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As I leave the people of Bantayan Island, the Philippines and the team from Operation Blessing behind me, I am very aware that I am leaving with more then what I gave. To serve others truly is the greatest gift!

I had no idea what to expect when I left America for the Philippines 16 days ago. I didn’t know where I would go, where I would stay, how I would give out the @watts_of_love lights, what I would see, how I would feel or most importantly who would help me with our mission.

I just went with the support of my family and friends and a sense that a path would open if I stepped out in faith despite all the difficulties and obstacles.
Nelson Mandela once said “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Those profound words now have even a greater meaning to me today.

Thank you Nelson for showing the world what it means to serve and to put those who you serve first. You will be missed but your light will shine forever.

As I look on the Philippine’s Navy boat in this image the famous words of General MacAthur ring in my heart when he was forced to leave the Philippines durning WWII “I shall return!” #WOLhaiyan #givelights