Finally, on our last morning in Marilao, with all the clinical sessions out of the way, we had a chance to sleep in. We all woke up late after a well earned rest and a late night celebration. With a sense of elation from our fruitful mission, the BL staff organised a farewell party for the Kiwi, Aussie and Filipino staff with a cultural theme. Everyone had fun and enjoyed each other’s fellowship.
We shared breakfast with the local Marilao BL staff and volunteers before our debriefing session with Pastor Fred. We reflected back on what we had done for the last 2 weeks. We are so blessed that He answered all our prayers and more, even though we had some trepidation and uncertainty about a few different issues before we left Australia and while we were here. Our mission here has taught me to have complete faith and trust in God, and believe in the power of prayers. We shared our wonderful and very humbling experience with Pastor Fred. We also expressed our gratefulness and sincere thanks to the BL team who has worked so tirelessly to make our whole stay and clinical sessions at Marilao run without a hitch. Pastor Fred thanked us from the bottom of his heart on behalf of all his team. He also invited us to come back again.
With a heavy heart we had to finally say good bye, even though we have only spent a few days with the staff and volunteers of BL, we have worked very well and very closely with each other, it felt like we have known them all our life. We have forged a close friendship with our brothers and sisters in Christ here in Philippines. God willing, we hope to be able to meet up again to partner with them to further God’s work. The experience here has not only been very memorable but also very uplifting for me spiritually and will remain with me for a very long time. I thank God for the wonderful opportunity to serve him and stand firm in one Spirit, striving together as one faith of the gospel for God’s glory.