Philippines is a country very open to spiritual things but most of the country have no clear understanding of the gospel.
The country is predominately Roman Catholic and so most people think they are going to heaven because they are "good people".
It is a ripe mission field where people are not hesitant to speak about spiritual things, so the focus of the trip will be having gospel conversations with people we meet on the streets. The people largely speak English in Manila (the city we'll be going to), so it makes it easy to speak to them.
You will grow spiritually, you will get out of your comfort zone, and it will be a joy to serve Christ. Even if you have never evangelised before, it is one of the best training grounds.
"It is so great being with likeminded believers with the sole aim of sharing the gospel with the lost."
Manila, Philippines: 28 February - 9 March 2023
Cost: $1650 total estimated cost (including flights) per person.
(Price estimate is in Australian dollars, based on hotel costs of $200 twin share (individual rooms are available for $200 extra), food costs of $300, taxi costs of $50, and return flight cost of $1,100 -- will vary depending on your location, flights from NZ appear to currently be $1500)
No COVID-19 vaccination is required for entry into the Philippines, but if you're unvaccinated a RAT test will need to be performed 24 hours before departure with a negative result to enter the country.
Whether you are experienced in evangelism or not, please prayerfully consider coming along. We have local contacts on the ground in the Philippines.
"I find people in the Philippines are much more open to speaking about spiritual things than people back home."
A valid passport
The funds required
The right mindset - that we are there to evangelise, not just to see another country
The physical capability of being on the streets for at least 5 hours most days, on your feet a lot of that time (with breaks)
The desire to work as a team
If under 18, an adult guardian must accompany you (there may be exceptions)
Agree with our Statement of Faith
Have listened to and agree with the principles taught in the talk: Common Analogies for Gospel Conversations
"It's such a joy being used by the Lord!"
Now if you think you meet the requirements above and are keen to be part of an upcoming mission to Philippines, please fill out this form. Or if you have a question about an upcoming trip, you can contact us here first.