The death toll from landslides and flooding in the Philippines triggered by tropical storm Agaton (international name Megi) rose to 133 on Thursday as more bodies were found villages across the affected regions. Hundreds of people are still missing and feared dead after the strongest storm to strike the archipelago nation this year dumped heavy rain over several days, forcing tens of thousands into evacuation centres.

Field Coordinators Rolly and Nimfa Vasey told us that,

"the hardest hit of flood waters and landslides is in eastern part of Visayas which is Leyte and there are more than one hundred pastors severely affected by typhoon Agaton so as soon as the funds will arrive, our target are the pastors in Southern Leyte. Now we are coordinating our partners there so that we can prepare."

Thankfully, we had just received a generous relief donation from supporters in New Zealand and our International are also disbursing relief funds so Rolly and Nimfa can coordinate a response with their ministry partners. Rolly says that they are,

"praying hard that we can distribute relief goods to two hundred families or more including the pastors. Of course there are still lots of families that need help so we never praying because this is also a big opportunity that we can share the Gospel of Salvation. Every family will receive ₱1,000.00 worth of groceries and just a little amount of cash for their fare. We will [also] share the good news of salvation then packed meals for every family. I believe that God is already preparing these things for His glory. Praise God, He works everything for His own end."

Please join us in supporting and praying for Rolly, Nimfa and their teams as they prepare to take relief support.

Donations are now closed for this appeal, but you can still make a general donation towards personnel support, community projects and future relief needs here

Thank you!