Our Philippines experience comes to a close today. It is a bittersweet moment, for I have truly seen the love of Christ in action and don’t want to forget the beauty of this work. Since the age of sixteen, I have dreamed of coming to the Philippines after reading my first missionary account of a nineteen year old girl who served here. One door opened after graduation only to be quickly shut. And now, this week, that dream was fulfilled and I got to witness firsthand the dreams of others being fulfilled.I have witnessed extreme poverty, simple faith, joyful worship and abundant laughter.I have seen children given hope, the love of Jesus, and the ability to grow, flourish, and make a difference in their nation.I have seen solid national churches partner together with the work of Compassion to bring the hands of Christ to their communities.
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