Thursday, November 19, 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


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

Tuesday, November 17, 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.) 

Sunday, November 15, 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