Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Relief Volunteer 211

Got a text message from Ms. Daphne, working at World Vision and a fellow Christ Companion in Mission (CCIM) member. "May I request you and/or your friends/groups to please help typhoon victims by helping us in packing relief goods for distribution?". I replied immediately and told her I will give a day for it. I asked my boss If I can have a half day to my usual work and God is good she allowed me.
At 2:30pm I arrived at the warehouse where the packing is ongoing.There I saw my other fellow CCIM members Ms. Lulu and Ms. Conching. The three of us volunteered for that day.
Our first task was packing children's clothes. Many of the volunteers are youths and as time passed by many still coming in groups.I enjoyed sorting out and from time to time I sneezed because of the dust which makes the volunteers laughed at me.

After we finished the target quota for that day, they sent us to another packing station. Non perishable goods are being pack like mats,towels,mosquito nets, pots and pans, matches etc. When the staff leading us saw me, she was concerned on my disability so she gaved me an easy task. She designated me to make the plastic bags ready as they placed goods inside it. I thought it was an easy task but its not because you had to make way how you can open the plastic bag in a speedy way.But in a way as was able to do the task and I'm proud of it.hahaha!

Me, Ms.Lulu & Ms. Conching felt good and fulfilled after we saw all the packed relief goods. It brought us sense of fulfillment knowing that each one of us have shared help in their own little way to others.Everything is possible when everyone is willing to give and share.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lessons From Noa's Ark

I received this via email from a christian friend somehow gave me thoughts to reflect. I am sharing it with you guys.Thanks Ms. Shirley : ) for sending this to me.

Noah's Ark Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah's Ark .
ONE: Don't miss the boat.
TWO: Remember that we are all in the same boat!
THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.
FOUR: Stay fit. When you're 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
FIVE: Don't listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
SIX: Build your future on high ground.
SEVEN: For safety's sake, travel in pairs.
EIGHT: Speed isn't always an advantage.. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
NINE: When you're stressed, float awhile.
TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting.

Most people walk in and out of your life.......but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Trees That Wood by Author Unknown

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty."

Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull."

Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me."

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter" ... and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree a woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one", and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.
Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.
Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.