Six month and 15 days after Tropical Storm Washi (local name: Sendong) brought death and devastation to our city, more than 20 thousand families are still living and suffering in tent cities and evacuation center.
By God’s grace alone, our mission continues to preach and teach God’s word and serve more than 300 displaced families in tangible ways. Weekly visitation and Bible studies are conducted. Water purifiers, food, clothing, medicine, school supplies, stuff toys and other goods have been distributed. And we are not letting down on our “Relief to Rehabilitation to Church Planting” Program for flood victims-survivors.
With the beginning of the new school year, our ministry to those living in the tent cities and permanent resettlement sites in Calaanan takes on a new phase. Alarmed by rising gang activities and teen crimes in the area, the principal of P.N. Roa High School requested our PROTECT Network to conduct Biblical Values Instruction Classes to all their 1,051 students. Gladly and without hesitation, we responded and rose up to the challenge. Classes started last week. The program includes visitation and evangelism.
Please pray for this new phase of long-term ministry to flood victims-survivors. May the Lord work faith in the hearts of many. May He use them to build His church in tent cities and permanent resettlement sites. And may He raise up pastors and church planters among them.
As always, we request you to please continue to support our mission. Together, we are making a huge
difference in the lives of many here in Mindanao. And by God’s grace and power alone, we can still reach more children and families, train more pastors and church planters, and plant more churches in depressed areas and unreached communities. Please deposit your financial donations to our mission’s bank account:
Account Name: Open Eyes Mission
Account Number: 870055054
Bank Name: Banco De Oro Universal Bank
Branch: SM City Cagayan de Oro
Swift Code: BNORPHMM
Canned goods, clothes, toys, school supplies and other in-kind donations can be shipped to:
Open Eyes Mission
c/o Pastor Glem Melo
Blk 31 Lot 32 Daisy Street
Camella Hm, U Balulang
Cagayan de Oro City
For more information about the grave devastations caused by Washi/Sendong and our “relief to rehabilitation to church planting” program for the victim-survivors, please read our Sendong Door ® page here.
Pastor Glem Melo
Founder and President