Fe and her son Janjan are just few of the people who are fighting life’s trials to survive. Fe is suffering from diabetes that has left her partially blind. She needs to go to the hospital twice a month to have her illness checked but she rarely goes because they don’t have enough money for it. Fe used to be an on-call masseuse but because she found it increasingly difficult to go to clients’ home, she had to stop.
She needs her son to help her. Thus, Janjan has to miss out on some school activities. He needs to help his mother eke out a living so they can pay for school fees; they do, however, have some friends and supporters who help put him through school. He’s an incoming Grade 10 student in one of the public schools in Brooke’s Point, Palawan.
Fe and Janjan have been listening to TWR Philippines’ programs for over five years now. Through Mumunting Kutitap, Absolutely 24/7 and Ilaw ng Pag-asa, grace abounds and hope flows into their souls. At some point, the feeling of emptiness became the base of their daily walk with life; but they hold on to God’s promises.
Here’s one of Janjan’s text messages:
“Good evening, Tita. Magandang buhay.* We’re here at an uncle’s farm to help him with the chores. I’m now gathering firewood so Mama and I can get free dinner. Tita, ours is such a lonely life, but we do not lose hope; we hold tight to God. Please pray for us always, Tita. May the heavens open and pour out on us blessings for a simple life. I go with Mama wherever she goes; I can’t leave her because I’m her eyes. We love you. God bless you.”
It may seem like they only have each other, but they are not. Fe and Janjan have many friends praying for them, and that includes us at TWR Philippines. Prayers make a difference in their lives; thus, “grace comes in the midst of their needs.”
If you are touched by Fe and Janjan’s life story and would like to make a difference in their lives, or in the lives of many other listeners like them, you can contact TWR Philippines at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can text or call 0949-750-6802.
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