This excerpt from the World Team website describes what the spiritual life (or lack of it) is like where I will live for a few weeks this summer.
The Land of the Howling Winds
"Catanduanes is a land of wind-swept islands, isolated people, and poverty. The constant pounding of typhoons leaves the people weary and with little hope. Less than 4% of the people are Christians; the rest are animistic Roman Catholics. The Philippines was occupied by the Spanish for over 400 years. The imprint of this oppression upon the culture is deep and long-lasting. But the people of Catanduanes are quickly being modernized. Now they are beginning to question the beliefs handed down to them from the Spanish. God is using this time of questioning to prepare a great harvest."
There is a field that is ripe for a great harvest. The Lord has given me a great honor of being a tiny part of that harvest. I may not be able to see immediate, or even long-term results of my obedience to God, but I will in eternity. And that's, in the end, what matters, right? I ask God each day to give me an eternal mindset. The Lord has set eternity in my heart. I am thankful for His grace in my life that I may have everlasting life. I desire that others may know His grace. Will you join me in this snapshot of harvest work? You can join through prayer.
Pray that God will give people the ears to hear and the eyes to see the Gospel.
Pray that God will raise up bold and courageous leaders who have professed and lived out faith in Jesus Christ.
Pray with me for teammates for my missionary mentors. They are alone in their specific part of the field. They need English teachers, computer teachers, and others to come alongside them in Kingdom work. They would love another married couple to join them long-term.
In the Manila area, pray with me that God would bring a married couple (especially one without children) with a heart for the Call Center workers. Their nocturnal lifestyle is unique and requires special attention and ministry.
Thank you for your prayers and support thus far. To God be the Glory...Great things He has done!