May 20th this year highlights another impactful outreach program of Team Mahalo in Sicogon, Iloilo together with some friends from Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, His Life Church Bacolod and from other professional fields who passionately wrought in bringing school supplies to 198 children of Alipata Elementary School and basic medicines to the elders.
Book Latte, with our mission to move people into peace and community development, extends its support to Team Mahalo in their endeavors. We came to know this team from our blogger, Nile on Weekends, who invited us to be one of their sponsors on their outreach program last December 2016 in Concepcion, Iloilo. From there, we pledged to give any support we can to this team as they reach more young souls out there.
Summer this year, they were on the road to reach more kids in Sicogon. Around 8AM, the team arrived in Alipata Elementary School. The program started with a prayer and some words of inspiration from team’s representative and the school principal. Then, they had a couple of worship songs with the kids and their parents.
After which, the kids were grouped by grade level and small group leaders from the team were assigned to each group for a short discussion about Jesus and His eternal gift for humanity. Amazingly, the kids were very attentive and responsive.
After a very productive discussion with the kids, more fun exploded as everyone enjoyed the games. They had sack race, relay and paper dance. You can really see how the kids enjoy even with the scorching heat of the sun. Their smile kept the whole team together throughout the outreach program.
After some energizing games, the team started giving school supplies to these kids. The kit contained notebooks, pad papers, pencils/pens, eraser, sharpener, crayons, brown envelope and ruler. Some also received extra gifts in variety like a teddy bear, Yakult, and a pair of slippers.
Simultaneously with the outreach program, the team also had a mini medical mission to attend the health of the elders in the community. They had health professionals and boxes of basic medications.
Book Latte is in great joy to be part of this wonderful and passionate team, Team Mahalo, who showed us that God really loves the little children. We want to congratulate the team for another mark of legacy to these children. To another outreach program together with your sponsors, we will be there behind your back in support and in prayers. Keep the fire burning for these children!
*Photo credits: Nile on Weekends and Team Mahalo