Newton Fellowship Baptist Church - March 2014 | Hungry For Life

March 2014: ,

A youth team from Newton Fellowship Baptist travelled to the community of Yapak on the island of Boracay and were involved in many ministry opportunities, including educational and evangelistic activities. Despite the island's tourism-driven economy, many of the locals are unemployed because of their lack ability to speak English. This church aims to help bring change to their situation.

Community projects: 

Team Testimonials:

“God spoke to me through this experience [through] looking for the left out and unlovely of society and sharing even a smile or kind word.”
“[In the next 6 months] I want to make sure my outlook on life stays different—as here, in the Philippines, we are all gracious to those who are poor, but in North America I have a harder time.”
“The event that affected me deeply was at church each Sunday when all the children were singing to God. They were praising the Lord with no care in the world—yelling to Him in praise and thanks.”
“[In the next 6 months I will] take time to reflect upon the trip and recognize how fortunate I am and [how I] can be more like the people I met in the Philippines—being joyful in the circumstances I am in.”
“At one of the clothing distributions… one gentleman was standing beside me and I asked if he was going to get something. His response was, ‘There are others who need it more than me.’ Having proper perspective isn’t always easy, but as followers of Jesus Christ it is critical.”
“I am going to try to slow down and not get caught up in the busyness. [I will] listen to God and look to what is important—relationships!”

Team Blog:

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Team arrival in Canada

The team arrives back in Vancouver at 4:00 PM on Phillipines Air flight #116.

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Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Recognition, graduation and celebration!

Filipino people, like Canadians, love to celebrate. The past two days we have celebrated together with families as their chidren were recognized for various school achievements.

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Eight strong

The strength of a team is not measured by the number but the quality of the people. For the array of activities they've had to carry out, this team of eight from Newton Fellowship has been impressive.

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Dirty Feet

The red clay soil kicks up a little dust with each step and if there has been rain, it turns to muddy tracks.  The school classrooms have cement floors that are either dusty or muddy and constantly have to be swept.  I don’t think my feet have been clean since I got here.  My flip flops “slippers

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Monday, March 24th, 2014

We all need a nap

We're about halfway through the trip and people are starting to hit the wall, myself included. Board meetings in my room are not good for my sleep cycle, oh, and this is Josh again.

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

This is the day the Lord has made...

We are rejoicing and glad in it! What a blessing and privilege it is to be here and share the love of the Lord with these beautiful people. Worship is like a smile, contagious in any language. What a joy to praise God as a family this morning.

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Friday, March 21st, 2014

Another fine day

We were back at Yapak Elementary School this morning to teach English, Math and Art. Classes were a bit smaller today which made it somewhat easier to teach. I taught Math and primarily worked at the chalk board with my group of kids.

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