Week 6 (Touring Around the Philippines)
Trip Start Sep 04, 2007
25Trip End Jun 08, 2008
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Well, it has been a while since my last update, but that has been because we as a team have been extremely busy with programs, Bible Studies, and travelling from place to place. Right now we are in Baguio City, about 6 hours from our home in Pampanga, and our team is absolutely loving the cool weather and the beautiful mountains. We arrived here yesterday after leaving our first stop on this 2 week tour which was the City of San Jose.
I will jump back a little bit further to Christmas, since I don't have a lot for you from Christmas yet. Our team enjoyed a couple of days off at Subic Bay one the western coast of Luzon before heading down to Batangas, south of Manila, for the SEND Conference. There, our team was in charge of the kids program for the conference, taking care of all of the kids from preschool to highschool. We had a great time there building relationships and getting to know all of the different SEND missionaries
After the conference ended, we headed back to San Fernando for about 10 days of ministry. During that time we were pretty heavily involved in Bible Studies, including at the San Fernando Prison, where many of the prisoners seem very open to the gospel and to what we have to say. It has been great to build relationships close to where we live, and get to see God working in some amazing ways.
After those 10 days back home, we headed out on a 2 week tour up into central and northern Luzon, first to San Jose, where we did programs at 2 Christian schools, and a Sunday morning church program. We really enjoyed our time there staying in Filipino homes, and getting to know the culture. We even got to ride a water buffalo. We are now up in the mountains in Baguio City where our team will do ministry for the next 5 days until we move onto our next stop in Cabantuan City down a bit closer to home.
So that is basically what we have been up to for the last while. It has been great to see the Lord working in so many ways, and it is very exciting to be used by Him to reach the Filipinos. You can pray for our team in the following ways:
-Continued team unity.
-Boldness in sharing the gospel here
-In our comprehension of tagalog, the main language here in the Philippines
-That people would clearly understand the gospel and be open to God and the Holy Spirit
-Safety in travel on the rest of our tour
-That we would build strong relationships in the cell groups that we are involved in
-That we as a team would be willing to be used by God in every situation and that opportunities for ministry would be made clear to us.
Well, thats all for now. Thank you all for your support of our ministry. May the Lord richly bless you over the next weeks.