A storm packing 235 mph wind gusts and stretching across 1,150 miles in the South Pacific has devastated the Philippines and is projected to hit Vietnam over the weekend. In response, the Church of God Disaster Relief Committee met early Friday morning to discuss options.
Church of God Ministries is in contact with national leaders on the ground and regional coordinators for Global Missions to determine the best course of action. We do not yet know the extent of impact on our Church of God congregations, but we do know the critical nature of the circumstances.
The October 15 earthquake that killed nearly two hundred in the Philippines has left countless homeless or in temporary shelters. As the twenty-fifth major storm to wreak havoc across the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan has compounded the existing problems.
In the Philippines, most of the Church of God congregations are centered around Manila. The Church of God also has a presence in Vietnam. The Disaster Relief Committee will continue to monitor the needs of the affected regions and prepare to send aid. As details emerge, stay tuned to CHOGnews.org for updates on the Church of God disaster relief effort.
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“During this time some prophets traveled from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up in one of the meetings and predicted by the Spirit that a great famine was coming upon the entire Roman world. (This was fulfilled during the reign of Claudius.) So the believers in Antioch decided to send relief to the brothers and sisters in Judea, everyone giving as much as they could.”—Acts 11:27–29 NLT