Prayer and Action for the Philippines – What You Can Do

The following comes to Unbound directly from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA).

Our prayers are with you

Photo Credit: Arlynn Aquino EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

Lord our God, be the provider of your people’s needs according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (from Philippians 4:19)

Super Typhoon Haiyan left monumental devastation when it struck the central Philippines on November 8. The storm, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, has been identified as one of the worst storms in recorded history.

Reports indicate severe destruction, with damaged roads and buildings, downed power lined and telecommunications, and flooded villages. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced. The areas hit cover already-poverty-stricken communities, which have suffered from successive and simultaneous emergencies.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working in collaboration with our mission partner, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP), and other members of ACT Alliance to respond to this crisis. Initial response includes the provision of nonfood items, material resources, drinking water, emergency-shelter kits and cash-for-work programs.

Will your congregation stand in the GAP (Give/Act/Pray) to help survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan?

What you can do

Donate now. Learn more: get the PDA situation report.

GIVE: Share your financial blessings by designation gifts to DR000012-Philippines. Give through your Presbyterian congregation, online, or by mailing a check to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700. You can also text PDA to 20222 to donate $10 for disaster response.

ACT: Sign up to receive emails to stay aware of current responses and urgent needs that you can share with your congregation. Visit PDA on Facebook for more.

PRAY: Please pray that through the response of the faith community, the people and communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan and those offering assistance will be strengthened, have their needs met, and be reminded of the hope and compassion that are found in Christ. Join the PC(USA) in prayer.

Other Resources from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA):

Read the call to prayer for the Philippines signed by Moderator Neal Presa, Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons, and Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Linda Valentine.


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