I had the opportunity to spend some time with the children of Sapak yesterday during their monthly lunch-in. Sapak is a school and home for over 80 children from the poorest of Cebu’s mountain barangays, whose parents often can’t afford to feed or school them. The facility and program is run by the energetic 85 year-old Fr. Non who does wonders for these children. Fr. Non founded Sapak 37 years ago and more than 3,000 children have gone through the program since its beginning. My friends, Dave and Virgie Wommack have setup “Friends-of-Sapak” who hold a monthly lunch-in for the children and also provide other needed resources.
This was my third time to visit Sapak, but it has been over a year since I was last there. I was warmly welcomed back by smiles and hugs from some of the children who remembered me. The lunch-in’s are not just a time to eat, but also a community gathering with games, activities, talking and music. I felt like a child again dancing with the youth and watching them play. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
If you are in Cebu and would like to volunteer or sponsor a lunch-in, contact Dave or Virgie Wommack.
The children were served rice, fried chicken, pancit, juice, ice cream, and other snacks.
My new group of friends. I can’t wait to go back next month to see them again.