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Beautiful Adventure: A Journey to Philippines, Part 5

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A Philippine girl waits and watches

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.

Thursday

At any given point during the day, we can look out to the street where we are staying and this is the view. Kids hang around all day, waiting for a new friend, waiting for swimming.

Waiting.

Today I see how beautiful the concept of waiting is when it’s for something worthwhile. Normally, waiting makes our generation annoyed, impatient and anxious. Our concept of waiting involves food lines, text messages and school to be over.

But these kids have no schedule and no to do list. They simply just want a relationship. In the way that they hang on to the bars peeking in, I want to have the hopeful anticipation of sweet communion with God.

Sometimes it takes a week unplugged in another country to see that there is a friend, adventure and closer relationship with the Lord on the other side of the gate.

Missed earlier parts of this series? Read Beautiful Adventure: A Journey to Philippines, Part 4

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!