2018-19AA Bobby Edmilao

AA for Hawkesbury

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Help him reach his fundraising goal: $1,500

Hawkesbury

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will repay him for his deed.

-Proverbs 19:17

I am Bobby Edmilao and I am the Hawkesbury Chapter ANCOP Ambassador for 2018. I joined
Couples for Christ in 2007 and with the help of my lovely wife, Grace, served as Household Head and Kids for Christ Coordinator. We are blessed with four wonderful children who give us enormous joy and pride.

During my student days at University of Santo Tomas, I was a member of Pax Romana a religious student arm dedicated to promoting social justice and Catholic value formation inside and outside of the university.  Through various outreach community services, I witnessed the dire situations of the people in the slum areas of Manila and this made me realize the extent of poverty in our country. My eyes were further opened to the plights of the poor when I was doing rural service as a medical student in Bulacan and Quezon province. I have witnessed how poverty has stripped patients with dignity and hope and made them physically, mentally and spiritually sick. This ignited my passion to help the disadvantaged and since then joined numerous medical surgical missions all over the country and performed free cataract surgeries.

When I moved to Australia in 2005, I was privileged enough to continue this work by being a Paramedic, and now I am helping people with alcohol and drug addiction under the NSW Justice Health program.

I thank the Lord for giving me this opportunity to serve through the ANCOP Ambassador program. And I appeal to your generous hearts to help us raise funds  so together, we can help break the cycle of poverty through provision of good education and values formation to underprivileged children.

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform;
on its foundation, rest the cornerstones of freedom and democracy and sustainable development.”

- Kofi Anan

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2016-17AA Yvette Nielo

AA for Hawkesbury, Sydney

Yvette Nielo

Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound…” 

Never see a need without doing something about it."

- St. Mary McKillop

I’m Yvette Nielo. I work for government of NSW as an Accountant. I’ve been married to my loving husband for more than six years now, we got married on a very special date 10 October 2010. After looking at spreadsheets and balancing numbers on workdays, I unwind by balancing flowers on my free time on weekends. My love for flowers has inspired me to put up my “hobbysness” Endorphin Boosters. I do flower arrangements for friend’s and relatives weddings and birthdays.

Our journey in the Couples for Christ began in 2011 when we first attended the Christian Life Program. Since then, we have experienced first hand the love of God and the fellowship within the community. Through the inspiration of our brothers and sisters, we have felt the spiritual nourishment that helped us grow in our faith.

My husband and I both grew up in poor families. Our parents would struggle to make both ends meet and could barely afford to send us to school. Thanks be to God, through patience, hard work and help from others, I was able to complete my Bachelors Degree in Accountancy and Masters in Business Administration as a full scholar. Both my husband and I went through the same struggles and this is what inspired us to try and give back to those who are now going through the same experiences. If not for our scholarships, we would not have finished school and effectively denied the chance at a better life.

 

As a token of our profound gratitude, we have decided to share in the charitable works of ANCOP in giving scholarships to students from disadvantaged families. We believe that by spreading the word and encouraging others to the cause, we are helping give those deserving students a chance at creating a bright future for themselves and their families.

(Yvette Nielo Amabssador for Hawkesbury Chapter)

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