Immediately after my night shift work in Makati, I went straight to Quezon City to prepare for the Feeding Program. When I arrived, my mom had already cooked adobong manok and rice which were served during the program. Since I'm a frustrated chef, I made tuna sandwiches, juice and also bought apples, oranges and pears.
We wanted the street people to be satisfied from eating that's why we prepared 3 meals
1st - tuna sandwich as they arrive
2nd - Adobong manok and rice during the program
3rd - apples, oranges and pears for take home
During the program, we played Jesus film. Unfortunately, for some strange reasons, we were not able to convert the language to tagalog. We even borrowed dvd player from our neighbor but still, we've got no luck. Although that happened, my father, who is a pastor, decided to give a short message/preaching in lieu of the film showing.
My father shared our family story when we did not know Christ. He told them that we were no different from them before. He did not have a good job, he was once a car wash boy, his peers were not good influences, he was a drug addict, he was always drunk. His life has no direction. But the dark story ended when he watched a man preaching on TV. He decided to accept Christ as his savior.
He had a teary eye when he told that story, even I was moved though it was not my first time to hear that. God loves the poor. My father keeps on telling me that, "Gumawa ka ng mabuti sa mga taong di makakaganti sa'yo."
All in all, the feeding program was not all about it. It was also about introducing Christ to them. Some of them even asked when will be the next service and they are willing to join again. By the way, 21 street people attended the program.
Here are some of the pictures. To God be the glory!!!
Special thanks to Nikki (my teammate). She donated slippers for the kids.
Sorry guys if I have no posting for last week. We were cooking a bi-weekly feeding program tapping our Church headed by my father. The program will cater homeless/street people near our church vicinity in New Manila, Quezon City. It will start this October 30, 2010 and hopefully it will push through. The whole idea is to gather them, feed them and share the Word of God to them. Activities will include praise and worship, film showing, sharing, and of course, eating (hehehe...)
Here's the teaser for the 10.30.10 event.
San Juan and Mandaluyong. I was blessed to have a friend to accompany me in doing my good deeds. He told me not to say anything about him/her thus I'll keep his/her profile as anonymous. I was also fortunate that I have captured two of the most beautiful smiles a kid could ever wear. It really paid back all the efforts we gave to help them. Hearing the words "Salamat po." and "Kuya, thank you." are really fulfilling. It makes me want to share more of what I have.
At last, I got the picture of my sponsored kid. I opted not to choose whether to sponsor a boy or a girl. I left it to their judgment to choose someone for me. And God gave me Melvin B. as the beneficiary. I hope I can be a good and consistent sponsor. Yehey!!!
For those of you who also want to sponsor a child to school please click on this site > > > http://www.worldvision.org.ph/sponsor-a-child-now
I received tons of books (exaggerated) from Ruth and Jed. They comprise of both story books and coloring books. It is nice to know that my friends are also inspired to help those children who lack access to education. We know that most of them don't know how to read that's why the books are more visual and colorful. Thank you guys for helping me help others.
On the other hand, I received a message from one of my previous clients in my sideline (bookkeeping), Benjo. He also saw my blog and got interested in taking a part of it. He contributed bunch of burger sandwiches and joined me in distribution across sort of all parts of Manila. The journey went from Roxas Boulevard to Luneta to Harrison to Malate and up to Taft. Thanks to Benjo because he brought his car that's why it was less tiring compared to my previous outreaches wherein we gave out goods while walking.
Cons - It was hard taking pictures while we were in the car. I only have two hands, my friend was driving and the cars behind us kept on blowing horns.
Pros - We have given goods in different areas including those kids that sell on the streets and obviously less tiring. (hehehe...)
Here are some of the pictures and I'm happy to share them with you.