Our last post from Philippines

image1Finally, 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.
image1(1)At last, after 2 weeks, we are finally coming to the end of our mission. We are all looking forward to going home and be with our families. Good bye Philippines and hope to back again.
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  1. In Philippians 1, Paul was guarded by the imperial guard. They saw how Paul lived every moment of the day and night, just as the people with whom you live or work see what God is like in you. Thinking of you all when I read this…..??????? have a safe trip home.

  2. Wow! It was so wonderful to read about all what God has been doing through the whole team! Amazing that God brought all of you together to serve the urban poor in Trece Martirez and Marilao. Indeed God gave more then you expected or dreamed

  3. Praise the Lord for all His goodness and love showed among our Filipino poor people in Bukang Liwayway. Thank you Australian Team for showing that love and compassion to us. God bless you and your family as well as your church who backed you up with prayers for the success of this Mission Trip. Until next time, Shalom.

  4. Greetings from Perth. It has been really encouraging reading your stories and the work that you have done in Manila. My church is planning a similar medical and dental mission trip at the end of this year. Just wondering if I could get some information on how you obtained equipment for the dental side of things. Did you carry everything you need over from Australia? Or did you source them locally in Manila? Would be keen to get your experience in terms of organisation and logistics! Thanks.

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