We are John and Gina Allcott. We moved to Davao City, Philippines from the USA in August of 2013.
–We are making disciples, teaching them to be passionate about the Great Commission.
–We are serving poor children by meeting their physical needs, which often leads to opportunities to meet their parents’ spiritual needs.
–We are using the training I received from four years of serving with Pathways To Global Understanding, as well as Kairos missions training, to prepare Filipinos for the harvest field. Why? Filipinos can easily get into nations where Westerners usually cannot.* This training will also be a blessing to Filipinos who are called to reach tribal peoples within the Philippines.
Also, many Filipinos are attracted to “Kanos” (Americans). I get often doors opened to me simply because I’m American. I’m taking advantage of this by pointing them to King Jesus.
Additionally, there are thousands of students and businessmen in Davao who are from many Asian nations. And Davao City is on an island in which evangelical Christianity is practiced by less than 5% of the people, greatly outnumbered by followers of Islam & by indigenous adherents of witchcraft. We want to reach all kinds of people for our Lord.
To contribute to this mission, please go to http://ripeforharvest.org/?page_id=27 and ensure you assign the gift to Davao City Outreach. Thanks!
Please pray to the Lord of the harvest that he would send forth laborers into his harvest!
*There are ten million Filipinos living around the world, earning money to send home to their families. Two million of them are in Muslim countries. We want to send missionaries there disguised as OFWs (overseas Filipino workers).