"When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the Lord will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them" (IS 41:17).
The Poor Helping The Poor
"Whoever is kind to the poor lends
to the Lord, and he will reward
them for what they have done"
FOR THE INTERIOR FINISHING
OF THE MAIN BUILDING OF
THE LAMB SHALL LEAD INTERNATIONAL CENTER
My Dear Friends,
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain.” (PS 127:1)
We are moving forward in constructing The Lamb Shall Lead International building with full of enthusiasm and hope. We thank God for the graces and blessings received and your generosity is very much appreciated.
Our immediate attention now is focusing on the interior finishing with this appeal for help We are asking you, your family and friends for prayers and to consider an end-of-year charitable gift to achieve our goal of $250,000 for 2020. God cannot be outdone in generosity.
A suggested donation of $250.00 or more, a grant organization you can recommend, an employer matching grant, or any amount you can afford will be a blessing and recognized. However, we will be grateful for whatever your means will allow.
REV. MICHAEL B. SEMANA
This is the current status of the building:
The Lamb Shall Lead International Center, Philippines
Our goals to raise an additional amount of $250,000 for 2020 from the total budget of $1,000,000 for the whole site development. While construction is on-going, we are working on plans for self–sustainability for our operation in the near future.
Since 2016 to date, administrative and operational expense was 16%, pre-construction costs 6% and construction in progress 78%. The year 2018, construction expenditure was $123, 212. Funds were contributed by individuals and corporate groups. Many in this number gave more than one contribution.
We are seeking generous sponsors to complete our bedrooms and conference halls. We also need sponsors for stained glass windows a way to memorialize loved ones.
If any of you have built a residence recently, you know how often the budget is exceeded before the project is off the ground from unexpected sources. We operate within our means and depend on the generosity of our architects, engineers, workers, community members, etc. to give of their services for free or low costs. To complete the project in the estimated time, we ask for your prayers and generous support.
Your kindness is appreciated, recognized and engraved with gratitude.
Aside from cash donations, if you wish you can contribute materials, equipments and tools which you can send door to door.
The delivery address for The Lamb Shall Lead International Center:
Address: Sitio Lantangan, Balogo, Calatrava, Tablas Island, Romblon, Philippines 5507
Please know that you, your family and friends will be blessed and share in the spiritual abundance of helping the poor find dignity in life in His Name.
Now, there are questions asked:
HOW ARE DONORS’ CONTRIBUTION ACKNOWLEDGED?
Contributors will be recognized in our donor roll as the sample shown.
Some have given memorial donations for a loved one.
Their loved ones will also be remembered especially in our daily prayers.
Their names will be written on the memorial walls or on commemorative
memorials or special places such as The Stations Of The Cross,
The Fountain of The Lamb, The Chaplet of The Lamb Garden,
The Cornerstone Of The Lamb Memorial, The Landmarks and
Statue of The Mother of The Lamb, The Lamb Missioners Wall Garden,
and Eucharistic Miracles Display.
ARE GIFTS TO THE PROJECT TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?
Absolutely. The Lamb Shall Lead International is a 501©(3)
non-profit Christian charitable organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law and receipts for income-tax purposes will be provided. Gifts are acknowledged. Financial Statement is available upon request.
WILL CONTRIBUTIONS BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes. All contributions will not be disclosed.
WILL FAMILIES BE ABLE TO MAKE MEMORIAL GIFTS?
Yes, you may designate your gift in honor or in memory of someone. The names memorialized will be inscribed on memorial plaques.
HOW WILL WE KNOW ABOUT THE PROJECT'S PROGRESS?
Through our mail-outs or on our website:
WHAT ARE THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU CAN PARTICIPATE?
1) Organize a presentation in your area. 2) On line: a) networkforgood.com; b) gofundme.com; c) paypal.com; 3) authorize your bank to send payment to The Lamb Shall Lead International on a regular basis; 4) Sign up for ACH bank withdrawal or debit/credit card; 5) Send your personal check to any Lamb Shall Lead International Office. We have offices in Louisiana, Tennessee and Ohio.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Your support will help further in expanding the mission of The Lamb, Jesus.
Sincerely in The Lamb Jesus,
Rev. Michael B. Semana
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PLEASE HELP US PRAY
Merciful Father, send your Holy Spirit, to anoint The Lamb Shall Lead International Center's ministry.
Give them the grace to accomplish your will. May the spirit of sacrificial offering of Jesus,
The Lamb, permeate all they do. Bless the poor with whom they serve as they stand in the gap helping other poor.Open their hearts to be generous with their time and resources, to use their God-given gifts.
Keep them faithful to the covenant love; be persevering in making disciples of The Lamb.
In serving in mission, protect them; from sin and evil, defend them.
May every blessing they receive be passed on for generations to come.
In the name of Jesus, your Son, Mary, Mother Of The Lamb, St. Joseph, all the Angels and Saints, we pray.
“Learn from Me for I am meek and Humble of Heart” (Mt 11:29).
In the words of Pope Francis in his message to the Church on World Mission Sunday, 2016, “all of us are invited to ‘go out’ as missionary disciples, each generously offering our talents, wisdom, resources and experience in order to bring the message of God’s compassion to the entire human family.”
The Lamb Shall Lead International is a missionary association of Christ’s faithful composed of the least of Jesus brethren, the poor, the lay missionaries, the sisters (religious and consecrated) and the clergy. This Center serves as a missionary Center for its work of integral human development and new evangelization. It is a learning Center for spirituality, not only for the members of The Lamb Shall Lead and those who embrace the charism of The Lamb, but for the poor in general. The poor includes the materially and spiritually poor, the least of Jesus’ brethren (Mt 25).
The spirituality is sacrificial offering of life out of agape love and the charism is, together with the Least of Jesus brethren, we lead by standing in the gap in transforming society and making it a Lamb. The poor are not problems, they are part of the solution; the poor have abilities to be missionaries and capacities to be agents of change. The poor at the Lamb Center shall cultivate a culture of generosity, passing on the inheritance of blessings to other poor.
To quote the Plenary Council Of The Philippines: “The ‘Church of the Poor’ will also mean that the Church will not only evangelize the poor, but that the poor in the Church will themselves become evangelizers. Pastors and leaders will learn to be with, work with, and learn from the poor. A ‘Church of the Poor’ will not only render preferential service to the poor but will practice preferential reliance on the poor in the work of evangelization”(Plenary Council Of The Philippines II, 132).
Christian formation, spiritual retreats and devotion to The Lamb of God will be cultivated, alongside with organic-agricultural-livestock farming and livelihood. As members in pilgrimage to the springs of life-giving water, it will be engaged in empowering communities for Catholic evangelism and training for missionary cooperative and savings, for entrepreneurship, farming and fishing among the grassroots, and discipleship development process for children, youth, couples and families.
The Center is a collaborative responsibility of The Lamb Shall Lead International members and US Association members, that spearheads its fund raising, with Ecce Agnus Jesus Inc., administering its construction and managing its programs and activities.
The Lamb Shall Lead International Community responsible are Rev. Michael B. Semana, Chairman of The Lamb Shall Lead International Conference, and Presiding Priest of Ecce Agnus Jesus, Inc., Rev. Msgr. Francisco Monje, President of The Lamb Shall Lead Philippines, Deacon Brian Klause, President of The Lamb Shall Lead USA, Rev. Jose Estolloso Jr., Executive Director of The Lamb Shall Lead International Conference, Mr. Celestino Rosete, Executive Director of Ecce Agnus Jesus Inc., and Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie Fetalino, General Director of The Lamb Shall Lead International Center, with the officers and members of The Lamb Shall Lead International US Conference Council, Ms. Norma Blanchard, Treasurer, Ms. Dolores LeBlanc, Secretary, Mrs. Patricia Klause, Formation, Mrs. Mercedes Bergeron, Public Relation, Interfaith Affairs, Mrs. Cherise Soignet, Communicator, Music. Its Members; Mrs. Benilda Alfonso, Ms. Sandy Leffew, Mrs. Brenda Riche', Ms. Carolyn Sobert, Ms. Brenda Fennewald, Ms. Denise Morrow, Ms. Cecilia Damo, Mrs. Gloria Gomez, Mrs. Camilla Ledet, Dr. Elenita Santos-Mata and Mrs. Marian Byrd.
The Episcopal moderators of the Association are Most Rev. Jose Corazon, Talaoc D.D. of Kalibo, and Most Rev. Oscar A. Solis, D.D. of Salt Lake City.
The Lamb Shall lead International is headquartered in Brgy. Balogo, town of Calatrava, province of Romblon, Philippines.
The Ecce Agnus Jesus, Inc. officers and members are Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie V. Fetalino, Chairman, Rev. Fr. Jevic L. Pendon, Vice-Chairman, Rev. Fr. Michael B. Semaña, President, Atty. Bienvenido A. Salinas, Jr. Mr. Celestino R. Rosete Jr., Executive Director, Ms. Gelyn Relente, Secretary, Ms. Perla Go, Finance Director, Ms. Abigail Q. Acosta, Treasurer, Mrs. Cherryfaith Fortu, Asst. Treasurer, Ms. Angie Lyn B. Salvador, Bookkeeper, Members; Ms. Ma. Delia Candelario, Mrs. Cynthia Grace Mendoza and Ms. Cyned Therese Mendoza, Formation, with Board Members; Mr. Ramon F. Reandelar and Mrs. Gloria Reandelar. Ecce Agnus Pool of consultants are Engr. Berlito Fajel, Jr., Mr. Ronald M. Cartagena, EnP., Ms. Felinor P. Villa, M. Ed SpEd, Ferdinand Giesbert D. Chin, Mr. Virgilio Tuazon, Mr. Ray Anthony Bofill, Dr. Francine Rose A. Bofill, RGC, RP., Ms. Genera N. Desacula and Mr. Milo Fetalino.
The Construction Team led by Rev. Msgr. Nonato Ernie Fetalino, Rev. Fr Michael B. Semana, Rev. Fr. Jevic Pendon and Rev. Fr. Jose Estolloso Jr. with the help of Celestino Rosete Jr., Atty. Bienvenido Salinas Jr. and Perla Go.
The people in charge are Abigail Acosta, Gelyn Relente, Angie Lyn Salvador, Cherryfaith C. Fortu, Charlemagne Fortu, Ramon "Monching" Reandelar and Rosalinda “Baby” Rabino.
The Lamb Shall Lead International Center are Designed and constructed by the help of Architect Leonardo “Ding” Carlos, Site Engineer, Herbert Falcutilla, Mr. Aristotle Tan, Electrician, Mr. Noel “Dodoy” Manoy, Foreman, with the Construction Advisors; Supporting Architect Esteban “Steve” Tapat Jr. Engr. Antonio Alfonso, Engineer, Fr. Kim Shreck and Mr. Wildie Pantoja.
The members of the Intercessory team are Lowelyn Ferranculo, Maria Victoriano Gacu, Digna Mana and Perla Gabinete.
For more information regarding The Lamb Shall Lead International Center association,
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COMMEMORATIVE RECOGNITION IN MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE ON THE FOUNTAIN OF THE LAMB or MISSIONERS' GARDEN
$250 for Each
MONTHLY CONTINUING SUPPORT
$50 or More
With the Center, we will continue to expand our faith communities and lift the poor's provisions toward missionary cooperative endeavors for Integral Human Development.
Your Assistance will help to reach more needy poor, spiritually and materially.
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THE LAMB SHALL LEAD
The Lamb Shall Lead International Center,
Balogo, Calatrava, Romblon, Philippines
12-A Recoletos St.
New Intramuros Village
Old Balara, Quezon City
Tel. (63) 2-282-2314
The Lamb Shall Lead International US
1638 Hancock St., Ste 1 Gretna, LA 70053
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In the Philippines, The Lamb Shall Lead International-Philippines is a non
profit, non-stock corporation registered in the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The Lamb Shall Lead International-U.S. is a 501 C (3) not-for-
profit Christian charitable corporation
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