Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas in July


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Last week, I was driving home from work and listening to Christmas music on the radio and was instantly taken back to one particular evening in my favorite coffee shop in Southeast Asia. We spent a lot of time in this particular coffee shop, consuming more iced coffee, tea, and smoothies than we probably should have. Sometimes we would hang out there simply because it had air con, fans, and ice- a nice relief for the scorching heat and humidity. Other times, we would go there because we didn't have any other plans and just weren't sure what else to do.

One day, my teammates and I were just sitting there staring at each other, running out of things to talk about, when I finally suggested that since we spend so much time at the coffee shop, we should get to know the workers! I'm not sure why this hadn't crossed our minds before, but it may, in part, be due to the fact that the workers never spoke English to us so we assumed that they didn't speak any English. It turns out that they spoke quite a bit of English but had just been too "shy" to talk to us. We ended up building a friendship with them that was mostly based on laughter (those boys are hilarious) and would go to that coffee shop during the afternoon (when business was slow) specifically to hang out with them. We had shared a couple of random stories from the Bible which they thought were cool, but that was about the extent of that. One day, as a team, we decided that we needed to start praying more boldly and more specifically, rather than generally.

Shortly after making that decision, we were once again hanging out in our favorite coffee shop when, all of a sudden, "Silent Night" starts playing overhead. This was extremely surprising because 1) it was the middle of July, and 2) you don't hear songs about God in this country. The coffee shop workers are the ones who choose which song will play next as they typically just search different songs on YouTube. We excitedly ran up to the counter and I told the coffee shop boy, "Hey, I love this song!", and then asked him if he knew what it was about. He thought about it for a second and then proceeded to tell us that he thought the song was about "a boy breaking up with a girl." :)  Trying not to laugh, I acknowledged his clever thought, and told him that I could tell him what the song was really about! We then got to share the meaning of "Silent Night", then the meaning of Christmas, which led into sharing the whole Gospel message. Our coffee shop boy listened intently
to the stories, but did not ask many questions. Afterwards, we shared some more of our favorite Christmas songs and he looked up the lyrics to each one and read and listened as we explained what they all meant. It was such a sweet, sweet time. The coffee shop boy may not have made any sort of decision that afternoon, but he came one step closer...he heard the greatest news of all time for the very first time!

As we were heading home that day, my teammate, A, said she had been silently praying for a specific opportunity to be able to share with those boys just minutes before Silent Night (randomly, but not so randomly) started playing! God is so good and I can tell you without a doubt that He answers prayers. I learned to pray specifically, pray boldly, and have faith that God is big enough to answer prayers. This Christmas season, and even throughout the upcoming year (July, maybe?), I encourage you to pray for opportunities to share the story of Jesus' birth with someone who has not yet had the chance to hear!

-Megan

#whywego     #ntp52

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Please tell me how I can go to heaven!

Over the course of the past summer, my friends and I encountered so many wonderful people. There were times when we were tired, worn out, perplexed, and discouraged but, the Lord constantly sent people our way who would encourage us to keep going.
Toward the last leg of the summer, we had been hiking for many miles in the beating sun. We approached a village that seemed like all the rest. I recall this day being specifically hot and draining and we were desperate for rest.
Our team gathered under the platform of the village leader's home, where we hoped to rest for the night. With much sincerity, the village leader apologized when he informed us there was no room for us in his home. It was relatively small and his whole family still lived there with him. My selfishness drove me to being annoyed with this village, though I made every effort not to let my actions show it. I was honestly ready to strap up our packs and head out to the next village.
Moments later, an elderly woman came out of her home insisting that we all stay with her. She was a widow, who had been living alone for many years. My teammates and I were overjoyed that the Lord was working in our waiting and, that He provided even when I doubted.
We rested well that night and enjoyed most of the next day in that village. When we returned to the lady's house that evening we found her weeping in her kitchen along with her friend (who was also a widow). We were concerned about the situation and we asked what was going on. She proceeded to tell us that she felt a peaceful presence in her home while we were there and when we left for the day it was gone. We told her with confidence that it was completely the presence of the Holy Spirit with us.
"As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him." - 1 John 1:27
From that statement, the conversation transitioned to a spiritual topic and this woman wanted to know how she could know Jesus. She explained how she had not fulfilled all the requirements of her faith, and she feared she would surely go to hell.
I'll never forget her words: "Please tell me how I can go to heaven!"
Her friend who had been with her in her mourning had been hearing the entire conversation as well. By the end of the conversation we were all compelled to tears and the two ladies asked Jesus to save them.
It was so beautiful to see what God had done even in my selfishness and even though we were so exhausted. The presence of the King was with us and we brought His Kingdom to a small platform home in a remote village of Southeast Asia.
There are people like this all over the world who are saying "Please tell me how I can go to Heaven!" They will never know if we never go! We serve a living God. Go and see what He WILL do through you this summer. But I warn you, do not go if you are not willing to learn more about God, push yourself to new limits, or see people come to know Jesus as Lord of their life.

-Coty

#whywego      #ntp52

Friday, December 18, 2015

Team of the Week: Disciple Maker in Cambodia

This country is a nation still recovering from the national genocide of the late 1970's. Because of the millions who died in that era, the youth of today are TRULY the future of Cambodia. Approximately 75% of the population is under the age of 30. Less than 1% know Christ. Your purpose? Make Christ known among the youth of the country. Your team will labor in sharing the gospel, building relationships, communicating Christ, discipling young believers,
and forming small groups.

Your first stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams. Learning the skills needed to carry out your assignment as well as team building will fill these first few days. Your team will then fly to your final destination for the summer. Following your ministry time you will return to the US for a join debrief... sharing all God has done over the summer.

IMB Job #: 111931
Location: Cambodia
Team size: 6
Field expense: $1815 plus round trip airfare, passport & visa costs, and required travel insurance


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Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team leader orientation begins
May 26  Team member orientation begins
May 31  Teams leave for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Why the "Lottie Moon" Christmas Offering???

Watch and learn about the woman and her impact on Southern Baptist missions until today.
#whywego
#whywegive

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Week of Prayer: Day 7

Training the Next Generation in the Philippines

When someone shouted, “Your uncle is coming,” everyone in the Philippine village knew it was the secret code that really meant “run and hide.” Neighbors disappeared into small concrete homes until IMB missionaries Dave and Ivette Daggett had come and gone.
A few, including curious children and teenagers, stuck around to hear what the foreigners had to say.
The Daggetts led Bible studies, and some youth came against their parents’ wishes.
Now, 11 years later, a church meets here, led by some of the same children and youth who met with the Daggetts years ago. They have even seen God use them to help start several Deaf churches.
“It’s the younger ones who have stepped up in leadership,” Dave said. “They share the gospel and are going with us to evangelize in other areas.”
Through weekly training sessions and Bible studies, Dave and Ivette continue discipling youth in the Philippines to go out and train others to lead. They give them opportunities to lead and to share their faith through events such as medical and dental clinics, anti-smoking and dental hygiene seminars, and True Love Waits seminars.
“The more fruit we see, the more joy we have,” Dave said. “We don’t want to slow down or hold back.”

PRAYER POINTS

» Pray young leaders will grow in their faith and disciple more youth who are ready to become leaders.
» Pray for the Daggetts as they have accepted the Voluntary Retirement Incentive (VRI) and are retiring from the IMB.
Click HERE to read more & watch videos.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Week of Prayer: Day 6

Called as a Church Family in Mexico

“Wherever you go, we go.”
First Baptist Church in Oxford, Mississippi, made this commitment to Jeff and Liesa Holeman long before they began serving as IMB missionaries in 2008.
Investing in young lives has come full circle. The Holemans now mentor dozens of students and young adults from across the United States each year, many who return to the missions field for extended terms of service. 
“That’s who first invested in me — my church,” Liesa says. “We want other churches to do the same. … God called the church to do this. And we as missionaries have a responsibility to help our churches touch, feel and understand our stories … to help them understand the importance of going to the nations.”
In the three years since the Holemans began serving as cluster strategy leaders in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Oxford church has adopted the Tlacolula Valley Zapotec.
“We have a huge support group behind us … they don’t let go of us,” Jeff says. “That’s a two-way street. We value our relationship with one another. Just because we’re out of sight, we’re not out of mind. We know this because of the way they love us.”

PRAYER POINTS

» Pray for the Holemans as they reach people groups in Mexico, some who have no access to the gospel.
» Pray for more churches to send missionaries to the nations, and thank God for the Holemans’ partnership with the Oxford church.
Click HERE to read more & watch videos

Team of the Week: Global City Outreach

Destination: Southeast Asia Global City. Share the Gospel in English with one of the largest people groups in the world. Encourage local believers. Minister to refugees & marginalized. If you enjoy city living or ever wanted to try it, this is the opportunity for you.

Your first stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams, learning the skills you need to carry out your assignment. You will then travel to the field to spend your summer carrying out the task you've prepared for. At the end of the summer, travel back to a joint debrief, sharing all that God has done over the summer.

IMB Job #: 112083
Location: Southeast Asia
Team size:  12
Field expense: $1627 plus round trip airfare, passport expenses, immunizations, required travel insurance, etc.

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Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team Leaders arrive at orientation
May 26  Team members arrive at orientation
May 31  Teams depart for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Week of Prayer: Day 5

Church Takes Gospel to Unreached in Southeast Asia

Old Town Baptist Church had no idea their prayers to take the gospel to an unreached people group would lead them from North Carolina to remote Southeast Asia villages.
The church already participated in international missions by going on missions trips and supporting missionaries by giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
But knowing billions without hope in Christ is intolerable, they wanted to do more.
“We have an ongoing commitment to supporting the missions offering,” said Mark Harrison, Old Town missions pastor. “We also have a deep commitment to come alongside our IMB partners and work with them on the ground.”
As the church prayed, God led them to the “T” people. Most are Buddhist and have never heard about Jesus.
Missionaries helped Harrison learn about the T people and Southeast Asian culture. Since then, Harrison and Old Town members have made multiple trips a year to help take the gospel to the T people.
“The T people have been very isolated for a long time and it’s difficult to get where they are,” said Harrison. “But they have welcomed us and are in the process, many of them, of beginning to understand what it means to follow Jesus.”

PRAYER POINTS

» Pray for the T people who are coming to faith in Jesus to stand firm in the face of opposition and persecution.
» Pray for more churches to partner with missionaries in reaching people groups who have yet to hear the gospel.
Click HERE to read more and see videos

Reminders

Today I'm really missing Indonesia, my team, and especially my little friend Ambre! I was super homesick the day I met Ambre, but his smile and kind heart reminded of the real reason I was there! It's the little things that really make the biggest impact on your life! Forever missing the experiences I had this summer! 
#‎IndonesianAtHeart‬    #NTP52

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Week of Prayer: Day 4

Syria's Hope

It’s hard to imagine anything but a continued descending darkness closing in on Syrian and Iraqi refugees, victims of a rebellion being fought against the Syrian regime and brutality caused by ISIS and other Islamic extremists.
While images and reports of beheadings, cruelty, and pure evil continue to shadow refugees — numbering in the millions — from any light of hope, there is hope in the good news of Jesus Christ.
Only a loving God Who cares deeply for all who are fleeing violence can push back that darkness. Christian worker Peter Matheson* works tirelessly to bring refugees God’s shining hope. But his work comes at great cost to the many he serves and to him, personally, as he ministers in the midst of tremendous suffering.
“The hardest thing in this ministry is just sitting down and listening to their hurts,” Matheson says. “They come, they arrive with little children just with the clothes on their back, because back in Syria their homes are destroyed, their businesses are destroyed … women have been raped … real torture goes on among men and young men in Syria.”
Through the support of Southern Baptists, Matheson is able to work along the Syrian border, distributing boxes of food and other critical necessities.
As more Syrians flee the violence, Matheson hopes he can provide a way out of their current condition and give hope through Christ — a message they have never heard.
*Name changed

PRAYER POINTS
» Pray for open hearts among hurting Syrian refugees as Matheson tells them of God’s love.
» Pray for strength, boldness, and wisdom for Matheson to minister in the midst of overwhelming needs.
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Week of Prayer: Day 3

Trading karma for compassion in South Asia

Karma. Its meaning goes beyond “what comes around, goes around.” For Hindus, karma means undergoing a cycle of actions and consequences. To them, being saved from it would rob them of paying the price for their deeds and hoping for a better future through reincarnation.
That’s why the neighbors of a wounded man crying out in pain also cried out — not for help but in complaint that he was too loud and unaccepting of his fate, especially since he had lit himself on fire in a fit of drunkenness and dissatisfaction over his dirt-poor life.
It would be easy to call those neighbors crass, but many of them don’t recognize any other way to believe. And yet God desires and deserves the worship of all people.
Donald and Helen McKinney* have reached out to the downtrodden in South Asia. Helen has used Lottie Moon Christmas Offering funds to distribute food and school supplies to women and children.
Click HERE to see videos & prayer requests from the McKinney's.

Children Around the World

Oh, the joys of knowing and loving children from different places in the world This is Naam and Biw. Please pray for these two and the children at Grace house in Thailand where I stayed over the summer. These children are the future of Thailand. Please pray for them to grow strong in the Lord.

-Alyssa
2015 Thai Dorm Team

Monday, November 30, 2015

Week of Prayer: Day 2

"Water of Life" for Central Asians

In the mountains and valleys of a Muslim Central Asian country, Christian aid worker Gary Warrior* and a team of Christian aid workers and national believers help meet people’s physical and spiritual needs.
In a desire to do their part to fulfill the Great Commission, the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists and the Mountain State Association sent Warrior, 51, and his family to exalt Christ through meeting human needs.
Click HERE for read more about the Warrior's story and to access videos & prayer requests.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Week of Prayer: Day 1

Family on Mission in Lesotho
When Jim and Teresa Flora think about their life and ministry in the mountains of Lesotho, two needs come to mind: the support of their children and support from Southern Baptists.
They rely on the prayers and encouragement of their three grown sons and their families in the United States, but daughters Gracie, Anna and Rebekah are a part of each day’s work in Africa. Whether they are preparing meals for volunteer teams, playing with children or telling Bible stories, the girls consider themselves fully committed to the task of sharing the gospel with unreached Basotho people. They know every believer has a part in God’s mission.
Click HERE to read more of the Flora's story & to access videos and prayer requests.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Team of the Week: Cambodia Hydro"phonics"

This UPG is born, lives, works, and raises their families while living on small houseboats. As the seasons change, dry to wet, they move with the rising & falling of the water. They have lived this way for years. They have lived without knowing the true creator & His only Son, Jesus Christ. They are Buddhists but live in fear of spirits, sickness, & death. Ag, fisheries & horticulture majors are needed to work alongside national believers with hydroponic & fisheries projects. Use your English skills to teach conversational English to young adults working at the ponds.

Your first stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams. Learning the skills needed to carry out your assignment as well as team building will fill these first few days. Your team will then fly to your final destination for the summer. Following your ministry time you will return to the US for a join debrief... sharing all God has done over the summer.

IMB Job #: 111933
Location: Cambodia
Team size: 4 guys
Field expense: $1188 plus round trip airfare, passport & visa costs, and required travel insurance


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Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team leader orientation begins
May 26  Team member orientation begins
May 31  Teams leave for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Friday, November 20, 2015

Team of the Week: Urban Rescuers

Walk alongside transgenders (ladyboys) and young men who have just left the sex industry. Be their friend. Through a local ministry, encourage them as they train in livelihood skills and continue their education... sharing God's love along the way.

Outreach is done in the red light districts & slum communities. Bar/red light district ministry involves visiting/following up on sex workers we already know and creating friendships with new workers. Slum outreach is mainly to current students and their families, consisting of helping build/rebuild/clean houses, spend time with families, after school activities, providing a safe environment & support in familiar surroundings.

When an individual decides to join our program, they come to our ministry building for different classes and sessions: counseling, art therapy, worship, Bible study, baking classes, etc.

Your first stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams. Learning the skills needed to carry out your assignment as well as team building will fill these first few days. Your team will fly to your final destination for the summer. Following your ministry time you will return to the US for a join debrief... sharing all God has done over the summer.

IMB Job #: 111932
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Team size: 10
Field expense: $1435 plus round trip airfare, passport & visa costs, and required travel insurance


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Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team leader orientation begins
May 26  Team member orientation begins
May 31  Teams leave for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Love that Restores

My life was a mess. I was really tired of my life, the real hopeless girl who tried to ix every problem with alcohol. But then, clearly, alcohol just made things worse. When already sober, the problem was still there. I even tried to end my own life. then, one of my friends, brought to me through technology called Facebook, invited me to go on vacation. Since I do not know any place to go, she suggested I visit Mindanao to think, to rest and to restore. 

While I was there, this friend shared to me the beautiful truth about Jesus. Jesus saved me. Jesus gave me new life.

They say Mindanao is a dangerous place. But for me, Mindanao is a place where I found peace, because here I met the Prince of Peace.

The old is gone, the new has come.  -2 Cor. 5:17

(This lady attended a 2-day training held by the Nehemiah Teams Traveling Team so she could learn more about missions and how to share the love that she has received from the Lord.) 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Traveling Team: Via Sound Waves

Annie & Mich behind the microphone
It was great to let the people hear that a love that lasts forever could only be found in Jesus!

A dream come true & a memorable experience for the two of us. We were invited as guests at one of the broadcasting stations on southern Mindanao. The segment was entitled Straight to the Heart which deals with the commons issues faced by the youth.

Naniniwala ka ba sa forever?- a most commonly asked question nowadays. One of us said, "Yes" and one said, "No."

But in the end, both had agreed to one conclusion. On earth, there is only a long & lasting relationship as long as there is trust & a choice to love each other despite each other's differences which only death can set them apart.

But forever is real. there is forever in love. Because One Great Man, who knows the highest form of love, gave His life willingly and sacrificially for all men; One whose blood was shed on the cross so that all of us who believe in & receive Him will experience that love forever.

-Mich & Annie
Nehemiah Teams Traveling Team

We love because He first loved us.  -1 John 4:19

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MUST keep praying!

Fell in love with this place & the people that call this lake home. I may never set foot on this barge again & be able to hug these kids... but i will never stop praying for them to grow up into Christ-following men & women who will lead a generation that honors & proclaims with boldness the power of the living God.

-Rachel
Houseboat Homestay 2014



Friday, November 13, 2015

Team of the Week: Spice Island Explorer

Team will explore, survey, and engage local tribal populations with Gospel intentionality. Travel to various locales seeking engagement with the local tribes. Survey the area and document what you find in reports for long term personnel. Prayer and Gospel preparation are crucial to the task as spiritual warfare is a reality and the enemy has strongholds in these areas.

First stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams. These initial days will be filled with training to prepare you for the summer as well as team building. Following the summer you will return for a short debrief, sharing all that God has done.

IMB Job #: 111747
Location: Southeast Asia 
Team size: Team of 4 (2 guys, 2 girls)
Field expense: $1825 plus round trip airfare, passport & visa costs, and required travel insurance


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Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team leader orientation begins
May 26  Team member orientation begins
May 31  Teams leave for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Waray-Waray Prayer Update

Believers are divided in groups to practice leading Simply the Word (STW)
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2 

Prayer concern:
  1. Pray for Waray-waray leaders and disciples to be raised up from every village & that they will also reach out to other villages with the gospel.
  2. Pray for Waray-waray people group that the eyes of their hearts may be enlightened so that they will understand the truth and the urgency of the Great Commission.
  3. Pray for blessings for Waray-waray people's livelihood.
  4. Pray and support for the follow up team's food and travel expenses as they move from village to village up river.
  5. Pray for the follow up teams God's guidance, protection, strength and wisdom. 

Thank you to all partners and friends for praying and supporting me in this journey. To God be all the honor and glory. Amen. 


Brother in Christ,
Lovigie Dune A. Almine
Follow up team hiking into their area


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Quotes from the Heart: The Ones God Uses

How has your perception of a missionary & mission work changed as a result of this summer?

I always thought missions was for those with a specific skill set. They needed to be at a certain spiritual level, have some authority- the perfect Christian which obviously is non-existent. Now, I realize Christ calls the broken, the hurt, and the weak to lead, to be strong, to be the lights of the world.

-Jamie
P52 Detroit

Monday, November 9, 2015

Tell me how to know Jesus

This was the day Alice received her Bible. She cried tears of joy, and I cried with her. The previous day was the day she received Christ, her words pierced my heart and I could never forget them.
"I had been wishing someone would come and tell me how to know Jesus."
If you've heard me speak about my trip then you've heard her story. Not a day goes by that I don't remember these words. They changed me. I realized it's moments like this that I want to be a part of for the rest of my life; to be a part of what God is doing and to let Him use me wherever He will. Nothing else seems to matter anymore.
I have been told that Alice is now suffering persecution by her neighbors for studying the Bible, but she continues to study. That's what faith is. Please pray for Alice, that her faith would only grow in adversity.
There are so many people in the world whose hearts are ready, who simply need to be told how to follow Christ. Will you go to them?
So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, 'Do you understand what you are reading?' And he said, 'How can I, unless someone guides me?' And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.”   -Acts 8:30-31 ESV
-Kallie
Mtn Trek 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Quotes from the Heart: Storms of Life & Laundry

What was the funniest thing that happened to you this summer?

After taking a few hours to wash all our clothes (by hand) then as soon as we hung them out to dry... a storm came through and they all got soaked and were blown down the mountain into the mud. Storms like this were a part of daily life... we learned to just wash them again & move on through our day.

-Bohol, Philippines

Friday, November 6, 2015

Team of the Week: Urban Evangelism

Self-motivated, independent, responsible individuals for urban evangelism among Muslims and other religious backgrounds. Team will also help new personnel in mapping the city in an effort to help strategize for future work.

Your first stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams. Learning the skills needed to carry out your
assignment as well as team building will fill these first few days. Your team will then fly to your final destination for the

summer. Following your ministry time you will return to the US for a joint debrief... sharing all God has done.

IMB Job #: 111737
Location: Southeast Asia
Team size: 12
Field expense: $2267 plus round trip airfare, passport & visa costs, and required travel insurance


Click for MORE INFO or TO APPLY

Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team leader orientation begins
May 26  Team member orientation begins
May 31  Teams leave for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

We Must Show them the Way

Tonight, this place has once again been on my heart. Some days, I think of a memory or two but lately I've missed it so much!

I thought specifically about these precious girls tonight and the sisters that they became over the summer.

I am so proud of Alyssa, Myra, and Mae as they continue to follow the Lord. I remember their baptisms as if it happened yesterday, and I am so excited to see what the Lord is doing in the lives of my teammates, Ate Alex and Allison. He is truly such a good Father, and He is fighting for His children every day. 

My mentor described to the team her experience in the Philippines in the best way possible. She said that she looked and saw so many people who wanted to serve God, and they just didn't know how to get to Him. These girls are just one of the many examples of the work that He will do if we show them the way. 

"Where I go, the King goes.
Where the King goes, His kingdom comes.
When His kingdom comes, the power to be must submit."

-Bekah
Bicol, Philippines

#MabutiAngDiyos #SalahatNgOras

Quotes from the Heart: Stand Firm

In what ways has God changed you through this experience?

God has shown me the lostness of this world. How I am obliged & honored to carry His name to those who need it. He has also showed me how He can work through me in anyway He sees fit. I'm not a person who gets in front of people & talks. It's not comfortable... but that was my whole summer. That's how we shared our stories. So, God had to give me courage to do this. I pray that when God asks me to stand in front of people & testify to His name that I will stand firm & not waiver.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Lessons Learned... Later On

I can't even express how much I wish I could go back to this moment in Laos heart emoticon
I think with trips like this, the most important lessons you learn are the ones that continue to change you months later. I wish I could go back and do things differently, and take every opportunity I would have to show people love and trust HIM with whatever would come my way. Someday, hopefully we'll meet again!

Khoi yak pai Laos lai lai lai!


-Kyrstin

Friday, October 30, 2015

Team of the Week: Island Castaway

In the western Philippines there are many remote islands where there are very few believers. People feel like castaways:  isolated and disconnected. Slow down for the summer, make friends, learn culture, share LIFE.

Your first stop will be a joint orientation with other Nehemiah Teams. Learning the skills needed to carry out your assignment as well as team building will fill these first few days. Your team will then fly to your final destination for the summer. Following your ministry time you will return to the US for a joint debrief... sharing all God has done over the summer.

IMB Job #: 111882
Location: Palawan, Philippines
Team size:  4 guys
Field expense: $1448 plus round trip airfare, passport & visa costs, and required travel insurance


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Dates for Summer 2016
May 23  Team leader orientation begins
May 26  Team member orientation begins
May 31  Teams leave for the field
July 26  Teams arrive back for debrief
July 29  Students return home

Traveling Team Newsletter: Aug-Oct 2015

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What's the NT Traveling Team been up to?  Meet the team and see how the Lord has been using them over these past few months. 

Please use their prayer requests to help you pray specifically for them.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Our new arrivals!

Our team has grown! Joe & Elizabeth Blandeburgo arrived on October 30th and will be serving with us for the next 2 years. We're excited about having them on our team! Read more about them on their NT Staff page... www.nehemiahteams.com/joe--elizabeth-blandeburgo.html

They've finished their first couple weeks of language study & gotten settled in their new apartment... you can keep up with their adventures & new experiences on their blog: www.joeandelizabethphilippines.blogspot.com

  • Pray for Joe & Elizabeth as they push full speed ahead in Tagalog language study.
  • Pray for their growing relationships with their neighbors... so thankful they are open to hearing about the Good News!