Having served in the Philippines from 1988 to 2021, we wrapped up our ministries in the Philippines in August, 2021 and moved “home” to Washington State. We are now transitioning into new ministries based in Washington. Our new ministry plan has four parts, and all but one are largely continuations of what we were doing in Manila for the last few years.
One – Mobilizing God’s people to be on mission with him. We use classes and workshops to educate, inspire and get God’s people involved in what he has called them to be and do. We believe that every follower of Jesus has a part to play in sharing the blessings of God’s love and transforming power with those who do not yet know him, whether that is across the street or across the ocean.
Two – Leading international students to be disciples of Jesus. We are working to develop International Student Ministries at colleges and universities in Southwest Washington. In tandem with mobilizing, our goal is to coach and partner with fellow believers in local churches, to reach out to international students and other immigrants from unreached people groups living near us.
Three – Joel is still serving as the Philippine Field Treasurer and member of the Philippine Field Leadership Team.
Four – The new part of our ministry is serving our parents who need a helping hand with daily life. They have sacrificed and served us for all these years, and now it is our turn to bless them as they lose strength and ability to keep up with things.
Publications by WorldVenture:
* Waiting, Day 23