Newton Fellowship Baptist Church - March 2018 | Hungry For Life

March 2018: ,

Newton Fellowship recently travelled to the Philippines to continue their support and assistance with the Strong Roots Ministry. Newton has been instrumental in helping the ministry establish themselves in the community of Yapak on island of Borocay. The team assisted in the construction of the Community Centre and working with the local youth through sport and friendship. 

Team Testimonials:

"I think that, once again, I have a better perspective on how God has an overall/sovereign plan and that we are merely His servants/hands/feet to show and spread His love."
"This trip has been a reminder to me of what is really important in life—love God, love people. I need to simplify my life style. I allow many unimportant things to take priority."
"One highlight was connecting with kids who we were first introduced to 6 years ago and witnessing the growth, maturity and confidence that they now have."
"It was hard to see how everyone lived, but that lessened each day by the seeing the people's spirit."
"It broke my heart to see how a single mom with four kids didn't want to leave their falling down home for the new house we built them as it's all she knows and all she had (even with all the bugs/garbage etc."
I have made new relationships that will have a lasting change in my life. Being able to promote and share my experience will be the best part."
"One highlight was the great hospitality and the willingness of the Filipinos to make our visit a happy time."

Team Blog:

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Word of the day is “Endurance”

Many of us had a frustrating morning persevering through tedious tasks. I was trying to send email with photo attachments to people that sponsored Christmas hampers. It took me 30 minutes to connect to mail login. Another 1 hour to compose an email with 4 photo attachments.

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

3rd Day on House Build

This morning the High School Students invited us to their celebration called Mapeh.  Grade 7 to grade 10 had a dance competition while the grade 11’s and 12’s did the announcements and played the music.  As we arrived, the students asked us to come up on stage to watch them all perform.  When the

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Pressing On

We don’t get to always choose our life’s circumstances.  Unfortunately, Gwen fell and broke her leg which will require surgery to repair as she had previously had a knee replacement surgery.  Jody will accompany Gwen back to Canada today to get her medical emergency addressed.  We will miss our t

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Monday, March 19th, 2018

Sing a Gang

Sometimes the unexpected happens while on a mission’s trip.  It’s a good thing that my special gift is one of service, while not only helping the people of the Philippines but also my own missions team family starting with breakfast service for my roomy.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2018


This morning began with a worship service on the roof with the locals from the community!  Following the beginning part of the service, we entertained nearly 40 kids with a Sunday school lesson, craft and games. So many smiles from them as the team interacted with them!

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Saturday, March 17th, 2018

First Full Day

God said to Moses “I am who I am” my unique characteristics.  As we travel through our weekly activities, we need to see a way to help.  I found it today, I will be me sharing my skills a little rusty but still a part of me.

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Friday, March 16th, 2018

Arrived in Boracay

After nearly 30 hours of travelling we finally arrived in Boracay!  

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