As the men were taking part in the Gospel Outreach in the streets of Sta. Cruz, Manila, the women proceeded to Fabella Hospital to once again join Vision Isaiah 58 volunteers in a Gospel Outreach to moms at the hospital.
Today was another early start for the men. They left Pasig at 5:00 a.m. to join Vision Isaiah 58 in a Gospel Outreach in Sta. Cruz, Manila. They met with 2 volunteers who brought coffee and pandesal to distribute to homeless men and women at a Junk Shop. The men from our mission team were able to talk and hear the stories of these men and women. Some of them have lived on the streets for almost 20 years. Most of them turn to drugs to seek temporary relief from the realities they face and some of them have been in and out of prison for murder.
Day 11: Gospel Outreach to cancer patients at the Philippine General Hospital Cancer Institute in Manila
Despite encountering delays during our travel from Benguet to Manila due to color-coding on our vehicles, flat tires and heavy rain, God brought us safely to our transient accommodations in Manila. After almost half a day of travelling, we made it to our place in Pasig City at around 11:00 p.m. Dinner arrived at 12:30 a.m and everyone finally got to turn in for the night at 1:00 a.m.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Tuba, Benguet is one of the few churches/missionaries that our church supports. This church is led by one of the most hard-working and dedicated pastors I have met named Pastor Abiatar Pinlac. Pastor Bier started his ministry to the Igorots in Saddle, Tuba, Benguet back in 2001 where he painstakingly walks mountainous terrains for 3 hours to conduct Bible Studies in people’s homes. They now have a daughter church in Km 8, Tuba, Benguet.
We had an early start today with much anticipation. During the planning stage, we were expecting about 500 youth to join our day-long conference with the theme “The Me I Want To Be: Becoming God’s Best Version Of You.” But God, in His faithfulness, brought 875 youth and pastors from 36 different churches to hear His message about how to close the gap between who we are right now to the person that God wants us to be.