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Philippines-2019


Home Safe

Saturday July 27, 2019
Matthew Henderson


Leaving

Thursday July 25, 2019
Matthew Henderson

Yesterday the kids got to hand out more flyers at the Bible Study Center in Cebu. We also got a lot of last minute visiting time with the missionaries there before we had to depart for the airport at 7pm.


Time in Cebu

Wednesday July 24, 2019
Matthew Henderson


Wrapping up in General Aguinaldo

Sunday July 21, 2019
Matthew Henderson

Today, Sunday, has been another busy day here in General Aguinaldo.


Following Jesus

Saturday July 20, 2019
Matthew Henderson

Today (Saturday) has been a very good, and very full day — that has resulted in eight new brothers and sisters in Christ.


Youth Gathering at General Aguinaldo

Friday July 19, 2019
Matthew Henderson

The youth began to arrive here about 6pm and are still trickling in at 8:30. It looks like there are already more than 120 here of an expected 80.


Heading up North

Wednesday July 17, 2019
Matthew Henderson

This morning we were up by 4am. Phillip Dumawa was up to drive us in the van to head to the airport at 4:45am sharp.


Back in Manila

Tuesday July 16, 2019
Matthew Henderson

The last three days have been spent in Manila. We are staying in Wilkey’s apartment through tonight (Wednesday).


Saturday and Sunday at Lopez

Sunday July 14, 2019
Matthew Henderson

We had a great time meeting everyone in Lopez on Saturday night — such good people.


Arrived Safe at Lopez

Saturday July 13, 2019
Matthew Henderson

We have arrived safe in Lopez. I will update more later. It was about a seven hour drive here.


Happy in Manila

Friday July 12, 2019
Matthew Henderson

We made it safe! We arrived at Ken’s apartment a little before 11pm. Sleeping arrangements were made and we got to sleep about an hour later when we had settled. Clint Robinstein arrived from Cebu just a little later.


Future Missionary Training

Friday July 12, 2019
Matthew Henderson


The Long Flight

Thursday July 11, 2019
Matthew Henderson

We are cruising at 36000 feet at 560 mph. We’re over Canada and almost into Alaskan airspace. This is a long flight. I remember better now passing time by trying not to think about how much time is passing.


Chasing Ken (updated)

Thursday July 11, 2019
Matthew Henderson

We’ve just finished chasing Ken though the Detroit airport. We’re waiting to board our longest leg soon to Tokyo — 12 hours and 50 minutes. We’ll have a 5 hour ride to Manila after that.


Loading Up

Thursday July 11, 2019
Matthew Henderson

With Kathy as driver, we picked up our last, and most important, passenger at the Wilkey house, and headed out in our rental van that Bryan helped secure. Beatty came by to see us securely off with a prayer


Visual Overview of Itinerary (updated)

Wednesday July 3, 2019
Matthew Henderson

This is a visual overview of the current itinerary that we have planned.


Firming Up Our Itinerary

Thursday June 27, 2019
Matthew Henderson

The itinerary is being firmed up. We knew three of the main places we wanted to work and share, but the question has been how to best pack in as many other things that we could do in the best way possible with the remaining times. A lot has to do with timing of the in-country travel involved.


Tough, Flexible, Optimistic

Thursday June 27, 2019
Matthew Henderson

Our motto from Wilkey has been “tough, flexible, and optimistic.” I had heard this for years before last year from Chris, but didn’t realize it had originated with Ken. We took it and adopted it last year as we got ready to leave from Austin. This year, as a party of seven, we are adopting it again. But you might not know the story behind this image.


International Tickets Booked

Tuesday June 18, 2019
Matthew Henderson

We have our tickets to and from the Philippines! In this article you can read an update on our departure plans, the interesting times we had getting tickets for eight people at one time, and a short financial note about the use of the funds so far.


Philippines 2019 Trip Planning

Monday June 17, 2019
Matthew Henderson

2019 Philippines Team

Trip updates will be posted as new articles on this site as we have an opportunity. At this present time, there are plans to work in several areas. This will be updated shortly as things are confirmed with our contacts in the Philippines and Ken Wilkey, the missionary we will be accompanying.


Quick Info

We are currently fully funded for our 2019 Philippines trip. Thank you to everyone for being so generous in helping, and please continue to remember us in your prayers as we prepare and while we are traveling.

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