs next to the little barangayhall) in Dela Paz and cough clinic in Kamandag Antipolo focusing on patients with tuberculosis as well as in BL Trese Community with 14 patients with Diabetes and High Blood pressure . We screen people who have cough more than 2 weeks along with other signs and symptoms of tuberculosis while in Trese I do weekly follow up check up and facilitate Bible study with them.  In Kamandag Cogeo we are helping them, through our partnership with the city health center, for providing free medicine, sputum exam, PPD for children and sending them for X-ray. We also provide their food allowance especially those who are unable to provide enough food as a requirement to regain their proper nutrition while taking their medicine.

With the help of our community health volunteers, they keep on track with their

treatment regimen until they finish all their medicine and be completely healed.

Through our health program, every after check-up, we also take chance to pray and minister to our patients.

Melanie - June 2017

posted Jun 21, 2017, 7:42 PM by Bukang Liwayway

Praises: • Praise God for the opportunity to reach out our 105 enrolled TB patients this year 2017. • Praise God for our CHV's who are working hard in doing follow-up and house to house evangelism once a month. • Praise God for our continuous good partnership with local government health workers even though some of them are new staff. • Praise God for His generous provision through people who continually support our health ministry. • One of our tb patient died this year but praise God he came to know Christ...Continue to read Melanie's latest prayer letter

Melanie - April 2017

posted May 2, 2017, 10:42 PM by Bukang Liwayway

Praise God for keeping us in your prayers! There had been answered prayers and we are more than grateful for having your support in our ministry. Praise God that this March and April, God has been so faithful. Praise Him for 2 more schedules of skin test for 48 children per month (March & April) which enables us to diagnose 52 PPD positive children and underwent in the process of screening until enrollment as a TB patient to received medicine and be cured. This 2 months, we had 42 newly enrolled patients, adult and children which gives us 60 new patients enrolled...Continue to read Melanie's latest prayer letter.

Melanie - Mar. 2017

posted Apr 2, 2017, 12:34 PM by Bukang Liwayway   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 12:34 PM ]

Dear Prayer Partners... It is amazing to see how God continues to demonstrate His power and love towards our health ministry. Praise be His name for this new Year that comes! Surely, He will remain faithful as he in in every aspect of our lives and ministry this year... Continue reading Melanie's latest prayer letter

Melanie - Feb. 2016

posted Feb 15, 2016, 6:52 AM by Dawn for Asia

1. For God’s mighty work for Joost (Melanie’s Dutch boyfriend) studies especially for the good result of major school examination that God has made for him. Also for God’s provision for a workplace for his internship as future lawyer. 
2. For victorious and fun health teaching at Welfareville and Pandacan last February 7.
3. For God’s provision for weekly opportunity to become a disciple/mentor to Trese Youth which started last February 4.
4. For the heart of Trese Patients (14 patients with high blood pressure and diabetes case) who are hungry to know more about God.

Prayer Concerns:
1. For wisdom as Speaker at Cogeo Love Fellowship on February 14, 9:00 am in the topic of Redeemed by Love. Pray for open hearts of all young listeners to become obedient in the call of purity and committed in knowing God and His love.
2. For wisdom as Bible study facilitator with Trese Patients. Pray that they will continue to be change and be healed according to God’s truth.
3. For God’s continuous provision for BL ministries through her Dutch friends who are generous to give for God’s kingdom.

Melanie - Jan. 2016

posted Feb 5, 2016, 9:46 AM by Dawn for Asia

1. for the opportunity that she became part of BL Ministry.
2. for God’s faithfulness in different aspects of her life.
3. for her Dutch boyfriend named Joost for the safety of his stay in the Philippines as well to his safe come back in Holland with new found company for the research assignment for his graduation as lawyer.
4. for Melanie’s first meeting with her patients in Trese this 2016. The 16 patients are all with high blood pressure and diabetes that is part of Medical Assistance Program in BL. They are also active attendees in their weekly Bible Study.
5. for the good health and God’s protection to Melanie’s family for the whole year of 2015.

Prayer Concerns:
1. Wisdom as she manage her time as community nurse as well as language student, studying Dutch language.
2. Pray for God’s favour for her short-term visa application and inburgering exam in Netherland.
3. Deeper relationship with God by studying His words and prayer.
4. Wisdom as she prepare lessons for Heath Topics in different BL Communities.
5. Provision for new sets of health volunteers for Tuberculosis Program in Cogeo and Medical health program in Trese.

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