Gusto ko lang ibahagi ang ilang nilalaman ng liham na natanggap namin galing sa aming tiyahin na kapatid ng nanay ko. Binasa ko ito sa pamamagitan ng aking telepono habang papasok sa opisina. Hindi ko napigilan ang sarili ko na maluha ng kaunti habang binabasa ko ang liham.
Hi Pink & Saints,
Finally, I am getting around to that email that I had told you I would send. It’s been busy all around hence it took me this long to sit down & write it.
So here it is…
As you know I have been doing mission work since I was 20& for a time Gold also wanted to join as a missionary but Nanay told her,“one is enough!” And Gold, the good girl that she was, followed what Nanay said. God bless her!
Surely Nanay was the Lord’s way of telling Gold that He has other plans for her that is different from His plan for me.
Anyway, when she had it by her, she would hand me something for the mission, I believe unbeknownst to Santos. I think that was her way of continuing on, in her little way, to be part of a mission.
Your (including Annie’s) posts remind me so much of Gold& the times when we were together & they bring tear to my eyes. Not because I am sad, it’s just because I miss her, too. Even as I am writing this, I have to stop to dry off the tears as I could not see the monitor. Ha! That is just to wade off tears that would also,,,need I say that?
Well, one of the main reasons I was going to write you is to ask you to also think about helping the mission work that I am doing. I don’t know how you will take this, but just in case, you find it in your heart & in your budget to help, this is my proposal.
I have been ministering to the young cancer patients & their parents at the PGH since 1998 & every Christmas, I organize a Christmas party with them (thanks to the different sponsors who have been helping regularly ---now this is it…I am asking you to be one of my sponsors….ha ha…did you see that coming?)
Pagkatapos kong mabasa ang liham na to. Hindi na ako nagdalawang isip na magbigay para sa batang patuloy na nakikipaglaban sa sakit na kanser. Mahirap magkasakit ng kanser sapagkat napagdaanan din ng aming pamilya na mawalan ng minamahal dahil sa sakit na yun.
Ako mismo nakita ko kung gaano kapursigo ang aking tiya na tulungan ang mga batang ito sa abot nga kanyang makakaya. Nang makita ko sila noon hindi mo makikita sa mga mukha nila na may iniinda silang karamdaman.
Masarap ang pakiramdam na nakakatulong ka sa iba, kapamilya mo man o hindi. Minsan natutunan ko sa sa sarili ko na basta kaya kong tumulong sa iba ay ibibigay ko ang tulong mapa-pinansyal na aspeto man ito o hindi.
Tumulong ng bukal sa kalooban ng hindi humihingi ng kapalit at 'wag isumbat sa natulungan mo na may utang na loob sila sa iyo.
Sa pagtulong ko sa ilang mga bata sana magbigay ng ngiti sa kanilang mga labi ang kanila matatanggap. Kahit gaano man kahirap ang kanilang pinagdadaan alam kong hindi sila nawawalan ng tiwala at pananalig sa Maykapal.
Kung nais nyo din makatulong sa abot ng inyong makakaya,
You can refer them to the website – channelofhope.org – to see this particular ministry with young cancer patients,
Might you be interested, you can deposit the donations to:
Channel of Hope Foundation, Inc.
USD Account No. 8154-0066-06
BPI Bicutan Branch
Dona Soledad Ave., Better Living Subd.