Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Honoring the Rev. Canon Brian Grieves, October 19, 2009

The Rev. Canon Brian Grieves received recognition from the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and from the National Council of Churches in the Philippines.  Held in the Cathedral of All Saints in Bontoc, Mountain Province.

The Rev. Canon Brian Grieves' acknowledgment of the recognition.

The Cathedral of All Saints where the mass and presentation of the award was held.

Click HERE for more photos of the mass, presentation and the celebration that was held after.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Relief operation on Talim Island, October 22, 2009

The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) in cooperation with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and PAMALAKAYA conducted a relief operation to about 500 families in Talim Island affected by typhoon Ondoy. The rains caused the lake waters to rise 10 feet. Three weeks later, the water level receded only 3 feet leaving much of the island still submerged.

The Relief team

Transferring the relief goods to the boat

The first boat with the relief goods

The second boat with the volunteers

Residents bringing home the relief goods with the rest waiting in line

One of the volunteers distributing the goods in a cramped alley

Bringing home the goods in boats

One of the submerged stilt houses

The houses along the port area

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Message to God's People, Hopes for God's Creation

NCCP Relief Service Bulletin as October 13, 2009

...What are they among so many? (John 6:9b)

Crisis Stage: How are we to buy bread so that these people may eat? John 6:5b

Two days after typhoon Ondoy (Intl. Name: Ketsana) placed 80% of Metro Manila underwater, in an unprecedented typhoon disaster in more than 45 years, the NCCP issued an appeal for relief. Two weeks and two days after another strong typhoon hit Northern Luzon, the state of calamity in Metro Manila and elsewhere in Northern Luzon is as follows (read more)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

After the Storm

The blogs entries for the past few days has been kind of sad and depressing.  Here's something to bless and hearts and lift our spirits.

Posted with permission from the singer, composer and supporter of the Council's ministry. Thanks Mark.

2009 10 06 NCCP Relief Operation in Sitio Sapa

NCCP partnered with organizations, a church and a clothing company to bring relief goods to 1000 affected families of the floods caused by typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana).  The event was highlighted by the presence of actress Angel Locsin.  Click here for more photos.

2009 10 06 relief operation in Basa Compound, Zapote, Las Pinas

Smiles like this makes all the weariness in doing relief work, worth it.  Click here for more photos.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Super Typhoon Parma (Pepeng)

Here is the location of the typhoon as of today and its predicted location for the next few days.  Click the photo to go to the website of maybagyo.com

Links to Typhoon Ondoy related statements & appeals

ACT ALERT: 25/2009 - September 28, 2009

Statement from the World Council of Churches (WCC)

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Solidarity statement from Canadian Religious Conference, 1431 Fullum Street (Box 6), Montreal QC H2K 3M

In a communication from Asia where she is at the moment, Connie Sorio, KAIROS coordinator for Asia-Pacific partnerships, has described the plight of your people and the enormous challenges you are facing. The Canadian media has also brought to our attention in graphic detail the devastation.

Be assured of the prayer and solidarity of the women and men religious of Canada. Please convey our support to members of your organization.

Joyce Murray, CSJ
Anglophone Fieldworker

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Solidarity letter from the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany

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Solidarity letter from the Association of Protestant Churches and Missions in Germany

Please be assured of our prayers for you all when you are having a massive task to take care of the victims of the cyclones.

With kind regards

Rev. Dr. Jayasiri T. Peiris
General Secretary

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL)

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Appeal from Bishop Efraim M. Tendero, D.D.,  National Director, Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches and Executive Director, Philippine Relief and Development Services: