by APPLE CASUPANAN
What started out as a simple Facebook status became a month-long venue through which God’s love and power was shown.
It was at the end of June 2020, when I saw a post on Facebook by Sis. Teri Lacayanga, sharing about the unfortunate situation of Lung Center medical front-liners. According to the post, Sis. Aira (a CCBCer who works as a nurse), their COVID ward medical team barely had enough food supplies to support them amidst the peak of the COVID-19 patients in their hospital. Despite this, they kept serving the community with the best of their abilities.
Many readers liked the mentioned post. Many sympathized, and among those touched was myself. For me, however, I knew it was not enough to simply click on the hug or like emoji. God was speaking boldly that action needs to be done.
After much prayer, and with a leap of faith, I posted an invitation to different Life Groups, women from CCBC and from outside friends. Although everyone was going through a tough time, I decided to believe and trust that God would touch the hearts of certain people to serve alongside this project.
Indeed, God had proven Himself faithful. In a span of 4 days, all 31 days of July were filled with volunteers both from CCBC and outside to provide lunch and dinner meals for the 20 members of the Lung Center COVID medical teams. Among the women who joyfully embraced this challenge belonged to the Young Moms lifegroup, OFW wives Life Group and Meno Life Community. Among others were Sis. Ana Malana and PJ Atienza.
“Not only did the medical teams experience God’s grace and care for them, but the sponsors themselves felt beyond blessed”
It was a miraculous project to say the least. Not only did the medical teams experience God’s grace and care for them, but the sponsors themselves felt beyond blessed, to witness how possible it was for the Lord to provide and move mightily beyond measure, when we choose to obey and serve wholeheartedly.