Serving in Unexpected Ways

Man heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

Though we may step out onto missions without a clear idea of what we will do on the field, God has it planned from start to finish. The first time I heard about GAiN’s Philippines medical missions, I realised it was an excellent way to combine my passion for health with giving people the best medicine possible, the eternal healing message of the gospel. So after going in November 2017, I returned for the second time in February.

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Created in the Image of God

Esther was a student leader in our Monash movement during her undergraduate degree and attended our local summer mission, as well as the Philippines medical project, with Power to Change's Global Aid Network (GAiN). This year she is doing Honours research at Monash Hospital. She shares the story of connecting with ‘J’, an Afghan woman who is on her research team, and inviting her to read the Bible together.

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Prompted by the Holy Spirit

Rachel is helping to launch MyFriends Training in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Rachel was intentionally praying for her friend Elisa before being promoted by the Holy Spirit to invite her to do an Alpha course at her church. Elisa became a follower of Jesus and has experienced a significant transformation in her life. She seeks to obey Jesus in her life and relationships but initially wasn’t sure how to share her faith with others. Rachel decided to help Elisa develop a MyFriends lifestyle.

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