Allow me to give this space to my Pageant Colleague Jory Rivera to share his recollections of the mission advocacy where he was a part of.
Beauty Queen with a Mission Advocate… Last Saturday, I had the chance to embark on a mission in Lipayran Island, Cebu (an hour boat ride from Bantayan Island). Beauty Queen on a Mission, together with JLKJLU, Project Pearl (Iceland) and ENFiD (Europe), distributed school supplies and hygiene kit to 200 kids in Lipayran Island. With a population of roughly 4,000 and seaweed farming as its main livelihood, the island doesn’t have a potable water source. They either boil rain water or buy it from neighboring islands. Also, the island is not accessible to boats when its low tide making it more difficult to transfer goods for the people of Lipayran. Electricity is also a scarce commodity in the island as they have a scheduled time within the day where they get power.
It was a very memorable day for me. A very fulfilling one. It was a time for me to give back and a way to thank God for all the blessings He has given me. The smiles on the faces of the kids warmed my heart, seeing happiness fill the venue.
I would like to thank Maflor Blanchefleur Ý, Ate Lilja Védís Hólmsdóttir and Ne L Mafor having me as an advocate for a very worthy cause. Thank you also to Dr. Stephanie Sitoymd (Mrs. Globe Philippines 2014) and Cebu’s Designer par excellence Harley Ruedas Hurl Lee River Roi for also taking part on this mission with me. Special shout-out to the JLKJLU volunteers from Leyte, Cebu and CDO for working hard in making this mission possible.
This is just the start…
If you want to know more about the mission, click on the image below. 🙂