NYI Philippines and Panay District organize a local missions trip
Nazarene Youth International Philippines organized a local missions trip in partnership with the Panay District, where 13 young professionals from the Metro Manila, Luzon, Eastern Visayas, and Panay districts participated in this ministry opportunity from 25-30 August.
The Panay District consists of 40 churches and around 3,000 members as of 2021. For the past few months, the churches have been strengthening their young professional group by holding online and face-to-face fellowship regularly.
“God truly restored the joy in my life through working with newfound friends, sharing passion in ministry, meeting people for the first time, and sharing the greatest news and gift of salvation,” said Gideon Hilarde of Progreso Church of the Nazarene.
In partnership with NYI, they were able to raise funds to use for the missions trip. The team gave four industrial fans to Logingot Church of the Nazarene and a drum kit to Granada Church of the Nazarene.
They also did some manual labor at Danao-Danao Church of the Nazarene. The church usually gets knee-level flooding during high tide, so the team helped with raising the church floor to address the flooding issue.
The group also helped with the roofing of the church extension in Lantangan Church of the Nazarene.
“It is my very first missions trip and I experienced renewed sense of purpose in serving the Lord,” Hilarde said. “Overall, the trip was nothing short of amazing. It was life-changing. God was truly present in the missions trip through the incredible faith of the people in Islas de Gigantes. I will definitely be joining another missions trip soon.”