Following In Spite Of The Questions by Travis Sharpe

Right now, as you are reading this, we are somewhere between Atlanta, GA and Manila, Philippines! We left Atlanta yesterday (the 4th) and we will arrive at our final destination, (Bacolod City), tomorrow, the 6th.

sheep following

This is the time that we have been waiting so long for!

I’m sure that we will be a little jet-lagged by the time we arrive tomorrow. This trip is just a little over 20 hours of flight time with an overnight stay in the airport in South Korea. The airport in Seoul is pretty nice and they even have a nice place to shower. This is very helpful when your trip is two and a half days long!

Our family is excited and nervous. 

We are excited because this is an entirely new opportunity for us. Never before has our ministry focused on homeless children, much less 9000 miles away from home. It is exciting to believe what God is going to do. This is a new adventure for us for sure and we are thrilled to be a part of it all.

We are nervous for the exact same reasons. There are many things that are simply unknown at this point. We have lots of questions. How will we do being submerged in a completely different culture for 5 months? Where exactly will we be living during this time? How will the children receive us?

You don’t have to have all the answers

There are many questions for sure. But we are not focusing on them. We are, by faith, moving in the direction that we have answers for.

We know that God has opened this door, for this time. We know that this is the will of God for our family. We know that  when God gives us an assignment, he will take care of all the details as we simply obey.

The truth is that we have never had all the answers upfront. As a matter of fact, over the last 18 years of ministry, we haven’t even know all the questions upfront! I don’t think that God wants us too or expects us to worry with them.

People who do great things for God are not the ones who know all the answers, rather they are the ones who are willing to follow in spite of all the questions.

How to proceed


Our journey through life is full of questions. But the only real question to ask is are we willing to follow God?

If we are following to the best of our ability, we can, with confidence, leave all the questions and answers up to him.

Faith is not having everything figured out and then moving. Faith is following even though you have questions about it all.

So what about you? Will you proceed in spite of all your questions?


Thank you so much for your support and love as we continue on this journey to make a difference for the cause of Christ!

If you would like to donate and help us minister to the precious children here in the Philippines, please visit this page for all of the details.

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