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... whether livelihood programs or financial assistance and additional education programs or disaster prepardedness. We will continue to build sustainable community programs so that every family can look to the future with hope, excitement, and trust.
This past weekend Pope Francis visited Tacloban, and in his homily he reiterated that we are not alone in our struggles. That every challenge we ...
... Manila and on to Hong Kong. Then in the morning fly to Los Angeles and Cincinnati. Larry Darden was not able to be with us as his flight was earlier through Taipei, Taiwan.
We came to the airport where we said good-bye to Raul, Marita and James Villacote. They have been most gracious and kind to us. A wonderful visit with them. Marita and James are Facebook friends, so we're in contact with one another.
The flight was slightly late ...
... and reading the books any day of the week. I really cannot express how grateful we all are for these simple items. The amount of growth I have seen in the children in the past year is incredible.
I went for an easy snack on Saturday, just biscuits and juice, because I told the kids we would have pork on Sunday. Pork is quite a bit more expensive, but a good treat for the kids every once in a while.
On the way home from the center on ...
... suburbs are known as Barangays. Each Barangay has it's own elected officials and a Chief who are responsible for the major decisions made for the community. I was lucky enough to visit some of these Barangays during my stay. I went to visit one on the coastline. People have rebuilt their homes from scrap material found in the rubble and have continued with their routines. The people here are very open and will talk frankly about who lost what and who died as a result ...
... to the complete devastation of the entire village, to the fight to get the community's needs met, to the center repairs finally being completed.
I now have a center that is better than ever before, set in a village that is stronger than ever before.
I cannot wait to see the future of these children, their lives have truly been changed by the support they have received.
Thank you all for supporting my project, I am eternally grateful for every ounce of it.