What it’s like to be Hungry

Sometimes, God leads us to uncomfortable experiences - uncomfortable places and uncomfortable relationships. Sometimes, He asks us to go through disciplines that we would not have the strength to do on our own. For 6 weeks, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday this year, I fasted in a couple ways. I deprived myself of some …

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I was hungry

I grew up in the Philippines, a third world country. The Philippines is an archipelago which means a chain of islands - 7,641 islands. I grew up on a larger island called Luzon in a small town named Nasugbu in the province of Batangas. I graduated in a small rural high school and lived with …

A Whirlwind

God has been reminding us of the greater things, the things that remain. The first is faith. If we do things without faith, we cannot please Him - Hebrews 11:6, ”And without faith, it is impossible to please God.” In looking for a permanent distribution center, at times we have acted without faith. If we gather the team, strategize and …

A small team of 12 changed the world

Not a one-man show In any  culture, coaches know the importance of team. From a small public school to the NFL, coaches comprehend the power of building a team. Teamwork brings together the best of everyone enabling a common man to do uncommon things. Coaches have  special insight that seems foreign to some leaders, including charitable organizations such …

…the deeper role of food pantries and soup kitchens

The different sectors of our society have been talking about ways to shorten the line at charitable organizations including food pantries and soup kitchens. At political campaigns we hear about the importance of building community and engaging the neighborhoods to solve the ever growing lines of people in need of food assistance...to uncover the deeper role …