Praise God for the amazing mission trip to Talim Island, Philippines that we have just completed. Eight of us made the trip with a clear focus on supporting their young leaders and the wider church in their ‘discipleship journey’ to receive and be led by the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:8 ‘You will receive Power’ was the key scripture.
As ever, we experienced an incredibly warm welcome and hospitality from Pastor Cerry and the church from start to finish! For three of us we were revisiting our spiritual family whilst for the others this was a ‘first time’ introduction to Talim.
We had a packed programme which included 3 Sunday services, running a 2 day workshop for young leaders (3 churches attended this), a first ever youth conference that the church ran and we supported, men’s/women’s work, donation of 100 school supply packs. The team was fantastic and provided exceptional spiritual and practical wisdom and insight into every session as well as interacting brilliantly with everyone they met. I truly praise God for the quality of the team He brought together.
We particularly prayed for the Holy Spirit to move in power and wow what great answers to prayer we had!! We saw many people baptised with the Holy Spirit for the first time and testimonies of healing following prayers during the week. We also witnessed a new found confidence in the church to take this forward themselves in the future, which is fabulous!
What a privilege to serve God in this way! More great things lie ahead!
Philippines Mission Lead