Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Day with Advance Team

The beeping of watch alarms mixed with rooster crows and dog barks serve as the wake up call for the Advance Team around 5:00 each morning. We take turns making breakfast while the others start their day with personal time in the Word and in prayer. We normally have a few visitors stop by before school or work, so we glady say "Maayong buntag" (Good morning!) and greet them with a raise of our eyebrows. After breakfast we have our team time where we quiz each other on memory verses and read our Bible studies together for the day. After a team prayer, we slip on our Chacos and adventure out into the barangay (village). 
Going house-to-house, handing out tracks, getting treated with Filipino snacks, and fellow shipping together in Bible studies take up our mornings until we join together again for lunch. Lunch always consists of rice and something else that our translators have taught us to cook, so it's always delicious. With full stomachs and refreshed spirits, we venture back out into the barangay to minister to more people and strengthen our relationships with our current Bible study contacts. 

Once we get back to our home away from home, we gather to make dinner and talk about what the Lord has done that day. With content hearts, we eat together, finish up chores, talk with some visitors, and get ready for bed. 

Please continue to pray that we will rely on God above all else and that we will take advantage of the time the Lord has given us here to share His Gospel and His love with the people of the Philippines.