Bringing a better life to children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected in and around Toledo City, Cebu, Philippines, the efforts and impacts of this life-saving and life-changing center cannot be overstated. The staff who serve these children are focused and dedicated to the mission. It is much more than a job to them. I have helped in the mission of this organization as a fundraiser for 10 years and have been honored to hold the title of "chaplain" for about 7 years.
If you ever visit the Center you will see a wall that honors those children who have not only been saved from abandonment and neglect, but have excelled and earned college degrees! And even if the children do not go on to such educational endeavors, it has been my experience that each and every child who comes to the Lingap Center leaves a changed person. Each experiences love, hope and opportunities to grow in confidence. These are things that will serve them well no matter where they go, in life.
I've attached a photo from my most recent visit, here the children are praying, as they do each night. They pray with hearts grateful for the gift of the Lingap Center, and those who support it. Do know that if you donate, a full 100% of your donation will go to help these children, no portion is used to cover overhead of the foundation.
I have been associated with the Lingap Children's Foundation since 2007, and was named the Chaplain this past year. While I am involved with a number of foreign ministry and outreach, the Lingap Center is priority #1! John Drake's vision and effort to help these children, and the communities they come from is second to none. John's business experience in human resources, was the ideal training for this important work. Is there a greater "human resource" that we need to serve, than orphans?