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Heading Out The Door

First Impossible, Then Difficult, Then Done With much joy I have seen God move in the last month and slowly make this desired relief trip an impending reality. Hudson Taylor, pioneer missionary to China, once said that any daunting task that God puts in front of us usually follows these stages, that it is “first…(Read More)

I want to ask for prayer for a relief mission we are planning to northern Iraq for the refugees in the Kurdish regions. If you have been watching the news, undoubtedly you have seen the reports of the genocide by ISIS of thousands of Yazidis and Christians, and the displacement of tens of thousands of…(Read More)

The morning Typhoon Yolanda made landfall, Ann called her family on Samar Island to check on them. All she heard was howling wind, commotion and confusion. Someone began screaming “Run, run!” The line went dead. She could not reach them again, for the super typhoon had knocked out all communications on the Island. “The last…(Read More)

Back in Manila

The team had a good night’s rest after making it to Manila following almost 35 hours on the road. I’ve traveled some rough roads, but even I was getting a little nauseous on the winding and gut wrenching trip as we flew around the bends then would slam on the brakes for a…(Read More)

Update from the field

The team here is well and wants to thank all the churches for their consistent prayers for us. We did our biggest tool delivery yesterday to Barangay. They lost over 2,000 buildings according to residents there. It was leveled by the storm surge. We were able to give away tools and packs of nails…(Read More)

Update from the field

As we drive back from a long day on the east samar coast I see out the window a scene of sweeping destruction more reminiscent of the bombed-out streets of Iraq than anything else I have ever seen. town after town of gutted homes, concrete walls crumbled in a heap, only foundations swept clean…(Read More)

Update from the Field

Went to prisons this morning about 90 prisoners total. Set up water filters and gave some vitamins, medicine and the Gospel. We then did clean water set up at 3 dirty wells and a church today. We then went to San Antonio village right by shore, destruction was astonishing, many dead or missing, some survived…(Read More)

Hitting The Field

A brief update here from Manila as it approaches midnight on what should be our last night in the city before launching into the south. We had to delay a day to better coordinate transportation to the disaster area, as well as acquire supplies and get some paperwork in line for the mission, but all…(Read More)

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