Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Typhoon Utor

The second typhoon to hit the Philippines in ten days, Typhoon Utor, killed "only" five people. The damage from the first one, Typhoon Durian, is still largely unassessed. Some areas are still unaccessible because of mud slides that have blocked roads. See the story here:


My friend Salvador is on his way to the disaster area -- he's probably already there as of this writing (10:45 AM CT, Tuesday, December 12). Here is his last message before leaving:

Typhoon Disaster Update (12/12/06)
In a few hours, I will be leaving for the disaster site where Jun Arcilla, Elmer Palacio and several other colleages have been scouting for several days now. Elmer's sister and cousin lived in separate communities. Both their houses were destroyed by mudslide. His cousin had to evacuate his whole family to Manila. They lost everything. Jun Arcilla has also been networking with his contacts in Albay and Sorsogon. Aside from scouting how we could be of help, he has also been zealously evangelizing and teaching people the word of God. He found a Christian family in Pilar and they have been working with him and taking him around.

Wednesday, we will meet with MARCH for Christ workers in Legaspi. My brother, Dr. Sam and several others in our contingent will join forces with MARCH and conduct a medical and dental mission on December 13-15. MARCH have been doing feeding mission and helping thousands of people. Gigie Caranza and a dozen other workers have been there since last week. Based on the information I have gleaned from our brothers in the field and news network, they need the three basic necessities: food, shelter, and clothing. Over a million is supposed to be affected by the disaster, many are left homeless.

If you wish to help, please send material things like food and
clothes to:

Jun Patricio
c/o Makati Church of Christ.
1598 Archimedes St
Brg Lapaz Makati, (near brgh hall)
Metro Manila

For cash donations, please send it to the bank account of Mactan Church of Christ:

Metro Bank, Pusok,
Lapu-Lapu City

Foreign donors can send their check to:

BandS Ministries
P.O. Box 1926
Colleyville, Texas 76034

You may
contact Dr. Bailey at jcb2of3@sbcglobal.net or


If you need further information, please email me or text me at +63 917 6243719

In His Service,

Salvador Cariaga


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