Hazel

Hazel daaaaaarling. I met Hazel on my previous trip. She lives close to a mall with good souvenir shopping so our team met up with her last year. 

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Hazel is a small person with a huge heart to serve her own people. I was amazed as she was telling me that as much as she wants to spend time in the States, she knows God has called her to stay in the Philippines and put that dream on hold. That's so hard, girl. You inspire me to take a step back from my own dreams and ask God to do with them what He will, even if it means taking a different path. 

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Hazel wanted to pray for us as a team, standing outside Tender Bobs (restaurant). With laying on of her hands, she prayed life and peace over us. One of my teammates commented later that she wished we in the States could pray more like Hazel, so full of passion and longing for Christ. 

All photos by Jake Hixon

All photos by Jake Hixon

Hazel does get to see one of her dreams realized. She is going to South Korea this summer on a mission trip. I'm so excited to see what God does with this little lady. She sure is special.