What is this website?
The purpose of missionstreetkids.org is to chronicle my five week experience serving at Street Kids Philippine Missions in order to raise awareness about the mission’s needs, the overall state of child poverty in the Philippines, and the work that is being done by God’s grace to combat the desperate poverty and loneliness thousands of children in the Philippines experience every day.
Throughout June and July 2011, I will be continuously posting News from my travels, detailing everything from unusual cultural experiences to the mission’s self-sacrificing relief work. Many of these stories will link to photos in my Gallery.
I will also periodically post Facts I learn about poverty in the Philippines and update a page detailing How to Help. As I learn and experience more about the culture of the Philippines, each of these categories will fill up with stories and information that I hope will provide you with a clearer picture of life for these children and how you may be able to pray, give, and/or volunteer to help them.
Written by Ariel
I am a college student studying English and Communications, and since I was very young I have felt that God may be calling me to take hold of the education my loving family has provided for me, the truths God has shown me, and the freedoms America has given me to craft them into something that will bring tangible relief to the world’s many impoverished citizens and tell them about Christ.
I met Matthew and Lee Dwinells while volunteering with my church at Rancho 3M in Mexico and have followed their journey to the Philippines while praying that I might find some way to help them. After a few failed attempts to obtain grants, my friends and family were very generous and donated money so that I could go serve at the orphanage. I received encouragement and help from various professors, and Dr. G very kindly created this website for me to update while I am there.
I am excited to see how God blesses the faith and support of the many people who have helped launch my trip. I pray that even just a few people will gain a better understanding of life in the Philippines and that through this endeavor the children at the orphanage will grow physically and spiritually. My upcoming adventure is a great unknown to me, but I’m sure God will use it for good.
“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing,”
Deuteronomy 10: 17-18.