philippines

Paige

Meet Paige. Although Paige is only 16 years old, she has lived the most fascinating and inspiring life! At the age of 10 she went on her first solo mission trip to Vanuatu for four weeks. This first mission experience through Teen Missions Internationalchanged her life forever. Four years later, Paige, her mother, sister and grandmother served in the Philippines, spending a few days in an orphanage called Gentle Hands. This experience changed Paige’s life, with her deciding that serving and helping others was her purpose in life. Since this trip to the Philippines in 2013, Paige has made 8 trips back, spending up to 5 weeks there at a time. Experiencing births and many deaths, as well as loving and caring for the children of the orphanage, Paige lives every day thinking of how she can get back to the Philippines to make a difference in these kids’ lives. She is involved in teaching the young people social and self-esteem skills, raising the toddlers and has even nursed malnourished children from near-death back to full health. Paige’s heart is filled with the cry of these disadvantaged children and with every visit back, she simply loves them and tries to show them their worth. She is a Strong Woman.

Follow Paige’s journey atwww.faithbeyondtheborders.wordpress.com

Kim

Image supplied by  Jericho Rosales Official

Image supplied by Jericho Rosales Official

Meet Kim. Born in England and growing up in Australia, Kim lead an ordinary life but at the age of 22 decided she wanted more. She went on a five week vacation to Manila, Philippines and at the end of the vacation decided to sell her car, leave her job in finance and make the move toward a happier life. Shortly after moving, Kim became a host of Filipino television show ETCetera. Fast forward a few years and Kim is now a successful digital influencer and fashion icon. She dared to dream, followed that dream to another country and found success and happiness. She is a Strong Woman.