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Serve street children as an intern in the Philippines!

Short-termer serving with Brand New Day in Cavite

Trip #14889

  • Mission Trip Agency

    Action International Ministries

    Offering agency

  • Mission Trip Location

    Philippines, Southeastern Asia

  • Mission Trip Dates

    Customizable: Jan-Dec 2019

    Lasts between 1 week to 3 years

  • Mission Trip Ministry

    Bible Studies & Small Groups

    Discipleship, Evangelism: Friendship & Lifestyle, Evangelism: Open Air/Street, and Internship/Study Abroad

  • Mission Trip Cost

    Monthly : $1,000 - $1,200 (US)

    Includes: Lodging and Meals

Work at Brand New Day Ministry alongside an ACTION missionary and help street children realize their worth and potential in Jesus and to see transformation in their lives according to God’s will!

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

Erin at the local school with children she works with daily Philippines: -MISSIONS INTERNSHIP-

Q & A with ACTION missionary Erin Johnson

What are some ministry tasks that you want the intern to accomplish while serving with you?

It depends on their gifting and desires. The main thing is to build relationships and encourage the kids, youth, and staff of our ministry. This mainly involves just living life with them. Teaching English would be very helpful as well as teaching other skills that the intern might have, such as music.

What are some key lessons from your ministry and walk with the Lord that you want to impart to the interns to help them as they consider their own individual call to missions or vocational ministry?

God has gifted us all differently. Each missionary may or may not fit into the "typical" role of a missionary. For example, I am an administrative person, so I often felt discouraged in the 'intern' stages of my missionary journey because I wasn't particularly gifted in teaching or preaching like many missionaries are. Then eventually the Lord ended up using me to pioneer a new ministry, and I ended up really using my giftings (and still am). (Of course, it's still good for me to challenge myself in other areas.)

So, it's likely that the first few years of a missionary's journey will be mostly about discovering more about who you are and what God has gifted you to do. You might not be making huge Kingdom impacts (visibly) while being a short-termer or intern. But then, when it's time, God will show you His specific purpose or role for you.

What criteria do you use to measure the effectiveness of an intern serving with you?

Flexibility, adaptability, and building relationships with kids/youth in our ministry.

What would a typical day look like?

Hard to say because it depends on what's going on in the ministry at that particular time. A typical day might involve hanging out with kids, visiting their families in the slums, teaching a class, cooking meals, writing newsletters to supporters, or going to the local market. (Probably not all of the above in one day!)

Please list specific skills an intern may expect to develop by the time the internship is completed.

Basic understanding of Tagalog (or more, the longer the intern is here)
Able to share devotions and share testimonies
Learn how to interact with street kids (either on the street or in recovery stages), and interact with the poor, in an encouraging manner
Able to get around on local transportation

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Erin helped to start Brand New Day Ministry, which began in March of 2009 as an outreach to the street children of a town in Cavite, Philippines. After more than a year of gathering the children for Bible studies and building relationships with them, the BND team decided to help a few of the kids go back to school through a scholarship program. The scholarship program is not only a means for the children to have the opportunity for a better future, but is a great tool for facilitating family reconciliation. In everything we do, Christ is at the center and when at all possible we look for opportunities to work alongside the local church. The name "Brand New Day" is based on God's promises to give us a new start when we follow Him.

Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements

Participant Age

College, Adult, and Seniors

Eligible to Go

Individuals, Groups [max size 6], Married Couples, and Families


At least one year of Bible college (or equivalent) is preferable, but if applicant does not have this, decisions will be made on a case by case basis.


English and a willingness to learn some Tagalog (spoken in the Philippines).


ACTION is looking for people with the following qualifications to serve in its Short-term Ministry Program:

1. Personally committed to lifelong obedience and service for the Lord Jesus Christ
2. Must be at least 19 years old with one year of work experience, college, or Bible school
3. A growing, maturing Christian
4. Active in their local church (home or college based)
5. Recommended by their pastor and church
6. Teachable
7. Adaptable to other cultures, environments, changing circumstances, etc.
8. Able to accept difficult circumstances
9. A good sense of humor and not easily discouraged
10. Able to accept others’ leadership styles

Mission Trip Offered By Action International Ministries

Action International Ministries

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Action International Ministries (ACTION) is a global mission agency committed to sending multi-national missionaries who treasure Jesus Christ and minister His Gospel in word and deed, primarily to the poor. Our three-prong strategy for urban ministry can be defined under three headings: evangelism, discipleship, and development. The mission currently has over 250 missionaries (and many other team members) in 32 countries. ACTION's prayer target is for 221 additional missionaries to join them in the vital task of world missions, for the glory of God! Our goal is to know God and take action! (Daniel 11:32)

Inquire about this Mission Trip

Contact Action International Ministries about this short-term mission trip:

Kyle Hansen at Action International Ministries

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Mission Trip Details

Location Information

Southeastern Asia


Start date
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2019
1 week to 3 years

Demographics of People Being Ministered To

Street kids, children in crisis, youth, local believers, national unbelievers, missionaries
People Group(s)
Agnostics, Roman Catholics, and people who believe in a blend between Animism and Catholicism


Funds needed
Monthly : $1,000 - $1,200 (US)
Included in Cost
Lodging and Meals
Depending on duration of stay.

Training and Debriefing

Pre-field Training
Post-field Debrief

Application Information

How to apply
Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.