I have just returned from an extensive visit with our precious Filipino brothers and sisters in and around Manila. Millions of people populate that greater metro area and tens of thousands are living in cardboard and placard huts surrounding the areas landfills. It is sobering to see and even more sobering to experience. Everyday they rummage through the ever mounting trash heaps hoping to find enough things of value to barter to find a meal for their families. But miraculously, even amidst the stench, there is the sweet aroma of the love of Christ offered by many local community outreach missionaries, and I was very blessed to meet and work with some of those people. Rex D. is a young man who now invests his life in ministry to the children who live in and around those landfills. Rex is a United Methodist who receives a meager wage through our General Board of Global Ministries but who is literally saving the lives of hundreds of young people by sharing the landfill Jesus. Rex shares the good news of Jesus Christ with them and helps them grow in so many ways. Rex and the good people at KKFI feed, educate, and train those young people with the inspiring hope that they will one day do what he has done…leave the landfill and follow God to build God’s Kingdom through a bi-vocational witness. What does that mean? It means they will become teachers, cosmetologists, massage therapists, office workers, and maritime workers who will leverage their jobs to share the Gospel of Jesus to help pull others out of the rubble of poverty and despair. God is very much at work in the world; God loves the little children; God is inviting us to join Rex and others to share the love of Christ.
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