year ago, Mylde Orbizos life crashed
literally. Her father, mother, three brothers, and one sister,
house, farm. everything was burried by a massive
landslide in her bario in Guinsaugon, Southern Leyte. When
I met her and her orphaned friends few days after the disaster,
they were stunned and in great distress. Their spirits were
shaken and future uncertain. Today, they still shed tears
every time they remember the great tragedy, but they have
moved on. Instead, they are helping others during school
vacations. Last Christmas, Mylde and some of the Leyte orphans
spent their ten day holiday helping the Mayon super typhoon
victims. After school was over last March, they have been
helping feed the Mandaue fire victims and volunteering as
VBS teachers. This summer they are schedule to conduct VBS
in half a dozen places. As I watch them help others and
teach kids, I see joy in their faces. They seem to be genuinely
happy to be of help to others.
Last week they were assisted and trained by Sunrise
Christian College teachers in Arapal Christian
Camp. Mai Lagria, a recent graduate of British
Bible College assisted them in Mandaue this week.
Next week, the teachers of Green Garden Christian
School will complete their VBS training. Janice
De Mayo, a new SCC graduate in Elementary Education
is their summer coordinator. The Owen Foundation
and other Christians in America help fund the orphans education.
Body and Soul Ministry (BandS) provided
the two orphan buildings for their residence at Sunrise.
This ministry is a joint effort by many Christians who care.
I was informed by the local government in Leyte that more
orphans of the Leyte Disaster, sixteen year old and younger,
are in need of sponsors. Three siblings in particular (two
girls and one boy) who lost both of their parents are interested
to attend Sunrise Christian College. The officials there
have noted that our program is the best among institutions
that adopted kids affected by the disaster. Not only do
we provide them their physical needs, we also provide them
guidance in a safe and secure environment. If you or someone
you know would like to help, please let us know.
In His Service,
Cariaga (March 07) firstname.lastname@example.org