The adventure began one week ago and here we are, finally in Cebu, Philippines! Here’s a short snap shot of our first week through our own eyes…

Katie Ruh :: “We are already having such an incredible time. During training camp God brought all of us together. Feeling emotions from every extreme left us vulnerable as God steadily worked through us. Training camp ended and we were physically, emotionally and spiritually ready for Cebu! Over 20 hours of flying left us all quite tired; however, arriving in Cebu safely was such a relief and blessing. We are now ready to work wonders for God!”

Margo Cassidy :: “Wow! It’s been quite the week! God has blessed me with an amazing team of 6 girls and 3 spectacular leaders. Our team bonded fabulously at training camp, especially with all the team building exercises. For example, we had to get our entire team through ‘The Spiders Web’ which consisted of getting covered from head to toe in Georgia’s famous red clay! God taught me a lot during training camp, especially in regards to spiritual warfare and listening for Him during prayer. I’ve been praying that He will break my heart for what breaks His. We arrived in Cebu about 2 days ago, after traveling for what seemed like an endless amount of time. Our hosts, Pastor Ruben and his wife Sharon welcomed us with open arms, and I feel so blessed to be able to stay with them. Today is our first day of ministry and I am so excited to see what God has planned for us. Love, Margo.”

Morgan Simmones :: “I’m already falling in love with the Filipino culture. After five days of training camp and almost two full days of travel, we’re finally here! The last couple of days have consisted of resting, shopping, fast Jeepney rides, eating at a Filipino fast food restaurant, meeting new people, and lots of time with the Lord. Although taking it easy has been awesome, my team and I can’t wait to start ministry! Please pray for my teams health and that we would stay vulnerable as God continues to break our hearts for His beautiful people in the Philippines.”

Margaret Derby :: “What a week it’s been! Training camp was great. My team is incredible and now closer than ever and I know God is going to use us in big ways over the next couple weeks! Travel was long and exhausting, but it’s all worth it to finally be here in Cebu! Only one day in and I’m already in love! Hope everything is well at home – I love and miss everyone and please keep us in your prayers! – Love, Margaret.” – “ Pray also for me that whenever I open my mouth words may be given to me so that  I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chain. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” – Ephesians 6:19-20 

Lorena Reinert :: “The past week has been filled with exciting adventures, spiritual growth and team bonding. God started working in all of us at training camp, and it’s amazing to watch each other grow deeper. After two long days of travel, we finally reached Cebu early yesterday morning. Already, I’m in love with the city as well as the culture. I know God has incredible things planned for us the next few weeks. Thanks for your prayers!”

Cora Healey :: “This past week has been incredible, our team has been bonding so much and we couldn’t have been blessed with better leaders. We are now in the Philippines and both our hosts and the place we’re staying are amazing. It wasn’t even an hour after we touched down in Cebu that we had our first Jeepney ride. Yesterday we had the day off to rest after our full day of travel and we had our first Filipino fast food cuisine experience (Chowking). Today we start ministry and I’m excited to see what these next couple of weeks hold for our team. Salamat (thank you) for all your prayers! God Bless, Cora”

We have an amazing team and we constantly thank God for them and for our precious hosts, Pastor Ruben and his wife Sharon, the love of Jesus is just gushing out of them! Please pray for the health of our team, a deeper trust in God and the faith to walk in obedience when the Lord calls us to move, speak or pray.


In Christ :: Kasandra, Trevor and Kelsey