Serving the Double Evacuees of Washi (2011) and Bopha (2012)

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Eleven months and 19 days after Washi (Sendong) brought death and devastation to our city, a more than twice stronger superstorm Bopha (local name: Pablo) slammed into our island (Mindanao) yesterday (Tuesday, December 4) with 210-kilometer (130-mile) per hour gusts, forcing 87,000 people to seek refuge in emergency shelters. The death toll is now 238 with hundreds missing.

3All the 200+ families at the temporary shelter site in Silver Creek were evacuated in covered basketball courts and other emergency shelters. We helped provide free transportation for them. They are back in their temporary shelters (therefore the smiles), but with rain continuing to pour, we are sure that they are struggling once again with fear and trauma.

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Please remember to pray for these precious souls. Ask the Lord to continue to strengthen us and sustain our efforts to share God’s love to flood victims in word and in deed. May the Holy Spirit work in the hearts of many and plant Christ’s church among them.

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Love and blessings to all,

Rev. Glimar “Glem” Melo
Founder and CEO

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About Glem Melo

I am a believer and follower of Christ, happily married, and have 3 wonderful kids. I am the founder and CEO of Open Eyes Mission, under the care of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Chicago Metro Presbytery, pastoral intern at Faith Church in Dyer, Indiana, and studying Master of Divinity at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The Bible teaches that God is real, man is sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation. I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) May God give you grace and peace. Glimar "Glem" Melo www.glemmelo.com www.openeyesmission.org
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3 Responses to Serving the Double Evacuees of Washi (2011) and Bopha (2012)

  1. Reblogged this on REFORMED TRAINING and commented:
    Please remember to pray for these precious souls. Ask the Lord to continue to strengthen us and sustain our efforts to share God’s love to flood victims in word and in deed. May the Holy Spirit work in the hearts of many and plant Christ’s church among them.

  2. antiordinary says:

    God bless your efforts and give you more strength to glorify Him in this awesome work He has not only given you to do, but empowered you to accomplish.

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