“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” -Abraham Lincoln
When I visited Pandan Island in Mindoro last year, I was fascinated by its beauty. As a beach lover, I have collection of ‘sands’ from various seashores and beaches all over the country.
But going there was not easy. From Laguna, you have to take a bus going to Batangas Pier, ride a ship going to Occidental Mindoro for more than 2 hours. Here, in this area, you can see some lighthouses. The structures are varied in size, shape and color, but each has a unique charm and beauty. Pictures of the lighthouses are featured in books and calendars, and some people collect replicas and other lighthouse items.
But lighthouses were not built just to be admired; they were built to hold lights that guide sailors to safety. A lighthouse is most useful and appreciated when, in the darkness of the night, only its light can be seen – not the structure itself.
Let’s admit it. Our world is in complete darkness. You can see and hear it in the news. Wars, famines, murder, killing, recession, corruption, greed, lust, selfishness, love for power…If only we could share a little light, this world can be a better place.
My RUN for A CAUSE can shed some light to those ‘special children’ and I’m glad for some supports coming from unexpected places.
‘Pinay from Boston’ and ‘Anonymous’ sent $50 and UK30 respectively via Western Union and their donations will be given right after my RUN FOR A CAUSE on April 5, 2010 to the ‘CHOSEN CHILDREN FOUNDATION.’
These two people along with the others who pledge certain amount for this worthy cause will shine brightly in the sight of those ‘children.’
Indeed, this little light of mine can be insignificant in this dying world full of darkness, but if we can unite them together, we can ablaze and put the world on fire.
Arise and Shine, in words and in deeds!
Tomorrow, we will bike all the way from Laguna to Magallanes Cavite, the twilight zone of that area.
God be Praised!
2/24/2010 Donors Update HOLY RUN on HOLY WEEK 250 Kms RUN For the Chosen Children From Luneta to Baguio City…
Dante Oliver P50
Robert Cruz P50
Let Guieb P50
Erick Guieb P50
Amazing Grace P35
Conrad Aquino –
Abet son P50
Juvy Pagtalunan –
Jinoe and Quennie Gavan –
code name:Matthew P5 per km for every km that I can run
code name: Pinay from Boston $50 (sent already)
Billy and Mai San Juan P1,000
Danny Almendrala –
‘Anonymous’ UK30 (sent already)
You can deposit your donations on my BDO Savings Account no. 598-002-7964, Fernando de Lara, on or before March 25, 2010. After doing so, send me a notification via sms to this number 0928-5548057. That ‘foundation’ monitors this activity via this blog and my facebook account, so you can have the assurance that your money will be given to them.
God be Praised!