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Ambassadors for Peace

A Testimony in Seattle of 'Giving God’s Love to the Homeless and Poor'


Seattle, United States - Twenty Ambassadors for Peace and friends gathered on March 26 in Seattle to hear Ambassador for Peace Mr. Bert Caoili speak on “Giving God’s Love to the Homeless and Poor.”

Mr. Caoili, a former president and district governor of the Lions Club, whose motto is “We Serve,” asked: “What is our reaction when we … see a person with a sign asking for donations from the passersby? Do we think, ‘Is this a scam?’” He said that what matters is how people perceive the sign. 

Mr. Caoili quoted a statement made in 1978 by Father Moon, the founder of UPF: “When you give to others, do not think that you are giving from your own pocket.  Give with the mind that it comes from the treasury of Heaven, and then the person receiving will feel it comes from God.”


As for the practical application, Mr. Caoili said he travels periodically to the Philippines, where his family distributes food and items to the needy. Also, together with the Seattle Bituin (Tagalog for “star”) Lions Club, he recycles used eyeglasses to donate to people in Jamaica and Central America who need them.

“We are called to serve them, and peace comes through cooperation beyond the boundaries of ethnicity, religion and nationality, as well as economic situation,” he said. “Continue to give one hundred percent, with faith, knowing that God will assist you.”

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