In May 2016, a few of us are going for ten days to the Philippines. I wanted to tell you in case you may be interested in coming. There are a few reasons we’re going: 1) serve an orphanage and ministry base that houses about 100 people; 2) speak at an evangelistic youth camp; 3) reach out to the Tondo slum community in Manila; and 4) catch a vision for the kingdom of Jesus in another part of the world.
When I’ve been among Christians in developing countries, I’ve always come away with a stronger love for Jesus, a tightening of my sense of kingdom purpose, and a passion for his work among the nations. I believe if the Father wants you to go, this trip will be no different for you. He may even do more!
Try worshipping with other believers in the slums. Try praying with them. Try looking into their eyes. Your heart will be moved by these precious people who want to grow more in love and knowledge of King Jesus every day.
Or let the children pray for you. Let them amaze you by their heartfelt worship. Let them inspire you by their abounding joy. Some of their back stories would make you cry, but who they’ve become will make you exalt the One who has redeemed them.
I believe a trip like this will move you forward in Christ, will ignite more passion for him, and will help you better understand your place in his plan. So if the Father may be calling you to join us, let’s talk. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.