UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A missionary man who was briefly detained in the Philippines has said he would continue serving in the ministry abroad.

Twenty-nine-year-old Adam Shaw from Brunswick United Methodist Church recently told Cleveland.com he hoped he would be dispatched abroad again in September.

Shaw said, “This experience has only strengthened my commitment to mission work.”

Shaw and fellow missionaries Tawanda Chandiwana from Zimbabwe and Miracle Osman from Malawi were included in the Philippines’ watchlist of foreigners associated with a “communist terrorist organization,” while on a fact-finding mission on alleged abuses in Mindanao.

Shaw was allowed to leave the Philippines on July 4.

Chandiwana has also been recently freed.

Osman is still detained but negotiators reportedly said she might be allowed to leave the country soon.