Metro Manila District Pledges 10 Boats for Typhoon Yolanda Relief!

Mar 27, 2014

Manila, Philippines:  On November 8th, 2014, Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda

Unprecedented Level of Destruction from Super Typhoon Yolanda

Unprecedented Level of Destruction from Super Typhoon Yolanda

struck the Central Philippines, leaving an unprecedented path of destruction.  Many of our Nazarenes who relied on fishing for their support, found their boats destroyed and their livelihoods gone.

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During a visit to the typhoon zone, Members of the Metro Manila District witnessed the need for livelihood restoration and pledged their support.  Bobet Cruz, a layman from Antipolo First Church of the Nazarene, a suburb of Manila, conceptualized and resourced a simple motorized boat.  The project was presented to the District and funds were raised for 10 boats, with the Japan District partnering for additional boats.

Boats are being built on the campus of APNTS

Boats are being built on the campus of APNTS

On March 8th, a group of men from three churches on the Metro Manila District, gathered for test runs of the first prototype.   Other than some minor adjustments, the boat performed well.  Large scale building of the boats has begun at the campus of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary and upon completion, they will be shipped down to those areas of the central Philippines that were hit hardest.

 

 

More than 10 boats are being built for livelihood rehabilitation

More than 10 boats are being built for livelihood rehabilitation

These boats will be a huge blessing to the lives of our Nazarene brothers and sisters impacted by the typhoon.

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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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