Updated: Aug 8, 2021
Artists on a Mission Workshop has been put on hold for the longest time but this will not stop us from doing what we are called to do. Last August 5, Thursday, the day before the lockdown, we managed to deliver Artists on a Mission Art Kits to different centers and churches to be distributed to the kids in their area. I, together with my friends, Teacher Celine Tojos (Chistian+Collective's VP for internal affairs) and Lita Teodosio (one of the heads of OM Manila), braved our way through heavy traffic, weather conditions that change at the drop of a hat, and the building up pandemic challenges to make sure that, in our little way, we can extend God's comfort, joy, teachings, and Word to His children during the lockdown. Our next generation needs to grow with His light even if they are inside the four corners of their room. We will do our part to help make that possible.
Packed in sustainable black eco bags are coloring books with Bible stories, Bible Story Comics, crayons, vitamin C, and reusable face masks; all we were able to purchase with the continuous acquisition of my art pieces by my collectors, your donations, and unending guidance and support. We thank you for allowing yourselves to always be a channel of God's blessings and with that, we were able to deliver art kits to the following areas:
Darangan, Binangonan - 45 kids
Waterworld, Binangonan - 50 kids
Sunrise Alliance Taytay - 164 kids
Fishport Alliance Taytay - 164 kids
Revelation Church, Sampaloc Manila - 200 kids
WIN, Montalban - 30 kids
Cavite - 15 kids
Also, a week prior, we were able to bring Artists on a Mission Workshops Art Kits to the following centers:
Grace to be Born - 30 pax
Tahanan ng Pagmamahal - 70 pax
A total of 768 art kits!!!
We have more kits to be distributed and we pray to be able to reach more little ones amidst the challenges of this pandemic. God is the only one who knows when all of these will be over. But our waiting and delays should not hinder us from doing our tasks, especially for His children.
I learned that, as I continue to press on with my duties, I should never hold back when it comes to doing things for Him. This is because doing things for Him means that I am also doing things with Him. When God calls us to do something, it will never be easy. We will face struggles and challenges one after the other but it is guaranteed that He will always be with us. This truth we experienced once again during our mission-adventure last Thursday. True enough, there were challenges but the bigger truth is God will always be with us as we do things for Him. We felt Him through our conversations on the road. We saw Him through the people we met and came across. We experienced Him through the places we visited. In every moment His presence dominated the whole journey.
I've always been told by people to stop doing these efforts during this pandemic and I greatly appreciate their love and concern. But our missions and callings come when it is needed. And each needs sprouts not from comfort or convenience but from hardships and challenges. We will be called to go through dark valleys and storms but we should never be afraid to carry on our tasks for, as He promised, God will always be with us.
We are continuously accepting donations
and for in kind donations, we will be needing:
Bible Story Coloring Books
Bible Story Work Books
paste / glue
vitamin C for kids and adults
reusable face masks
biscuits / snacks
and anything coming from your heart. :)
You may coordinate with Teacher Celine Tojos regarding your donations at +63 927 530 8847.
Thank you in advance and may God bless you a thousand times over! :)
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If you are interested to extend direct help and support to the places that we reached, listed below are their names and contact details:
1. Revelation Church
Ptr. Monique Lopez Ong
801 panay cor mindanao ave sampaloc manila
2. Alliance Christian Center Sunrise
Address: TSRPA sunrise homes, guava street bgy. San Juan Taytay Rizal.
Pastor Marlon A. Bagotsay
3. Fishport Christian Alliance Church
Address: Blk 40, Damayan, San Juan, Taytay, Rizal
Pastor Jason Steve Nebab
cp # 09055122065
4. Living Rock Christian Community Church
Outreach site: Tuazon
Ptra Rosanna Origones Picones
Address Tayuman Binangonan Rizal
5. Darangan Christian Church Intl
Outreach site: Komite street
Ptr Elmer H. TINIO
Address Bagumbayan Road, Darangan Binangonan Rizal
6. Word International Ministries- Montalban Outreach
- Blk 15 Lot 9 Ph1b St. Peter Ville Sub Urban Rodriguez Rizal
* Outreach Pastor - Emelita Fernandez
7.Grace to be Born
0932 888 0780 / 0932 888 0781
8.Tahanan ng Pagmamahal
0917 525 7188
(02) 655 3753