Both parties were excited to see each other.
For Janella Mae Cruz, she was so prepared to meet her sponsors that she even asked her teacher that she be excused from class. For such a rare occasion, surely any teacher will be ok with it. With her father, Tatay Isidro, she dressed up in her favorite pink get up and looked forward to August 7, when finally she can personally thank Leo, Nelly, Fonzell and Lyzette Veranga from Milton, Ontario.
On the other hand, the Verangas were looking forward to the day of their meet up with Janella. The date was set and the place was in SM Mall of Asia.
“The feeling of happiness and joy was indescribable”, said Nelly Veranga. The Veranga family also met aside from Janella and Janella’s, Tatay Isidro, included Cherry Borbe of ANCOP Manila and Sis Arlene and Bro Oscar, the Project Implementation Team Coordinators of the ANCOP Village where Janella resides.
The Veranga children felt how blessed they are and would be more appreciative now of the blessings they receive. “Our son Fonzell said he’s amazed on how Janella enjoys simple things; like the meal that we had, what her favorite food is and the things she do everyday”. Nelly adds.
Leo and Nelly are grateful to Pilar Dimaculangan of ANCOP Canada and Cherry Borbe of ANCOP Manila for coordinating. They are thankful as well to the PITs, Arlene and Oscar and to Tatay Isidro for accompanying Janella and sharing a meal with the family.
Nelly ends by thanking the Giver of all Gifts. “Thank you Lord for using ANCOP for this wonderful experience. We’ll forever cherish the moments of our first meet up with Janella. And as we promised to her, we look forward to the next one.”