The project at Davao MBC is nearing competition! Pastor Allan, Bro. Joe and those that have been working so hard are doing a great job. Soon the seventh project PMD has helped will be completed. Thanks to a great sponsoring church, White Rock MBC of Center Texas, and all of the supporting churches and individuals that have prayed and given offerings, this is your project. To God be the glory! Our God is an “Assume God.”
I Talked with Pastor Abner this PM, He and his group have just returned from their trip to the area where typhoon Yolanda hit. The funds they collected and we wired them to purchase supplies has been depleted; he stated he had $21.00 in his ATM and $100 in his passbook account. Food, medicine, and other supplies were purchased and delivered to the people. He will be sending a full accounting of all funds showing where they were spent. It is important to remember; besides giving help physically they were giving hope to these people. The people were so appreciative of their coming and moved by their show of love and concern; they were excited because no one else had reached them before. Some in the remote area were actually thankful Yolanda had hit. This was a great opportunity for the churches in the area to minister to the spiritual needs of the people.
Abner will be sending a full report and outline their plans for the days ahead. A medical mission is planned for Bahol for the first of December. He stated the church there is surrounded by tents of the victims of the storm and needs medical attention. These are people that have been brought in.
There are two church buildings that need to be rebuilt right away; one is in Capiz and the other Iloilo, both of these were being used as learning centers for children in preschool. The cost to rebuild will be approximately $1,850. each as lumber is readly available. There were fifteen (15) other church buildings destroyed in the areas visited, but some only need G.I. sheets of tin and nails because lumber is available there. They probably can be rebuilt for around $500. each. Understand these building are in the villages. He stated that if they had a couple of chain saws they could cut lumber from the trees, and could be loaned to the different pastors. To rent one is very expensive, the cost of a saw is about $1,400.00.
Pastor Shinji Amari and four of his missionaries visited Abner and stated many of his missionaries in Visayas areas were in need of help. He was told as funds were available they would be considered.
The problem is funds, $7,000.00 has been received and sent to aid in the relief already, there is approximately $3,000.00 in the account and will be wired tomorrow. Part of this is designated for medicine. We need additional funds, not only for food and medicine, but also to help with providing shelter. We need to help these churches get their buildings back up so there will be a place not only to worship but also can be used as shelters until the people get their homes rebuilt.
If you have wanted to help and did not know how, this is your opportunity. We sat at our Thanksgiving tables today and gave thanks for all that we have , most of us feasted on Turkey and dressing, and ate our fill. I am thankful for that, but there are those that do not have that luxury, and we can help. Please do it now, today, send an offering! Maybe someone, a church or auxiliary would feel led to help with the purchase of a chain saw. There is ample opportunities to help, I am thankful for those that are helping, not just through PMD, but the other ministries as well.
Send all offering to PMD, PO Box 31 New Boston, TX 75570 designated for Philippine Disaster Relief and it will get to the people in need.
I Received the following report from Pastor Allan of Davao MBC. The work is going well and soon there will be another beautiful building in the Philippines through the efforts of Philippine Mission Development. This could not be possible without the prayers and aid of all the churches and individuals who are helping. We had some problems getting pictures, but Bro. Joe took care of that.
“Oh How good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”..This is what I had observed for this past few weeks when the PMD and the FMD joined hand in hands and has been very busy making an effort to gather all the support from different churches here and in America to help serving those victims of super typhoon Yolanda. (Haiyan). Perhaps this gonna be the reason why God showed His judgement for us to UNITE and established the Love of God and His works to this idolatrous place. We observed during Pastor Abner’s visit to Iloilo and to nearby places where they gave and distributed the relief goods, they used the church building of one of our brethren in there as a point area for the team. I can see how useful is the building be as a shelter for their operation.
The same reason why our church (DCMBC) is more eager now to finish the building project. Being a landmark of God’s love and a shelter for thirsty souls.
For this entire week, we focused on masonry, trusses and purlins, we already ordered in advance the GI sheets and other materials for the roofing amounting to almost Php60,000 ( to be included on next week’s financial report ). We start plastering some walls of the building, mostly inside and starting on clearing the floor area especially at the pulpit side.
Received a text message from Pastor Abner tonight, (their Sunday Morning) he tried to send pictures last night but the signal was poor and they would not go through. He stated, they had a very successful trip yesterday, Pastor Jun Abay traveled with the party. The Barangay chief (equal to our commissioner) and the authorities gave them recognition, today (Sunday) they will visit four churches and give relief packages and relief to rebuild their church buildings. He stated there was one church that needed immediate help because they also use the building as pre-school teaching children to read and write. He also, Stated he would send a report Sunday night with pictures. Please continue to pray for these men as they strive to reach those that need help so bad. You can help these people by sending an offering. Send all offerings to Philippine Mission Development, P.O. Box 31 New Boston, TX 75559 and designate it for Philippine disaster relief. All of it will get to the people. God will surely bless.
Pastor Abner and his group visited Capiz, 95% of the province was devastated by Yolanda, trees were twisted and many house were totally washed out. Abner reported; “we were successful in our objective to reach the un-reached. The people were so desperately waiting of the action of the government for them. They said, ‘Thank God He sent you here’, I told them it’s the love of those who helped and prayed for them that moves me to deliver your needs. Praise God!”
He and his group will visit another area today. Attached are pictures. I know that many of you are giving to other causes, and God will surely bless! The Philippines will need help for a very long time. But, the groups Pastor Abner is visiting are where we have churches and this is a great out reach for these churches. Please continue to pray and send funds, this will not be the only times these groups will need assistance. Wayne Stringer
Below is part of the conservation I have had with Abner by text and on facebook. It is evident he has lined things out and has a plan for distribution, and has been successful in getting supplies to deliver to the victims of he storm.
Arrived Iloilo safely with a church elder and a youth. Purchased the things to be given after the briefing of the team. then finish repacking relief goods here at Bro. Roger church. the students of the seminary are of great help in this endeavor. Jun will be here tomorrow help repacking while we distribute in Capiz joining us on Saturday for distribution. We will leave early in the morning bound for Capiz. A Chinese manager of the merchandising store appreciated our effort in giving relief goods and decided to donate medicine ointment for the typhoon victims in Capiz. People are also being influenced when they see how we touch the lives of people who needs help. You see how important to share and show kindness for others . God touched their lives through those who help with funds. Gave money to pastor Franco of Iloilo to buy 5 sacks of rice and several kilos of nails needed in fixing house tops for the victims. He will prepare and do the repacking tomorrow while we are in Capiz so that by Saturday the relief goods are ready for distribution.
We at Philippine Mission Development are partnering with Filipino Mission Development in helping churches, church member and the communities hit by the recent Typhoon in the Philippines. Filipino Mission Development is sponsored by Independent Calvary MBC, Angeles City and their Pastor is Abner Tuazon. Calvary is one of the churches helped by PMD with a building and has grown to be a very strong church with great leadership.
There is a group going to where the people are hurting, they need your prayers and support. There are some area’s the men will be unable to reach, but there are many places crying out for help they will be able to contact The rice, medicine and other staples and supplies will be purchsed in Manila and other places and delivered to the churches and people in the communities hit by the storm. This is a great outreach tool for the churches, by showing the love of Christ they are able to share the Gospel message. Their presence is being made know in the communities. Abner has organized several groups that will visit different locations and report to him.
We have received some good offering and have already forwarded funds to begin helping the people. The teams will be leaving tomorrow, pray that God will watch over and bless their efforts, that many people will be helped and many will come to Christ as a result.
Please, we need more funds for this great cause, you may send offering to Philippine Mission Development, designated to Philippine Desaster releaf, at P.O. Box 31 New Boston TX 75570. We are able to wire the funds from our bank to the bank in Angeles City and will keep a record of all funds received and require Abner to share how he despences the funds.