Saturday, August 26, 2017

Welcome "home"

Read this timely post from a former Nehemiah Team member... as students have returned from their summer of ministry & gotten back into the daily routine of school... their lives have still been changed.
Over the next few weeks, many students will return from life-changing summers overseas and begin transitioning back into "normal" life. 

The problem is that life will never be "normal" again, or at least I pray that it won't be. They inevitably will be greeted by many well-meaning "Welcome homes" and "I bet you are so happy to be home", which will most likely be returned with a forced smile, a simple thank you, while internally pondering the meaning of home. Read more....

-Megan T.
2014 & 2015 team member

Friday, August 25, 2017

Love & Hunger for God's Word

This Bible study & the sweet women who attended, Nanay Mercy & Nanay Prusi, have been on my heart & mind today. I can't stop thinking about their response to the passage in Mark 4, the Parable of the Sower. Both women said they wanted to be like the good soil that received the seed, heard God's word & produced a crop & multiplied. Then they admitted they are sometimes like the seed thrown among thorns, they allow the worries of life & desire of other things to choke the Word. I also shared that I allow school work and family life to choke God's word and make it unfruitful. 

But then, we encouraged each other to make God's word a priority in our lives. What encouraged me the most is the next day, Nanay Prusi came to another Bible study and told us she woke up at 3AM that morning to spend time reading her Bible before she did any of her work for the day. 3AM!! What a testament to her love & hunger for the precious Word of God! 

I pray her hunger is never satisfied and that I would prioritize spending time with my Savior like Nanay Prusi did. Praise the Lord for my Filipino sisters in Christ.

2017 Riverboat Evangelism Team
Samar, Philippines

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hands On: National Mobilizer

Every mission movement in modern history has begun with college students. Through Nehemiah Teams, college students are going to the unreached and hard to reach. They are being challenged to give up their small ambitions in order to finish the Great Commission in this generation. By accepting this assignment, you will be involved in a nationwide movement of reaching the lost and raising up the next generation of missionaries, both American and Filipino. 

Elisabeth Elliot said, "If you are standing at a crossroad and there are two roads before you; an easy road and a hard road, always choose the hard road because that is the road our Master took." Choose the hard road!

Come to the Philippines. You will spend time with the national leadership of Nehemiah Teams Philippines, helping them mobilize students to fill their teams as well as provide training to help them be more effective in their ministry.

Job #: 114420  Hands On National Mobilizer
February 13-August 7, 2018
Cost:  $3950

2015-16 Mobilization Team Members