So a small group of us from my church decided to go on a missions trip to the Philippines last June. It is something I have always wanted to do and had even put it on my life list. I was super excited for this opportunity. And could not wait to see how God was going to use me, but also terrified at the thought of being stretched outside my comfort zone! It was an unbelievable experience!! I had the opportunity to go into around 33 classrooms and tell almost 1350 students the gospel. Those #s alone are staggering...and that was just me personally, not including the other 7 from our group, or the Singapore and Philippine teams that joined us!!
Here are some photos from the trip:
The USA team
Each day all of us were divided into 3 groups: team love, hope, and faith. It gave us a chance to get to know the local and Singapore teams better. Ingrid, was the leader for team faith, whose team I ended up on 4 out of the 5 days! This was a picture with one of the administrators, who's high school we taught at.
Beach break for team faith
Agnes leading a group of students in a believer's prayer on their recess.
Malay and Guada Gail, probably the 2 girls I got closest to the entire trip!
Pictures with some of the students after we taught in their class.
I labeled this post my 1st missions trip because it was truly an experience like no other and one that I would love to repeat. I truly loved the Philippines and their people and would love the chance to return. But if not I know that I will see many of them again someday in heaven. Praise the Lord for a harvest that truly was plentiful and the chance to make a difference in many lives!!