By God’s Grace We Will Make An Impact to the Lives of the Needy
“WE CANNOT DO IT ALONE, WE NEED GOD”.
Sis. Gela delivered her challenged to the attendees.
Imagine how the sixty-five children of the Sponsor A Child Now Program plus their families becoming over a hundred of people beingbrought to the church. And hopefully someday they would be part of the workers for the harvest of God! Imagine that we can make an impact to the lives of the hopeless and oppressed if we are committed to responding to the call of God. But how can we make that possible? Definitely, we cannot do these things alone.
The IT Tender Ministry conducted an event in order to bless and to give opportunities for others to take part in this great commission. The 2012 Dinner For A Cause was held last July 27, 2012 at Max’s Restaurant, Putatan, Muntinlupa. Over sixty people were gathered to share the burden and to pray for the upcoming events of the said program. The event was filled with so many activities that were both heart warming and soul touching. We opened with a prayer lead by Sr. Ptr. Jonie Antinero of Lord Jesus Bible Church. Followed by a recognition of all the organizations who supported the said event by the ministry head of IT Tender Ministry Ptr. John Basiwa. Before the feeding for the body, a feeding for the soul was given by Ptr. Ramir Cebedo. He shared about giving and other roles of a Christian.
One of the memorable moments of the event is the testimony of one of the beneficiaries of HAKBANG– Sponsorship program. Jace Viagedor shared his family’s story as they lost his father and chose to live under the bridge. He said that he was grateful because his studies were being supported by the said program. This was used as an introduction to the program’s promotional video. It has a message of how a single help can change a child’s life and produce hope in their future, love for their family, and faith in the Lord. The climax of the program is the Challenge. It was delivered by the program director Sis. Gela Basiwa. As she poured out her heart and her passion, she emphasized that the ministry cannot do it aloneand that they need God and other people. And that it is existing in order to
develop community by sending thousands of poor children
to school through equipping the families with
developmental programs, livelihood and Christ’s
The launching of the 3 sub-programs was
also included in her presentation and the step of
faith in fulfilling the vision by extending the
sponsorship program in Tiaong, Quezon. The
program was sealed by a closing prayer lead by
Alex Lawrence of Stopsley Baptist Church 2012