Mercy For The Philippines

I took this picture when I was in the Philippines in 2002. The Filipino people are gentle and kind. They smile easily and are extremely generous. They hold a place in my heart.

I took this picture when I was in the Philippines in 2002. The Filipino people are gentle and kind. They smile easily and are extremely generous. They hold a place in my heart.

The other day, I wrote about feeling helpless.

Today, I’m writing about feeling empowered to do something to help. Specifically to help those in the Philippines who are suffering in the aftermath of the Typhoon.

We serve a God who moves and loves and hears us. Yes. Even when we feel lost and abandoned. He’s with us.

And He often calls us to be His hands and feet.

Today, I’m giving you a couple options. We might only be able to send money. And just a small amount. But, if we all do that, it will make a huge impact on people who desperately need us to pour out mercy.

-The International Disaster Emergency Service is collecting funds to help with relief efforts. 100% of moneys donated will go directly to help. Click HERE to check out their ministry and how to donate.

-Colon Church of Christ (here in Michigan) is collecting money to go directly to a missionary they support who lives in the Philippines. Again, 100% of your donation will go to aid in relief. You can make checks payable to Colon Church of Christ. Be sure to write “Typhoon” in the memo line. You can send those checks to the following address…

Colon Church of Christ
c/o Philippines Mission
First Church of Christ, PO Box 70
Colon, MI 49040

-Be sure to PRAY! If you’re like me and struggle at times to know what to pray, then just say the words “help them”. Pray for peace. For the food and money and water to get to the people who need it. Pray against corruption and violence. And pray that God is seen in this time.

-Encourage your community to act generously to help. It might be your church or school or social media buddies. But if we pool money together, it will add up quickly!

-Don’t forget about them. It is SO easy for us to move on to the next big news clip. But just because we may have forgotten, they are still in need.

One passage of scripture that has been refining me lately is 2 Corinthians 1:3-7. God has given us comfort. We need to follow His example and pour out comfort onto others in their suffering. And in abundance.

 

 

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