NCM Philippines responds to Typhoon Paeng devastation
Typhoon Paeng, a severe tropical storm, devastated the Philippines over three days in late October. Millions worth of agricultural products and infrastructure were destroyed due to flooding and landslides, which claimed the lives of more than 150 people.
Several days after Typhoon Paeng (international name Nalgae) devastated the Philippines, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries identified locations where relief aid is most needed.
NCM Philippines mobilized the Nazarene Disaster Response Teams in three districts to respond and distribute goods.
The relief goods consisted of food packs with rice, canned food, biscuits, milk, and coffee. Three hundred fifty families from three districts (Metro Manila – 17 churches, Palawan – 5 churches, and Southern Tagalog – 1 church) received the food packs.
“We are thankful for God’s provision and for the lives of our pastors and volunteers who helped during the relief operations,” said Jaime Eniceo, NCM Philippines coordinator.
The Philippines typically deals with disasters like typhoons until December.
NCM Philippines requests prayer for:
- The Nazarene Disaster Response Teams and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Philippines.
- That the teams will share the hope and love of Jesus even in challenging situations.
--Church of the Nazarene Asia-Pacific