Timothy and Abigail MacDonald are committed Compassion sponsors and volunteers. In 2018, they had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines to meet the child they sponsor, James!

To kickoff National Volunteer Week, we thought you’d enjoy watching their mini documentary about their trip, which they recently shared on their YouTube channel.

If you’re feeling a little stuck at home or mourning some travel plans, this virtual trip might be just what you need:

Back in 2017, we had the opportunity to interview Timothy and Abigail for Love Is Moving magazine. They shared about their desire to live counter-culturally and steward their lives for Christ’s kingdom.

“Going into our marriage we talked about pursuing simplicity … and focusing our money on what matters most,” Abigail said.

“Yes, we can go out and upgrade our car. We could upgrade our TV,” Timothy added. “We could do all those things and it’d be great, but [with Compassion], the money is going towards something that could change someone’s life—forever.”

“If we miss bringing the kingdom to earth, as it is in heaven, then we’re missing the point of why Jesus came.”

Read more of Timothy and Abigail’s story on their blog: timothyandabigail.com.

Written by: Alyssa Esparaz

Alyssa works in the role of Content and Communications Specialist at Compassion Canada, telling stories that inspire and equip the Church to live compassionate lifestyles. She is a recent graduate of University of Toronto, where she studied International Development.