Our first-time missions trip to the Philippines in 2014 was the beginning of a vibrant relationship with Heroes Church of Manila, Philippines, who hosted us.
Heroes Church, a Redeemer City to City church plant, is based in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Manila, which is a recent metropolitan development by the local government. Impressive city-planning in this area has attracted many young working professionals, international real estate investors, outsourcing businesses and ex-pats. This demographic and setting highly contrasts with the surrounding neighborhoods of metro Manila which are densely populated, traffic ridden, and of low-income and high-poverty level homes and families.
This is a very relational trip. A large portion of our time will be spent continuing to build relationships with the congregants of Heroes church. Previous trips have included sharing many of our meals with different Heroes members/teams, attending and hosting various Community Groups, hosting a Testimony and Game Night, as well as a Worship and Prayer night. We explore the city together, learn from each other, and grow together in the Body of Christ.
In the past three years we have geared the trip toward Faith & Work events, but this year we are planning on a slightly different approach. We want to be more flexible and personal by using the skill set and/or passions of the team members to interact and be able to connect with the congregants of Heroes Church. We will continue to have Worship night at Tacloban and would greatly welcome musicians or performers.
This trip is a good fit for those with a heart for Philippines and their culture and desiring to build relationships and encourage the congregants of Heroes Churches. We will be in comfortable lodging which we'll utilize for several of our congregant gatherings. Our trip dates are November 10 to 20, 2017. If this interests you or if you have questions, please contact us!