Here is a copy of an email I received. Please keep them in your prayers.
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Additional update: Representatives from MARCH for Christ and members of Bicol church have arrived at the site and will be providing meals to evacuees at Daraga, Albay, evacuation center which houses some 2,500 evacuees. The group will stay until Sunday and will conduct worship services at the site. More church members from other parts of the country will be arriving next week to provide food and relief goods and medical and spiritual/emotional counseling.
There’s no church of Christ congregation in the province of Albay, and we pray that through these efforts doors will be opened, gospel will be preached, church will be established and God will be glorified.
Grace and peace,
For more info and to partner in this effort, you may contact:
“Salvador B. Cariaga” wrote:
Manila authorities say over 1200 dead. Hundreds of villages destroyed.
Two scout teams will start serving the typhoon victims today in Albay. We have joined forces with MARCH for Christ led by Chito Cusi. While some will be providing food and medical care, others will be scouting the area and working with the government and relief agencies on how we can be most effective. We are looking for sources of cheap used clothing to buy and ship them in site as soon as possible. We are sourcing out funding for that and canned foods also to provide for the victims.
Next week, larger teams will arrive to do more medical mission and provide spiritual and emotional counseling. Jun Arcilla, preacher of Mandaue Church of Christ, and a native of Albay and Dr. Teves, a Christian surgeon were sent by BANDS to do the inital work there. BANDS (Body and Soul), led by Dr. John Bailey, is sponsoring a larger team next week. www.bandsministries.org To help with the disaster victims, please send it to:
P.O. Box 1926
Colleyville, Texas 76034
You may contact Dr. Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to your home church and they will contact us.
carla calhoun wrote:
Viet Nam update: Currently: 59 dead Areas affected: Within two months of typhoon Xangsane hitting both the Philippines and Viet Nam, typhoon Durian has followed the same path leaving the Philippines and travelling parallel to the southern Vietnamese coast. Typhoon Durian made landfall in the southern Vietnamese province of Vung Tau and the Mekong river delta on the evening of Tuesday 5 December 2006. The eye of the typhoon crossed Phu Qui island in Binh Thuan province, destroying homes, community infrastructure and disrupting out communications and electrical systems. Initial estimates by the authorities and Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) officials indicate 48 people dead, 184 injured and ten missing. Over 120,000 houses are reported to have collapsed or had their roofs blown off and approximately 700 boats have been sunk. The most affected areas are Phu Qui island in Binh Thuan province, Ba Ria Vung Tau, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, and Vinh Long provinces. Heavy rains as a result of the typhoon in Danang, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces have increased river water levels to dangerous heights.
MANILA, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) — The death toll in the aftermath of typhoon Durian has risen to 543 with over 2,000 people reported injured or missing in Albay province, central Philippines, the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said on Wednesday.
Two men with BANDS will be out today assessing the damage.
Salvador Cariaga will keep us posted on news and updates.
Pray for the families in these areas. May the Christian brothers be blessed as they render aid to their neighbors.
More information to follow on how to help.
Carla Calhoun saw this story on Asianews and thought you should see it.
Manila authorities say over 1200 dead. Hundreds of villages destroyed.Article:
PHILIPPINES – VIETNAM
Typhoon Durian: reconstruction could take years
This is the estimation of the Filipino authorities. The typhoon killed 1200 people and buried 700 villages. Moving to Vietnam, it left 54 dead in its wake.
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