From beginning to end, God was clearly seen in all the details of our trip to the Philippines. We originally flew to the Philippines to attend media/video training through our ministry partnership with OMF. Not long before we left, Typhoon Yolanda struck central Philippines. This posed an incredible outreach opportunity.
We soon learned that funds through Trinity International Missions and donations from North Street Christian Church were being designated to help the victims of the typhoon and it was our job to find these opportunities. This became a very exciting mission for us. At the same time, it seemed pretty overwhelming not knowing where to even begin in a city of more than 10 million people. We began to fervently pray for God’s will to be perfectly clear. There is no question that as we spent time in constant prayer, God started working through the details in the most amazing ways. His timing and His plan were so perfect.
As a summary, we ended up visiting the Philippine Air Force base in Manila where hundreds of victims were being flown in from the typhoon-affected areas. We were surrounded by cheering and tears of joy as victims stepped off of the C-130 aircrafts. God placed three of the sweetest girls in our path who spent the entire day with us shopping for essential goods that would be given to the victims. With the money that was donated, we were able to purchase and transport to the Airbase the following items: 300 toothbrushes, over 900 packets of toothpaste, 500 bars of soap, 36 bath towels, 240 pairs of children’s flip flops, 72 pairs of children’s underwear, and over 400 men and women’s undergarments. The remainder of the funds will be donated through OMF’s Philippines Relief Fund Project.
This is just one example of how your gifts to our general fund are used in the moments of great need. We thank you for the blessing you are to not only us, but to many people from many nations!
- To read the entire story of our incredible experience, click here.
- Click here to see pictures of us at the markets and the Airbase.
- Check out our video here to see us in action in Manila!