Thursday, March 25, 1999 -- The Philippines|
Volunteers Raise Roofs in Spirit of "Bayanihan:" Building Together
The sound of pounding nails was heard across the Philippines Thursday as JCWP volunteers installed the sheet metal roofs on more than 250 houses. The build demonstrates the Filipino tradition of "bayanihan," where communities come together to help each other in times of need.
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"Bridges of Love" Written to Celebrate JCWP 1999
"Let's build bridges of love and stretch out our hands / We can work together to spread love across this land," sang Filipino JCWP supporters on stage and television.
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Heard on the Work Site:
"The long-term success of this week's activities will not be measured in numbers. It will be judged by the individual lives changed, by the restored dignity that these houses provide, by the fact that 250 families had new opportunities to become all that God intended them to be."
-- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
"Jesus said that we are to care for the poor, the orphaned, widows, people in prison, and to welcome strangers into our midst. In this Jimmy Carter Work Project, we are welcoming strangers into their new homes."
-- Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International
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