About charities and giving.

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Why do we love giving to our church more than to anywhere else? Charities here and there. People in need here and there. There is nothing wrong when it comes to giving to charities or people in need. It’s always a blessing to give than to receive. Acts 20:35 “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ “

But I want to talk about why we love giving to our church more than to anywhere else. 

When we give to charities, we are helping organizations to raise money and be able to have resources to help people in need. When it comes to calamities, or feeding programs, or addiction programs, giving to charities has always been a BIG help. Personally though, these resources don’t usually last. It can only help for a specific period of time and a specific period of difficulty.

As for when we give to the church, we are helping our church to have the resources to build more churches, send more workers, missionaries, pastors, etc., produce tracks and paperworks promoting the gospel, and the big picture here is, we are helping our church to spread GOD. 

God is always more than enough. There is no doubt about that. Giving to our church is an expression of our faith in God. Think about the resources that charities will give when there is a calamity, food to victims of typhoon perhaps, will only be temporary. But giving through my church’s charity will not only help my church give food to victims of calamities, but will also reach the poor and needy with not only physical food, but also spiritual food. Charities may produce addiction lifelines like counseling for the drug addicts and alcoholics, but the church will not only provide the counseling part to these people, but will also bring them GOD, Who, if we accept with all our hearts, can change our hearts completely without having to go through the struggles of withdrawals from substance abuse (I’ve known people who were drug addicts and alcoholics who were completely changed by God without having to struggle.) We can help charities for the sick to provide money for research, medications, etc. But our church can bring the healing touch of God to the sick.

The only problem why some people do not believe in giving to the church is because they lack faith in God and rely more in people, or in the system, or in the government. I believe God is the best resource for everything. If we help our church give to others so we can spread the gospel, we are not only giving something that is perishable, just like food, if you will. We are giving them something that will help them live forever. Just as what the saying goes, "Give a man a fish, and he will live for one day. But teach a man how to fish, and he will live a lifetime," (Lao Tzu). In other words, we can keep on giving to people, but clamities, temptation, and poverty will always be there. But if we teach them about Jesus, they will live in a way where they have someone to lean on forever, no other but Jesus.

Sad part is most people in this world has never even tried Him. Don’t get me wrong okay, I’m not saying it’s not good to give to charities, I also donate to charities, but most of the time, I donate through my church who also gives to charities so that I have not only helped my church to give material things, but also to provide more for the spiritual needs of people. 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” It is my expression of faith in my God. And God blessing us back because of our giving is a bonus part of this act.

2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Matters of the Heart

It’s almost valentines day and for sure you will see lots of heart shaped things sold around which will be 50% off the day after Feb. 14. It’s not new to us that whenever we value a person, we always have our hearts involved. Although, the center of the emotions is at the hypothalamus in our brain, the heart has always been the body organ associated with our love and feelings for other people. 

I wanna take it an opportunity to bring the matters of the heart in a spiritual sense. Ever wondered why David has been considered as the man before God’s own heart? Take Psalm 51: 10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Despite all of his shortcomings, imperfections, lies, sins, adultery, etc. you name it, David was never a perfect man, he’s just like us. Just an ordinary man who lived his life a normal human being, one who committed sins, one who needed God’s grace and mercy, one who needed God’s forgiveness everyday. But at the end of it all, these words that he asked of God made him a man after God’s own heart.

Paul said, “I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily,” in 1 Cor 15:31, this is another example of cleansing our heart. Paul knew that even if he was doing God’s will everyday, he said he wanted to “die” daily. I assume Paul was almost “perfect,” he was so consumed in God’s holiness and guidance that he dedicated his life 100% according to the will of God. But, despite all that, he dies daily. I would interpret this as asking God for daily forgiveness, and mercies and grace, because no matter how perfect our day might have gone, we still need to check our hearts at the end of the day.

I’m not saying that all of us go through a sinful day everyday. I’m not saying that we keep committing sins, even petty sins. What I’m saying is we will go a long way with God’s guidance if we keep checking our hearts. It does not matter if we just asked his forgiveness yesterday and had a sinless day today. We still need our hearts checked, if not for those intentional sins, at least for those unintentional sins like our emotions of jealousy, impatience, hatred, petty envying of our neighbors, or even just forgetting to thank God for our food. We will never get away from all these things. As long as we are humans and we are still living in this world, we will always have challenges.

It does not matter if we are super active in church, or we hold a lot of ministries, and we go to church every Sunday, and every Bible studies on Wednesday, and prayer meetings on Friday, or whatever day of the week it is. I’m not saying that you don’t have to do these, please do not get me wrong. It’s very vital that we get involved in the ministries in our Church and be used by God in several ways. What I’m saying is that there will always be matters in our hearts, and we need to check on it in order to be successful in our labours for God. The more annointing we deserve and it will be easier to approach God through our prayers and petitions if we always have our hearts checked.

On the other hand, it also doesn’t matter if we have a regretful past, or if we’ve made a big mistake today, or we’re just new converts in church, and we’re not the type of person who have a place up in the pulpit every Sunday. You know what I’m talking about. We may not be a song leader because we can’t sing that well, or a musician, or a preacher, and we may only be the guy/girl who vacuums the carpet when everyone has left. There is no hierarchy in church. Even if our ministry only involves cleaning our church’s toilets and babysitting toddlers on Sundays, God will not condemn us, in fact, He is so merciful to forgive you of your past mistakes, and honor your works in church. And what He would require most is presenting our hearts before him.

The church in Ephesus which was mentioned in Revelation 4:2-5:

“I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

Notice in these series of scriptures that the church in Ephesus seems almost “perfect.” They have persevered and it sounds like they are really a faithful church, tithe-giving church, apostolic one-God church(“My name’s sake,” obviously they stood for the name of Jesus), maybe they were also a soul-winning church, and they had a great choir, you name it! Every description of a great church fits the church of Ephesus, in fact I even want to be a member of that church. But again, God reminded in these series of scriptures that in the end of the day, one thing mattered most, “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” He still had one thing AGAINST them, and it was because they had left their “first love,” THEY HAD MATTERS OF THE HEART. 

Remember our first love to the Lord. Remember how we used to cry before God and scream in worship, and jump and run, and fall on the floor to worship Him? Remember how we used to just get in touch with Him through prayers, like we would do our best to pray EVERYDAY because we KNEW WHO IS IN THE THRONE? I myself, am guilty that I do have matters in my heart. I am humbled everytime I remember my first love to Him. And right NOW is the best time to check my heart, everyday, just like Paul and just like David, I want God to create in me a clean heart as I die daily.image

Mataliwas naman sa vhong issues.. Re: Xandrino Mangunay’s viral “pogi” video, obviously, only those who are good at joking, and those who have the ability of making up jokes while keeping a straight face will know right away that the video was made for fun and it was not a serious vid. And those who take everything too seriously just caused a great deal of stress and used up a lot of emotional energy out of their lives. Relax lang mga peeps!

Back to basics: The Word.

I would like to react on one of the articles I have read from last week’s post. An article spreading on Facebook about the “The man of the year” for the Time magazine. You know who I’m talking about, it’s Pope Francis. Newest Catholic hero. I have nothing against the Catholic people. I know there are lots of Catholic people out there who are very God fearing people. But I want to tell it through my blog right now that there is something more out there than what the Pope wants you to know. Pope Francis has stated that the Bible is now “outdated,” and to compliment this statement he has stated his disbelief in the kind of hell that was mentioned in the Bible, and a lot more of statements that has eradicated the need for repentance and discernment of what’s right and wrong. Through his own philosophies and beliefs, he has come up with new principles out of the traditional and original principles of the Bible. What we have to know though is these are all against what the Bible states about what is true. Somehow, as time goes by, people tend to go far from the truth by reasoning out in order to give an explanation that is fit and convenient to today’s lifestyle. The enemy will use the most influential people in this world, and in this scenario, the enemy has even used an iconic person deemed to be “spiritual,” believed by many, and taken on as the “man of the year.”

Again, remember, whatever is said in the Bible is truth. No matter how much you try to sugarcoat the truth, the truth will remain truth. The basics of the Bible, the doctrine of right and wrong are very straightforward. It doesn’t matter if we think it becomes uncomfortable for us. We don’t have to twist the truth just to make our lives comfortable. The fact of the matter is we become uncomfortable because of a changing world. But to change the original teachings of the Bible to accommodate the changing world is not the answer to being comfortable. There is nothing too hard to do in living for the Lord. As a matter of fact, life is less complicated if you  continue to live for Him, because His favors alone are enough to make you comfortable. We have to fight for the truth. Be careful in what you believe. Read your Bible and seek the Holy Ghost while doing so, and God will lead you to the truth. Seek the truth. The word of God is truth. Not the word of man. It is never outdated. This is just a prophecy to us in the end times. Do not lose hope for your children and your children’s children. Do not let any man rob us of the great doctrinal heritage passed on to us by our forefathers who gave all their lives and efforts to establish the truth. Pope Francis can have his glory in Time magazine. But let us give the glory to God through learning His word and seeking Him while doing so.

"The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever." (Isaiah 40:8)

 ”False christs and false prophets are going to appear and produce great signs and wonders to mislead, if it were possible, even God’s own people. Listen, I am warning you.” (Matthew 24:25)

"Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth." (John 17:17)

Just grab it!

"Where do you go to church?" was one of the questions that turned my day and my perspectives for this year 2014. It’s my 2nd shift at work since the start of this year. And as usual, it’s just usual. Same workplace, same work clothes, same routine, same ward/unit, same co-workers, same boss, everything just seems the same. I went on for a year like this, and this year, I’m starting it the same way again.

Not until the question was raised. (For confidentiality’s sake, no name will be discussed, neither will exact details about the patient be disclosed). I had a patient who was in her late 60’s to early 70’s.  At first, she was just that kind of patient where I started off asking how she was doing, then comes the pills, then comes the checking of her vital signs, assessments, etc. By the end of the day, I was so tired. I was about to go home in half an hour. When this patient of mine, who apparently, became very comfortable with me, started to share something to me about her life. This patient of mine told me she was in a lot of “stress” for being sick for about 6-8 months already. I said, “well, I understand someone being in the hospital to be in a lot of stress.” But that was not the case in her situation, aside from being stressed on her own sickness, she started to tell me that she had a grandchild who was only 16 suffering from leukemia. This teen was looking for a bone marrow donor, but despite 11 million registered donors, there was not a match for him/her. I expressed my sincere sympathy to my patient and told her, “you are a tough person to have gone through all this.” She said she doesn’t even care anymore about her own health as long as her grandchild will be okay. I suddenly wanted to shed my tears, and I asked for her grandchild’s name. She gave me his/her name, I said I was going to pray for him/her. That’s not the end of the story though, she told me more about herself mre, there was so much more happening in her life than I thought. Moreover, on her childhood, how she lost her parents, and never met her siblings, and that she had to be fostered by different families. I told her I will pray for her together with her grandchild. That’s when she asked me, “where do you go to church?” I told him I go to a Pentecostal church located in Juno St. at downtown.

By this question, I almost just wanted to cry more. I wanted to share Jesus to her, I told her that I believe in Jesus, and I believe in miracles. She agreed. I knew she was so curious. She thanked me so much several times for including her grandchild and herself in my prayers, and for taking her situation to God. I said it’s really my pleasure. I prayed for her and her grandchild when I got home. My tears flowing down my cheeks after praying. If there was any way I could help her the best is through my prayers and through sharing to her that there is a God. You never know how much people out there are like her. I realized how sometimes we tend to judge people when we don’t really know them that much. But think about the people out there who are just like this patient. Has anyone told them yet about Jesus? We can always be the light to these people. We can always show them that we know God. Let it be shown in our actions, the way we talk, and the way we listen to other people.

Despite this busy job I have, I just have a better perspective for the start of this 2014. I hope God will use me more through my career. I know I was put here for a purpose. I pray to touch more lives and be a blessing to others. We can always do that at work, or in school, or even in the street. Never lose the opportunity to share Jesus to someone, it might come to you in any way, just grab it! And it feels really good to be a blessing and do the extra mile that is not included in your job description. 

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Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
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instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
Zoom Info
instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
Zoom Info
instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
Zoom Info
instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
Zoom Info
instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
Zoom Info
instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
Zoom Info
instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: 
“To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”
Zoom Info

instagram:

Life Inside Yosemite National Park with @trevlee

For more photos and videos from an insider’s perspective of Yosemite, follow @trevlee on Instagram. To see more from visitors to the park, explore the Yosemite National Park location page.

After visiting California’s Yosemite National Park on a road trip through the western United States, Instagrammer Trevor Lee (@trevlee) knew he was hooked. “On our way back from San Francisco we visited Yosemite. We only spent a few hours there, but I had never seen such beauty.” With his memories of the park inspiring him, Trevor set out to find a way back to the park. Within the year, he left his native Ohio for a job working in Yosemite’s employee recreation department.

As part of his position, Trevor doesn’t just spend his workday in Yosemite—he lives within the park itself. “When I’m not working, I’m out exploring the endless Yosemite beauty. There is so much to do here and so many great people to experience it all with,” he explains.

During the US government shutdown in October of this year, Trevor was one of the few who had access to the park: “I still worked and lived in the park during the shutdown, but there weren’t any tourists! We all had the park to ourselves. During the sixteen days we were closed, I camped on Half Dome and Eagle Peak, hiked Mt. Hoffman and the Ledge Trail, and did countless other things that I could have never done if it wasn’t for the shutdown.”

Through his own photos and videos, Trevor shares moments from off the beaten path as a way to show his followers the beauty of being alone in nature. For those headed to Yosemite, Trevor has some advice for getting a unique shot: “To get a unique perspective of Yosemite takes effort: you need to go to places people don’t go, you need to hike long distances, and climb up rarely traveled routes. Great photos aren’t taken, they’re made, so you need to take risks and explore the unknown.”

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