Mission Trip to Philippines
May 1, 2012
|We just returned from the Philippines. What an amazing trip! There is so much to tell you - here are a few thoughts:
There were no mosquitoes
It was not as hot as I expected (although, I did overheat 3 times)
Manila (capital) reminds me of the U.S. with the technology, billboards, materialism, etc.
There are no traffic lights or stop signs but many more vehicles. Everyone merges.
There will be a beautiful home right next door to a shack.
They are more polite than we are.
The goal is to employ everyone. They have more types of jobs than we do.
The ground is very fertile because of the volcanoes. They will never starve, everything grows.
You can evangelize in schools and business'.
The average income for the area we visited (4 hours north of Manila) is $3K annually.
We were treated like royalty - many people stared because they had never seen white people, especially overweight people.
Sharing the gospel is more important than good works.
They didn't speak or understand English as well as I thought - I need to learn Tagalog.
They envy white skin (there is whitener in their soaps and creams).
People accepted Christ at all three evangelistic meetings.