July 20, 2016 — Roland and Juliet Albon, two of LCP’s College Scholars recently opened a café in Dumaguete City. The two siblings were inspired as young people to obtain an education, trust in God, and dream big. They first began operating a family welding shop. Juliet also worked in Saudi Arabia for several years as a domestic helper to save money so she could come back home and use her cooking skills to open a café with her brother, Roland. Their hard work has paid off. They serve customers daily giving all the family a job including their mother and father. They buy from local farmers and serve delicious organic traditional Filipino foods. Roland proudly shares “I want to wake up the youth to what it means to eat organic food, even though it may not be shiny and attractive like what you see in the supermarket. We should invest in our health by paying our farmers for good food, so we don’t have to pay doctors later.”

The family partnered with LCP July 16 to host the first LCP Youth Art Exhibit. Not only were beautiful paintings displayed on the walls but the youth also entertained about 35 volunteers and staff from LCP with guitar music and singing. Everyone was served a delicious meal while enjoying the amazing talents of the LCP Youth. Our thanks also go out to Victoria Carberry, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and Gerwin Dales, LCP Youth Coordinator for working with the youth through the LCP Peace & Faith (Christian Education Program) to discover their talents and ways to use them.

At the close of the evening Roland, Juliet and their parents thanked LCP and Thomas & Maria Spence, former sponsors, for making their education possible and changing all their lives forever. “It was truly a night to remember, stated Glenna Waller. We are so proud of Roland and Juliet and it is our joy to support their new business. We wish them every success.” Please sponsor a child/youth or give to the Peace and Faith Program to continue teaching the youth about Jesus and how to use their talents to honor Him.