|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on March 1, 2015 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
After a year of postponements due to Yana's illness (pneumonia, etc.) and setbacks, Yana, who suffered from Cystic Hygroma, was finally operated on in Davao to remove the growth. Through miscommunication it was thought that the growth was cancerous but that was cleared up and the original diagnosis of Cystic Hygroma was found to be correct.
I can not say enough for Operation Smile who was tenatious in their pursuit of getting this done. It is not in the genre of procedures t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on March 31, 2013 at 2:45 PM||comments (2)|
Happy Easter. I wish to thank my sister-in-law, Janet; my mother-in-law, Anita as well as Gagay and Ai Ai for representing Walk THY Talk Ministries in the feeding of Olingen village in Mindanao, Philippines. Unfortunately I am having a problem with the website and can not post additional photots. I hope I can resolve this shortly. We just purchased 500 mb additional storage for the site but unfortunately it did not resolve the problem. When it is resolved I will ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on July 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Last month my wife Jeanny and I were discussing how to celebrate Tom, our son's, upcoming third birthday. We talked about having a party here, in Florida, and inviting her Filipina friends, some of whom have children. We also talked about taking Tom to Disney World which is only 60 miles away. At the end of the conversation she suggested that we throw a party in her family's village in Mindanao and invite all the children there. I was so proud of her for suggesting suc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on June 6, 2012 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
We found out last month that my wife, Jeanny, is expecting another child. This was not something that we had planned and actually had been very careful without reverting to any form of birth control except for using the Rhythm system.
Our first born, Thomas Albert. was born in the Philippines in 2009 and the cost of the natural delivery was about $100. It came as quite a shock as to what the cost will be for the delivery of our second child, considering we have no health car...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on May 8, 2012 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
Everyone wonders why bad things happen to good people and everyone has a belief as to why it happens. My personal belief is that, like Job of the Old Testament, our faith is tested. We can wonder why someone so very needy doesn't buy the winning lottery ticket while someone very wealthy wins the lottery. I believe that we aren't aware of what temptations may come with winning the lottery. You might be in a very happy marriage but having financial struggles and winning ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on February 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
It came to my attention last week that a 15 year old girl from Lopez Jaena in Mindanao, Philippines is in dire need of surgery to correct a life threatening condition. Her family has no funds and the operation will cost approximately 500,000 pesos or about $12,200.00.
This project has become our number one priority for our ministry and 100% of our funds will go to this end as time is of the essence in this case.
The photos of Em Em are in our Photo Gallery.... Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on August 16, 2011 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
My wife Jeanny, my two year old son Thomas Albert and I are here in Cape Canaveral, Florida. I attended Catholic services at a local church in Cocoa Beach this Sunday where I listened to a 75 year old visiting priest from New Orleans give a passionate sermon on how we treat immigrants in the US. He stressed that immigrants don't want handouts, they want work....He also reflected on the Great Depression and how there were signs posted "Help wanted, Italians and Polish need not appl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on February 27, 2011 at 10:59 PM||comments (0)|
As I mentioned in my last blog update, we gave the wheelchair donated by OneWorldInstitute to Hymie, who is a 13 year old polio victim. Hymie has one younger brother and three younger sisters who attend school but Hymie has never attended school since Kindergarden. Having just learned this, I spoke to a Filipiino pastor friend of mine who I sometimes work with and asked him to speak with them to see if they could arrange for Hymie to get to school now that he has a wheelchair and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on February 23, 2011 at 12:28 AM||comments (0)|
Yesterday we received a wheelchair through One World Institute, to be given to a crippled child in the Baranguy Tuboc Sur. The wheelchair is uniquely constructed to hold up under the harsh conditions some of the roads hold.
Although I have not yet met Dr. Thomas Stern and his wife Yolanda, the philanthropists responsible for this project, I have the utmost respect for them and their work. Their charity takes them to Jolo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by feedmindanaochildren on February 18, 2011 at 9:21 PM||comments (0)|
In the news release yesterday, the World Bank chief, Robert Zoelick, stated that due to the increase in food prices, in the past 7 months, since June, 2010 forty-four million more people in developing countries are in "extreme poverty".
This means that over six million people are slipping into "extreme poverty" every month in developing countries.
Unless y...Read Full Post »