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The name Ardythe:good war (Anglo-saxon); flowering field (Hebrew); spiritual prosperity (Swedish); Norwegian goddess.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Dreamer is a Reality

October 14, 2006, Saturday

After weeks of preparation and persisting possible sponsors, it finally happened. Nineteen SAGIP kids from GK Tatalon, 16 of them grade school graduates, were able to experience a different exposure that would make an impact in their upbringing and lives: Joseph the Dreamer.

The call time was 1pm yet there were some changes who were joining and who were not. To regain patience, we came up with different tactics, such as taking a whiff of fresh air or starting a conversation with other people. A quarter before 2, we said a prayer and began our journey. Kids were assigned to respective elders: 4 SFCs and two parents.

The MRT at Quezon Avenue arrived after 20 minutes that we were on the platform. For some, this was their first time. Though crowded, they enjoyed the trip.

When we reached Cinema 4 of SM Megamall, it was just in the nick of time. The musical started. There was no break. They were awed that even us could not speak to them. They were watching and listening very intently on the life of Joseph.

After the show, the children had their photosession with the characters. They also asked for autographs from those who Joseph and Potiphar.

It was past 6pm when they got back. Yet behind their tiredness, their eyes and their stories tell them they did not just enjoy the show. They truly appreciated this gift.

Some things that they learned were:

Always look up to God.
When God closes a window, he opens a door.

At this point, we would like to thank all those who made it possible: SFCs, parents, anonymous OMGEO employees, and Trumpets and Stages people, especially Oliver (who assigned at centerstage tickets at discounted prices) and Gelai.

Photos will be posted when available.


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