Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Orphan's Dream!

Do I have a story for most of you are aware, a couple of friends of mine who live here in Greenville, SC are doing one of the most amazing things I have ever heard of. This past summer Mike & Evelyn Pili took their family and traveled over 12,000 miles to the a southern island in the Philippines. The purpose of this trip was to begin the ground work of planting an orphanage. They spent nearly 7 weeks meeting with government officials, church leaders, religious organizations, business owners and the orphans of Southern Leyte. Their desire was to at least "spy out the land", and possible make a purchase of some property. What actually took place was that men in high places blessed them beyond measure. The came home having received a very large -- choice piece of land, having feed nearly 350 orphans three times a week, organized a board of elders to over-see the operation and received a commitment from numerous ministries to volunteer to serve and assist in one of many areas. To say they achieved their goals is a major understatement!

I tell you this story just to remind you that there are still people in the world who are more concerned with others than themselves. There are still those who will make major sacrifices to bless the lives of others! 

I am so very proud to call Mike and Evelyn friends. I pray their lives and commitment to the greater good would rub off on my life!

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