In 2022, we participated in YWAM DTS Kona, where we received training and preparation for mission work. This experience equipped us for the outreach opportunities that followed.
In 2023, we embarked on an outreach mission in Vietnam. During this time, we had the privilege of teaching English in local schools while also providing physical, mental, and spiritual support to drug rehab clinics in Hanoi and the tribal villages of the Hmong people group.
Following Vietnam, we joined an outreach mission in Bad Blankenburg. There, we had the opportunity to give assistance to Ukrainian refugees who had fled the war. Providing physical, mental, and spiritual support to these individuals brought hope and healing amidst challenging circumstances.
On April of 2023, we joined a medical mission trip to Kurdistan, Iraq. Responding to an invitation from the Kurdish military, we provided medical services to the soldiers and their family, using traditional medicine while also offering prayers for the sick. It was a profound privilege to share the love of Jesus with the Muslim people, demonstrating the compassion and care that He embodies.
These mission experiences have shaped our perspectives, deepened our faith, and ignited a passion within us to continue serving others with love and dedication. Through these opportunities, we have witnessed lives being transformed, communities being empowered, and the love of Jesus being shared in tangible ways.
Starting August 2023, Geetha and I will be joining YWAM Ships Philippines, where we will serve as dedicated full-time volunteer staff missionaries. YWAM Ships Philippines’ mission is to bring hope to the secluded islands of the Pacific. YWAM Ships strive to serve the nations and improve the lives of individuals by providing vital medical and dental care in remote locations. Personally, our role will focus on training and equipping the medical and dental volunteers from various countries. Additionally, we will also be involved in raising financial support to procure essential medical supplies for our mission endeavors in the Pacific.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
1 Chronicles 16:24
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
This is why we do what we do and why we need your prayers of support.
Jornel & Geetha