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Beautiful Adventure: A Journey to Philippines, Part 2

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Philippine children wait in line for their meals

By Marra Pearson
Prayer Ministry Student Leader

Grand Canyon University student Marra Pearson traveled to the Philippines on a global outreach trip in March 2015. Follow her mission trip this week to see how her team, the Filipino people and the Lord would captured her heart.

Monday

How can smiles like this be living in complete and utter poverty?

Our first experience in a “feeding” is at The Tent City, one of the largest slums in the Philippines. As our cars pull through the mess of shacks and dirt roads, we witness kids running home to grab any container they can find and racing to line up for food.

What appears to be mass chaos on the outside is God’s intention on the inside… snuggles with babies, soccer games with the boys, Bible study with women and dances lessons with the kids.

Joy can be found regardless of empty bowls, humidity and language barriers.

Missed earlier parts of this series? Read Beautiful Adventure: A Journey to Philippines, Part 1

 

More About Marra:

Marra PearsonA junior at Grand Canyon University, Marra Pearson is double majoring in sociology and communications. She plans on using her degree for photojournalism or social marketing research, working with a non-profit organization fighting against human trafficking. For now, she is a girl who enjoys spending time with the Lord, being a morning person, meeting new people, being a “gym rat,” her mild addiction to peanut butter, a good cup of coffee, Disney movies, ethnic cuisine, culture and dreaming of the next adventure God will let her tag along on!