In Your Delay, Remember God’s Faithfulness

“I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me” (Psalm 103:2 TLB).

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By Pastor Rick Warren

When our dream is delayed, it causes us to forget many things. We tend to forget our dream. We forget what God has done in our lives and his goodness to us in the past. We forget that God is with us. We forget God’s power.

The Israelites made this same mistake in the wilderness: “They forgot the many times [God] showed them his love, and they rebelled against the Almighty at the Red Sea. But he saved them, as he had promised, in order to show his great power. . .  But they quickly forgot what he had done and acted without waiting for his advice” (Psalm 106:7b-8, 13 GNT).

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It’s unbelievable how short their memory was! In Egypt, God sent 10 plagues on the Egyptians just to rescue his people, and the children of Israel forgot it just days later when they were at the Red Sea saying, “We’re all going to die!” They forgot what God had done. Then God did a miracle and opened the Red Sea. They walked through to the other side and immediately forgot that miracle and cried, “We’re going to die of thirst!” God miraculously provided water. The Israelites forgot that and complained, “We’re going to die because we have no food!” They were always forgetting.

But we shouldn’t be too quick to judge them, because we do the exact same thing. When a delay occurs in our lives, we start acting like God’s never done anything for us. Has God done things for you in the past? Sure he has. And you can count on him to do it again tomorrow and the next day and the day after that.

Instead of forgetting, you need to remember God’s promises. There are more than 7,000 of them in the Bible. Whenever you have a problem, find a promise like 2 Timothy 2:13: “Even when we are too weak to have any faith left, he remains faithful to us and will help us . . . and he will always carry out his promises to us” (TLB). The promises are always greater than the problems you’re facing!

God may not have fulfilled the promise in your life because he’s waiting on you. He’s waiting on you to learn to not fear, not fret, not faint, not forget. He wants you to learn that before he delivers you.

God can do things immediately, but he’s working on a larger agenda. The delays that come in your life do not destroy God’s purpose. They fulfill God’s purpose in your life.

“I will bless the Lord and not forget the glorious things he does for me” (Psalm 103:2 TLB).

Talk It Over

  • What has God done for you that proves his faithfulness?
  • How has God been refining you in the delay of your dream?
  • What can you change about your attitude as you spend time in God’s waiting room?

Disclaimer: The intention of posting the daily hope is to promote Pastor Rick Warren. No other intention other than this.

Don’t Settle for Less Than God’s Best

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV).

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By Pastor Rick Warren

When you go through the delays in life, don’t get discouraged. Don’t lose heart. Don’t give up!

The Israelites did, and it kept them out of the Promised Land. Numbers 14:2-4 says, “All the Israelites grumbled against Moses . . . ‘If only we had died in Egypt! . . . We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt” (NIV). They gave up on their dream. They had been rescued after 400 years of slavery but then wanted to go back because they were being delayed.

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Like the Israelites, some people would rather live in slavery than face the fear of freedom. They are not willing to push through and work on the problem until they get it right. They want to give up. They settle for mediocrity in life.

Don’t settle for less than God’s best for your life. If that means going through a tunnel of conflict, take the tunnel. In the middle of the tunnel, it will be dark, and you will want to run back to the light. But you’ve got to keep going until you come out on the other side into the light.

Instead of getting discouraged, be persistent and pray.

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (NIV).

This is the law of the harvest: There is always a delay between sowing and reaping. You plant in one season, and you reap in another. God wants to see if you’re going to keep cultivating, planting, and sowing. If he sees consistency in your life, then the harvest will come. It will not come immediately, because it proves nothing if he does it immediately — no character development or stretching your faith.

Luke 18:1 tells us that we “must always pray and never lose heart” (Phillips).

Those are the two options you have in life: Pray continually, or lose heart. You will always be doing one or the other. If you pray continually, you will not be discouraged. If you don’t pray continually, you will lose heart. You will get discouraged by the problems you’re facing in your life — whether it’s at work or at school or in your family. You’ve got to keep on praying!

What do you pray during the delay phases of life? Pray, “Help me hold on and not give up.” God will hear you, and he will help. You are not alone, so you don’t have to get discouraged, even when you are delayed.

Talk It Over

  • What lesson have you learned in your delay? How can you apply that lesson to the pursuit of your dream?
  • What does it mean to pray continually or “always pray”? How is that possible?
  • How has God shown you in the past that he is faithful? Remind yourself of those experiences when you start to doubt his faithfulness in your delay.

Disclaimer: The intention of posting the daily hope is to promote Pastor Rick Warren. No other intention other than this.

 

From maid to made: Multinational CEO Rebecca Bustamante shares her story

 

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Hard work and a love for studying took Rebecca Bustamante from helper to business leader. Photo from Chalre.com

I have nothing to post today for on my own.

 

I just wanted to share this story. The story of a Filipina who became from maid to made a Multinational CEO.

During her childhood, she was just like me, she sold pandesal, ice buko, and ice candy.

At age 19, she worked in Singapore as a maid to support her brother and sisters for their education.

The seventh of 11 siblings, Bustamante grew up in poverty. She was 18 when her mother died, forcing her to leave her hometown of Dasol, Pangasinan and work in a factory in Bataan to put her younger brothers and sisters through school. Their father had no steady job.

Even when she was in high school, Bustamante worked to earn money for her schooling.

“I used to work as a helper with different families in my hometown. I also worked for a mayor as a saleslady in their store,” she said.

“As a kid, I sold pandesal, ice buko, ice candy. I also helped my mother sell fish on the market…I enjoyed doing it,” she said. “I think I loved sales even as a kid.”

In 1986, when she was 19, Bustamante began working as a domestic helper in Singapore. During her three years in the job, she also studied Accounting at the Open University of Singapore Institute of Management. She was even able to finish the undergraduate program without her employers knowing it.

“I did my studying during the evenings when everyone was asleep. From 11 in the evening to 1 a.m. [I would] start my job at 5 a.m. I was only given a day off. That one day off I would go to school to talk to my professors and get my whole month’s worth of homework,” she said.

“It was very hard, but I was determined to pursue my education to help my brothers and sisters back home.”

To read more about her story, please click the link below provided.

I was just inspired by her story, that’s why I am sharing this to inspire you too.

“Nothing is impossible, whatever you are, whoever you are, if you have a determination then you can reach your goals.” invest in time and knowledge.

This is a similar story of mine from nothing into something.

Below is the original link: GMA Network Philippine News

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Rest, and Trust God’s Timing

“Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act … Don’t fret and worry — it only leads to harm” (Psalm 37:7-8 TLB).

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By Pastor Rick Warren

Proverbs 19:2b says, “Impatience will get you into trouble” (GNT). It’s frustrating when you’re in a hurry and God isn’t. God is never in a hurry! The Bible says a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day to God. One of the most useless things to try to do is to speed up God. When we try to take matters into our own hands and help God out, we get in trouble.

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When you get a dream from God and make the decision to go for it but then are forced into God’s waiting room, you start trying to figure out ways of doing God’s dream on your own.

But the Bible says to trust God’s timing: “Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for him to act. . . . Don’t fret and worry — it only leads to harm” (Psalm 37:7-8 TLB).

Resting can be an act of faith. It means you’re waiting on God. When Jesus and the disciples were in a boat that was caught in a big storm, Jesus just kept sleeping through all the ruckus while the disciples freaked out. When they woke him up to ask, “Why are you sleeping?!” he responded, “Do you think God is going to let the boat sink with me in it?” By sleeping through the storm, Jesus was saying that we can trust God even in the middle of a storm.

When we get into a storm, we tend to lie awake all night and fret about it. But that means we’re not living by faith. We can’t get any sleep because we don’t really trust God to work it out. God says, “Don’t fret. Remember that I’m always with you, and you can trust my timing.”

Worry only makes you miserable. So stop worrying, and start trusting God to work in you and through you while you are in a delay on the way to your dream.

Talk It Over

  • Why does rest so often make us feel guilty?
  • What do you think God is trying to teach you while you have been delayed? What have you learned about yourself and about God in a delay by design?
  • What is one thing you can change about your schedule or your expectations so that you are not tempted to rush God in this phase of your faith?

Disclaimer: The intention of posting the daily hope is to promote Pastor Rick Warren. No other intention other than this.

The Steps I Took to Achieve Success from being a street child to working in Oil and Gas Projects

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In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia working with Locals – In the year 2008

Are you a student? This is for you!

Are you Intern or Fresh graduate? This is for you!

You don’t have a Job? This is for you!

Are you looking for a Job? This is exactly for you!

Are you a Parent? This is for you and for your Children(s)!

This is for all who are interested to read and learn!

Where am I now?

Going back in the year 1996, I was just from nothing like a rag. No proper clothes to wear, I used my clothes for 3 days without changing it, even a single penny to buy clothes, I have nothing. I went to school with only 1 notebook divided into 10 parts for all subjects!

My mother died when I was age 9. I became the street child. No food to eat, no money to buy my own food. No permanent home to live. I was bullied by the boastful people.

How did I survive on this wonderful planet?

I would like to share with you the steps I took to achieve from nothing into something. From being a Street Child, as a pedicab driver, a garbage collector, a bread seller, a janitor, a waiter up to being a student assistant, a student employee, an administration officer and working in the Oil and Gas Industries.

“Everyone has a set of talents that we need to discover and to find the purpose in life”

For me, this is my way of finding the purpose of my life.

1. Finding my own way of living at age 10 to 18.

At age 10 to 18, I found my own way of living, by driving a pedicab, assisting the canteen owner, selling bread, a garbage collector in our village.

How much I earned for this Job?

  1. Pedicab Driver: 5 Pesos per passenger, the whole day I earned P150 (USD 3.00), that’s a total of 30 passengers.
  2. Garbage Collector: 10 Pesos per sack of garbage, the whole day I earned P200 (USD 4.00), that’s a total of 20 sacks of garbage for estimated of 10 to 15 houses.
  3. Selling bread: 1 peso per pack, by selling a bread for 2 hours from 5am-7am, I earned 30 pesos about USD 0.70 – USD 0.80 per day.
  4. Canteen Assistant: Free food, by being a canteen assistant, I get my food for free!

So in a day, I earned roughly 380 pesos or (USD 7.00 to 8.00).

I did this until I graduated from Elementary to High School.

2. I found a sponsor in College at age 18.

After I graduated from High School at age 18, I was very lucky because miracle came to me. Someone in our Village offered me 500 pesos (USD 10.00) for an enrollment fee for college. At first, I don’t want to go! But when I enrolled everything had been changed!

The 10 dollars, the small amount of money changed my life and put me in the Oil and Gas Industries! Which is now I am earning more than a thousand of dollars!

How it has happened? It was a long story, you can check out from “THE GOD’S WORK” menu, Chapter 3.2 – The College Life.

I don’t have any idea at all for that small amount of money could change my life from being the street child up to working in the Oil and Gas Industries!

Let’s cut the story short.
1. Student Assistant: From being the Street Child, I became a Student Assistant which I performed below:)
a) I cleaned the toilet
b) I mopped the floors
c) I cleaned the classrooms, library rooms, laboratory rooms, administration office

I was very patient enough by doing these kinds of jobs just to have my Diploma in College. The School personnel’s were very kind to me.

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My first year in College! With the Student Assistants and full-time students!

2. Working with Professionals:

From being Student Assistant at age 19, I worked with the Faculty, School Personnel, and the Dean.
a) I assisted the Administration Officer by helping them for their marketing campaign, by distributing of fliers, leaflets. Posting banners on walls.
b) I assisted the Accountant by processing checks and cash deposits, paying the electric bills, water bills, telephone bills, processing and deal with the Philippine government agencies.
c) I was trained by the College Dean in case of character motivation and cheering up for personal growth development; the Dean also pays my bus fare just to come to School.
3. Working with School Director: After spending 1 year as Student Assistant, I was promoted to Student Employee.

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Working with the School Director! (Wash Day) No uniform allowed! 🙂

Student employee means, I am a Student and at the same time an Employee of the School and received my FIRST paycheck twice a month at age 20!
Student: I am Free for all Tuition Fees and Miscellaneous Fees.
Employee: I am receiving a paycheck worth of 2,500 pesos monthly (USD 50.00)

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The 2 ladies? Our Student Assistant too! The Girl with pink shirt? Now she is a PIZZA HUT Manager in the Philippines! You might become like her someday!
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Graduate from Diploma in Information Technology – Year 2006

I didn’t share yet this story on my blog. It’s a long story. I will share the details soon on how I was employed by the School.
a) I became Library Clerk for 6 months receiving a monthly salary of 2,500 pesos (USD 50.00).
b) I was promoted from Library Clerk to Administration Assistant my job is to promote the School by Planning, Developing, Scheduling, Organizing, and Implementing marketing activities. My salary was upgraded to USD 100 per month (5,000 pesos)
c) I graduated from college for Diploma in Information Technology after a year at age 21 and continued working with the School.

3. I work in Oil and Gas Industries at age 22: After all the patience and sacrifices that I had made, the life of Fate, the life of Chance, and the life of Choices put me where I am now!

How it has happened? It’s a long story again! I will share also the details about these on my blog page.
a) I found Manpower Agency: At age 22, my intuition of exploring the world of Industries pushed me to apply abroad.

At my young age, I don’t know yet the process, the strategies, everything on how to apply and working overseas as an expat. I don’t have the idea of how much the salary for working abroad. But in my mind, I know it’s a big salary! How much? I don’t know!

When I applied at the agency, I remembered the one Engineer bargaining his position for USD 4,000 per month! I calculated in pesos it is 200,000.00. Wow! He can be a Millionaire in just 5 months!
Note: Finding your agency from the Philippines is critical; during my first time working overseas, there were a lot of issues regarding SCAMS! I mean the fake AGENCIES!

Most of them, they collected money in advanced from the applicants and in the end the recruiters will be gone like an exploded bubbles! Boom! Your money was robbed then!

To verify the legitimate agencies, please log in to www.workabroad.com.ph or to www.poea.gov.ph

It’s your duty to verify the agency before applying with them!
b) I worked in EPC for Oil and Gas project as HR Assistant in Saudi Arabia: My first salary to tell you the truth it was USD 350.00 per month! In Philippine Peso (17,500.00). It is a good offer for the FIRST TIMER working as an expat! The packages are detailed below.

a) USD 350 per month (17,500.00 pesos)

b) FREE Food

c) FREE Accommodation

d) FREE Transportation

e) NO TAX!

f) 1 day paid off every Friday!

g) Paid annual leave + Free e-ticket (vice-versa)

h) End of Service Benefits (1/3 of your full salary)

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Working with The Engineers and Saudi Local in Saudi Arabia for Oil and Gas Project
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Somewhere in Saudi Arabia at age 22
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Camels were all around! 🙂
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I must be very hungry! 🙂 McDonalds in Saudi Arabia
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This is just 10 minutes walk from our accommodation in Saudi Arabia
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My vacation leave in the year 2009 travel via Bahrain – Abu Dhabi – Philippines
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Abu Dhabi Airport – Terminal 1

To live in this world, when it comes to Job, I am not choosy!

For me, I accept any kind of jobs the most available jobs to be able to survive, to learn things, and to develop myself and career!

This is what I can share you on this day!

“Always put in your mind, the step you will take will put you either in a GOOD WAY or in the BAD WAY!”

Use your intuition power! “Your ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.”

“DREAM – FAITH – WILL – MIRACLES – LOVE – SUCCESS”

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO NEW INTERN EMPLOYEES SHOULD HAVE

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Are you new in the world of Industries?

Did you just recently join the Company as an Office Employee?

Are you looking for an advice on what to do during your first day in your job?

You just joined the company but you don’t know how to start and what to do?

Well, you are not alone! I was just like you before, the first time I joined the company.

To tell you honestly, the first time I worked as a library clerk in one of the most well-known school in our country in our province in Pangasinan, Philippines.

The AIE College! The first E-commerce school in the Philippines! Established in the year 2004.

11 years ago, I started working as a Library Clerk. But before officially became a clerk, I was just a Student Assistant. I cleaned the toilet, I cleaned the classrooms, removing stains on the floor, mapped the floors, cleaning the surroundings of the school campus. In short, I was a “JANITOR”.

As time goes by, I was trained by the Professional Admin Personnel, like HR personnel, Marketing Officer, Cashier, Accountant, Dean, and other faculty members. In short, I became their “APPRENTICE”…

A year after, when I worked as a Library Clerk, I don’t feel my job. I felt that I needed something more than this because it’s boring! I was sitting in the library rooms for 8 hours a day; I provided books to the students and preventing the students from being noisy inside the Library room. For me, this is not a real job. But to tell you, whatever kind of jobs you have, take this: “Love your job.”

Months had passed; I was promoted to an Administration Assistant – Marketing at the same school at age 20. I was so young!

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The Street Child Became Administration Assistant at Age 20 – Year 2006

So my question is what should I do? Now that I have a position, I have to take care of it. To tell you honestly… “I DON’T KNOW!” what to do. haha. Sounds crazy…

Well, the first thing I did was, I read my job description and followed the steps of the previous Marketing Officer.

Our School Director was very patient with me; he’s coaching me during my tenure at the school. From planning, organizing, developing, and implementing marketing strategies. From that, I was mold and grown up.

Honestly speaking, I can’t compose my own business letter(s)… I know nothing yet, my English grammar was perhaps not really good.

My story is not really the topic now, the real topic is “A step-by-step guide to the new intern employees should have” continue reading below…

Now that you are fully employed, what are you going to do to impress your BOSS?

You have 3 months of your PROBATIONARY period, and you have to show what you got! The best that you have…

Start with:

1. Read your job description again: Read very carefully the job description required in your job position and try to understand well.

2. Understanding your job: Now that you already know your job description, not all details will be mentioned in the job post requirements. On the other hand, ask your colleagues about the daily routine task or work in your department, from that, you will find out the easiest techniques on how to initiate your job well.

3. Initiative: Now that you are already fully aware of your job description and the daily routine task, don’t forget to write down the Daily Task, Weekly Task, Monthly Task, so that you cannot forget. Or write it on your calendar the things to do! This must be your initiative.

4. Applying initiative: When we say initiative, don’t wait that someone will push you to do things you have to do. Initiative means initiate it by yourself, do it! Don’t wait for the boss to shout at you…

5. Be creative: After the initiation of your work and your work are getting better, now that you are already familiar with your daily routine task, don’t stop learning new things. Instead study more on how you will improve your work, on how your work will become more effective and efficient!

Effective and Efficient: What’s the difference between Effective and Efficient?

a) Effective means producing a result that is wanted, having an intended effect.

b) Efficient means capable of producing desired results without wasting materials, time or energy.

So be EFFECTIVE and EFFICIENT!

So far, this is just only a few of my TIPS for A step-by-step guide to the new intern employees should have.

Look at the picture below I captured. See how I managed my daily, weekly, and monthly routine task EFFECTIVELY and EFFICIENTLY!

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Calendar – Things to do list

I always make a THINGS TO DO LIST every day. One great advantage is you will become more organize effectively and efficiently, you can plan which one should be done first accordingly.

Don’t just be overconfident with your knowledge capability, mostly we forgot things that we should accomplish, the things that it should be done before the Closing of Business Day.

Working with EPC companies: “TIME is MONEY!”

When you lost the TIME! You lost the MONEY!

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Sharing ideas is CARING! 🙂

Let me know your thoughts on how you manage your work effectively and efficiently.

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OIL AND GAS WERE FOUND AND IT WAS BUILT, HOW IT WAS BUILT? – Part 1.0

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Above the plane and below is the wild desert

“The Oil and Gas was not just found but it was built”

This is a unique story on how the oil and gas was found and built. It is very rare in the oil and gas industries to release the stories and pictures of the plant due to the protection of its assets and for the safety puspose(s).

If you are reading this article, then you are very lucky. I will show you the step-by-step on how the Oil and Gas were built, from scrap materials of steels, to fabrication up to installation, proper inspection when installed, up to commissioning, testing, and operation of the instruments and running the live plant.

I am not an Engineer but I have the idea of the Construction and Commissioning in the Oil industry because of the nature of my work. I am currently working as Document Controller for the EPC companies for 10 years.

As document control, I am responsible for Managing, Organizing of all incoming and outgoing correspondence, MoM, Memo, Technical, and Engineering documents at the Oil and Gas project.

Warning! :

1) In this article, the place, area or location of the plant cannot be mentioned in this post because it is forbidden for safety purpose(s).

2) The photo(s) used in this article was captured by my mobile phone and not a property of the company.

3) The project was already completed a year ago, the photos used here was captured a year ago.

The Oil and Gas is our common needs in the daily lives, from using a kerosene gas for our lights at home since from the past centuries, from using it for our gas stove to cook for our daily foods, it is used also as gasoline for our Motorcycle, Car, Bus, Jeep, Airplane, and for any kind of transportations.

For running the water plant, power plant, et cetera. The Oil and Gas is our basic needs for our daily lives.

“Somewhere in the middle of the desert”

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In the beginning, it was just only a land of deserts, below the deserts, lies the huge quantity amount of 100% Oil rich.

The question is how can you get the oil from below the ground?

That’s why the Engineers has a major contribution on this process from the planning, organizing, designing of equipment to be used, to the digging of oil wells, to the construction of the process plant, up to processing of the oils.

From oil-rich and converted to as a kerosene, gas, liquefied petroleum gas, butane, and et cetera.

“THE OIL AND GAS – HOW IT WAS BUILT?”

From scrap materials

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Elbow – Fittings
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Flanges

The proper handling of the materials should be very careful, for lying down in the yard; it should be put on the top of woods or planks. The materials are very sensitive, a small amount of damage, even a small dent on the edges of the fittings will cause difficulties while on-going installation on the plant, and it will also cause an oil leak on the live plants that will result from a loss of production.

From scrap materials, fittings like elbow, bolts, nuts, pipes, flanges.
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Giant Bolt and Nuts

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I took a selfie as a remembrance from our previous project.

 

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Inside the pipe

 

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The panoramic view of the material laydown area.

 

 

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The view of the live oil and gas processing plant.

 

This is just a part 1.0 of the oil and gas – how it was built.

Due to the high volume capacity megabytes of the pictures, I can post only a limited count of photos.

On the next part 1.1, we will tackle the first step of building a plant. From blasting and painting, to installation, inspection, commissioning, and testing.

I am very grateful to share my experience with the readers, especially to those who don’t have the knowledge on how the Oil and Gas impacted our daily lives.

I can’t imagine and not in my thoughts that I can be a part of the Oil and Gas Industries. I became a street child, a garbage collector, a bread seller, a baker boy, a janitor, and a taxi driver; I came from nothing into something.

I never dream of working with the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction companies but here I am working with them.

I think that the life of Fate, the life of Chance, and the Life of Choice has a big impact on my life. The decisions that I had made during the Life of my Fate, the decisions that I made during the Life of Chance, the decisions that I made during the life of Choice brought me from where I am now.

“It has been said that the life you have now is the life that you have created”

Be thanks to God for whatever you have now, do not complain if you are suffering from difficulties in life, instead pray and give thanks to God.

Whenever you have a problem, do not give up. Instead, pray for it, believe it, and do it blessings will come at the right time and at the right place.

The life that you have now is the life you had created. Until next time, -John Snow…

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Introduction of I am John Snow

“God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (New Testament, James 1:27)

I made and wrote this new introduction to my book “I am John Snow”

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“Be Totally Responsible for your Success”

The year 2017, I turned 32. I would like to enumerate my past choices on how I became from nothing into something. The choices that I had made me surpass of being poor.

The year 2017, I made my first book.

The year 2016, I struggled because of the choices I had made.

The year 2015, it was the beginning of my new struggles.

The year 2014, it was the boom of my career.

The year 2011 to 2013, I bought my first 2nd hand car and took a loan for the brand new car, I have everything that I asked from God, a brand new mobile phone, going for a vacation trip for every 6 months, new branded t-shirts, shoes, computers, laptops, gadgets. Name it; I can buy everything that I wanted.

I was out of control for my hard-earned money. I became an impulsive man.

The year 2008 to 2010 was the start of my career working in the Middle-east, at age 22.

The year 2004 to 2007, my college life and my struggles for overcoming success, and it was my first job to receive my first payroll.

The year 1995 to 2004, at age 9, I was the orphan, I became a street child, and I find my own way of living. I was tricked by the bad people, thief, and drug sellers. I was a victim of police brutality. My life was almost taken twice by the bad youth.

For many years of my life struggles, I have never learned, and I never take good care of it, the blessings that I have received from God. I wasted it.

It was the God who gave me blessings and I have never become responsible for it. In short, I was a fool. The God said in the Bible:

“I have now given you a choice between a blessing and a curse. When all these things have happened to you… you will remember the choice I gave you.”-Deuteronomy 30:1

Imagine the time that I already achieved a good life, it made me out of control. Honestly speaking, I forgot the God and became overconfident.

I wrote this book because I don’t want you to become a fool like me, I want you to take care of everything that God has been given to you. Your good life, your career, your money, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your friends, your best friends, your wife, your husband, your children, and your family. Everything that you have, you are responsible for it.

“Selfishness is the root of all evil.”– By I am John Snow

Have you become selfish?

Having or showing concern only for yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people is the root of all evil.

I will tell you something, before the God’s calling. I am always dreaming of having girls in my life. I mean a relationship. You know why? It’s because I have never been loved by my family, because I don’t have a real family from January 1996 up to the year 2006. Perhaps I am looking someone that I can talk to. This sounds crazy but it’s true. I am looking for a love.

Perhaps, you’ve never experience to become an orphan or a street-child. Do you know what’s in my heart while writing this? It’s a fire burning my heart, and releasing all the pains that I have suffered throughout the 11 years of life struggles.

What is the personality of Orphan?

I took a test from Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment, and the result of my personality type is Introversion, Sensing, Thinking, and Judging (ISTJ).

This means a person that is a serious, quiet, earn success by concentration and thoroughness. Practical, orderly, matter-of-fact, logical, realistic, and dependable. See to it that everything is well-organized. Take responsibility. Make up their own minds as to what should be accomplished and work toward it steadily, regardless of protests or distractions.

Detailed Result

ISTJs direct their energy towards the inner world of ideas and information. They try to clarify concepts and information, seeking to have as clear a knowledge as possible. They often place a lot of trust in experience, but also envisage future goals providing there is a clear pathway to that goal.

What makes an ISTJ tick?

The Dominant function is the perceptive one of Sensing. Characteristics associated with this function include: looking at information in terms of facts and details, Focuses more on the here and now rather than possibilities for the future, Feels comfortable in areas of proven experience, Takes a realistic approach

“The perceptive Sensing function is introverted. That is, Sensing is used primarily to govern the inner world of thoughts and emotions.”

The ISTJ will therefore: Seek to develop a realistic understanding of the world as it is, in the light of what he/she observes, Be pragmatic in nature, constantly learning to adapt to the world as it is now, Observe in a subjective way, selecting and relating facts that others would not, and seeing those facts more in terms of impressions and significance than pure fact.

The Sensing function is primarily supported by extraverted Thinking judgment, That is, thinking judgment is used primarily to manage the outer world of actions and spoken words. This will modify the way that the Sensing is directed, by: focusing the (inner world) Sensing on impersonal facts and logical options, tending to spot flaws and injustices, making decisions on the basis of logical analysis that support the ISTJ’s understanding of the world.  The classic temperament of an ISTJ is Epimethean, or Melancholic, for whom a basic driving force is duty, service and the need to belong.

Contributions to the team of an ISTJ

In a team environment, the ISTJ can contribute by: working hard and efficiently to complete tasks by the deadlines set, sorting ideas and identifying those that are most practical, applying a common sense approach to problem solving, maintaining team focus on the objective, contributing practical organisational skills, applying procedures and methodologies, applying relevant and realistic logical arguments.

Personal Growth

As with all types, the ISTJ can achieve personal growth by developing all functions that are not fully developed, through actions such as: articulating more of the ISTJ’s own views, developing a long term vision, avoids focusing on details, developing a greater understanding of how people feel, changing things on an experimental basis to see if they can be improved, learning to promote the ISTJ’s ideas and achievements to others, recognising that others may well find them valuable, making decisions on the basis of how others will feel, rather than objective considerations

Recognising Stress

As stress increases, ‘learned behaviour’ tends to give way to the natural style, so the ISTJ will behave more according to type when under greater stress. For example, in a crisis, the ISTJ might: find a place of solitude in which to think and work, use tried and trusted means of solving problems direct or criticise others’ efforts, use pragmatic solutions at the expense of the long term.

When the Parentless Become Parents

“Curses are meant to be broken, blessings are meant to be passed on.”

After my graduation from college, at age 22, I started working overseas; my first job was at middle-east in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. When my wife got pregnant, the feeling of becoming a parent is intense. The feeling of becoming a father from being parentless is unexplainable. The question is: “How can I manage to be a good father when I don’t experience having a father to guide me.”

Now as a father, I gave everything for my son, and my goal for him, not to become like me as a parentless.

“How to become Something from Nothing”

I searched for mentors, I worked with professionals, and the first time I develop myself is from developing a relationship with the professional people. When I met my college dean while I am in college, I showed him everything, the skills of being a student, and the eagerness of pushing my studies and my goals in life. The Dean taught me everything that he knows, he taught me about character motivations and dealing with professional people. He pays for my bus fare just to come at school. He endorsed me to the College School President just to finish my Degree in College.

When the Poor Became Missionary

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” – Proverbs 19:17 ESV

At age 32, it was the God’s calling for me. I am not a writer, though I hate also writing because it explodes my brain. “A humble apology for my English writing skill.” The writing of chronological order, the plot of a story, and the English grammar made me sick.

But I don’t understand, when during the night at bedtime, it’s always on my mind that I have to write. When my fingers are set on the keyboard, it starts typing, and when my brain continues remembering my past, and thinking about the future, the dream, mission, and vision. I can’t stop myself writing.

This is how perhaps the God’s work for me. My dream is to have a school. My mission is to outreach orphans and street children. My vision is to generate income to sustain the Dream and Mission. I know the feeling of being a Parentless, the feeling of being poor, the feeling of an empty stomach when you have nothing to eat, and no money to buy some foods.

I know the feeling of being abandoned when you are sick and nobody cares, I know the feeling of no family and when you need someone to talk to. I am very lucky enough because I have a Father, the Father of all nations that loved me when I was abandoned, no other than our God. I don’t know but inside my heart says: “Help those who are in need.” I am not a rich man yet; my family lives for what I am getting from my salary. If you buy my book, that can help me outreaching the orphans and street children.

Give and Get

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”-Lifesongfororphans.org

What can you get from this book?

By reading this book you will learn on how to react by affecting the life of fate that define as the development of events beyond a person’s control, the life by chance that define as a possibility of something happening; the occurrence and development of events, the life by choice that define as an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities.  You will learn on how to develop yourself from being childhood to adulthood, to be complete as a better man; and to develop your career, by dealing with different characters of people from uneducated, educated and boastful. Especially, you will learn on how to reach and develop a relationship with God.

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Chapter 3.4 – The God and Abandoned Son

In the bible said at 1 Chronicles 16:23-31

23: Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. 24: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 25: For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

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In the AIE College, most of the school employees are active Christian’s attending in Victory (church). Victory is an evangelical church based in the Philippines. It is a member of Every Nation, with churches and campus ministries in 69 nations. The first time I went to the church, it was strange, and I’m very curious, people are singing, waving their hands and saying: “Hallelujah”, people are dancing, jumping.

At first, I felt shame. I said to myself: “No I can’t-do this” “it was boring, and I felt weird.” “My God, what these people are doing?” I know nothing about praise and worship.

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In the bible said at 1 Chronicles 16:23-31

23: Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day. 24: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. 25: For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.

26: For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.

27: Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. 28: Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. 29: Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.

30: Tremble before him, all the earth! The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved. 31: Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”

We proclaim how great you are and tell of the wonderful things you have done. (Psalm 75:1)

God is wise and powerful! Praise him forever and ever. (Daniel 2:20)

And I met a man that introduced me to Jesus and the God, we have a one on one discussion. I know how to pray, I know that God exists. But, I don’t know yet everything about him.

He explained to me how to reach God. A picture below shows how to reach God.

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Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[a] Christ Jesus our Lord

Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

1st Peter 3:18 – For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.

Romans 10:9 – If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:9 – For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Acts 2:38 – Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

John 5:24 – “Very truly I tell you; whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

I always went to the Victory Church during my 1st year college days, and at that time I think of another way on how to produce money, I found out that I can make a simple beautiful webpage which I made it for myself for my own project, and my classmates saw it. Then I start selling webpage to my classmates, which cost 100 pesos per page. I sold five web pages to each student that asked a help from me to do their project.

But I didn’t think that our Instructor will notice the web pages that I had made for my classmates. She just noticed that the templates are all with the same format, even though the contents are different.

I was questioned by our Instructor.

She asked me: “Did you do the webpage projects for your classmate”

I answered: “Yes Madam, I cannot deny it, they asked help from me, and I needed money, so I sold webpages for them”.

She replied: “I will not punish you, but I will give 75% grades for your classmates who bought webpages from you.”

I thought it’s my good chance to earn money, and I stop selling webpage for my schoolmates.

There were many times that I attempted to quit at college, but our dean was always there and helped me, mostly he pays my fare ride for a bus from Urdaneta City going back to my Sisters’ house at Santa Barbara.

After 6 months, I thanked God, because I completed my one year in college.

Now I know why we need to praise and worship God.

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Don’t Fear in God’s Delays

“Do you remember how the Lord led you through the wilderness for all those forty years, humbling you and testing you to find out how you would respond, and whether or not you would really obey him?”(Deuteronomy 8:2 TLB).

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By Pastor Rick Warren

Dreams are never fulfilled immediately. There’s always a waiting period. The Israelites were brought out of Egypt and then wandered around for 40 years before they went into the Promised Land, even though the trip shouldn’t have taken more than a few weeks.

Just like the Israelites, sometimes we are delayed by design. Every dream has difficulties. God uses delays to get us ready for those difficulties.

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God also uses delays to test us. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 8:2, “Do you remember how the Lord led you through the wilderness for all those forty years, humbling you and testing you to find out how you would respond, and whether or not you would really obey him?”(TLB).

So when your dream is delayed, how should you respond?

Don’t fear!

Embracing fear is the first mistake the Israelites made. Deuteronomy 1:28a says, “Why should we go there? We are afraid. The men we sent tell us that the people there are stronger and taller than we are” (GNT). The Israelites had enough faith to move out of Egypt, but they didn’t have enough faith to move into the Promised Land. They were afraid.

The problem with fear is that it keeps you in the wilderness. It prolongs the delay. Many of your dreams have never been fulfilled, not because of God but because of you, because you wouldn’t step out in faith.

The antidote to fear is faith, focusing on God’s presence. Realize that God is with you. He says, “Fear not, for I am with you” (Isaiah 41:10a TLB). He’s with you now, he always has been, and he always will be.

Maybe you’re in the delay phase right now. You’ve been praying about something, and it hasn’t happened yet. You may start to think that God has forgotten you.

God has not forgotten you! It is a delay by design. God knows what you’re going through. He wants to build your character, and he wants you to learn to trust in him. You can count on him for his help. Don’t fear.

Talk It Over

  • How has God’s testing of your faith produced spiritual growth in your life?
  • What are your fears about where God may be leading you or what he may be asking you to do?

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