I learned many things on the missions trip. One of the main ones was respect. Filipinos are very respectful. They obey those who are older them without question, even if the person is a sibling! One of the youth at COSC I looked up to was Pricilla. Whenever she wasn’t doing something she wouldn’t sit around and wait to find something to do, she would get up and ask if she could help with anything. She was very patient (which I have very little of), and caring.
The boys I also found were also very respectful. If I ever need help with the VBS kids during snacks, the boys would help me clean and read the lesson reviews when I had a sore throat.
Coming back home I realized that the kids here have little or no respect for those who are in authority over them. I feel that after this trip I have lots more respect for my parents, if they tell me to go and do something and get up right away instead of arguing with them.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13
“Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.”