The following is a result of our team (our family, P&A from Asia and Chris Hawes), in the TWO weeks time . . .
6,732 heard the Gospel
6,210 received Jesus as their Lord and savior
925 received prayer from our prayer lines
113 Bible studies started
1 church started
Many of the Bible studies grow into churches! Hallelujah! What a privilege to be a part of this ministry.
Your prayers made such a difference!
Honestly, when I heard about the progress of the typhoon from our leadership, there was a point where I didn't know if we would be separated from our children or ever see them again that day. That is when I texted/emailed you, friends and family back home to pray. Truly, we believe we experienced a miracle in that the destruction was WAY less than predicted in our area. We believe it was your prayers that made ALL the difference. Thank you for standing with us. Only heaven knows the total impact of your faithfulness to lift up our family and team before the throne.
We look forward to sharing MORE of what the Lord did during our trip. We serve an AMAZING God.
In all sensitivity, there were many that were devastated by the typhoon. One of our dear team members, Gracey, (lead singer and sister in the Lord) traveled back to her home now without a roof and all the belongings in the home destroyed by the rain and flooding from the typhoon. Praise God her parents (pastors) were safe and are alive.
The average wage for the Filipinos is about $4/day. How long will it take for some of these pastors, their families re-build their home? It may take a L O N G time. Please read the updated post on how to send funds to help. The donations are tax deductible and all 100% of relief funds will be directed through local pastors whom CMC has standing relationships with each province affected. No administration costs are taken out.