Here at IDEA we often have the opportunity to host visiting mission teams. On January 2, 2015, seven wide eyed visitors bounced down the runway at the Tagbilaran airport and right into our lives. This team of young adults is the first ASL (American Sign Language) team to be dispatched to the Philippines by YWAM (Youth With A Mission).
In December 2013 we received an email from members of the Major League Baseball Players Trust. They had heard about the earthquake on Bohol and wanted to help. Their generosity included money to repair four schools and to build 50 homes for victims who had lost their homes during the earthquake.
Now that 2014 has come to a close we can look back on it as a time of rebuilding, recovering and rejoicing. We know that 2015 will also hold its share of triumphs and tragedies but we know that God has a plan for all these things and can turn disasters into blessings.