Our eldest Josh is flying out of O’Hare Wednesday bound for a six month internship with an organization that does relational ministry among the urban poor in the Philippines. Anyway, for my part, I would like to recruit some folks to pray for what will surely be an extremely challenging half year. Would you consider being a part? He wrote a Facebook post today (below) and gave me permission to share it with you, complete with a way to stay updated. I know the prayers of God’s people will make all the difference in the life of my son. Thanks!
In just a few days I will be embarking on a 6 month service and learning experience in the Philippines. There, I will be interning with an organization which focuses on relational ministry among the urban poor in Manila. I’m so excited to see what God is doing in this particular community, and will hopefully be able to be a small part of that as he continues to work there.
During this time, I will have very limited internet access. For this reason and a few others, I will not be updating my Facebook profile while I’m on my internship (although I will still check occasionally if you send me a message!)
Instead of simply “disconnecting” however, I want to keep in touch with some of you on a deeper and more meaningful level. During my internship in the Philippines, I will be sending out monthly updates via email to those of you who want to know what is going on with me and my community. These will not be overly intimate or revealing. Nor will I have the time to make it personal to each of you. Yet, they should be interesting, including quick updates and descriptive vignettes, while still remaining short (hopefully with some photos too!).
They will by no means come close to being exhaustive. But they will be more meaningful and representative of my experience than a few photos and status updates. You can feel free to respond, and, due to my internet constraints, I may or may not get the chance to write back. Or you can simply read or skim it as you would a Facebook page.
HOWEVER. In order for this to work, I need you to let me know if you want to be on the list! I will be on Facebook for the next few days Before that time, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message me your email address if you want to receive the emails.
Don’t feel like you have to be my best friend or something to get these emails. Even if we’ve had just one good conversation I’d love to keep in touch. And honestly, it would be a honor to share some of my life with you. Please let me know!
As always, your prayers for me are greatly appreciated.
May 24, 2016 at 8:10 am
I was very delighted to see this as I haven’t been back to my home country for a long time. I will be including Josh in my prayers.
May 24, 2016 at 8:37 am
Thanks so much, Karren! Hope you’re doing well!