I’ve been given the opportunity to be a part of the Monsoon Communications team here in Manila, Philippines for the last two months. God has revealed so much to me and has radically changed my perspective of who He is (you can read more about my experiences at http://www.lanpac05.wordpress.com). I have been blessed by the people I work with and those I have met. Their stories have encouraged me and shown me how God is working in the South East Asia area.
What is Monsoon?
Monsoon is an organization that works with Wycliffe Global Alliance and its partner company SIL International to assist in the communication needs in the South East Asia Pacific area. They create different types of media ranging from animation, graphic, podcasts, and videos. Monsoon also serves as a news bureau that shares the stories of many bible translation projects that are currently going on.
I have been blessed to be an Electronics Media intern here and have been helping start social media projects as well as analyzing and creating strategies for various projects. This internship has taught me a lot about the life of a missionary and how to live honor God through these gifts he has blessed me with.
Why I’m Writing to You.
Living the life of a missionary has been a challenging but awesome experience. Day to day I’m amazed with faithfulness of God and His provisions. All of these things He has provided did not come without lots of prayer and seeking God through His word.
The story of Mary, Elizabeth and Zechariah (MEZ) in Luke 1 has been a story that God used to minister to me this past Christmas. In the story of MEZ’s lives, I was amazed of their faithfulness as they accepted a new season with the children they were to have. The unexpectedness of what had happened to them brought upon a time of solitude as Mary and Elizabeth hid from the public and Zechariah became mute. This time of solitude stood out to me as I too was in period of solitude away from family and friends while fighting food poising during the weekend of Christmas. In this time of loneliness and sickness God reminded me of His greatness and faithfulness. He also reminded me of his provision as He had brought along people to bring food and comfort (through texts and phone calls).
For those of you who have already sent in support, I appreciate your donations and am very grateful for your continued support as I am out here for one more month. But if you haven’t donated and still would like to support me for my remaining time in the Philippines, you can donate here or email me at email@example.com for more information.
Your donations will help with the remaining living, traveling, and food costs as well as my transition back to the US. I ask that you prayerfully consider how God would like you support, through donations or prayer, and how else He can change your lives this coming year.
Maraming Salamat Po (Thank you very much), for all of your continued prayer and support. I pray that God will continue to bless you this coming year.