Update from Abigail Hayes
We’ve only been in the Philippines for just over a week, but we’ve done so many things and have spoken to so many people, that it feels like we’ve been here longer. One of the best parts was giving out 4,500 Gospels of John on Tuesday into 13 schools. Dud to the children taking them home to their families, about 20,000 people now have access to the Word of God who didn’t before. We also helped on a Compassion project last weekend; singing songs, telling the Gospel with balloons and telling Bible stories for over 200 children and seeing many of them and their mothers saved.
We’ve also lead other services and many other things during the time we have been here so far on Bohol, and have seen God move in all sorts of different people’s lives from small children to Bible school students. The whole experiences has brought us closer together as a group because we have all seen many of the same things and spent much time together in prayer and in conversations with each other! I am definitely looking forward to all that is still to come during and after the trip. We have all given out so much of the Word of God that there will be a change because His Word cannot return alone. He has great plans for each one of the people we have met regardless of their current circumstances, because He loves them dearly. Therefore during the past week we have shared God’s love and explaining how to be saved in order to give the people the opportunity to follow that perfect plan. I believe God still has much more for us to do during the remainder of our trip and I can’t wait to see God’s will happen.