Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Words of encouragement from San Francisco

Someone sent in this email from San Francisco:

I had primary education in West Negros College, attended Silliman Univ, worked as a banker in Manila, and is now raising a family here in San Francisco, Calif. All the time I'd been trying to figure out the nature and magnitude of poverty I witnessed in Negros as I was growing up, and later how I could make a difference. I think I found part of the answer when I read about you in the Inquirer. Mic, keep up the good work ...

Blessings from the Middle East

We recently got this wonderful surprise email from someone in the Sultanate of Oman.

Dear Mrs Golez,
I am your fellow negrense who wants to share god's blessings specifically to the children of sugarcane workers and I truly admire what you have started.
I am working at present in the sultanate of oman here in the middle east but my residence is in valladolid.
I am willing to donate $100 per month for your school and pls do inform me on how I can send the money.

My sister was in tears when she read this email. She has been offering scholarships to high school students this year even without enough pledges to cover the costs of their schooling. She told God that He does the financing and she finds the kids. And she gets an email like this out of the blue. What amazing grace. Our work would truly not be possible without the generosity of others.