Casa Esperanza of Angels is the proposed name for our child care facility here on Negros Island in the Philippines. We still must await approval from the Security Exchange Commission to own this name but, as of now, we believe it is still available and will be granted.
So what is the meaning behind this proposed name?
The Philippines have a rich history from the Spanish, and this is reflected in our name. From Wikipedia:
Spanish colonization began with the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi’s expedition on February 13, 1565 who established the first permanent settlement in Cebu. Much of the archipelago came under Spanish rule, creating the first unified political structure known as the Philippines. Spanish colonial rule saw the introduction of Christianity, the code of law and the oldest modern university in Asia.
What does this name mean? The literal translation is: Home Hope of Angels. Let’s look at the words.
A house is made of bricks and beams …a home is the starting place of love, hopes, and dreams. So Home is where our story starts.
Sometimes Hope is all you have, when you have nothing else…if you have Hope, you have EVERYTHING!
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Man can live about 40 days without food, about 3 days without water, eight minutes without air, but only 1 second without Hope
Angels: The main focus is, of course, the children. Without a doubt, children are precious gifts sent from Heaven! These are the Angels!
Matthew 19:13-15 ESV
Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
No one chooses to be an orphan, to suffer from lack of proper care, to be abused or neglected…so here is where we find our focus, motivation, and mission.
There is a saying: “I learned to give, not because I have much, but because I know how it feels to have NOTHING!”
Generosity is giving freely out of the wealth of who you are and what you possess. You may not always have a surplus of finances to share but you always have “the hope of glory” which is Christ in you. You can generously share your heart, wisdom, talents, kind words or simply your smile. You will never regret living generously! Remember that you always have something to give.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
We are very thankful for those who have already made donations to our Mission. We ask for your continued prayers for our work and the less fortunate children here in the Philippines.
Ronald and Georgia Brown
Tanjay City, Philippines
Casa Esperanza of Angels
PHILIPPINE MISSION INC.
Volume 1/ Issue 10
Newsletter – September 2015