June 24 – August 11
“Mabuhay! ”Welcome to the Philippines, a nation of more than 7000 islands nestled in the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Journey to one of Teen Missions favorite destinations where swaying coconut palms dot the hills and colorful jeepneys cruise busy streets. Evangelism opportunities are abundant on this mission trip as you share Christ using music, dramas, puppets and personal testimonies in the local villages and in nearby Butuan. Lasting friendships will be forged with the Filipino staff and students as you work together to complete construction of new dorms for the retreat center.
Teen Missions in the Philippines BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center is located on the hilltops overlooking Malpoc and the ocean beyond.
On weekends you may visit the beach, or buy souvenirs including rattan mats and baskets, wood carvings, paintings and traditional Filipino clothing. After your time at the base, you return to Hong Kong for two days, where you can shop for some of Asia’s best buys and barter in the markets for anything from Chinese food delicacies to the latest electronics and clothing. While here you will ride the Star Ferry across Hong Kong Harbor and ride the tram to the top of Victoria’s Peak which offers a panoramic view of Hong Kong.
Housing will be in dorms. Showers are available. Laundry will be done using buckets.
After Commissioning, you fly from the Orlando International Airport to Los Angeles and board a flight that takes you across the Pacific Ocean and the International Date Line to Hong Kong, China. A connecting flight takes you across the South China Sea to Cebu, the “Queen City of the South”. You then board a ship and cross the Bohol Sea to Nasipit. A short trip by Teen Missions truck will take your team past playing children, rice paddies and water buffalo to the Teen Missions in the Philippines BIBLE, MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center.
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Contributions Equal To: $4290 U.S. plus Registration Fee
The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. The 7000+ Philippine Islands are located in the Southeastern Asia archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam. Philippine land area is slightly larger than Arizona while the population is more than 97 million people. The Philippines is over 80% Roman Catholic. The main languages are Tagolog in the north (Luzon) and Cebuano in the Southern islands including Mindanao.