Erwin one of our members has left and he will be joined by a Pastor from Naga City. They will seek to rent a truck there and fill with relief goods to take by road and cross on the 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 really a survey mission with others expect to join a team eventually there.
Second team of 2 members from the island of Leyte are seeking to get to Cebu city by plane. They could not get a booking until Monday. They will then also get a truck there and relief goods to take 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, Capiz and norther part of province of Iloilo were also affected. We have at last made contact and hear of the destruction of the RB Church building in Kalibo. We will be seeking to help them rebuild 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 RB Church in Texas. I know the pastor. We will try and help them get to the areas affected and provide translators.
Value greatly 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. Churches will be helping in this way.
Thank you everyone for your prayers.
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