Living in Manila these last couple weeks has been a real eye opener to me. I have never seen so much poverty up close and personal without actually going; me, physically, intentionally driving to the sections of town known as the "poor parts". I step outside the gate here, and poverty is directly in front of my face. My heart literally breaks seeing these conditions in which so many thousands of people here live and die.
So I took the time to look up some pictures online of Manila poverty just to show you how bad it is. Words can't even describe some of the living situations here. Pictures were found on this blog.
So I'm still praying about my future. My plan is, after coming back from these 7 months in the Philippines, to go to bible college in Simi Valley, Cali. Then after that, hopefully to go to nursing school in hopes of going overseas to love people and in hopes that people will see Jesus when they look me. How amazing would that be!? So my prayer is that I won't settle for anything less radical than that.
Here are two books that have changed my life, that I would recommend to anybody to read:
Same Kind of Different As Me. Available -- here.
Crazy Love. Available -- here.