The Fourteenth Orphan

@eileenleyva (10984)
Philippines
November 2, 2013 1:59pm CST
Amongst the fourteen orphans that I visit every Friday, the oldest never joined the rosary prayers, nor the catechism that follows. Yesterday though, I was surprised that right after the children and I made the sign of the cross, she came out of the house and knelt with us in the praying place. I thought then that perhaps she would leave after the prayers, but again I was surprised that she held the three littlest ones on the bench seat, and listened to me the whole hour I narrated the story of Noah and his Ark, and the marvelous Arc of the Covenant. Gave the girls Cream'O, and she came near me to say Thank You. Gave her a smile in return. I was happy. But then, as I made my way out, Trisha (a younger girl) whispered, I know Creamy'O is good but I like the egg and cheese sandwich better. I am boiling a dozen eggs right now.
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@hotnicey (27)
• Ghana
2 Nov 13
Keep up the good work for the LORD. I really desire to help and sponsor orphans to school.
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@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
11 Nov 13
I will. You, too.
@narsha (466)
5 Nov 13
What's the Cream'O?
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
11 Nov 13
Cream filled cookies.
• Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina
4 Nov 13
love your work
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
11 Nov 13
Thank you.
• Shanghai, China
3 Nov 13
Every Friday...you're full of love. Thank you
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
11 Nov 13
I miss the children the moment I leave their home. They are so beautiful, trusting, loving, spontaneous, candid, and they say thanks sincerely for any little thing you give them, as if the tumblers I passed on to them are the nicest things they ever received. Yesterday, I attended the 9 am Mass, and I was surprised two little lassies sat beside me, and then I discovered the two were Kim and Rose, in lovely hand-me-down dresses. Now I get to see them Sundays, too. :)
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• Moradabad, India
3 Nov 13
It is morning when inner eye opens. Thanks.
@eileenleyva (10984)
• Philippines
11 Nov 13
:)
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