To Mary Queen of All Nations Missionary Alliance 8 Reservoir Ave Dover NJ 07801
From: Owen Travels Booking Depot Global Ambassador of Mary Queen of All Nations Missionary Alliance to the Philippines
Date: January 2017
Report on my travel to St. Anne Catholic School Balasan Iloilo Philippines
January 21, 2017
Today we visited the orphanage that has been burned last year. It is so sad that the kids have been sent from different parish as the orphanage has been badly damaged by the fire. The good thing was that nobody got hurt. They need your help so they can bring the happiness again for this place as they normally gather a public clinic for the poor and also a Christmas party for the kids. They have told me that they do not have sufficient funds to rebuild a place for that gives hope for the orphanage.
We also visited St. Anne Catholic School in Balasan which is 3 hours from the City of IloIlo, and also at St. Martin Academy in Capiz. The sisters are very grateful for the support you have given to them as well to the teachers whose houses were wiped out during the Yolanda typhoon. They have told me that everything was totally damaged and thanks to MQAN for helping them with the roofing.
Tomorrow is my last day here and thank you MQAN for trusting me. This has been a great experience in my part.
God bless, Owen
January 20, 2017
I really apologize for such delay as I’ve been busy during the holiday for both work and personal matter. But despite of that, I was able to manage myself to visit the Dominican College here in Iloilo. I was welcomed well by Sr. Evelyn, Sr., Micaela, Sr. Alma, Mother Superior and the rest. They are very kind and generous on welcoming MQAN coming to their place. Especially the scholars, I’ve seen their dedication and eagerness to make MQAN proud of them. The students have prepared as well a program for MQAN and for letting us know how much they truly appreciate the blessings and the help from MQAN and the donors. You can see to them their sincerity that I even dropped a tear that I felt like if Tita Merla can only see what they’ve prepared. The scholars have given their own introduction and from each time they will introduce their selves, my heart is beating that I am controlling my tears because they are so grateful for MQAN.
I have been asked to have a speech in behalf of MQAN and I have told them that they should keep fighting to reach their goal. They are also looking forward for the continuous help and if possible if MQAN can increase the number of scholars as they prefer to focus on the education program as they find the livelihood program quite ineffective as per Sister Alma and Sister Micaela.
Tomorrow, the sisters will be taking us to Capiz and the rural / suburb areas of Panay Island so I can report to you the result of the endless support this missionary group has given to them.
I have attached some photos for this trip. More pictures coming up. Once I have completed my Iloilo mission, I’ll go with the next project. Thanks for being patient with me. God bless you all and more power.
January 19, 2017