In June 2013, I embarked on a 5 week trip that would forever changed my heart, my outlook, and my faith. I was headed to the Philippines. While there, I partnered with two ministries (Kid's International Ministries and Journey for Hope) predominantly working with local children. Some of the work we did included ESL teaching, tutoring, running nightly devotions, building relationships with families, and going on feedings.
These two ministries rely on outside help, making short term mission trips a necessity. While KIM hires local help year round, Journey is completely relient on the one, single mother who started the ministry and any missionaries who come through. Both ministries use outside help in so many different ways: sometimes in construction or helping run the orphanage (KIM) or in shuttling children to/from school and teaching them (Journey). Short term missionaries are important, and God faithfully provides them!
That being said, I returned again in May 2014 after a nearly year-long calling from God. The people of the Philippines weigh heavily on my heart, but the work that God is doing there is amazing and awesome, in the fullest senses of those two words. God is moving and active throughout the world. I see it in America, and I see it in a different way in the Philippines. God is not stagnant nor static! He moves and changes hearts. He completely changed my rock heart and is continually renewing me day by day.
I am now looking to return for my third trip in August 2015. You can find the link below to my campaign and more information about this specific trip. If you actually read this far, thank you. You have read about one of my biggest international passions.
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