Mission 5000 is an outreach program that came from the verse Matthew 14:13-21 that through the willingness of a young boy to share His blessing has led to feed 5000 people. This program encourages our youth to share their blessing through a feeding program for the less fortunate kids in the Philippines, and through this they become instruments of Christ’s love and mercy. Our goal is to feed 5000 kids in a year through the generous contributions of our youth, whether giving their own money or giving up their time soliciting from other people to buy food, which is brought out to the slum areas of the city to be given out to starving street kids and at the same time sharing God’s promise of hope.

 

 

 

Mission 5000:  Typhoon Ulysses (Part 2)

By: Bro Ino Angeles (New Generation Ministry)

 

On the 30th of November, 2020, we went to San Mateo, Rizal to distribute gifts to the less fortunate ones who were joyous to receive the help and encouragement we extended. The day itself ended so fast as anticipated, but we had fun.  We were happy seeing those faces lit up as they received their gifts.   We realized that everyone had gone through pains and worries; however, on our end we had a lot to be thankful for.

 

The faces of these people and the emotions I witnessed were a mix of both hope and sadness. Indeed, they needed our help, especially these days when everything had gone wrong in the blink of an eye. But to have that hope and the grit to keep going despite what happened to them was something I would always remember.

 

Everyone in the TLF team coming from different background and ministries was anxious but determined to help; even the community’s Elders were there. It was truly a show of unity & kindness: a manifestation of hope to those who desperately needed assistance.  It was God’s work at hand. All in all, I feel that “Mission 5K” deserves its name.

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MISSION 5000 : ULYSSES

November 21, 2020

 

WE LEFT HOPE…

By Bea Baclig (New Generation Ministry)

 

         On Friday morning,  Nov 20, 2020, one week after Typhoon Ulysses devastated many parts of Metro Manila, and submerged almost all of Luzon, members  of the Lord’s Flock Catholic Charismatic Community quickly gathered together to activate the Mission 5000 task force. Our Elders, as always, were immediately in touch with the Catholic hierarchy’s relief agency, Caritas Manila. But aside from this, Sis Techie mobilized the New Generation Mission 5000 task force to spearhead a relief-giving mission to those who were greatly affected by the widespread flooding and destruction in San Mateo, Rizal. This was where flood waters rose to the roof tops of poor people’s houses. In  Matthew 25: 31-46, Jesus urges us, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink . . . Amen, I say to you, whatever you did to the least brothers of mine, you did for me.” 

 

         Led by Bro Allan Almendrala, Head Servant of SERVE Ministry, his stewards and the New Gen task force traveled to San Mateo, on the outskirts of the town near a quarrying site. They saw the children with their parents struggling to rebuild their make-shift homes. These people stayed on top of their roofs during the peak of the floods, which reached 15 feet high. The miserable conditions stirred compassion in their hearts, imagining how the people survived the night on the roof with the swirling flood waters around them. It was a scary and traumatic experience most especially for the children.

 

         The families were then asked to line up and observe social distancing as their ticket stubs were called one by one. Only one member of the family was asked to receive their food package. An orderly distribution of the relief goods was done by passing each pack from the vehicle to one another until it was handed over to a recipient.

 

          As the group  was giving out the donations to the people, they were teary-eyed as they saw the joy in the eyes of the recipients as they accepted the goods. A very spontaneous “Maraming Salamat po!” and “God bless you!” were spoken from their hearts.  One tearful Lola accepted the gift pack with unspeakable joy, undaunted by the heat that they endured while waiting in the line.

 

         The experience itself was heart-warming. The New Gen witnessed first-hand the fruit of the community’s compassion as the group gave each donation to the typhoon victims. While everyone was practicing social distancing, the experience itself drew them closer to the less fortunate brothers and sisters, through the mercy and love that flowed from Jesus through them, and  to the victims of the calamity.

 

         The Mission 5000 task force left the place with the hope, that with this brief encounter, the victims experienced and understood what God’s love, mercy, and compassion meant.

 

        

 

       

 

        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

DZMM Teleradyo Airs Mission Feeding 5000

 

The vision of Bro. Erin Rodriguez Flores, grandson of Sis. Techie Rodriguez, Elder & Founder of The Lord’s Flock, was for the youths to go on a mission of feeding 5000. This was deeply inspired by the lad in the Gospel of Luke who gave his own bread which the Lord used to feed 5000.  As a result, the various ministries of the Lord’s Flock Pastoral, Fields, and Sheepfold, New Generation, and Good Samaritan ministries excitedly gathered on April 1, 2017 to distribute Jollibee Hamburgers and C2 drinks/sodas and Red Ribbon Ensaymada.

 

Thirty  six  (36) Pastoral members  fed street children in Malabon, Caloocan, Baesa, Balintawak, Rizal Ave., Edsa, Balintawak, Del Monte, and  Frisco; twenty one (21)  Fields  members distributed lunch packs to   street kids in Manila and Pasay; thirty five (35)  Sheepfold participants  provided  food packs  to  street children in Aurora, Araneta, Quezon Ave., Timog, East Ave., Munoz, Del Monte, Mindanao Ave.;  and twenty five (25) New Generation members  fed street children in Quezon Ave., Timog, Scout Tobias, Scout Chuatoco, Roces Ave.  Moreover, Good Samaritan Ministry who accompanied these members were also present in the food distribution.

 

While they went to their designated areas, they saw reality at its worst – homeless children were scattered on the   streets on and under bridges and highways amidst a variety of underprivileged neighborhood.  What was striking was a make shift home from an old tricycle below a highway  on Aurora Blvd, Quezon City  which housed   4 young famished kids clad in worn out shirts. These children were so happy when they received their share of food.  The smiles on their faces made that day.

 

Another memorable scenario was a little girl sitting in an old cart with a dusty pile of ripped clothes. She was quietly watching her parents scavenge for anything that could be useful for them. Some Lord’s flock members approached and gave her the food bag which she hugged like a toy teddy bear.  In return, her parents repeatedly articulated words of gratitude.

 

Let us be reminded what Jesus exhorted in John 15:12, “Love each other as I have loved you.” Thus, extending  a helping hand to those in need is one way of sharing God’s love.  Indeed, Mission 5000 made the Lord’s Flock members realize that a small act of love can make someone more than happy, enough to hold onto hope. The 50 pesos members’ donation per child went a long way as one thousand two hundred sixty one (1,261) food packs were handed out. And that the Lord’s Flock, as a community of Christians, should always see everyone as what God does, and this is done with unconditional love.

 

Lastly, this missionary project was aired over DZMM teleradyo on April 2, 2017 {Sunday) at 8:30 am.