2019 Philippines Mission Trip

HEADING TO THE PHILIPPINES!!!

August 5-20, 2019

Follow this blog as we take a group on a two-week short-term mission trip to the Philippines.  We will be coming alongside the Bucher family and the Nichols family from Grow International Ministries to help them in their efforts to reach out to the poor, the orphaned and the street children in Manila.  Through Grow, we will also be working with Threads of Hope on the island of Mindoro in their efforts to reach people of the island with the Good News of Jesus and providing a sustainable way of life for them.

We will be doing various outreach including VBS, Basketball camps, movie nights and feeding programs in Manila and on Mindoro.

Check out our trip photo gallery for more pics. (Password Protected)

Wrapping Things up and Heading Home

On Saturday we were able to relax and do a little sightseeing. We visited the American Cemetery. It is a beautiful tribute to those who fought in WW II. Hard to believe the large, beautifully landscaped property is right in the middle of Manila. Then we visited Green Hills where we did a little souvenir […]

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Second Week Update

The last week has been a whirlwind. We held a VBS in the morning (Tuesday – Friday) with around 45 kids ages 5 and 6. We met on an open air basketball court where we led music, taught Bible lessons, made crafts, played games, and interacted with the kids. We were very grateful for the […]

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At The Mid-Point

Monday, August 12 Sorry we are a bit behind on updates. Going back to Friday evening we had the opportunity to take a group of kids from the drop in center to dinner and a movie (Lion King). It was the first cinema experience for many of them. They dressed in their best and we […]

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Change of Plans…

Friday Afternoon God is always in control and knows our plans before us. We have learned that flexibility is key on Mission trips. We awoke at 2:00 am to drive a couple hours to catch a ferry to the island of Mindoro. Our team of 16, with luggage and many boxes of food supplies piled […]

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Facelift

Once we arrived in Manila, Tuesday evening, we were picked up by vans from Kids International Ministries (KIDS) and taken to their guest house in Rizal. This would be out home base for the this trip. Wednesday morning we met with Norm Denler to learn about KIDS and take a tour of some of their […]

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Getting There – Monday, 8/5/2019

Fifteen members of the team arrived at PDX at 6:00am to begin our trip to the Philippines (Sky had to catch an earlier flight to PDX and would meet with the rest of the team there for our flight to Tokyo). Check-in and getting through security was pretty uneventful and before we knew it we […]

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Team Retreat

We had our one-day team retreat on Saturday, June 22. We all met at the Church at 9:30 Saturday morning for a time of prayer, study and preparation for our trip in August. Part of the prep was making song boards for the songs we’ll sing at the VBS in Floodway and other outreach events. […]

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