“Haiyan” Mission Report from Cebu

LootingBy 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.

Looting 2In 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.”

640_2013_11_13_10_13_36Please 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.

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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 “Haiyan” Mission Report from Cebu

  1. Reblogged this on Glimar | Glem | Melo and commented:

    “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.” – Pastor Glem Melo

  2. Reblogged this on KAGAY-AN REFORMED CHURCH and commented:
    “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.” – Pastor Glem Melo

  3. Rober and Connie Cramer says:

    Pastor of a reformed church in Tacloban…we would like to send even a small token of our love gift to the church directly please response.

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