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
Building on the backdrop of 3 summer teams WildFire once more embarked on a summer adventure to Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. The team of 10 ranging in ages from 15 to 30 set off with the following self-penned mottoes... "Mission statement: We are going to Cagayan de Oro to partner with God & the Filipino community so that healing, practical skills, joy & peace would be released in all spheres of influence. We're doing this because we're called to reveal the hope that Jesus ha
A few weeks ago I visited Cosmo, the international buffet, with my Dad and some of his family. A fairly normal and very nice occurrence on the whole, but it was my waiting in line at the Teppanyaki bar which aroused thought and no little introspection.
Teppanyaki is very popular, which is understandable. Scallops, salmon, squid, beef fillets, king prawn... all lead to a seriously big queue. It's at this point, queuing, listening to the the not only crackling of the east mee
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
Today was a strange day. Stunned silence filled the Jeepney ride home from the landfill site today as I shared what 4 of us had spent our last few hours of ministry doing. Phoebe, a girl of 11 or so, asked us to come and pray, not uncommon here, but in this instance it was for a dead baby who had died 24 hours previous. We laid hands on the baby and prayed for 1 hour and 15 minutes before the coffin arrived. In that time we saw no change in the condition of the baby. We were