My Mission Trip to the Philippines

Hi Friends and Family! 
As many of you know I have some Filipino heritage in this mixed up lineage of mine lol. It's always been a dream of mine to visit there so a couple years ago I decided I was going to plan a big birthday trip. Needless to say that didn't work out and for any one that knows how I feel about my birthday I was completely heartbroken and bummed. Little did I know God had something so much BIGGER in store for me!

I have been selected to be a part of a relief effort with the church I attend GCFI 'Bridges to the Nations' organization; Bridges to the Nation is a 501(c)3 non-profit..(this means all your donations are tax deductible! woot wooot!!) The trip is this coming February 2015 and I have the opportunity to not only fulfill one of my life's dreams by going but I also get to serve God's people while I'm there! What I intended to be a vacation has turned into a blessing for me to help the people there that have been devastated by the recent category 5 typhoon. The Phillipines is comprised of over 7 thousand Islands with a large majority of the people living in poverty. I couldn't have more joy than being able to travel with a purpose. I will be joining a team of physicians, dentists, nurses and volunteers to conduct a medical/dental clinic in various islands. Each person in the group is expected to raise $2000 for the costs of travel and supplies we will need, I am setting my goal at $3000 because I want to be able to pay it forward and also help someone else reach their goal. I know with your love I can make this happen!

You can check out a video of the last mission they went on to Haiti here: Bridges to Haiti 2013 

You can also get more information about Bridges to the Nations (FYI Bridges to the Nations started off as Bridges to Haiti but has since expanded!) here: Bridges to the Nations


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Kris Simms 
Los Angeles, CA
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