Saturday, August 12, 2017

It was worth it

Wild, crazy, incredible summer. Spending 52+ days in Eastern Samar with a team of students, travelling on boats, hiking across islands, and preaching the gospel to the unreached was a huge opportunity for us. It wasn't always easy and had plenty of ups and downs, but in the end every bit of effort put in by the team was worth it. God reached out to so many people and touched their lives in amazing ways. Being able to witness that firsthand was a huge blessing, and now that we're all home, I'm sure everyone's hoping to see that opportunity again soon. Thankful that we've all made it back safe, and for the work God did in so many towns and regions this summer. Huge thanks to everyone for the prayer and support for our teams, it meant so much. 

-Nat Lloyd
Riverboat Team
Samar, Philippines

Friday, August 11, 2017

Life-Changing Summer

We made it home from the Philippines! What an amazing, life-changing summer we have had serving the King. We are so thankful for the many people that supported us and prayed for us throughout the summer. We are thankful for Nehemiah Teams and for our teammates. We are excited to share all the things God did this summer in the Philippines and in our own lives and hearts.

-Trey & Meghan Dickey
Riverboat Team
Samar, Philippines

*Trey & Meghan are married and served as team leaders. They did a great job! If you are married & considering serving with Nehemiah Teams... please contact us & we can help you find a team that is a good fit for you.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

You formed my inward parts; 
You covered me in my mothers womb. 
I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
Marvelous are Your works and that my soul knows very well. 

-Psalm 139:13-14

These verses ran through my thoughts all summer as I worked at a maternity clinic in the Philippines and thought about how God was intimately aware of each baby I came into contact with. Over and over I got to see how marvelous the works of my God are. The things I learned and saw this summer are priceless to me, and it makes me more excited than ever to follow after a God like this.  You are worthy of Your name, Jesus.

Mercy Midwives, Philippines

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Deep calleth unto deep

His feet is where I want to be; 
His heart is what I want to see. 
God is beautiful and so gracious. 

I have experienced the Lord in ways I never had imagined I could. It blows my mind that every time you feel like you know a part of God, He takes you deeper and it makes you fall more and more in love with Him. "Deep calleth unto deep" - the depths of my soul cries out to the depth and inexplainable purity of who God is.

This summer I learned MANY things. So many that it will take weeks to even be able to decompress it all. 64 days... 8 weeks in villages of the Philippines sharing the raw Gospel everyday has not only blessed others with hearing His truth but blessed me in my understanding more of who I serve. I can't wait to share more about what God has done this summer and what He is still doing in the hearts of many!

-Lauren P.
Advance Team
Bohol, Philippines