How do you reach a people from a melting pot of different cultures, landscapes, and religions? Known for its diverse terrain of mountains, volcanoes, and beaches, the Philippines is a popular haven for tourists. But what good can a missionary do there?
More than a getaway for Westerners, this seven-thousand island archipelago is home to many Filipinos who earn less than 15 cents per day. This classifies them as “ultra poor” on the poverty scale. A large Islam population and some 4.5 million others who have never heard the gospel call the Philippines home.
The chances to serve and share are innumerable.
You may work alongside local ministries like Kids International Ministries or connect with a local church with a heart for outreach.
You might work at a children’s home or spend time with at-risk youth.
You could build a school or shoot hoops with the neighborhood kids, connect with locals or visit a nearby refugee camp. You may even do something as simple as share a meal with a family in need.
The opportunities don’t end there, though.
There are orphans longing to be loved, abused women and children looking for a listening ear, and destitute people in search of hope.
A trip to the Philippines will transform your worldview and change your life, but it will also change the lives of the people you come into contact with. Are you ready?
You will get to enjoy beautiful scenery and a vibrant culture while serving a people in need and practicing listening prayer. In a nation filled with so many needs, you can play a significant part in making a difference.
In a place of such deep need and spiritual darkness, there’s a lot we can do to create lasting change in the lives of our Filipino brothers and sisters.
Will you be the voice that brings hope to a nation?
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