Short Term Missionary
We traveled in a small boat to reach an elementary school in a tiny village. Upon arrival, we discovered that half the children were not in school because their teachers were away at conference. While my teammate preached in the school, I decided to preach in the village. With the help of some local adults, we gathered the remaining children together on the street. I met the barangay captain (the elected official in the village), who happily gave us permission to speak and sent elders to invite all the adults in the village! Everyone gathered together, and he and his wife also remained to listen. I preached the Gospel, and everyone (about 80 people), including the barangay captain, his wife, and the elders, raised their hands to indicate their decision to receive Christ! With the joy of the Lord evident on his face, the barangay captain thanked us for coming and invited us to return someday.