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Typhoon Haiyan update
Relief Update - 19th July
Saturday 19th July
An update on relief efforts to date

A summary of relief efforts for the months leading up to May.

Leyte & Samar Relief work
Further relief updates
Saturday 7th December
One of the CCM board members reports on relief efforts in Leyte and Samar

Relief update
Update from Brian Ellis
Thursday 28th November
Read how our teams have been sharing and showing the love of Christ in such difficult situations.

Picture Update 23 Nov
Relief update in pictures
Saturday 23rd November
Take a look at what our volunteers and contacts have been seeing over the last couple of days. 

Summary report
Thursday 21st November
A summary report from Brian Ellis on CRBC/CCM Relief Work in some of the areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan. 

Read more (printable)

All at sea
All at sea
Wednesday 20th November
Both teams are now on ships.

Relief in Naga City
Relief in Naga City
Tuesday 19th November

Thank you for your kind donations. 

Following careful surveying by our two teams, supplies are beginning to go out where they are most needed...

Typhoon Yolanda first pictures
First pictures 
Friday 15th November

The first pictures have started coming in from our contacts in the affected areas. These are from 'Kalibo Reformed Bible Church'.

Surveying - team updates
Friday 15th November

Erwin, one of our church members, has left for the affected areas and will be joined there by a Pastor. They are seeking to rent a truck and fill it with relief goods to take by road and ferry to Samar.  Erwin is from Samar and they will seek to go to small towns not yet really visited. They will also seek to contact churches in the area. This is primarily a survey mission with others expected to join making a full team there.

Supplies being unloaded from an army truck on one of our a previous relief operations

A second team of 2 members are seeking to get to Cebu city by plane. They could not get a booking until Monday.  They will then get a truck there and take relief goods to Leyte.  Both men are from Leyte and they will seek to contact churches they know there and assess how best we can help.

We also need to send someone to Aklan. Which is in western visayas, north of Iloilo.  This area has also been badly affected. We have at last made contact and hear of the destruction of the Reformed Baptist Church building in Kalibo.  We will be seeking to help them, but we need to contact others in the area. We have members very concerned about family members in this area as well.

There is a team of 5 coming from the USA. The leader has experience of relief work in India and they come from a Reformed Baptist Church in Texas. I know the pastor. We will try and help them get to the areas affected and provide translators. We greatly value your prayers. This is going to be a long operation because of the need to rebuild lives as well as homes.  We are beginning to collect clothing and anything we can ship to replace lost things. Thank you everyone for your prayers.

If you wish to help with donations please send money through Christian Compassion Ministries. (

Brian Ellis