News from Tacloban and Victory

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Victory pastor Ferdie Cabiling visits Tacloban

Our Every Nation family in the Philippines, Victory church, has been working hard to help people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Here are updates and posts we’ve seen from Victory members across Metro Manila, Roxas City, and Tacloban.

News from Tacloban

Kix Javier, who works at Victory Tacloban, shared on his Facebook page that the city of Tacloban “is starting to normalize.” Gas stations have opened up and some of the banks are opening their ATMs and calling employees back to work. The city is hoping to have electricity back up and running by December 24.

 Kix also shared that the mayor has inspected a “possible relocation site” for displaced residents and that temporary bunkhouses are underway. Here’s a particularly moving quote from his post:

Going around the city, I can see smiles and people doing their usual routines. Some sidewalk vendors are back singing “I’m a survivor” by Beyonce while they are selling. I’m thinking the faster we get out of this relief mindset, the faster we can rise up as a city again. 

Tacloban is still the center of the region where banks, hospitals, and universities are. If we get Tacloban moving, the rest of our neighbors can get moving. It takes not just the government to normalize things, but by God’s grace, we can, as a people, normalize.

Relief Operations

  • A collaboration of Victory and Operation Blessing Philippines sent a medical team to Tacloban to serve people in need of medical care. Pastor Paolo Punzalan, who has tirelessly led relief operations for the Victory churches, posted on Instagram that just yesterday, in one day, one hundred people were helped and treated by the team.
  • Marie Bonifacio, a leader at Victory Fort Bonifacio, posted a photo with several of the Victory and Operation Blessing volunteers sorting much needed medical supplies for provinces across the central Philippines.
  • Pastor Paolo shared a photo of one ton of goods en route to Victory’s church in Roxas City. Pastor Richard Escocar (pictured below) and the Roxas City team were thrilled to receive the supplies.
Please continue to pray for relief operations. We will keep you informed as we receive more updates.

One Response to “ News from Tacloban and Victory ”

  1. October 7, 2016

    Dear Brother /Sister ,

    It is my privilege to have an email with you. I am Pastor Edward Qaser from Lahore , Pakistan. I am serving the Lord Jesus Christ with Evangelistic and Humanity based ministry , to glorify His name and there is good team of Ministers working with us in the field of Harvest in Pakistan. Our main focus is to reach to unreached with Love of Christ.
    People of Pakistan need of knowing about the truth and Love of our Lord Jesus Christ especially the poor people are deprived one.

    Dear, EGM Pakistan is also an Humanity base organization and working for the development of the human beings its main object is to mitigate the effects of poverty, disease, illiteracy, bad governance, disasters, human rights abuse and environmental degradation, on the human race at grass roots level and against all odds, restore its decorum.

    We accomplish this mission by implementing various community based programs like Empowerment of women , Computer Center, Sewing Center, Flood Relief Projects, Relief in disasters, Provide food to Poor and Disable families, Orphan Center, Scholarship for Poor and Needy Students .

    I want to invite you with great love and encouraging words to come to Pakistan and bring the Good News of Lord Jesus with people of Pakistan. Only 2.8 % Christian in Pakistan out of 200 million people , so there is an urgent need of Servants of the Lord.

    May Lord lay burden on your heart for your Pakistani brethren .

    We are inviting you come to Pakistan to conduct crusades, seminars, Leadership conferences and Evangelical Meetings … Hope to hear from you as soon as….

    God Bless you

    Edward Qaser ( Director )

    Cell :- 92-300-843-7639

    Office :- 92-423-596-5371

    website :- http://www.egm.org.pk

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