Showers of Blessings
Summer is over and it’s the start of the monsoon season in the Philippines. But it is not just rain that has come pouring down here at Tiwala Kids & Communities. In June and July we saw God’s faithfulness by providing us with material and spiritual blessings as well, so that we could continue to extend help to the underprivileged children and families here in Bicol.
Love Pax Distribution
We were delighted to have our friends from Calvary Chapel Chino Hills visit us again in July. This time they brought with them “love pax” for more than 180 children in Tiwala. Each love pack contained toys, school supplies, clothes, and candies. The kids were ecstatic to receive the gifts, and it was like Christmas in July in the two communities and two schools where we distributed the items. The children were also reminded by the Chino Hills team that God is a giver of good gifts, and that the greatest gift one could ever receive is eternal life through Jesus.
Case Study by The Patatas
We were also encouraged to have our friends from The Patatas, a social enterprise based in Singapore, visit us again. This year they brought with them CaseStudy, a portable technological teaching kit that was designed to operate offline and even without a power source. When deployed it is meant to operate as a classroom, complementing the teacher with audio/visual and information support.
Aside from presenting CaseStudy to our partner schools, we also had the chance to meet with the regional director of the Department of Education to present its features and functionality. Dir. Sadsad was very interested in testing out its use in bringing more digital tools to children in order that they could help the children be more engaged in learning!
|School Supplies Donations|
We continued to receive in-kind donations as well these past months from people who wanted to share their blessings with the Tiwala children. Recently we received school supplies from Wildleaf, a company that has extended help to Tiwala the past years. We were very pleased to have more educational tools provided by this group in order to even further empower kids to study hard and reach for their dreams.
As if those were not enough encouragement for us, a few days later, we received a balikbayan box filled with office and educational items from Mission Go Global, another organization we have been so privileged to partner with the past four years. Indeed God is raining blessings upon His children!
|Thank you also for showering us with encouragements, prayers, and practical help all these years. We truly appreciate your partnership with us in this ministry of building strong foundations in the lives of children and families here in the Philippines. Our prayer is that God will continue to rain down His blessings upon you, so that you can continue to bless others. Maraming salamat for choosing to make a difference in the lives of people through Tiwala Kids & Communities! |