Monday, 26 September 2011

Like a Hero!

My mother instructed her to tell the cab driver that she'll go off from the cab right after "Margen" bridge. Then asked my name to whoever she sees ,to look for our house.

Morning about 9am, the highway near where we live had so much noise, children running and shouting my name! "Janet, a pretty white lady is looking for you" (more lively said in our vernacular). Then finally she found us, talked a little to my mom and then off we go around the village knocking house to house like she did an interviews to parents.

After that day was over, and after she left, I have known that I can continue my study and there's a foreigner (amerkano, sounds so great before in my time when I was a kid) who will help me, will buy school things and will pay my school. And not only me 29 families more. My mother got a job with them. She became the coordinator in our place and parents and children were so thankful and I feel like a hero, so proud!

The sun began shining from that day onwards! The World Vision International came and helped many families in my village and many have become successful because of them. And our family, my life had changed into better!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I found favor in HER eyes!

The pretty woman asked? What is your name?

That single question gave her a lots of answer from me which gave her a huge interest about me and my family.

She was the head of World Vision International in our place, Ormoc City. And she was visiting different churches looking for families that needs help for their children in sending to school. Its a global child sponsorship program that really helps poor families. She was there to announce about it but her attention and interest was caught by me.

She talked to my mother after the service and then my mother asked me what I said to the lady that made her coming to our baranggay and gonna do survey and has a plan of picking 30 houses/families to be in the program. How great was that! My mother leaped in joy knowing the bright day is coming!

"I just told the woman my name and about our family and how I want to continue to go to school and somehow be like her when I grow up;) But my dream might be so far from reality because we can no longer afford after of what happened!"

That was sunday and then wednesday morning, that woman came to our village brought good news to the whole village! I can't forget that day:) I felt as if I was in cloud nine, I became the star of everyone! On the next post, I will write the details on what exactly had happen that day!
Stay tune:)