OUR FOUNDER

This site is dedicated to the most humane work of Ms Louise Lynip who founded the children's home and until the 4th July 2006 at the age of 94 continued to participate in it's management. The home cares for orphaned and abandoned children and offers love, security and
an opportunity to be brought up in a christian environment.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

THE BAE LABI VISITS BETHANY

TheBae Labi with Hans Brandies and myself inspecting the Rubber Tree seedlings
The Bae Labi is presented with her Honorary Award by Rose Longcob


The Bae Labi with one of the children at Bethany

The Bae Labi Sonita Manlin Mande-Ryde paid a surprise visit to Bethany on the afternoon of Wednesday 21st January along with Hans Brandies a German National and renowned authority on Lumad Folk Music in the Philippines. The purpose of her visit was to review the progress being made with regards to the Rubber Tree Plantation Project.
On her arrival at Bethany the Bae Labi was welcomed by Greg and Rose Longcob who after completing the introductions proceeded with the Bae Labi to inspect the rubber tree plantation. The Bae Labi who was the first to make a donation towards the project was very pleased to see the seedlings already planted and as a consequence of the unusual amount of rainfall looking very green and fresh.
The Bae Labi said she hoped that Bethany would realize its goal and become self sufficient in funding as a result of such projects and she urged those who could afford to do so to donate towards completing the planting of the fifteen (15) hectare project. So far through the generosity of our supporters we have raised funding for planting five (5) hectares.


Following on from her visit to the plantation the Bae Labi was given refreshments and further enlightened of the background and history of Bethany by Greg and Rose Longcob.
Before visiting the infant’s cottage the Bae Labi was conferred with the title of Honorary Board Member of the Bethany Board in recognition for both her generosity and support for not only the Rubber Tree Plantation Project but her pledge to wave the flag and enlighten those who may wish to help Bethany whilst on her travels around the world.
Like any visitor to Bethany the Bae Labi was overcome when visiting the infant’s cottage and was greeted by the Staff and little Zaid who immediately touched a soft spot with her. The Bae Labi was reluctant to leave the children behind but was so pleased to know that they are in the care of safe and loving hands. Before finally leaving Bethany the Bae Labi thanked the Bethany Staff for allowing her to visit at such short notice and promised to return when her very demanding schedule makes it possible to do so.

As a footnote: The Bae Labi is a personal and very dear friend of both my wife Marilou and I and we are very grateful that she took the time out to visit Bethany at our request as we know when back in the Philippines from her home in the UK she is extremely busy with her charitable work for the indigenous people of Mindanao.
By coincidence Hans Brandies was visiting the Philippines discussing the publishing of his new book with potential publishers and decided to join the Bae Labi on her visit to Bethany after both had attended a meeting at Mindanao State University, Marawi City the previous day. I had corresponded with Hans on several occasions through our common membership of http://www.taboan.net/ a very informative website covering Mindanao.

3 comments:

Cami said...

Hello Jim. I tripped over your blog site trying to find the address to Bethany. My name is Camille and I was adopted from Bethany in 1976. I learned just recently Mum Lynip had passed away. What an amazing lady! I was so grateful to fine your blog! I was very close to Mum... Close enough to fine myself in her bed almost every night. She also had to stay 2 weeks with me in the states before I would let her go back to Bethany. I don't know if anyone would remember me.. I think so but they called me Kim and I lived in cottage 1 with Mum and the twins. I don't remember very much. The last time I saw Mum was on my 26 Birthday.. when she met my fist daughter who was 3 at the time. She said my daughter reminded her of me... boy was she ever right!
Thank you for sharing this site.

~Camille

Anonymous said...

Hi to all..
I was so happy having found your site.,it makes me happy too that one of my college sponsor BAE SONIT MANDE RYDE visit your school and im so proud of it..because shes so good.,and in fact she xtend his gretful into your school fopundation..be proud..thnx agen and more power..

grace of davao sur.

Anonymous said...

Hi to all..
I was so happy having found your site.,it makes me happy too that one of my college sponsor BAE SONIT MANDE RYDE visit your school and im so proud of it..because shes so good.,and in fact she xtend his gretful into your school fopundation..be proud..thnx agen and more power..

grace of davao sur.