|With February being the month devoted to hearts and love, Tiwala Kids & Communities has had multiple opportunities to put our heart in what we do and and show compassion to the children and families we work with. Here are a few ways in which we were able to connect to those to whom we reach out and also reflect God’s love to them:
Art for the Heart: Mayon Evacuees Outreach
As Mayon Volcano continues to erupt, many families are still in evacuation centers in Legazpi City. Tiwala ministered to the children and parents from Barangay Buyuan who were evacuated because of the threat of pyroclastic flows. We were able to provide a three-day therapeutic art sessions for these families. The goal was to give them a safe space to creatively express difficult feelings and to build resilience in the midst of the challenging situations they were going through. The parents said that they felt “released” after being able to share in a small group about their fears and worries. The kids, on the other hand, enjoyed painting and sharing with others about their creative works.
We are also grateful that, aside from the art sessions and the relief goods that we were able to give out last month, this month also Tiwala was able to channel more material blessings from several individuals.