Supplying Relief Through Church Partners

noviembre 23, 2013 • Philippines

Samaritan’s Purse is working with Filipino Christians to provide relief to typhoon victims. These partners have worked with us many times in the past to show God’s love to people in desperate need.

Last year, Holy Faith BCP Church in Santa Fe handed out Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to children in need. Now they are handing out relief supplies to victims of vicious Typhoon Haiyan.

“For us, it’s really a privilege to be partnered with Samaritan’s Purse because we know God is using Samaritan’s Purse to help our people,” said Pepe Guenares, the pastor of Holy Faith.

Help Disaster Victims Around The WorldThe church organized volunteers to pack and distribute hygiene and food kits from Samaritan’s Purse to people in their community. Many of the volunteers were also victims of the storm, but they were more concerned about helping people who had lost everything.

“After the storm, there was a panic for food, water, and everything like roof materials,” said J.R. Mahinay, the youth pastor. “People were so afraid. They were terrified of what would happen if they don’t have food to eat. They’re just afraid of losing lives due to scarcity of food.”

Guenares and his church are also able to provide vital spiritual care. They are seeing people at the church who usually don’t come, and the distributions are providing more opportunities for the church to open its doors.

“I know this is a plan of God,” the pastor said. “Before, when you share the Word of God, we were rejected. But now, they are coming to church. I think it’s really a good help for us to reach them for Christ. I want to give all the glory to God.”

Samaritan’s Purse has a long history of working with partners in the Philippines. Our local network has made it possible to quickly and effectively get relief to victims of typhoons, earthquakes, and other disasters.

Thirty tons of emergency relief from Samaritan's Purse has arrived in the Bahamas.
Ayuda internacional de emergencias Cuando sobrevienen los desastres naturales o un conflicto armado causa que las personas deban huir, Samaritan’s Purse responde rápidamente para llevar socorro a quienes lo necesitan con urgencia. Podemos proveer alimento, agua limpia y refugio, entre otras necesidades. Una manera de ayudar en situaciones de desastre es mediante la entrega de “kits de supervivencia familiar”, que incluyen cobijas abrigadas, baldes con filtros de agua, utensilios de cocina, jabón y otros elementos esenciales diarios. Por solo $45, podemos proporcionar un sustento a una familia que ha perdido todo, para ayudarlos a empezar de nuevo.

Ayuda internacional de emergencias 013310
Donación Sugerida: $45