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!
On Sunday, our team participated in a church service here in Italy. We were not only able to serve the people with hymns that they were familiar with, but also to take part in their worship service and worship and learn with them.
Pictured above are two of our team members, Hanna and Brianna, talking to middle school students after our concert. We were able to share the gospel and play sacred and classical music for them.
The team has been busy with the construction of the hospital as well as giving out formula and praying for mothers in a clinic near by. Here are some pictures of the work being done and a brief word from Pastor Lubin…
The Cedarville Team and I visited the pediatric ward of the Les Cayes hospital. Somehow the Lord touched and blessed four amazing mothers with the gift of salvation, for themselves and healing for their little ones.
Yes we brought formulas for the beautiful but much needy babies, however the action that captured my attention was when one of the mothers after rejecting Jesus called me back and said, “Pastor please don’t leave me here without Jesus, I want Him in my heart and life.” Simply glorious! Thank you for your prayers and support this week.
Pastor Lubin and the CU team
One of the places we have been serving is at an English Camp in Forli, Italy. The space is small, so we only had enough room for a few people to perform. A quartet played for all of the students and people in the community, and then our team members led the people in worship (with the help of the quartet), in worship songs sung in Italian. Sarah, a member of our team, gave her testimony in Italian.
Pray for continued opportunities for us to use music as a gateway for further gospel conversations.
Hola from Honduras! We have been here for almost a week now and are getting established. We have really enjoyed getting to know the kids, the nice weather, and the yummy food! So excited to see what God is going to use us for in this trip!
Pictured above are some of the kids here at Panamerican, their goal is to help malnourished kids by providing them with a safe environment, love, and nutritious food.
The Haiti team arrived and will be working in Les Cayes, building a hospital. Pray for them to get plenty of work done that will contribute to the project. Pray for their interaction with the Haitians to be Christ centered and gospel driven.