*** 25-May Update: Fighting Breaks Out in Southern Philippines City – Please Pray!

May 25, 2017

Thousands are fleeing the fighting in Marawi City, Central Philippines. (Photo credit: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)

Marawi City, Southern Philippines:  On Tuesday, May 23rd, fighting broke out in the Southern Philippines city of Marawi. It has been reported that thousands of Filipinos are fleeing their homes amid reports of public buildings being burned and many injuries and fatalities.

Please be in prayer for those who have been impacted by this fighting and that there would be peaceful resolution.

More details will be forthcoming with regard to any impact on local Nazarene churches.

Updated details related to the nature of the fighting can be obtained through various news agencies by searching for “Philippine News Marawi City” through your preferred search engine.

25-May-2016 Update:

Philippine- Micronesia Field Strategy Coordinator (FSC) Stephen Gualberto confirmed that while we do not have Nazarene churches in Marawi, we have 2 churches in Iligan City, more or less 35 kilometers away from Marawi.

Leody Echavez III, Philippine-Micronesia Field Coordinator for Anti-Human Trafficking, thanks everyone for the prayers. Their local church in Iligan are assessing the condition of the evacuation centers in their area to check for immediate needs. He will give us updates from time to time.

Please continue to pray for peace and safety.


Todd & Connie Lou Aebischer

Todd and Connie Lou Aebischer served as Regional Communications Coordinator - Regional NMI Coordinator respectively for over 4 years. They are now serving in Papua New Guinea under Mission Aviation Fellowship as Country Director / Program Director.

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