A local volunteer Bethel Joy Santos shared, “Instead of joining the rest of the team to recuperate on Saturday afternoon after a long week of medical missions and a wonderful morning with the Tiwala scholars, Nathania and Hillary (both part of the GAiN Australian team) accompanied by 2 Tiwala staff and 3 volunteers including myself, commuted to Barangay Victory excited to meet and introduce reusable sanitary pads to the mothers there.
Since these mothers are in fact our beloved beneficiaries of the sewing livelihood program, Nathania was delighted to find them not only genuinely intrigued but also lightning quick to replicate and even improve the pads, “I didn’t have to teach them anything! They are the experts—they should be teaching me!” The informal workshop felt light and familiar, even though a few of us had met only for the first time and did not even speak Filipino and/or their local dialect. This, I feel, tells us a bit of how much God has been working here through GAiN, that those we’ve ministered and continue to be ministering to have gotten more open to receiving and also giving blessings to others. Shortly before the team prayed for these mothers, they seemed really enthusiastic to pass on to others what they had just learned. To God be the glory!”