When we arrived at Rehoboth Childrenâ€™s home in the little hours of the morning it was very quiet. It was around 2 am and everyone was asleep, and we wished that we could be sleeping. That is one thing that a 24 hour journey will do to you, with little rest and uncomfortable confines. This is my first major trip outside the United States, so I am getting a whole new perspective on the world as we go. Jess and I were so tired during our Tokyo to Manilla flight that we slept through most of it, except the meal and when the loud little guy next to us turned it up to eleven (side note: noise canceling/suppressing headphones are amazing!). We even slept through the flight attendant giving us our customs paperwork. Manilla was an interesting city, as far as what we could see from our van-window view, but it didnâ€™t take long for the lack of sleep and travel fatigue to once again pull us all into a desperate sleep mode. The van ride from Rehoboth was about two hours. We arrived, unpacked the van, prayed and quickly headed off to bed, where I had a wonderful three hours of sleep.
Well, it sure has been a while now, hasn’t it? Boy do I have a lot to share! First I would like to start of with talking about the upcoming trip to the Philippines. For those of you that don’t know. Jess and I are going to be traveling to the Philippines next week to serve at an orphanage. We were going to be working on building a health clinic, but the local workers have been at it so well that we will probably be relegated to finish work and landscaping.
We leave from Bozeman Wednesday morning, fly two hours to Seattle, four hour layover, 12 hour flight to Tokyo, 1.5 hour layover and six hour flight to Manilla and finally a three hour bus ride to Rehoboth Children’s home. Now is probably the part where you would expect an update about our funding for the trip and how we need you to visit this site and click on our names and donate. Actually, Jess and I are at 100% funding for the trip, but please feel free to visit this site and donate, the money won’t be wasted. Please stay tuned to this here little blog over the course of the next few weeks as I will be posting daily entries about our journey (thats right, I’ll have internet access in the Philippines!) as well as videos documenting the group and the progress we make.
Jim Litle shares a bit about the upcoming trip to the Philippines in March, 2011. Click through to see the video!
Josh McKenzie, leader of the Montana short term mission team, lays out the basic of what will be done once the team of 14 individuals travels to Rehoboth Children’s Home in the Philippines, in March of 2011. The team will be aiding in the construction of a medical center. If you would like to support this trip, please visit this site and donate money to the various individuals traveling to the Philippines this coming March.
Come support a local team. They are headed to Rehoboth Children’s Home in the Philippines to assist in building a medical clinic. On January 29th at New Hope Bible Church in Belgrade, MT, we are hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Raffle Fundraiser. The event will be from 7:30-10:00am. Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Menu: Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Fresh Fruit, Orange Juice, Milk and Coffee
Jess and I are now immunized for our trip to the Philippines in March. Please continue to follow thepowell.com during this time of preparation. I hope to get some interviews…
The time is getting closer for Brent and I to go over to the Philippines. It is approaching much faster than we had anticipated. With this, we are finding that the next two months are going to be filled with meetings to get to know our team, fundraisers, finding support financially and prayerfully, and preparing our hearts to go out and serve the Lord.