AMiCUS Alumni Association exhibits act of kindness in Mati
May 27, 2019 • in News & Events
More than 250 kindergarten and grade school students from Licop Integrated School received free school supplies during the gift-giving initiative of the MAS-AMiCUS Alumni Association of Davao Oriental (MAAADO) on Sunday, May 26 at Brgy. Licop, Mati City, Davao Oriental.
The initiative was spearheaded by Mrs. Candy J. Martinez, former MAS-AMiCUS president of Davao Oriental Chapter and now president of MAAADO. Her enthusiasm and courage made the event materialized. “The ministry we had during our college days were just only the beginning, we want to continue this ministry in gratitude to the Lord who helped us in our endeavors”, Matinez said.
In an interview with her, Martinez recalls how the association was organized 8 months ago and how they came up with this idea, the gift giving, as part of the outreach program of the MAAADO. At first, she was hesitant that the event shall push through due to personal commitments. However, with constant prayer, many has signified through call and texts just the day before the event took place, extended their hands, donated some amount of school supplies. “God really works in mysterious ways if you have faith in Him,” she confessed.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Ronilyn U. Luchavez, the principal of Licop Integrated School welcomed the MAAADO with joy and thankfulness in her heart. “Our school has always been a recipient of such initiative and this year we are truly blessed again because the Seventh-day Adventists have seen the needs of our students and for that reason, I would like to thank all of you,” Luchavez stated. Indeed, she was overwhelmed by the presence of the MAS-AMiCUS Alumni and Seventh-day Adventist members for choosing the Licop Integrated School as a beneficiary of the gift-giving initiative.
Aside from giving of school supplies, the MAAADO also conducted health lectures to parents through PR. Vicente Hulguin, the district pastor of Kapaglaum District and the station manager of DXMH 94.3 Hope Radio in Mati City. MAAADO also had feeding program to all students in attendance and free haircut for the boys. Students seemed so excited to use their new school supplies for the opening of classes. Parents were thankful and happy because their budget for buying school supplies had been lessened as the school sets to open for another school year.
At the end, Martinez had nothing to say, but to express her heartfelt gratitude to those who extended their hands to make this event possible. She also encouraged other members to continually support the cause of the organization, “I am calling all MAS-AMiCUS Alumni, not only in the Davao Oriental but also to other Alumni outside Davao Oriental, especially those who have secured regular jobs, to continually support the ministry of the MAS-AMiCUS Alumni,” she announced. (Vecente Macalua)