Hi Ma’am Lara! I was not able to wish you today, before leaving for home to Dumangas. Thank you for letting us helps you in Banate. Thank you for another year of happiness and joy, together with you, your family and the whole team. Thank you for another opportunity to teach so many kids. Thank you for allowing us to eat with you and ride with you. Ahaha! I’m so glad that I spent more time with all of you. THANK YOU is not enough to express how blessed we are to have all of you and for all of what you’ve done here in Dumangas and Banate. You all made a huge impact in all our hearts and lives.
Today I was feeling very exhausted and sad, miles and miles away from home. But when I saw the latest pictures you shared, all my tiredness and sorrow vanished. Ms Lara, Thank you for serving the people of my town. The venue in Banate for the English Camp is the school from which I graduated. The school which helped me develop not just my academic knowledge but a value system of goodness and love.
Life in Banate is not easy. It fills me with joy to see the children from all walks of life enjoying themselves. You have given the children something to cherish and remember all their lives. They anticipate your coming, which is a highlight for them.
From the bottom of my heart thank you Gathering Together and team Shanghai for the life changing opportunities you have given to the children. Thank you so much for giving them hope and inspiration to bless others too.
I will make every effort to be at the camp next year the 10th year Gathering Together will be in the Philippines. I want to share the way you have changed my life and given me a hope and a future. Today I am able to work because of the investment you made in my studies. Thank you once again.