Happy Five Years, Restore!

Restore is celebrating its 5th anniversary! How quickly time flies! It’s been half a decade since Restore began sharing hope with trauma survivors.

Restore started its journey of providing restorative services to trauma survivors through the lives of its founders, Mrs. Mae Sampani-Del Mundo and Atty. Mark Del-Mundo. Moved by God’s heart of compassion, they opened a team of four staff in Cebu in 2018. Over the course of five years, Restore grew from a group of 4 to 15 staff, expanding its operations to serve young survivors all over Cebu.

On July 11 to 13, Restore staff and board members celebrated their 5th anniversary together at South Palms Panglao, Bohol, under the theme “United in Greater Works”.

The team took time off to reflect on God’s faithfulness through worship, hearing from His Word, and praying for one another. There was also time for fun and games, where everyone showed off their skills, bonded, and enjoyed each other’s company.

On the last night of the retreat, the team had their anniversary celebration where they reflected on the milestones and heard testimonies and encouragements from the board and staff. The board also recognized and awarded the staff who have been with the team for five years.

As the team moves forward in their mission of hope to the broken and hurting, they continue to hold on to God as their foundation and source of strength. There is still much work to be done yet we continue to trust in God for provision and direction. In the words of Amy Carmichael, “It is a safe thing to trust Him to fulfill the desires which He creates”.

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