While were were enjoying the Christmas holiday here, many had no Christmas this year.
The Island of Mindanao where our ministry is based was struck by Typhoon Tembin.
Two of the areas are places where we do and have done work.
None of the pastors that we support across the island were injured and we did not suffer damage to any of our buildings that I know of.
The area of New Bataan and the Compostela Valley were devastated in 2012 by a “40 year” typhoon, Pablo, in 2012.
It takes from 2-3 years for banana,mango and pineapple trees to recover and produce crops for those who are sustenance farmers such as our friend’s family, Pastor Bobby Abella. His home village is in Cateel.
He pastors a church in Davao City, which was a shelter for two days during the typhoon.
The school there which has up to 1000 children in classes and has lost all of its basic supplies.
We’re hoping to replace pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks and papers for the students.
The cost is $1.75 per student to resupply.
If you or a friend may be able to help you can send a check to:
New Covenant Baptist Fellowship
105 Lang Ave.
Buffalo NY 14215
or use our Paypal account
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