Follow Up As you may have seen on social media, James and I kicked off the trip with a journey to Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, where WildFire Philippines has been working the past four summers. We spent most of our time catching up with the two parts of the Higa-onon tribe (which we are part of - see the wrap up of the summer to find out how). The community in which we spent a large amount of our time, installing the sanitation system and clean water pump is doing very well inde
It's been a good while since my last 'life-update' & more has changed in the last 6 months than perhaps ever has in such a short period... We're getting married! As you may well have seen on social media or the like, I got engaged. Many of you who have followed my work & adventures over the years but don't live in or around Stafford, UK may well have not met Freya and are wondering 'who the heck is this colourful, crazy & extremely beautiful woman in Jake's life?'. In answer
As many of you know, I've travelled out to the Philippines 7 times now and for a variety of reasons. Typhoon relief and rehab, reconnaissance & planning trips, a Christmas holiday & of course leading WildFire intergenerational mission teams.
Our teams have always been a joy to lead and have always left a lasting impact on the lives of the people we’ve worked alongside, but there was something particularly beautiful about the team which I was part of this year; a beauty that
The time has come. The dreaded day approaches (see what I did there?). I will shortly be wearing much shorter hair! All good things must come to an end; I don't actually believe that little saying but it serves my end in this case (I'll stop with the puns now). My dreadlocks have been a good friend over the years, they have travelled with me to many nations, witnessed a plethoric smorgasbord of experiences from people being healed of cancer & a baby being born on a landfill s