Day 8

Day 8

Today we went up into the mountains to visit the Koya villages. The Koya are another unreached people group we were able to work with. On the way up the view was amazing; I took so many pictures! (Not gonna lie, I felt like a NatGeo Photographer!).being here feels like stepping back in time, going into a tribal area where there are huts and pastures of crops and animals feeding. The roads are winding and hilly and it's so green and lush! 

View from the Koya village

View from the Koya village

Being with the Koya people was amazing! We did another service and they were pretty interactive with us. I loved being able to take pictures there, everyone wanted one! They really began to open up after a little time there. Honestly this is somewhere I would definitely continue to come back to and continue to help with. We were able to pray over the land that will be used for a community center - medical, educational, etc. A village elder and council leader was there with us; he was the 2nd person to believe out of 15 people. The pastor working with them has a dream and goal to raise up young Koya men as missionaries and evangelists to other Koya villages. There are surrounding villages that will not accept the pastor nor believe. Their prayer is that the young believers of their village can evangelize and reach young people in the other villages! This is such an amazing desire and goal.

Service at the Koya village

Service at the Koya village

We were also able to go to a small fishing village later in the evening. Many of the children there are "half-orphans" because a number of their fathers were lost at sea. It was very humid on the island but despite that we did a short service and several people accepted Christ.

Children at the finishing village service  

Children at the finishing village service  

All of my experiences here so far have been amazing! I will be finishing up the blogs hopefully tonight or tomorrow, writing out the test of the days. Thank you all for continuing to read about our work here! 

I'm Danielle Debley. I am a young Harrisburg and Central PA based photographer who is inspired by many things, all things God has made beautiful in my eyes. I hope to use my talent of photography to touch the hearts of others, inspire people to see beauty and reach out and capture their dreams, and make a difference in someone's world.