Diary: Bad mountain weather in the Jeepney

Journal Entry: July 8, 2011

I got my journal back! Thank you God and thank you Pastor Charlie. I left my notebook at a school over two hours from where we are staying in Baguio City. I thought it was gone forever. But the Filipino people are the most loving, caring and generous people I have ever met! After 16+ hour days, Pastor Charlie still managed to get in touch with the school and get my journal back! What a blessing! I was extremely sad when I realized I left my journal on the table at the school, but thought God must have meant it for someone else to find and be touched by my stories of sharing Christ’s love with the Filipino people. But I am so glad God brought it back to me!

Katrina and I in the Jeepney!

Katrina and I in the Jeepney!

Today I had a great day with Katrina, Wilmark, Jem Jim and Ticong aka King Kong. We woke up at 3am and we didn’t get home till 6:30pm because we drove so far in the mountains. The fog and rain was so bad we had about 3 feet of visibility. It was pretty sketch driving through the winding mountain roads. Wilmark could not even see out of the Jeepney. Jim Jem had to wipe an area in front of Wilmark’s face so he could see out of the driver side windshield. We had no windshield wipers and no air conditioning but had all the flaps down on the Jeepney due to rain so the windshield was all fogged. As Katrina and I prayed for safety and sang songs about Jesus, Ticong slept peacefully in the back while his head bobbed like a bobble doll. It was a drive I will never forget! Thank you Jesus for keeping us safe!

We also want Wilmark to get Katrina and I a puppy. We want to name it Whitrina and have Wilmark keep it for us with his wife so when we come back to the Philippines we have a dog. 🙂 The Filipino pastors are absolutely incredible! We have so much fun with them. Katrina and I made a few fun videos as well with them today… including one about the C.R. (Filipino bathrooms).

Sharing the gospel at a school in the mountains and one little boy was representing Florida!

Sharing the gospel at a school in the mountains and one little boy was representing Florida!

*After today, I personally have shared the gospel with 8,085 filipinos and 7,967 of them prayed to accept Christ for the first time!! And our team has shared with over 50,000 people in the last two weeks! As Pastor Charlie would say, Aaaaaaamen!

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Summit Beach Baptism

With my parents and husband after they were baptized in the ocean by Isaac.

What an amazing day! One of the greatest days of my life was the day I got Baptized. If there was a competition for best day of my life it would be a toss up between my wedding day and the day I was Baptized. I am sure when my husband and I have children that day will take the win. This special day however was not my Baptism day; it was my parents and husbands Baptism day! The three people I love most in this world! And the fact that they all want to make a public declaration that they are followers of Jesus is incredible! I made the decision three months ago in the Philippines to be Baptized. You can watch our Baptisms in the videos below.

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. -Romans 6:4

Andrew, Mom & Dad’s Baptism: Summit @ Bethune Beach October 16, 2011

Whitney’s Baptism: Philippines July 12, 2011

What is Baptism?
Simply put, a public declaration that you are a follower of Jesus. Baptism is one of the ways God calls us to follow him.

Would you like to be Baptized?
More info from Summit here