10.20.13

EARLY CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR THE CHILDREN

Christmas in October 2013

One of our faithful donors, the family of Ed Gomez of California,  gave an early Christmas treat to more than 300 children of the Stella Maris Alternative School (SMAS) and public schools of  Brookside, Bagong Silangan and its vicinities. The Gomez family had the Charlie Chicken of Cubao, Quezon City,  catered to the luncheon given at the premises of SMAS, Brookside.  The children of SMAS, teachers and Sr. Elvie, the FMM nun-in-charge, then gave a welcoming program for the benefit of the Gomez family in thanksgiving for the latter’s generosity.  Everyone had fun in this visit.   Deo Gracias!

(Photos of the occasion to follow)

08.23.13

THE WOODEN BOWL

The Wooden Bowl

I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year
-old grandson.  The old man’s hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered.

The family ate together at the table But the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and
failing sight made eating difficult.  Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor.   When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the mess.  ’We must do something about father,’ said the son.  ‘I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.’

So the husband and wife set a small table in the corner.   There, Grandfather ate alone while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner.    Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl.

 When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone.    Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food.

The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before supper, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor.
   He asked the child sweetly, ‘What are you making?’ Just as sweetly, the boy responded, ‘Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food in when I grow up.’  The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents so that they were speechless.  Then tears started to stream down their cheeks.  Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table.
For the remainder of his days he ate every meal with the family.  And for some reason, neither husband nor wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk spilled, or the tablecloth soiled.

On a positive note, I’ve learned that, no matter what happens, how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles four things:   a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.  You need to be able to throw something back sometimes.

I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you.
   But, if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I’ve learned that every day, you should reach out and touch someone.

People love that human touch — holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.


08.6.13

Prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Dearest Lord,

teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve you as you deserve,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to seek reward,
save that of knowing
that I do your most holy will.
Amen.

 

 

08.6.13

Even a little amount would help!

Edmund Burke, classic political thinker and philosopher (1729-1797), said :

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.’
‘nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.’

Please be a Monthly Angel now !

How can you become a Monthly Angel ?

The amount of donation does not really matter.  We accept any amount that you can send us.  As the saying goes “Beggars are not choosers”  and like St. Francis of Assisi, we are begging for your generosity.   Please be a MONTHLY ANGEL… Maybe $5 or $10 a month, please send us thru your bank as in a  paybill program ….donations are tax deductible if made payable to

 NEW EAST,INC. @ 1300 Ave.64, Pasadena, Ca 91105. 

If you have any questions, please holler.  I am only an email away…..   galbelda@sbcglobal.net

04.14.13

MONTHLY & YEARLY ANGELS of NEW EAST,INC.

To all of you,  MONTHLY  and  YEARLY ANGELS  of  NEW EAST,INC. ,

 we dedicate this poem by Helen Steiner Rice:

THANK GOD  for  FOLKS LIKE YOU

In  this troubled world

it’s refreshing to find

 

Someone who still has

the time to be kind,

 

Someone  who still has

the faith to believe

 

That the more you give

the more you receive,

 

Someone who’s ready

by thought, word or deed

 

To reach out a hand

in the hour of need.

 

OUR MONTHLY/YEARLY ANGELS 

(As of  April 12, 2013, in alphabetical order)

A&G  Partners

Paraluman Abano

Luminario & Nena Alano

Macelle   Albelda

Marigrace  Albelda

R & G  Albelda

Victorina  Albelda

Anonymous – a kind heart

Ruby  Barcega

Eufrocina  Basa

Carl & Perla  Boudreaux

Julieta  Cagalawan

Elmer & Lapurisima  Chang

Daniel & Rosa Ciciora

Mary  Cristal

Filomena  Faner

Wilhelmina  Faner

Estelita  Glenn

Joshua & Ma. Katrina Greear

HS69 Stellans

Judy  Hwang

Stacey  Jarasa

Frank & Grace  Lesaca

Roderick & Raquel  Lucido

Efren & Virginia  Manimbo

Michael  &  Mayflor  Marfori

Gerald & Rosario  McMahon

Patricia Mejia

Mario  Pacheco

Stephanie Pacheco

Norman & Asuncion  Quinto

Cora Coral Reyes

Normandy &  Rosana  Romasanta

Gerardo & Maria  Sabino

Eric & Julie  Sanchez

James & Josephine  Sharratt

Augusto  & Margarita  Tayag

Vergara Jr., Gonzalo & Emma

 

Please continue your faith journey with us.  Thanks and may God bless you a hundredfold !

 

 

 

02.13.13

Let us give hope ! Be a Monthly Angel !

Without the sense that the future has positive possibilities, the present would be dismal indeed

for our poor  brothers and sisters.

                       Hope is a necessary condition for life itself.

 Let us continue to give hope the least ways we can do;  that is,  pray for their progress and financially support the missionaries who maintain viable self-help programs for the poorest of the poor. 

Edmund Burke, classic political thinker and philosopher (1729-1797), said : 

‘the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.’
‘nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.’ 

Please be a    Monthly Angel   now   !

02.9.13

We need MONTHLY ANGELS ! Why?

 

SA PAGWAWALIS, WALANG SILBI ANG ISANG TINTING…. PERO KUNG MARAMING TINTING ANG NAKABIGKIS,  NAKAKAWALIS… (by New East,Inc.)

01.30.13

Sharing an email with you :

A Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day!

Gotta love this Judge!

You must read this……
A proper decision by the courts…
for a change.

A FLORIDA COURT SETS
ATHEIST HOLY DAY

In Florida , an atheist created a case against Easter and Passover Holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians and Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring, “Case dismissed!”

The lawyer immediately stood and objecting to the ruling saying,
“Your honor, How can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others.
The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah, yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays…”

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, “But you do. Your client, counselor, is woefully ignorant.”
The lawyer said,” Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists.”
The judge said, “The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day. Psalm 14:1 states, ‘The fool says in his heart, there is no God.’ Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that, if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore,
April 1st is his day.

Court is adjourned…”

You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!

01.17.13

MOTHER THERESA says:

01.9.13

“HOPE IS THE BELIEF THAT A BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE.”