Volume 17, No. 9
400 STUDENTS AND STAFF ENJOY FREE HOT, NUTRITIOUS
LUNCHES AT BARNER LEARNING CENTER EVERY FRIDAY.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger
and you invited me in…The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you
did for me.”
Response from Nurse Betty:
Madam Elvie and I went to the kitchen very early to see what needed to be done first for the feeding program. Of top priority is cleanliness, so we started scrubbing.
Then people kept coming and volunteering to help out! Parents, staff…it was wonderful!
What a team we are! Everybody was cleaning and cooking while some were preparing. The feeding started on time. Everybody was happy and ate all their food.
Response from the staff:
It was really fun seeing the kids being fed. The atmosphere was so happy and cheerful! I helped cook, and many others also helped out.
Some of the pastors were cooking big pots of rice outside over campfires because there was not enough room in the BLC kitchen to cook enough rice for 400!
The students are quiet for once, because their stomachs are full.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE A FILIPINO IF...
“How do you do it on $20 a month?”
At PJ’s Open House at Faith Academy last week, a fellow missionary asked me, “How do you do it all for so little? You are building a school, feeding hundreds of kids, making student bus runs all day long all over Davao City, providing medical assistance for these kids, and educating them as well! Are you subsidized?”
“Well, kinda,” I explained. Here is a rundown of where the funds come from:
250 Students Receive Free Schooling at BLC
400 Students, Staff & Parents are Fed
Emergency Medical Assistance for Children
Daily Bus Runs (4 Busses)
Five Buildings on the BLC Campus
DO YOU HAVE A SUMMER PROJECT?
THESE ARE NEEDS THAT WE HAVE TO SUPPLY FOR OUR 2005 BLC CONSTRUCTION:
"FEEDING DAY" AT BLC
“Praise God for His provision!
Response from Principal Elvie:
Praise God for His Provision! Everybody at BLC is so pleased with the feeding program each Friday! Kids are thrilled with the nutritious food given: apritadang chicken, steamed rice, a banana piece, a glass of juice.
Feeding 400 people is indeed a challenge! But when many commit to help, the job becomes lighter and quicker. We cooked rice and viand outside the school at the San Antonio Street side, and the drivers even helped making a temporary “dirty kitchen”.
Everybody got involved, in one way or another…preparation of the ingredients, chopping the chickens, cleaning up the meat, chopping the spices, squeezing all the lemons, mixing the orange juice, cooking the rice, serving to all the kids in their respective classrooms, cleaning up all the dishes, and even marketing.
Everybody is sooo full!
|BLC KIDS PERFORM DURING OUR ANNUAL NUTRITION FESTIVAL.|
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