In January, we had the opportunity to minister in the Philippines.
We started out in Manila.
They say the Philippines is the “selfie” capital of the world. I don’t know about that, but I haven’t had to smile for so many pictures since my wedding.
I enjoyed teaching a conference at Higher Rock Church.
We spent the day looking at what the Bible says about wisdom, sexual purity, spiritual growth, and even took some time to give an overview of the Old Testament story as well.
The church in Manila was so kind to us. It was a special gift for God to allow Marda and I to go and serve and spend such sweet time together as well.
Let’s just say, I really like this lady! The more time I spend with her, the more grateful I am. I am so thankful for another year together.
We flew to Iloilo after our conference in Manila to teach with Overseas Instructors in Biblical Counseling. We spent eight hours a day for five days looking at what the Bible teaches about marriage and family counseling.
It was a privilege to get to know the students in the class and Dr. Wayne Vanderwier as well. God is blessing the ministry of OIC in some amazing ways as they are teaching students all over the world how to use the Scriptures more effectively in their discipleship and counseling ministries.
There’s nothing like being family in Christ. One of the best parts of traveling is meeting new brothers and sisters and enjoying Jesus together. We always learn so much. The believers we met in the Philippines were so hungry for God’s Word and so appreciative. I want to learn to express my gratitude for what God’s teaching me the way they do!