YES, Anawim Lay Missions (ALMS) Foundation Inc. which built and sustains the Anawim Home for Abandoned Elderly is now 27 years old.
Our founder, Bro. Bo Sanchez, named the Home from the Hebrew word anawim, meaning the poor ones. Yes, the Home for Abandoned Elderly is for the poor ones. But now, you can call them poor once.
A new Anawim hymn composed by Bro. Willie Aguirre, devote d leader of the Anawim Music Ministry, best describes Anawim and the anawim once, today. The song is in Tagalog, but we took the liberty of translating it in Tagalog for our non-Tagalog readers and viewers.
Ang Tahanan Naming Anawim– Our Anawim Home
Liblib na pook ng kabundukan
Remote place on a mountain
May naitayong isang tahanan
A Home was built.
Tinipon ng Diyos lahat ng may kapansanan
Where God gathered those who are sick.
Mayroon kaming kuwento sa inyo We have a story for you
Tungkol sa munting paraiso
About a little peradise
Ng Maykapal, isang regalo
From the Lord, a gift
Sa pamamagitan ni Bro. Bo Through Bro. Bo
Ang layunin ng lahat na ito
The aim of this Isang kawanggawang makatao
A humane charity Kinukupkop mga lola’t lolo Taking care of the elderly At kapus-palad sa mundo The destitute in the world.
Kay ganda ng pook naming
Bigay ng Maykapal
para sa aming mahihirap
How beautiful is our place
Given by God for us
Called the poor ones
Kahit dukha’y minamahal ng Diyos
Even the destitute is loved by God
Sa hirap laging nakararaos . Always overcoming hardship Pangarap ni Bro. Bo dito ibinuhos.
Bro. Bo’s dream poured into this place
Dahil sa Diyos na Siya’ng may utos.
For the Lord, who commanded it.
Song by Wilfredo B. Aguirre Sr.
Photos: Anawim house and façade by Great Image
Bro. Bo blessed by lola, from Anawim Facebook
Bro. Bo being held by lola, from Light of Jesus Library Lolas action song by Ed L. Santiago
Mountain on the road to Anawim by cus