Too cute for words.
These little tykes were on my porch this morning asking if they can please have the “Tupperware” I’d put out for the taking (ie Albert’s old plastic and metal containers from his workshop – he’s having a cleanout).
The delighted smiles on their faces when I said “Of course!” … made me naturally run for the camera and notebook to capture the moment.
Tonight – it’s achingly beautiful.
The singing of the people drifting across the little valley from the meeting house into my window.
Songs they’ve written themselves. In their own language. In praise and worship to God.
I’m sure the heart of God must be delighted too.
phi·lan·thro·py : a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities
Without a doubt, a large part of missionary work revolves around Bible translation, preaching the Gospel, developing Bible lessons and discipleship.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations….”
But it’s almost impossible to live amongst a people group in a developing country without showing the love of Christ in practical ways too.
“Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you. Or thirsty and give you something to drink? ….”
From the very start of the work with the Banwaon people in the 1980s, medical work, community development projects and other practical help has been an integral part of the ministry. Continue reading
The other day, walking back through the village from my daily walk on the airstrip, it struck me that we actually live fairly different lives to those of our peers in Australia.
Yet after 20 years in the Philippines, it all just seems so normal….