Visiting Jomel

I awoke at 5 a.m. and prepared myself for the exciting and adventurous day that lie ahead. I gather all my things, exited my room, walk out to the beach, turned right then walked along the shoreline to the spot where I was to meet my driver. I was very anxious not knowing how I would connect with him or her. I did not know what the driver would be driving, and they did not know what I looked like. But then, I assume they did know they were picking up man from the U.S. Therefore I would not be Continue Reading →

Working with Compassion to Arrange my Visit with Jomel

Ten years ago, God put it on my heart to help the many children living in poverty. Of course I could not help them all. But, I could help one. For some reason, I don’t really know why, I had an interest in the Philippines. So, I went to the Compassion International website, and looked for a young boy in their system living in the Philippines. I selected Jomel. He was five years old at the time (I was 55), and we shared the same birthday, September 7th. We have been sharing letters, cards, pictures, and gifts, for the last Continue Reading →