Hello from the Philippines Team!
We have had an awesome experience here in the Philippines serving with World Team. The DeFazio family and Wright family have so generously opened their homes for us to stay with them, and have mentored us through every step of this trip. We have the opportunity to serve in a ministry called “Happy Family” that serves in a squatter community in metro Manila. We’ve led prayer meetings, visited the Threads of Hope ministry, and countless other things as we connect with the Philippino people. We have so much to learn from the people here. They are a people of community, laughter, and love to sing. We have made a valiant effort to learn their language, Tegalog, but we have seen that even with a language barrier we have gotten to know the Philippino people and share in Christ with them. It has been beautiful to see the children’s ministry at Happy Family as they train the children from the squatter community in the way of the gospel.
God calls us outside of our comfort zones and he calls us to humility. Our team has learned that over this past week and we are so excited to see what God does with the last few days of the trip!
God is working here in the Philippines!