Mission to the Philippine Islands

Hi Friends and Family!
Many of you know that my maternal grandfather was Filipino. I've always wanted to visit the Philippines but the time never seemed to present itself. This year (2014) I was planning a visit there with my daughter Kris for her birthday, but God blessed our family with a beautiful new grandson instead. For anyone who knows God, you know his timing and plans are perfect.
"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11.
Needless to say, God did have a greater plan. It is the opportunity to be part of a relief effort in the Philippine Islands, which also would include my daughter Kris and my husband as well. God had something so much BIGGER in store for me!

The mission I have been selected to be a part of is a relief effort called 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!) and is part of my daughter's church, Glory Christian Fellowship International. The trip is this coming February 2015 and I have the opportunity to not only see my grandfather's country but to also serve God's people while I'm there! We will be helping 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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