Tabaco District | Philippines

Stake Details

Adopted Until:
Mar, 2017
Cost to Run Program for 1 Year:
Number of Children in the Program:
Percentage of Children who are LDS:

Nutritional Supplements Used:

Stake Adopters:
Sorenson Legacy Foundation

Stake Coordinator

Ludivina Ballan

Stake Photos

Tabaco District 2 16 2017 Analiza Castro Pregnant Mother On Program
This is Analiza. She was abandoned by her husband, and she is working so hard for her five children, sending them to school as best as she can and feeding them. Her youngest, Jeth, has been a recipient of nutritional supplements through LCF since July 2016. The boy has been blessed with good health since receiving the supplements. During the day, she works at the grocery store, and during the night she does laundry for extra income. Whenever there is a chance for work – such as planting rice, house cleaning and cooking – she will do it. She is doing all these things in order to live and survive the daily challenges of life. Analiza never loses hope, even if her husband never comes home anymore. According to her, he works in Manila and never comes back. She was left pregnant. But she is hoping that someday her husband will come back and be together again with his children. My heart was filled with sorrow when I learned that her husband abandoned her. We talked a little bit. She was shy for telling me about her situation. I hope she can endure it well. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a great help. LCF will also help her pregnancy through educating and nourishment. – Ludivina, LCF Tabaco Coordinator
Tabaco District 2 17 2017 Sara Jean Bernal Pregnant Mother On Program
Sara Jean is a mother of four. Her husband, Dennis, is the young men’s president and the branch clerk of the Tabaco Branch. Sara Jean is 35 years old, and her two sons, Juda and Daryl, were recipients of the LCF nutrition program, but Juda just graduated this year. Now Sara Jean is pregnant with her 5th baby. Sara Jean's family is Protestant, and she grew up Protestant. But when she met brother Denis they were married in a civil ceremony. Then she was baptized after she had her first two kids. They were sealed for time and eternity in the temple in June 2015.
Tobaco District 2 18 2017 Adjiel Copia
Adjiel is 22 years old. She is six months pregnant with her second baby. Her first baby, Rodjiel, was one of the recipients of the LCF last February 2016, but he only received supplements for two months. He died due to respiratory failure as diagnosed by the doctor. According to Adjiel, when he was 13 days old after his birth they rushed him to Ziga Memorial Hospital but he was rejected because they do not have a special facility for special cases like her baby. So, they were transferred to BRTT Hospital in Legaspi City, Albay. Her baby was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia during her pregnancy. The doctor told them to be ready for an operation because the baby's life was threatened at that moment. He survived for 1 year, one month and one day. Now Adjiel is pregnant with her second baby. She found a new love, and they are planning to get married in the church and later to be sealed in the temple.
Tabaco District 2 20 2017 Jennifer Bron 1
Jennifer is 27 years old, a mother of two beautiful children, and 5 months pregnant with her 3rd baby. She weighs 45 kilograms and 157 cm. She is very creative and skillful in drawing. Her husband, Rey, is working as a furniture carpenter and carves wood furniture, but it is unstable because wood furniture is not trendy nowadays. So, life is hard for the couple especially now since she is pregnant and she cannot work well to help her husband with the income. She said both of them are also shy in mingling with other people. She always encourages her husband to find a good job that can help them to survive day to day living. Jen is a soft-hearted woman. She speaks soft and is always smiling. She carries the burden lightly because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They were baptized last Feb 14, 2015. She is preparing everything for her delivery. She plans to study baking together with her husband through the Self-reliance program of the Church and hopes that life would be easy someday.
Tobaco District 2 20 2017 Christine Joy Bien
Christine is a non-member referred by the 2nd councilor of the Relief Society presidency in the Tabaco Branch. She is 23 years old, unwed and needy. She left her live-in partner because he is so irresponsible and not working. She is 8 months pregnant now and is living with her mom. Life is so hard for her because she cannot work because she is pregnant and taking care of a 15-month-old baby boy as shown in the picture. Christine decided not to live with her live-in partner anymore and focus on her children. Her mom helps her, though it is hard to have to depend on her. Life is indeed hard, but it’s worth it if you can endure it. The gospel of Jesus Christ as well as the Liahona Children's Foundation gives hope to the hopeless.