Mrs. Ray… #InTheirWords

December 15th, 2016

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Background on Mrs. Ray:

Ray Gauran and her husband Bert have been serving with the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association in their home country of the Philippines since 1985. In 1991, a mother died in childbirth, the father ran away, and a poor grandfather was left with the newborn baby girl. The grandfather threatened to throw the baby in the river if someone did not take her. Bert and Ray Gauran took her and worked with Bob Tebow to begin an orphanage. A few years later, a beloved “adopted” member of the Tebow family passed away and left a sizable donation to the orphanage, which was renamed “Uncle Dick’s Home.”

Ray has always served as the Orphanage Director and is affectionately called “Aunt Ray” by staff and visitors. Ray not only oversees operations for Uncle Dick’s Home, but she also is a devoted caregiver for the orphans, who lovingly call her “Nanay,” which means “mother.” TTF is honored to have supported the care of the beautiful children at Uncle Dick’s Home since our inception, and we consider them valued members of our family.

The Story of Uncle Dick’s Home… #InTheirWords:

“The children who come to us… most people do not like them because they are unlovely or troublesome. But I believe what the Bible says, ‘Train up a child in the way that they should go, and they will not depart from it.’ They are real blessings to us… each and every one.

One time, a social worker said to me, ‘Do you know what you are doing? Do you know that garbage is sold to you here?’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ They said, ‘Did you know that these people that are here… society views them as garbage because they are nobody.’ I said, ‘Well if we can recycle the garbage, we can recycle these children.’ We are stewards of them. God entrusted them to us. They become much more than anyone would expect.

They are good children. They just need to be loved and taught about Jesus. Thank you for loving these children, these blessings. Thank you for joining with me to love them and to teach them the true love of God.”

– Mrs. Ray, Director of Uncle Dick’s Home

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