Friday, September 1, 2017

Hands On: Tropical Engineer Tutor

Are you an engineering student or grad AND have a passion for sharing Christ AND like to have fun? 

Tutor university students at a local university which offers various engineering degrees. Build relationships with students & share the Gospel.Team will work on universities in Batangas City where less than 2% know Jesus Christ. Use your abilities to tutor Engineering students. Through these sessions, you can build relationships with the intention of sharing about a relationship with Christ & discipling new believers. 

Time will primarily be spent on campus meeting students, teaching tutoring classes, talking, playing sports with students, going on hiking or swimming trips, visiting in their boarding houses... building relationships & making them thirsty to know Christ & how they can know Him like you do. Filipinos speak good English so you can make friends quickly & easily. You will be a key part in partnering with Filipino campus workers to go into new campuses in the province to filter those interested in the gospel & disciple new believers. 

114452  Tropical Engineer Tutor
Location: Philippines
February 13-August 7, 2018
Cost:  $3950

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Welcome "home"

Read this timely post from a former Nehemiah Team member... as students have returned from their summer of ministry & gotten back into the daily routine of school... their lives have still been changed.
Over the next few weeks, many students will return from life-changing summers overseas and begin transitioning back into "normal" life. 

The problem is that life will never be "normal" again, or at least I pray that it won't be. They inevitably will be greeted by many well-meaning "Welcome homes" and "I bet you are so happy to be home", which will most likely be returned with a forced smile, a simple thank you, while internally pondering the meaning of home. Read more....

-Megan T.
2014 & 2015 team member

Friday, August 25, 2017

Love & Hunger for God's Word

This Bible study & the sweet women who attended, Nanay Mercy & Nanay Prusi, have been on my heart & mind today. I can't stop thinking about their response to the passage in Mark 4, the Parable of the Sower. Both women said they wanted to be like the good soil that received the seed, heard God's word & produced a crop & multiplied. Then they admitted they are sometimes like the seed thrown among thorns, they allow the worries of life & desire of other things to choke the Word. I also shared that I allow school work and family life to choke God's word and make it unfruitful. 

But then, we encouraged each other to make God's word a priority in our lives. What encouraged me the most is the next day, Nanay Prusi came to another Bible study and told us she woke up at 3AM that morning to spend time reading her Bible before she did any of her work for the day. 3AM!! What a testament to her love & hunger for the precious Word of God! 

I pray her hunger is never satisfied and that I would prioritize spending time with my Savior like Nanay Prusi did. Praise the Lord for my Filipino sisters in Christ.

2017 Riverboat Evangelism Team
Samar, Philippines

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hands On: National Mobilizer

Every mission movement in modern history has begun with college students. Through Nehemiah Teams, college students are going to the unreached and hard to reach. They are being challenged to give up their small ambitions in order to finish the Great Commission in this generation. By accepting this assignment, you will be involved in a nationwide movement of reaching the lost and raising up the next generation of missionaries, both American and Filipino. 

Elisabeth Elliot said, "If you are standing at a crossroad and there are two roads before you; an easy road and a hard road, always choose the hard road because that is the road our Master took." Choose the hard road!

Come to the Philippines. You will spend time with the national leadership of Nehemiah Teams Philippines, helping them mobilize students to fill their teams as well as provide training to help them be more effective in their ministry.

Job #: 114420  Hands On National Mobilizer
February 13-August 7, 2018
Cost:  $3950

2015-16 Mobilization Team Members

Monday, August 14, 2017

A Summer Summary.... Sorta

I’ve tried to sit down and write a post about this summer every day this past week. I’ve pulled up a blank document, clicked “play” on my CHILL Spotify playlist (creative title, I know), made a cup of tea, and tried to force myself to process everything the best way that I know how to do. But each time, I freeze. I’m left merely staring at the screen wondering how in the world I am supposed to articulate the messy emotions, the heart-wrenching stories, the dark days, the bubbling laughter of my students, the beautiful faces, the slow lessons, the darkness but also the glorious brightness of my two months teaching, living with, learning from, and loving a group of refugee women. How desperately I wish each and every one of you could relive this summer in my mind for even a few minutes. I wish you could look into the eyes of a child who assumes I’m Muslim because Islam is all she knows, see the buried glimmer of hope in the face of a woman burdened beyond belief when she hears there is a God whose love is perfect (very unlike the love of her husband), feel the hospitality of students who stole a piece of my heart when I met them, see the extent to which people are brainwashed by a false god and his false prophet, witness the fervency of a new believer who finds truth after a lifetime of lies. I also wish you could taste a kidney meat pie from the halal market next to our classroom on “meat pie Monday”, sip the sweetness of tea lovingly prepared and served amid the squeals of children, and feel the love I felt walking down the streets of my summer home while greeting students in their shops.  Read more....

Urban Muslim Outreach
South Africa

Saturday, August 12, 2017

It was worth it

Wild, crazy, incredible summer. Spending 52+ days in Eastern Samar with a team of students, travelling on boats, hiking across islands, and preaching the gospel to the unreached was a huge opportunity for us. It wasn't always easy and had plenty of ups and downs, but in the end every bit of effort put in by the team was worth it. God reached out to so many people and touched their lives in amazing ways. Being able to witness that firsthand was a huge blessing, and now that we're all home, I'm sure everyone's hoping to see that opportunity again soon. Thankful that we've all made it back safe, and for the work God did in so many towns and regions this summer. Huge thanks to everyone for the prayer and support for our teams, it meant so much. 

-Nat Lloyd
Riverboat Team
Samar, Philippines

Friday, August 11, 2017

Life-Changing Summer

We made it home from the Philippines! What an amazing, life-changing summer we have had serving the King. We are so thankful for the many people that supported us and prayed for us throughout the summer. We are thankful for Nehemiah Teams and for our teammates. We are excited to share all the things God did this summer in the Philippines and in our own lives and hearts.

-Trey & Meghan Dickey
Riverboat Team
Samar, Philippines

*Trey & Meghan are married and served as team leaders. They did a great job! If you are married & considering serving with Nehemiah Teams... please contact us & we can help you find a team that is a good fit for you.