MISSION TRIP TO BOHOL, PHILIPPINES (MARCH 2013)
Towards the end of March 2013, we made of second mission trip for 2013 to the
island of Bohol in the Philippines. We left early Saturday morning and this time
around there were four of us on the trip besides the 3 of us we had one of our
friends Anita who accompanied us. As usual we had a transit in Manila for a few
hours after which we landed in the island of Bohol. This time around, Ps. Pete
Valdez a good friend and mission partner in Christ hosted us. We were met by
Ps. Pete at
the Tagbilaran Airport.
Upon arrival, it was straight to work as we had a full day of events lined up.
We made our way straight to the
supermarket as we began shopping for
items that we had planned to give out to all the
at the 2 prisons we would be visiting. It was a lot of work as we had to shop
for 600 people. It was then off for
lunch to enjoy some great Filipino food
with Ps. Pete
and our contact for the prison ministry,
Brother Reysum Carvero.
We then made our way to the Bohol District Jail. After being checked by the
guards, we made our way in and were welcomed by the inmates. It began with a
welcome dance and then a time of
worship. Ps. Justin then shared the
message on the book of Daniel and
how with God in us, we have the potential to do great exploits. Veron and Anita
testimonies on people who achieved great things in their lives
because of God. Ps. Jacquie then ministered a worship
We then handed our donated items to all the inmates and then went around the cells to visit them and pray for some of them individually. After this the guards took us the solitary confinement cells where we prayed for the inmates as well. We then made our way to the female cells and spent some time ministering to them.
One of the inmates by the name of
then presented us with a gift of
paintings that he had done.