August 2022 News Update

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Alben – A Mission to be Accomplished.

Here is some brand new inspiring news from Manila!

Alben, along with his younger brother was a long-term resident and student at Mango House. Unfortunately when they were young their father left home and the children had to stay with their elderly grandmother who, unfortunately could neither cope nor afford to bring them up and as children in need they arrived at Mango House. Both were popular and successful students but completely lost touch with any family.

Alben is pictured here with his younger brother at Mango House.


Alben finished his studies and had earned technical qualifications in 2016 when he left Mango House. Alben had also welcomed God into his heart as a result of the Christian spiritual learning and guidance at Mango. With the help and support of Mango staff, Alben was able to track down some family members through social media and Peter Emata, our director in Manila has fond memories of taking Alben to Mindanao to reunite with long lost family.

A successful career opened up for him at a property company that worked with banana plantations. Unfortunately, the business failed in the wake of disruption and damage after an earthquake. This led to a difficult time for Alben, but he quickly found new hope and purpose as part a church congregation that has a similar spiritual ethos to his grounding at Children of the Dump.

After a further year Alben had enrolled on a missionary training course with the church and had travelled into rural areas of The Philippines. The latest news is that he will become an overseas missionary and is currently preparing for his first assignment in Papua New Guinea.

This is just the latest example of the extraordinary success of those children in need that benefit from the support of Children of the Dump. All this has come to pass thanks to the support and commitment of sponsors at Children of the Dump.

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