01 August 2011

UNIFIL Celebration

Hello Friends!

Yesterday I attended the 26th anniversary celebration of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-HK) organization. (http://www.unifil.org.hk) One of the streets in downtown Hong Kong was blocked off, and the day was full of singing, dancing, and honoring people and organizations that contribute to the ongoing efforts of UNIFIL. The acts ranged from Filipino pop, American pop, dance numbers (both modern and traditional), and events from the sponsors.

Through its campaigning, UNIFIL fights for rights of migrant workers in the Philippines and abroad. The collection of organizations that are members of UNIFIL (including the Mission that I am serving) come together to lobby the governments of Hong Kong and the Philippines on issues that affect migrant workers and their families--wages, illegal agency fees, right of abode, etc.

I also attended the 8AM service at the Cathedral, at which I will hopefully be a server in the future. I have been looking over the manual for servers and will be going over it with Father Dwight on Wednesday.

Here are a few photos of the event. Please feel free to comment with any thoughts or questions!

Members of the mission at the booth

two of the MCs announcing the acts

UNIFIL Banner (the organization is two months older than me!)

Ladies performing a traditional dance

Grace and Peace,

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