I was a man to stop and help others when broke down or out of Gas. In parking lots, there were times in cold weather when I would see someone who could not get their vehicle started so I would help and even diagnose the problem with often correcting it; and when asked how much do I owe you? I would say nothing at all because their genuine appreciation was all I needed.
I have through the years picked up many a hitchhiker because I used to be one myself; and when pulling my 5th wheel camper from job to job as a welder/millwright all over America, sometimes I would even give them a place to sleep and a meal.
A person at a gas mart needed help, so I gave him $5 for a meal.
A man who I had greatly helped many times wanted to borrow my two new 40’ aluminum ladders and paint sprayer, so I let him and he never returned anything, but stole them and took them to a pawn shop.
I gave $5000 to a church of the Nazarene building fund.
I bought $300 in groceries for a family in need. Gave a $1000 donation to Midnight Call magazine, $700 for CP research, sponsored a child in India and gave whatever was possible to people in need all through my past during the 1990’s when I had plenty, and those around us now when possible – even though through these past years my wife and I could barely get by; and it’s because when some were blind and without shoes, missing body parts, or the ones they had were crooked, all we could see was they had much less then what we and many others have.
I visited twice a woman with a small hammer and big pile of rocks that she made smaller to bag and sell because that was her living – and she was blind.
Years of giving just anything possible to children with their smiles filled with great joy was always as the best reward anyone could ever receive.
My wife and I donated 5000 pesos to the elementary school where she used to teach for typical needs of any school.
In December of 2011 there were a typhoon and flood waters that destroyed many a bamboo home, and because my wife and I had been helped by a nonchurchgoing stranger in Australia, we gave 5000 pesos to a Christian couple with two daughters. And once I began to work we gave them thousands more — only to never see them at all unless they asked for more.
In my brief 4 months work for http://www.qedrill.com/ : the great income blessed Mylene and me with the means to help others, so when I learned that one of the office women was with no pay because she got an advance to pay her dads hospital and supply medication — I gave her 5000 from my first pay because I only wanted to help. That’s about $100
The welding foreman asked me if he could borrow a 1000 peso, so I gave and said just don’t worry about paying back. One day I felt compelled to give one of the welding employees a 1000 peso just out of kindness, and later that day he said; my only child was without milk, but because of what you did, now she has it. Do you know how good that made me feel?
Where I was working in Timamana Philippines, the company QED had two locations a short walk apart on each side of the road, so in my often short walk between I would meet people only because I am friendly. On one occasion I see this elderly man carrying a log while walking on the other side of the road, so I cross to say hello and noticed he was not only very aged, but had no slippers (flip flops), so I said why nothing on your feet? No peso. So I gave him 100p, then another day a 100, then one more time a 100 while asking him who is the woman way ahead of you? He said my wife, so I gave him a 100 more and said it’s for her. The man said God will bless you.
There was a woman with age and not a full deck while always walking the boulevard on the oceanfront in Surigao, and because she was a beggar, it got to the point where every time I saw her being about once a week, I would give 50-100 peso that would make her so very happy because she could buy something to eat.
During the time of my only good 4 months work through over a decade here in the Philippines, my position was a mechanical supervisor for a drilling corporation; and losing that job will always be as my greatest loss in this life filled with many regrets that in no way just fade away.
Once I posted this link. . .
and then more times asking for any help whatsoever for my wife’s parents saying that even just $20 per month would greatly bless their hard life, and there was never even one word or any care with kindness in any way; and now due to my wife’s physical hardship, we had been living with them for almost 2 years while at the time of this writing back in 2017, not even having any eggs.
And that’s our commanded love for one another?
When I see a man working on a three-wheeled bike selling items while peddling with his arms, the reason is that he has no legs, and it’s those people who I want to help the most because they work so hard, make so little, and ask for nothing.
When one travels into the mountainous areas only to see a family of three children, their tiny hut and their dad gathering roots and rice for food to eat with no mother, all I want to do is take them all out for a meal like they have never before had, buy the kids a gift, give them ice cream, take them to see a movie or just anything they have never before done, but when we can’t even help ourselves, it hurts when we can’t help others.
This link shows some of my efforts through years of hardship with very many difficulties teaching me how to live on faith.
Added are all the years my wife was ill, in pain from Myoma, UTI, congenital heart; therefore really needed better foods, natural juices, fruits, Ensure, vitamins and anything healthy — along with all the times as this day when we had little to no food with zero help from anyone in this world overflowing with loving Christianity when all I had been doing for years is seeking anything at all from my brothers and sisters in Yeshua [Christ] no matter how small it may be — only to receive near absolutely nothing for almost ten years other than times when Yehovah pronounced [Yu Huv Huh] would touch a person’s heart because our simple needs were so great — even though we have always given to others when we had little to give — because we know what its like to have nothing.
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