I'll always be committed to "adding value daily", no matter what. It's God's will, and indelibly burned on my heart.
I've moved to the Philippines and am embarking on a new chapter in my life. I came here on business, fell in love with this country and a lady named Jenn ( my fiance ), and together we're going to do everything within our power to make a difference in the lives of people, and specifically for the Kingdom of God. We have a Biblical World Perspective and see that the need is great, and the time is short.
Many will know that I grew up as a preacher's kid, with uncles, grandparents and great-grandparents involved in missions. The heritage that I've inherited is so amazing, and the calling on my life is inescapable.
I spent many years building and developing businesses and duplicative systems for success, but deep inside there was a yearning for a way to escape the "tyranny of the urgent" and have a direct impact on people; to live out God's love in tangible ways and guide them to a greater connection to His love.
At times I wished I could press "reset", and go back to basics, where I had no choice but to rely on God and trust Him for direction and sustenance; as I worked to fulfill on His leading. Well, be careful what you wish for!
This country is impoverished, and struggling, yet it's the fastest growing economy in Asia and the spirit of collaboration here is unparalleled. With assistance, this generation is ready and willing to transition, and there's potential EVERYWHERE!
There's such amazing love manifested amongst Filipinos, and a sincere desire to improve. Here, family is everything. Family members band together to give opportunities to their youth; in education, work, etc.
It's a heavily Catholic nation, and that is foundational to the culture. Deep inside there's a longing to have a direct connection with their Heavenly Father and experience unconditional love and acceptance.
We're endeavoring to be a conduit for that love. We need support to be free to live it out loud, and lead individuals to an amazing, direct connection with Jesus.
We're working with our friends, Miles and Marian, to help relocate approximately 20 families ( Click here to see the Manila Cemetery Need ) to where we now live (in Mariveles, province of Bataan). These families have been living in a cemetery in Metro Manila, and life there includes some of the most demoralizing and sad conditions I've ever seen. Here's 1 month into "Freedom Village", their new home that we're developing for them! ( Click here to see the Freedom Village Solution )
For those who know me intimately, you'll know that I have a specific affinity for impressionable youth who are entrepreneurially-minded and show a proclivity to being highly productive members of society, AND who are invested in those possibilities. The greatest "value-added" endeavors I can envision are to influence the influencers of tomorrow (credit to Bob Shank of The Masters Program). I've located just such youth and am ready to make that difference.
Please help us follow that calling. Anything is appreciated; be it $20, $50, $100, $1000 or more; or ongoing monthly support.
"Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living."
Blessedly received in my youth, from Reverend Tommy D Hudson
( originally attributable to Albert Einstein, I believe )