Hey Moms and Dads out there! Our favorite season especially for the moms is here (**insert my excited face here**) ! yay for summer! that means, longer sleeping hours for us AND more fun activities for the kids! I know a lot of parents are looking for summer activities their kids can do that will not only take away their boredom from staying home that long but at the same time further enrich them as young individuals. How about a week-long activity that would direct them towards a Godly path? Sounds good to me!
If you are a parent of a 4-12 year old kid(s) I am inviting you or should I say highly recommending to you let your kids enjoy a DVBS (Daily Vacation Bible School) activity this summer. The church where my family go to worship is holding a DVBS this year and is themed “NxtGen Summer Fun 2015 – Breaking Free“. It’s going to be a week full of fun (arts, games, bible stories, and enrichment through a small group discussion) and learning.
Before I go further, let me share this video I made (2013 DVBS – Studio Go) where me and my eldest son were volunteers and my youngest as among the 130 kids who joined the fun. This video pretty much sums it all up so I suggest you watch it til the end :).
The kids – first day of DVBS 2013
So if you are interested to let your kids join this year’s DVBS – Breaking Free activity, please see details below:
When: April 20-25, 2015 (Mon-Fri) 8:30-11:30 AM Where: CCF-CDO @ Papa Juanito Square (fronting Mallberry Suites car entrance AND beside Red Tail Restaurant) How Much: 500 pesos only per child (includes T-shirt, art materials, and snacks for the whole week). There’s an early bird discount of 100 up until Resurrection Sunday (Easter Sunday).
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help in registering your kids, I’d be glad to help! Actually I will be serving again so I really really hope to see your kids on April 20-25! God bless you awesome Moms and Dads!
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Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. – Proverbs 3:27
I am blessed to be a part of one blogging organization who does not only aim to uphold our city in the world wide web but also gives emphasis on social responsibilities. Last December (yes! this is a long overdue post), CDOBloggers, Inc. ones again went to the City’s farthest baranggay (Besigan) to hold a Christmas Outreach to the pupils of Cadayonan Elementary School. This is the organization’s second time to visit the place and we are glad to see that the school has improved a lot since our last visit. From 2 almost make-shift classrooms, now to 2 buildings of 2 classrooms each plus comfort rooms at the back. I am personally so happy to see the newly constructed classrooms as it means the children will remain dry and can continue with their classes even when it’s pouring outside (which normally happens almost everyday in Cadayonan-Besigan).
I would like to share some of the photos taken during our visit.
This outreach is also extra special to me because my eldest son decided to go with the group to help us with the outreach program. This trip made him appreciate more the things that he have.
Mike, Irene, Ruby, Jenjacqs, Germz, Edu, Me, Micah and NJ braved the stiff and super rough road going to Cadayonan Elementary School in the spirit of giving. Made ourselves comfortable at the back of this truck (not really the cleanest so we had to settle sitting on a used tarpaulin and empty boxes of cartoons and braced ourselves for the 2 and a half hour rough ride to make it in one piece) Thank you to the CDO City Engineers office for the ride.
My youngest loves leche flan but I personally got bored having it plain. I was also craving for Puto, a steamed rice cake in Philippine cuisine so I decided to play a little with both recipes and try this Puto Flan (rice cake with leche flan at the bottom) I saw featured on TV a while back.
Here’s the finished product and I must say, not bad for first timer! My boys loved it :). Check out the recipe below.
5 egg yolks
1 cup condensed milk
1 tbsp. Lemon juice or kalamansi juice
5 egg whites
1/4 cup evaporated milk
2 cups All Purpose flour or Cake Flour
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 cup water
How To Prepare:
In a bowl, mix eggyolks, condensed milk and lemon juice extract.
Stir in a circular motion until blended.
Grease moulds with a melted butter then pour the mixture.
Steam on low heat for about 10 minutes
Remove from the steamer and let cool
Steamed Rice Cake/Puto
In a bowl, combine egg white, evaporated milk and sugar.
Blend until mixture is smooth.
In a separate bowl combine cake flour, baking powder and salt.
Keep stirring until completely combined.
Pour the egg mixture
Mix all the ingredients until smooth, add water and continue to mix and ensure no lumps on the batter
Scoop mixture, and pour over flan filling nearly to the top.
Steam on low heat for another 10 minutes.
Remove from steamer, let cool and serve.
Using my moulder, I was able to make 18 pieces of puto flan.
I was reminded last night while I was reading my bible. Jesus Christ came to the world to save all the wretched and sinners. So if you have done something terribly bad and shameful..don’t think for a second that God hates you because He does not and never will. Turn to God instead because He forgives and Jesus heals. #GodIsGood