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Philippines Outreach Trip – Mindanao

Mar 4, 2018

On a recent trip to the Philippines we had an opportunity to meet with a rural community in Bukidnon, Mindanao.

With the help of our amazing friends, Jamie and MJ, we arranged to meet with several families, seeing for ourselves their lack of amenities and poor living conditions. Most of the children appeared years younger than their actual age due to malnutrition. Through sharing stories, we found their openness and warmth representative of the Philippines’ bright spirit.

I asked a couple of the girls what they wanted to be when they are older. One said she wanted to be a teacher so she can teach little children and another girl said she wanted to be a nurse so she could help sick people.

Their focus on helping others despite their hardships truly inspires me to do more and share their situation.