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Typhoon Haiyan update

First Stage - food pack distribution

    - Over 4000 family packs in 2 areas, Leyte and Basey…

Second Stage - rebuilding roofs of the members and attendees of a Reformed Baptist church in Leyte as a pilot for a bigger roofing project

Third Stage - “Your Roof, my Job” A large roof construction project for houses still without proper roofs to protect dwellers from rain and the heat of the sun. Also part of this stage was large distributions of school supplies to children returning to school for the first time since the typhoon struck.

More details of this third stage:

    - Over 130 roof tops have been restored so far…

Before the work of putting on the new roofs for the typhoon victims, the gospel was preached:

During these floods we see huge physical needs, but still these people’s biggest need is to hear the gospel.

Distribution of School supplies

After the flag ceremony, (a tradition in Filipino schools), the children heard the preaching of God’s word and then the supplies were distributed.

2 Schools near the Relief Center CCM rents were seeking supplies for their students for the opening of the classes in June.

The total relief goods distributed were 3100 school supplies and 700 clothing packs.

We are now considering the following:
  • Continuing the Roof project in selected areas
  • A Feeding Program for Children under 6 years old in the Tent Cities and Government Bunk houses. (There is a real opportunity to teach these children and their mothers the Word of God)
  • More school supplies distribution in other schools.
  • Medical Mission or a medical/hygiene program in key areas.
  • Mass production of blackboards and other school furniture which was destroyed in the typhoon. (this may be cheaper and better quality than purchasing)
God has given us a wide door open for the ministry of His Word and administering His provisions for the needy. It is most true that the harvest is plentiful and the workers are few. Please pray that God will provide more workers.

We also thank God for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, both in the Philippines and Overseas, who have shared prayerfully and financially in this Relief Work Ministry.