This mission trip has been incredible. The team that went had to sleep on wooden tables under mosquito nets in 30 degree heat. They were tired, hot, and sweaty. In the natural their flesh was crying out begging for a break. But each one of the team rose to the challenge that was set before them. They put their flesh down and went 100% after what God had for them and lives were changed both in the Philippines and in the members of the team!
While on this trip we held church services, children’s crusades, street witnessed, and passed out 7,500 Gospel of John books to individuals. On average there are 5 people per family. That means we reached roughly 37.500 people with the Word of God in just 3 days. But that’s not all we did. We laid hands on the sick, prayed for people, worshipped God with our whole hearts, performed in schools, and shared Bible stories with over 200 children. These are just the highlights of what we did. If you want to know more ask the youth who went. They have stories to share that will touch your heart and make you step back and give glory to God!
Each of the team has come home forever changed. They have gone deeper in their walks with God. He has revealed things about their futures and what He has called them to. Everyone of them has been given a world vision. The kids who left here on the 8th of August are not the ones who have returned. They have been set on fire for Jesus. They will impact this nation for Christ, of that I have no doubt. In short their trip has been life changing!
I am honoured to have had a small part in this. I praise God for the changes He has made in these youth. This years word for the church is Activated. These young people have been truly activated.
If you have been thinking about a mission trip but haven’t committed to it, I just have to say do it. Step out of your comfort zone. Lay your life down for a week or two and go. You will not regret it. I believe that everyone should go on a mission trip at least once in their life. Even if you are not called to the mission field. God will use you to impact lives for the Kingdom, and your life will be forever changed.