DOST NCR: BRINGING HOPE TO THE POOR AND THE MARGINALIZED: Thank God, in the name of Jesus, there are still government agencies which, though working very silently, really provide help and assistance to empower the poor and the marginalized in times of economic or other crisis, by showing them how to earn honestly and comfortably even without much capital or heavy investment.
One of these is the Department of Science and Techonology (DOST), especially its National Capital Regional office led by Director Dr. Teresita C. Fortuna. Even without fanfare and media attention, Dr. Fortuna and her officers are making sure that interested Metro Manila residents who have no steady jobs can have a way to earn a living.
Last Saturday, November 21, 2009, Dr. Fortuna sent two of her trusted technicians who are experts on liquid-soap making to the studios of BATAS INTERNET RADIO in Teachers Vilage, Diliman, Quezon City and, before an overflow crowd of about 100 or so individuals, demonstrated how easy it is to produce liquid soap which can be personally used, or sold to third parties.
Elvin B. Almazar and Romelen Tresvalles mesmerized those who came to see me last Saturday with the fact that in just about a few minutes, they were able to be productive and be satisfied that there is hope for them as they could do something to fight off poverty and despondency.
EVERY MOMENT, THANK GOD: This is the final installment of the article about Rick Warren, successful author of the phenomenal book “Purpose Driven Life” but whose wife, Kay, is afflicted by cancer:
“We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity? Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism?
“Or am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)? When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better.
“God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do. That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.
“Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Difficult moments, SEEK GOD. Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. Painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD…”
FRANCHISING BUSINESS AVAILABLE IN RP: Here is an Internet item on what franchising business involves, coming from Gerry Pira from the Yahoo egroup “pinoybiznet”: “When you buy a franchise, you often can sell goods and services that have instant name recognition, and get training and support that can help you succeed.
“Franchise opportunities available for the Philippines and other Countries include the following: Accessories Retail Franchises; Advertising; Bakeshop; Balloons and Parties; Beverage; Carwash; Cellular Phone; Coffeeshop.
“Computer Store; Consulting; Drug Store; Education; Engraving; Entertainment; Fitness; Food---Asian, Chicken, Chinese, Filipino, Pizza Pasta; Japanese; Mexican, Western; Gasoline Station; Hair Salon; Health Related; Ink Refilling; Internet; Laundry Memorial Park.
“Nail Salon; Pawn Shop; Personal Care; Printing; Retail Franchises; RTW Clothing; Spa; Skin Care; Supermarket and Convenient Stores. If you wish to know more about any of these franchise oppportunities, please send name, location, and contact info.
PRESENTATION OF THE CHILD JESUS AT THE TEMPLE: The fourth Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary, as prayed by devout Roman Catholic Christians worldwide, pertains to the presentation of the Child Jesus at the Temple, a story that is found in Luke 2:21 to 40 of the Bible.
At first glance, the account of how Jesus was presented at the Temple seemed to indicate concern merely for the completion of the then existing purification process for males as mandated by the law of Moses.
When one looks closer, however, it becomes apparent that this story of the presentation is actually another Biblical confirmation about who Jesus really is and what He is destined to do.
Thus, we can see two individuals, one man (the righteous and devout Simeon) and one woman (the prophetess Anna, then 84 years of age), prophesying about Jesus as Someone who will cause the rise and fall of many in Israel, and as Someone who will redeem God’s people.
Simeon in particular confirmed that he had received a revelation that he would not die unless he had already seen the Lord’s Christ. When Simeon saw Jesus, the Holy Spirit came over him, and he said he was ready to die in peace, since he already saw the Lord.
Anna on the other hand who was widowed after being married for only seven years, spent the rest of her life, until she was 84 years old, worshipping, fasting and praying at the temple. When she saw Jesus, she spoke about Him to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
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