Thursday November 14, 2013
Dear Praying Friends,
This is an important communication from Eric Hatfield and Missionary Dan Cadavos. They have had contact with the Vice Governor in Iloilo City. He has offered to move them to the most difficult areas around Panay, if ORH can help. This is a great “open door” for the work of God in these Islands.
Eric and Dan are having to be very careful because of the security issues. They need our prayers.
Please read Eric’s very encouraging report as to their progress in less than a week after the storm.
“As I have told you earlier, the Vice Governor in Iloilo City, Mr. Tupas, has offered to provide transportation to the hardest hit areas, including an aerial tour by helicopter if needed. I have attached an image obtained from the NY Times website that shows... the damage path. When I saved the image it didn't really save the place names so you can go to the following website to see it for yourself: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/11/11/world/asia/typhoon-haiyan-map.html?_r=0.
We will be heading up to the areas east of Roxas on Panay Island first. We also plan on going to the area of Cadiz on the Negros Island because it is easy to get to via ferry.
When we get to Iloilo City, we will know better about access to Tacloban. We are hoping that the Vice Governor will have a special way for us to get there, but we will not know until we get there and meet with him tomorrow afternoon. If he can't get us there with some supplies, we plan on coming back to the southern island, Mindanao, and then driving 12 hours and taking an overnight ferry to southern Leyte. From there we can make our way up to Tacloban. It will probably take us a full day after we get off the ferry, depending on the roads and access. The road was already rough in places so we are taking a team of people including a mechanic.
I wish I could provide you more information faster. We will be travelling all morning into the late afternoon tomorrow. I'll try to call you after we meet with the vice-governor to fill you in on some details. As you can guess, the vice-governor is extremely busy. Eric”
This opportunity could open the resources of the area to us for transport and security. Please consider the importance of this for a moment. The Vice Governor is offering his support, if we will help his people. Eric told me that he is a believer, and Dan Cadavos knows him to be.
Help ORH to meet this challenge. For basically $4.50 a day we can feed a family of four. This one offer of help could give our Bible believing churches an unparalleled opportunity that only state religions have.
Please consider this “open door”, and let’s not hesitate to go to the harvest.
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God bless all who try to help us with the suffering of others and the salvation of their souls.