Part 8: The ACTS29 Family Day 2014 Photos

We have volunteers who performed for the kids and their families during the event, mostly classmates from UP Diliman and from law school. Thank you very much! 🙂






Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” – Richelle Goodrich

Magdalene Myanmar Mission (M3) (2013)

God really works in wonderful ways and it’s truly a blessing having met Magdalene Myanmar Mission group (M3) during the CHARIS Humanitarian Fair & Forum in June 2013.  M3 is headed by Theresa G.  Thank you, Theresa G and Sisters Angela and Janet for the very warm welcome!

M3 w Canossian Sisters 2013

(M3 with the Canossian Sisters during CHARIS HFF, photo grabbed from CHARIS site

M3 is composed of men and women geared towards helping the Canossian Sisters in their pursuit of aiding less fortunate children in homes and orphanages in Myanmar improve their level of education.  They raise funds to support their educators and the upkeeping of the Canossian House and orphanages.  Currently, 14 children have been adopted and living in the Cannosian House.  They encourage volunteers with time and resources to join their programmes.

Theresa G was one of the panel speakers during the HFF and her story, commitment, and dedication truly inspired Pres+Ivy to do something more meaningful – we just hope it’s not too late!

HFF panel

We enlisted for their December mission trip to Taunggyi, Myanmar in 2013 – lots of things to do with the children like story-telling, house repainting, English lessons, balloon sculpting, face painting, and rosary beading as a livelihood project.  In preparation for this mission trip, Pres and I decided to take up hair cutting lessons so we could do the children’s haircuts!  We thought we’d leave the story-telling with the retiree volunteers!  Story in a separate post.

Pres and I still hope we can join M3 in their other December mission trips to orphanages in Myanmar so we can spend Christmas with the children!  That will be so much fun!


Be a blessing to someone else.” – Joyce Meyer



CHARIS Humanitarian Forum & Fair (2013)

Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief, Singapore (CHARIS) held its second Humanitarian Forum & Fair on 22 June 2013 at the Singapore Polytechnic.  Themed Faith in Action, the event highlighted humanitarian aid and relief issues and various organisations involved in humanitarian aid got the chance to share their projects as well as their missions and their visions.

HFF Programme

(HFF 2013 Programme grabbed from CHARIS site

It was a great opportunity as well for those interested to volunteer (like Pres+Ivy) to support the programmes to help victims of natural disasters from immediate relief to long-term livelihood projects to help them get back on their feet and move forward. Pres+Ivy were very lucky to have gotten invited to attend this event – they only have this once every two years!  Truly a blessing!

HFF Pres & Ivy

Director of Caritas Internationalis, Alistair Dutton was the event’s keynote speaker.HFF Keynote Speaker

(Photo grabbed from CHARIS site

Archbishop William Goh gave a very inspiring theological reflection.HFF Archbishop William Goh

CHARIS Humanitarian Forum 2013

(Pres+Ivy top left.  Photos grabbed from CHARIS site

The event included a plenary session where a panel of Catholic leaders helping the poor and those displaced by disasters shared their experiences of mission work.

They concluded the event with a multimedia concert, Dancing Rice, a collaborative effort of landmine victims from Battambang-Arrupe Tahen, Cambodia and young Singaporeans.

HFF Dance

(Photo grabbed from CHARIS site


Do your little bit of good where you are.  It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu