Stories of Hope, Unity and Transformation

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2020 in Perspective

2020 in Perspective

“What was Your story this year, Lord?” If there’s one thing I learned from crafting personal stories, it’s that there are so many layers. There’s the layer of story that unfolds before the writer’s eyes; and then the layer we don’t see—the one spun inwardly and...

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A Way to Light (Part 1)

A Way to Light (Part 1)

The Story of Leyl Valdez As told to Grace Roscia Estuesta As I listened to my eldest brother’s tape playing the song “World’s Apart” by Jars of Clay in 1995, the seed of intimacy was planted in my heart. Love notes filled the room, and this paved the way for my...

Hope After the Storm (Part 2)

Hope After the Storm (Part 2)

Help kept coming in from friends and from clients abroad. One Voice Magazine and Help International partnered with us and sent monetary support to continue the outreaches. The third wave of community outreach was the most emotional one. We distributed bags of rice in...

Hope After the Storm (Part 1)

Hope After the Storm (Part 1)

I woke up to the sounds of busy streets and happy noises from children playing. I checked my phone with eyes half-open to see what time it was. It was 2:00 p.m., no wonder I felt hungry. A couple of months had passed since Typhoon Odette “Rai” struck Cebu, but the...

The Shy Storyteller

The Shy Storyteller

The Introvert I am an introvert. I don’t like the thought of people looking at me. I feel awkward when I must make eye contact with another person. I get anxious when I’m surrounded by so many people, regardless if they’re familiar or not. I rarely initiate...

Isang Kwento ng Pagtitiwala: Ako at ang Panginoon

Isang Kwento ng Pagtitiwala: Ako at ang Panginoon

Noon, akala ko ang pag-asa ay namamana. Kumbaga, kung nasa maayos na relasyon at estado ang mga magulang mo noong isinilang ka, napakapalad mo. In my younger years, ganyan ang perspective ko, na iyong mga ganitong tao, sila lang ang may karapatang mangarap at...

Higit Pa Sa Kalayaan Sa Rehas Na Bakal

Higit Pa Sa Kalayaan Sa Rehas Na Bakal

Kwento ni Jenel Topia Asilom ayon sa pagkakasalaysay kay Glendell Mae Tupido “Wala ng mas sasakit pa nang masaksihan kong binawian ng buhay ang aking kaisa-isang kapatid na lalaki dahil sa malnutrisyon at dehydration. Napakasakit sa damdamin. Pakiramdam ko, nabigo ako...

Dancing After a Season of Waiting

Dancing After a Season of Waiting

The Story of Jean Almeda as told to Macky Santiago My Love for Dance Dancing is such a beautiful art. With just the right mix of music, motion, and passion, dance becomes an unforgettable experience that can leave you changed forever. So imagine what it’s like being...

A Soldier Saved by Christ

A Soldier Saved by Christ

Testimony of Col. Cesar J. Mejico A Lost Young Man Growing up, I was a typical 19-year-old teenager from Manila. I had no hope, no purpose, and I was lost in life. I drank away my youth, spending time with peers who had a bad influence on me. I believed that as long...

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OV at Singapore