This past December, Shalom midwives safely delivered 142 babies. The picture above shows our busy recovery room, as families enjoyed getting to know their new little one. I still take a deep breathe of gratitude every time I walk into our new facility and see the great things God has done. Like the verse on the wall in the photo says, it’s good to “Be still, and know that [He] is God,” Psalm 46:10
This coming Thursday, I board yet another flight, this time to Vancouver, BC to represent Shalom and ACTION at the Vancouver Missions Fest January 24-26. They have chosen Shalom as the recipient of their global missions project with their “Baby Bundles of Joy.” Please pray for me as I represent Shalom and share about our ministry in one of the main plenary sessions. On Jan 27th, I will fly down to California where I will speak at an event in Desert Hot Springs on February 1st. Please be praying for me as I travel, overcome jet lag, and speak to thousands of people. But above all, please be praying for the joy of the Lord to shine through me in all encounters. I return to Manila on February 4th.
In addition to daily work at Shalom, the last few weeks have been especially busy, as I’ve been asked by several missionaries to help them navigate the local healthcare system throughout their pregnancy and delivery. It has been such a joy to help these ladies so that they can continue their own ministries. Who would have guessed that the baby girl born to missionary parents in the Philippines would one day help other missionaries deliver their own kids?