Working alongside the international aid organisation, the International Gospel Centre South East Asia (IGC), students from Investigator College are once again travelling to the Philippines to deliver hope to children living in poverty in the dumps and ghettos of Cebu.
While the team sought to make a difference in the lives of the unfortunate people trapped by their circumstances, the greatest lesson was the realisation that hope was not simply economic freedom, but ultimately a relationship.
The students will take part in activities such as facilitating two, two-day youth camps; feeding the people who are living on the streets; sharing with internees in the women’s prison and participating in children’s programs.
Over many years, the greatest discovery for the team has been the realisation that hope was not about what the organisation and students take to Cebu, but the integrity of the relationship they share with the people of the Philippines.
It is a signal that hope can be sought wherever they are but the students and organisation do need help.
People can sponsor a local Cebu teenager to attend a youth retreat for the cost of $50, or they can simply make a donation in the amount of their choice which will make a great difference.
To donate visit the website www.trybooking.com/UEPL
Cebu has transformed itself into a global hub for shipping, tourism, business processing and heavy industry.