Public Servants + Singers + Celebrities + Basketball + Charity = Free Education
This is what you get when you gather these on one night at a basketball court for the free education of La Verdad Christian College. Held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last March 19, 2012, it was supported by several big names in both the political and entertainment world. Of course, this was spearheaded by Bro Eli Soriano and Mr. Public Service Kuya Daniel Razon.
The event started with the SING portion. Luke Mijares’ upbeat performance got the crowd going while Nyoy Volante’s soulful voice slowed things down. Hammilan was also there and sang Faithlly by Journey. UNTV News anchors and Natalia Moon participated as well.
Then after the SING was the much awaited SHOOT portion. Celerities team was coached by veteran actor Philip Salvador while public servants were mentored by PBA legend Philip Cesar. At first, the public servants team took a commanding lead in the first quarter. Slowly but surely the celebrities caught up. In the end, the celebrities defeated the public servants team.
Bro Eli Soriano also participated. During the halftime break, he gave his message and the reason why he and kuya Daniel put up the event. He emphasize the importance of education to the youth.
The night was ended by another performance from an unknown and poor performer, Mr. Jimmy. He is an old performer dreaming to sing in front of the pubic once again. Kuya Daniel gave him that chance and Mr. Jimmy was applauded by the people once again.
It was a fun night especially if you know the reason behind this event. I am excited for the next of project Bro Eli and Kuya Daniel. Dreams are fulfilled not only for the scholars but also for people like Mr. Jimmy. Thanks be to God for the successful event!
More info about the event here in Kuya Daniel’s Fan Blog
One of the first things that Bro Eli Soriano and Bro Daniel Razon tell newly-baptized brethren in Members of the Church of God International is to ask God to teach us how to count the number of days in our lives. It is stated in Psalms 90:12 (KJV)
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Bro Eli taught us that we should know how to count the days we are inside the flock. He shows us the importance of a day inside the Church compared to a thousand days outside. He read to us the verse in Psalms 84:10
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
Today, February 4th of 2012, marks the 2556.75thth day of my wife inside the congregation. I thank God for giving my wife such number of days in His flock. These are the days that my wife has remained firmly with her faith with His help. 2556.75 days in the courts; days that I personally saw and felt the mercy and love of God for my wife.
May God continuously give my wife fruitful days inside the Church. Thank You for the days You have given my wife.
It was like a scene from a movie.
Just this morning, me and my wife witness a thief caught by a police. It was like an action scene from a movie. The police, wearing a civilian clothes, parked his motorcycle behind a bus. The bus was unloading passengers at that time. The police stood behind the bus, patiently waiting for the thief to strike. Then the police pulled out his gun from his jacket then ran and nabbed the thief. The thief was caught in the act. The brave police man pointed his gun to the thief, marking the end of the thief’s evildoing.
At first we got scared because the thief might run to our direction and a gun fight might start. Thank God for taking care of us, as well as the police and other civilians in the area. This is the second time that I saw the same incident (live!). The first was during my college days. I am thankful it did not get worse.
With what had happened, I suddenly recalled what Bro Eli Soriano taught us how a law officer should be. He said that authorities should be a terror or a threat to the evildoers as stated in Rom 13:3 (KJV)
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Good thing that in our times even though there are corrupt officials, there are still those that remain faithful to their sworn duties. I salute you, mister brave police man!
(NOTE: this is not the actual photo. This is a photo of the police forces I took when they joined a marathon for the benefits of Philippine education. See story here.)