Help Asaph and Shantel Join the JSC Piano Competition

Dear family and friends,

Asaph and Shantel Lapatha, children of Jimboy Parroco Lapatha and Frandie Suarez Lapatha, are students of the Christian Academy of Bacolod, which is part of a group of private schools that uses the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum. Each year, these schools gather together to compete in academics, sports, and music. The competition is called the Junior Students Convention (JSC).

Asaph and Shantel have been first place winners of the JSC Piano Solo on previous competitions. Asaph on 2011 and 2012, and Shantel on 2013. They also participate in other competitions such as volleyball, quartet, trio, choir, Bible Quiz, and painting (Asaph's paintings are displayed below).

Previous competitions were held in Iloilo and Bacolod, so there were no difficulties in travel, food, and lodging costs. This year, the competition will be held in Cebu. Due to circumstances we were not able to avoid, our budget for the trip ran short.

We are praying to raise $500 (around P21,000) before we leave for the competition on January 19. This will be enough to cover for everything, from registration, bus fare, to lodging, and food.

We are counting on the love, concern, and generosity of our family and friends, and we will be eternally grateful for your help.

You can send your contribution using your credit card, through Paypal. You may choose your preferred amount from the selection below.

In the meantime, please take time to listen to Asaph's and Shantel's performances on the piano:

Piano Solo Performances for the Junior Student Convention

These videos of their performances are not perfect yet. We are still working on perfecting their pieces. They have been working on these for the past several months. Hope their hard work pays off again :)

CLICK HERE to watch a clearer version (no audio delay) of How Majestic on YouTube

CLICK HERE to watch a clearer version (no audio delay) of Let There Be Praise on YouTube

Perks for Your Contribution

As our way of saying THANK YOU, we will give you a gift for your contribution.

A CD of a piano instrumental album we will make just for this occasion. It will include songs from Asaph and Shantel, and some original instrumental music of Jimboy. The album will be available by end of February this year. A digital download of the album will also be available upon request.

For contributions of $100 and up, we will add to the piano instrumental album a special gift - a piano instrumental of a song of your choice. Give me the title of a song and I will make you a piano version of it. CLICK HERE to see a sample. For those who love to sing, I can also make you a minus one/piano accompaniment of a song of your choice.

Please select an amount for your contribution

Note: Upon clicking your preferred amount below, you will be directed to the PayPal website. Click the word "continue" at the center of the page. This will take you to PayPal's billing information page. Type in your details as you would when purchasing through your credit card.

You may also send your support through Western Union if it is more convenient for you

Send to Jimel P. Lapatha, then email me the number at


Your support means so much to us. From the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you, and God bless you always.

P.S. Here are Asaph's paintings from previous competitions. He's still working on his current entry.