Saturday, January 23, 2016


The past two years were certainly a drought for me with regards to traveling. Work had not been great monetarily and I had to prioritize other things. Travel was one of the things that got voted as least priority. YES, I feel the pain of not being able to fly out, but I am OK with my decision because I have now come to believe that there are reasons for everything and there is a right season for things, even the Bible says so and the Bible to me is TRUTH.

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

This year, I'm hoping things will be different. I wish to resume my travels even just to nearby places of my beloved Cebu. How I can accomplish that is beyond me since just last December, I quit work and has not commenced any job application. Despite this uncertainty I remain hopeful that things will work out. Case in point. GDC 2016.

Early of September last year, it was announced that CCF Main will hold this year's GDC or Global Discipleship Congress. At that time, I know with certainty that I can't go because of the money situation at the office where I used to work. Nevertheless, the thought of going to GDC persisted in my mind. I just thought, if GOD wants me to attend the conference HE will make a way for it to happen. Fast forward to middle of December, I received an unexpected blessing. The money I got is just enough for the GDC ticket (PhP3,000), and the plane ticket (Php 2,154). YEY! You know who you are, and I am forever grateful for allowing God to be an instrument to this.


As to the rest of the funds for the trip, well, I will just have to bid farewell to my Benjamin Franklins. See, since I fell in love with traveling years ago, I try to set aside a little for traveling. If I save enough, I convert them to USDs so I won't be tempted to spend them. Haha, there had been so many occasions that my coffers were empty because of our delayed salary situation. Nevertheless, I hung on to my Franklins until I find a good enough reason to convert them back to Ninoys. Well, I found my reason in this: PASS IT ON. God-willing, I will be there, even if I have to drink lots of Hemostan just to stop my bleeding!

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This may not be the usual travel I always have in mind (as I will return home BROKE - haha!) but this is MORE than I could ask for. I am hoping that with journeys like this I can see more of how beautiful our world is even in the midst of trials and turmoils around when we know GOD is with us, and IN US!


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