As a Filipino-American, Stephanie spent her whole life going back and forth between the Philippines and the U.S. It was during her visits to the Philippines where God broke her heart for the people as she witnessed the lostness, poverty, corruption, and depravity of the country. This bothered her even at an early age, but it was during her adulthood when she finally couldn’t stand to do nothing about it.
During one fateful conversation with their Bible study leaders in California, Stephanie was introduced to the world of missions and exposed to the idea of making ministry a career. Through lots of prayer, hours of conversation with Tim and a crazy leap of faith with complete trust in the Lord, Tim and Stephanie embarked on a journey to become career missionaries for the Philippines – bringing them to Texas so Stephanie could attend seminary. Dedicating their lives to share the Gospel was the ultimate dream and privilege in service to the Lord and His people.
“We feel that God is beginning to move us quickly to the next step – move to the Philippines!” says Tim. “There is still so much to learn and experience as our story has only begun, but with Stephanie’s cultural background and experience in working with at-risk youth, my background in business and finance, we hope to help the people of the Philippines not only find freedom from a life of poverty, trauma and ruin, but also a life free from spiritual bondage and eternal destruction.”
Tim and Stephanie had the opportunity to explore the various ministries during a vision trip to the Philippines earlier this Summer (2023). From discipling church plant leaders, bible studying with men in rehab, training for start-up businesses through a biblical context, caring for street-kids and victims of sex-trafficking, the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
“We are prayerfully trying to discern where our gifts, talents and experiences would best be used. We can’t do this alone – we need your help and partnership to come alongside us on this journey of sharing the True Gospel in the Philippines. Prayer is first and foremost our biggest need as the work of the Kingdom cannot be done apart from our Almighty God (Jn 15:5; Eph. 6:18-20). Please prayerfully consider also being a part of the mission by helping to send us and keep us in the Philippines through your financial giving. We have a one-time financial need to help us move to and settle in the Philippines, as well as a monthly need to help sustain our living while out there. If you would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us directly. We’d be happy to talk and visit with you! Thank you all for taking the time to visit our site and get to know more about how God is moving in and through our lives, and the work He has for us in the Philippines. We appreciate all your love and support!”