SERVING IN: Philippines, Asia
MINISTRY FOCUS: Evangelism, Mercy Ministry
TRADE was founded by John and Edith Stanley.
The ministry is rooted in the area of Edith’s upbringing; Kimaya, Philippines. After living in America for over thirty years and a dramatic conversion experience, Edith returned to the place that she vowed never to return because it was “too poor and too hot.”
The vision for TRADE began in Edith’s heart in the parking lot of Johnson Beach in Perdido Key, Florida where she received the mental blue print for the mission and ministry center. The ministry began with one sewing student in Gingoog City, Philippines making backpacks and has since expanded and grown into a multi faceted ministry.
Over the years, God has done an amazing work in both Edith and John’s heart to bring them to the place where they are today. They are an example of what God can do through a life that is fully surrendered to him.
2018 was a year of challenges, growth and change. In 2018 construction of the Trade Ministry Center began with completion scheduled for late spring. The completion of the Center demonstrates our commitment to the people of Kimaya Village!