December Mission Trip 2018

Theme: Living in Simplicity

We Invite YOU to come experience our community mission

What is community mission?

This is a program that runs from 9 – 16 December

Where will we live?

Missioners will live with the community in the Volunteer House and in the homes of our community members to experience their way of life.

What will we do?
Missioners will join the work of the acts29 community
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What else will we do?
—       Morning and evening prayers with the community
—       Recollection with the community
Meals are provided

Cost of food and lodging: $30 per day

To register email: Name (as in passport) & date of birth to enquiry@acts29mission.com

Missioners are welcomed throughout the year, do drop us an email.

manila hills with scholars

A Poem by Wilfred Arlan Peterson
Slow me down, Lord.
Ease the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace.
Give me, amidst the day’s confusion

the calmness of the everlasting hills.

Break the tension of my nerves and muscles
with the soothing music of singing streams

that live in my memory.

Help me to know the magical, restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art
of taking minute vacations….
slowing down to look at a flower,
to chat with a friend,

to read a few lines from a good book.

Remind me
of the fable of the hare and the tortoise;
that the race is not always to the swift;

that there is more to life than measuring its speed.

Let me look up at the branches of the towering oak
and know that … it grew slowly … and well.
Inspire me
to send my own roots down deep…

into the soil of life’s endearing values…

That I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny.

Slow me down, Lord.

They have made a difference in my life

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Reflection of an Immersion Trip 
Before going on the trip, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect as I had never been on a mission trip before. To be honest, it took a lot of my father’s convincing to finally persuade me to go. However, after the first day, I was touched by the warmth, kindness and happiness of the people there, Even though they have so little in comparison to us; the look of joy on a child’s face as I played with them or read to them is really something I have never experienced before. I realised that it’s the little things in life we take for granted. Street lamps, beds, shower heads and even education. While we dread going to school, they yearn just to have an education. Even though they live a much simpler life than ours, they are still able to find joy in their lives, rarely complaining.This made me think about how wasteful I am in my own life, mindlessly spending money and constantly wasting food. Overall, it changed my perspective on life and I find myself being more conscious about my decisions. It has also spurred me to want to return to make a greater difference in their lives, as they have made a difference in mine.
 
Ohana Naidu
December 2015