Jay Jaboneta: SuperEpic Boats

Ang SuperEpic Stories ay isang bagong series dito sa aking blog. I will feature stories from characters from the Bible, from history, and in our present day that illustrates the ideas and concepts in the book: “May Powers Ka to Be #SuperEpic.”

Feel free to use this as part of your devotion or study at para na rin matulungan ka para maging mas mabuting leader. Share it with your friends, too.

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“What are you going to do about it?”

image credit; YellowBoatofHope.org
image credit; YellowBoatofHope.org

Iyan ang malaking tanong kay Jay Jaboneta noong nag-post siya sa Facebook ng isang status tungkol sa mga bata sa Layag-layag na kailangang lumangoy at maglakad ng dalawang oras para lang pumasok.

It’s a simple question, right?

Marami rin naman tayong napapansin na mga problems and challenges around us. Kaya lang minsan, we become numb to these realities. And we tend to get distracted by our Facebook timeline, ng kung anong trending sa Twitter, at kung ano ang mga pansarili nating problema.

Naglipana rin ang mga tinatawag na “disaster porn” o di kaya “poverty porn” na nagpapakita kung gaano kahirap ang buhay ng ibang tao. And that if we only type “Amen” at i-share sa Facebook post na yun ay magiging okay na ang lahat.

Jay Jaboneta could have done that.

But no.

Instead, he started looking for ways to help solve the situation of the kids in Layag-Layag. Nag-raise sila ng funds to buy some boats para maitawid yung mga bata papunta sa school.

But it doesn’t stop there.

Nagbigay si Jay at mga friends niya ng boats. But during the low tide in the afternoon, kelangan namang tumawid sa putik ng mga bata. And there are also other problems in the community.

Kailangan ng isang mas matinding partnership with the community.

Hindi lang boats ang kailangan ng mga tao sa community. Through Jay’s project, The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, tinutulungan nila yung community to find ways to earn money and solve their problems.

Dating Communications Staff ng Office of the President si Jay Jaboneta. But when his initiative started to grow, kinailangan niyang mag-resign to do it full time.

Watch the video below at pansinin kung paano nag-umpisa ang project ni Jay Jaboneta.

Chances are, may mga problems din sa inyong community na kailangan ng solusyon. Chances are, may malaking puso ka rin to start something #SuperEpic.

James 4:14-17 (MSG) reminds us to ACT and not just TALK:

“Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?”

It’s not enough to post something on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Gaya ng tanong kay Jay Jaboneta: “What are you going to do about it?”

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Basahin ang “May Powers Ka to Be #SuperEpic” to grow as a youth leader. Puwede mo rin itong gamitin to train others! Just go to http://BeSuperEpic.com

How about you? May #SuperEpic Stories ka ba?

If meron, tell your story in 350-500 words. Puwedeng English, Tagalog, or Taglish. Basta anything that can help other young leaders become #SuperEpic!

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