So surreal... I'm still pinching myself. Our family is finally here, by the grace of God... after 12 years... on a missions immersion trip that is already changing and growing us even only after being here for a few days.
My kids have been soaking in the sights, sounds, smells... it is the First World and the Third World all in one place. Truly heart-breaking... "break my heart for what breaks Yours!"
|Sidewalk coconut vendor.|
|More shanties by the side of the road.|
|Taal Lake and Taal Volcano! Breath-taking!!!|
|The mountains in Tagaytay City overlooking Taal Volcano.|
|Mall of Asia - example of First World in the Third World.|
But there is HOPE!
That hope is made alive by the people who make up Compassion Philippines.
We visited the offices of Compassion Philippines yesterday and learned about their ministry here. It was an eye-opening and very informative visit. We asked many, many, many questions... and the staff answered each one with absolute transparency. Our whole family left their offices thoroughly impressed!
Here are some photos...
Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God!