By Pastor Glem Melo
I am deeply saddened to learn upon arriving here in Cebu this morning that, due to continuing anarchic conditions, the mission to setup a tent hospital in Tacloban City has been called off. The team will travel to Ormoc tomorrow and serve there instead.
In Tacloban City, two big stores, a Red Cross truck and a government rice warehouse have been looted. On this, Mario Panganiban, owner of a distribution business company (three of his warehouses have already been ransacked) and vice president for business development of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said
“This is a modus operandi of armed groups who are hiding with these innocent people. They have guns. They got everything. They even searched for money. They have vehicles waiting for them outside. In a condition like this, there is no reason for looting those that could not be used for emergency needs.”
Please pray for law and order to be restored in Tacloban City. I really desire to visit and minister to pastors and churches there. It is also crucial that we journey with them hand-in-hand in developing and implementing a strategic plan for relief and rehabilitation.
Hearing the reports of looting and violence, it is clear that the greatest need of our beloved Leyteño and Waray people is for the preaching and teaching of God’s word. Please pray that the Lord will doors for the gospel among them.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
Until the next update.