Wednesday November 13, 2013
Dear Praying Friends,
Eric Hatfield is in the Philippines now representing ORH, and he has been joined by missionary Dan Cadavos. He sent me this message overnight which gives the immediate plans. Please read his report
I have arrived in Malaybalay City at Bro. Dan Cadavos' house. We have prayed and believe the Lord might be giving us a clear direction. We want to go to Iloilo City on Panay Island first. We have chose this place because it has an airport open and it is not very accessible from the north (Manila) like some of the other areas. The government has sent some help down to the Leyte and Samar regions, but not to Panay. We also have contact with the Vice Governor that lives in the Panay region and will help us with the transportation needs of getting to the other areas. The Vice Governor needs a day or so to arrange things and we need an extra day of Gospel tract printing and folding. We should have between 10 and 20 thousand tracts printed by the time we leave Friday. We couldn't get a direct flight there tomorrow (Thursday) anyway.
Once we get to Panay Island, we plan on purchasing some food and water in Iloilo City which wasn't heavily affected by the storm. We will then take the food and head up to the northern end which has hit very hard. Bro. Dan knows some pastors there that can help us distribute the stuff.
We will then go back to Iloilo City and take a ferry to Negros Island just to the south east of Panay. We plan on taking some food to some churches there as well. Brother Dan knows a lot of pastors there as well. These two areas are the regions that the governor said is not getting much help. They could possible use a medical team or two in there.
Please continue to pray for us for guidance and direction.
This will be another Island that we will be working to help. Pray we can establish a network so we can continue to help. This going to be a long process.
We are hoping also to go to Tacloban. Pray this will all be possible with the funds that come to us.
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