Linda Veldhuizen

Ministry Location: The Philippines

Ministry Focus: Linda is the Director of Noah's Ark Ministries, located in Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines.  She has been in the Philippines for the past 27 years and has an adopted son and daughter.

Noah's Ark Ministries runs a temporary Home for Children for orphaned, abandoned, malnourished, special needs and educationally disadvantaged children. There are presently 10 babies and toddlers, 22 elementary and high school students, 6 college students and 16 special needs children. The high school students come from single parent families and live in very far-flung villages. In the home they receive proper nutrition, education and love.  The special needs children mostly suffer from cerebral palsy to different degrees.  Through this ministry the children are given a chance for a brighter future and have an opportunity to come into a relationship with God.

Noah's Ark Ministries also provides educational scholarships to students from single parent families or families in crisis. This scholarship is provided through the Child Care Plus program. Also 25 babies and toddlers are given milk, vitamins and health care. Noah's Ark also runs a daycare as a community service.

Ministry History: Linda came to the Philippines on a one year commitment to help her friends start a home for children.  After one year she was asked to stay as her friends were no longer able to stay and continue the work.  That was 27 years ago and Linda is still giving leadership to the Home.  She has adopted 2 children of her own.  God has been so faithful and to date more than 250 children have lived in the Home and more than 750 children have received educational and emergency assistance.  We have a beautiful spacious home where many lives have been changed both physically and spiritually.

Prayer Requests

  • For safety and protection as the Philippines experiences natural disasters​
  • For the children to grow into mature, responsible, God-serving adults​
  • ​For wisdom and guidance for Linda​
  • ​For children, staff and volunteers, that they would have good health, safety, and God's will done in their lives​