Traveling for annual holiday is more fun when doing it together with mission like the 83 volunteers joined The Big Build Philippines Project 2019.
Last January 10-23, 2019 the Volunteers of Big Build Philippines 2019 has arrived in Manila. They were divided in 3 small group that attended sabbath worship in Paranaque City, Pasay Adventist Church and Manila Adventist College Church and shared their testimony about volunteerism and fed indigent children in two area in Pasay City after fellowship lunch that hosted by PAC (Pasay Adventist Church) with Pastor Ronnie Almasan the Senior Pastor.
After the successful Sabbath experience the group moved to Pampanga to start the most awaited 2 main projects; build the ICCP Orphanage fence, repainting of the children cottages/homes and the Central Luzon Adventist Academy Laundry area roof replacement and repainting of cafeteria as well.
After 2 days of tiring work the group had 1 day break and went to one of the best beach in Mariviles Bataan.
The remaining 3 days, they finished the 500 meters residential fence of the orphange and the repainting of CLAA cafeteria.
Part of the tour is to shop in the market of the famous Baclaran Bargain and China Town in Divisoria.
The volunteers were very happy in their accomplished mission through God”s leading towards each one of them.
The Bible said …”it is more blessed to give than to received“… this is true in the experienced of all volunteers who sacrificed their time, money and effort to do charitable projects.
An inspiration to all who want to have a meaningful holiday. Make it a voluntour, social tourism, travel with purpose, do a project, mission trip and claim the promised blessings for those who sacrificed for the life of the less-privileged children in the Philippines.
During welcome dinner in Pasay City Mr. Henry Suluvale the leader of the group said “From Australia, USA and New Zealand we are here in the Philippines to help the Filipino orphan. We spent our own money for the air fare, we have provided the materials and we will finish the projects.”
ICC Philippines Foundation is happy to welcome other group who would like to share their holiday tour with a purpose, to be a part of the life of the fatherless children, to give inspiration to the less fortunate little ones and as an example to other people how to have a happy and inspired life.
Writer: Kim Demagnaong
Edited by Ms Lorcel Faigao