Year 29: And Then There Is Light

YOU are looking at a couple of cottages of our Anawim Home for Abandoned Elderly. At left, 29 years ago. At right, nowadays.

We started in the early 1990s. Some members of the Light of Jesus Family wanted to serve the Lord and become missionaries, even ready to give up their lucrative jobs.

God was more than ready to grant their wish, providing them a mission field on a five-hectare land located at Sitio Tañag, Barangay San Isidro, Montalban, Rizal… And by Divine Grace, Bro.Bo Sanchez, founder of the Light of Jesus, was led to put up a haven for abandoned elderly, which he called Anawim– after the Hebrew word which means God’s poor.

In December 1994, Anawim Lay Missions was born, putting up our Anawim Home for Abandoned Elderly.

Yes, we started in a dark forest– now as bright as the smiles of our lolos and lolas.

We Are the Light

Fast forward to June 19, 2024. On this day, we celebrated the 29th Founding Anniversary of Anawim Home for Abandoned Elderly centering on the theme Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Liwanag na Mula Kay Kristo — You, I, We are the Light Emanating from Christ.

Here, we share first part of our photo story…


presided by Fr. Joseph Pumihic (left) with co-celebrant Fr. Benoit Bambili

At the frontline, from left: Sis. Reng Morelos and husband Hermie Morelos, president, Anawim Lay

Missions and head, LOJ Mercy Ministries; Bro. Bo Sanchez.

Behind them, Sis. Marowe Sanchez, and her mom, Sis. Linda Lopez.

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This story was first published in the Feast Family Online News Magazine.

Published by THE FEAST MERCY MINSTRY (June 23, 2024)