Manila, Philippines:  Philippine Field Office volunteers and staff met at the field office in Manila Wednesday evening to pack bags of rice for Nazarene families displaced by Tyhpoon Labuyo.  Work and Witness Team members from the Eastern Michigan District who have been in Manila working at Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary also participated in preparing the relief supplies.

Filipino Field Office Staff and Eastern Michigan District Work and Witness team members pack rice bags to be delivered to Nazarene families displaced by Typhoon Labuyo

Philippine Field Office Staff and Eastern Michigan District Work and Witness team members pack rice bags to be delivered to Nazarene families displaced by Typhoon Labuyo

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More than 120 bags of rice were packed for Nazarene families and other families in the Northern Province of Isabella, who were displaced by Typhoon Labuyo.

The rice, purchased through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries funds, will be driven to the Luzon Nazarene District Center in Pangasinan Province, where the rice will be combined with other supplies being staged at the district center.  Nazarene Disaster Response team members will then transport the relief supplies for distribution in the Northern province of Isabella, one of the provinces hit hardest by Monday’s storm.

Philippine Field Office Staff in Nazarene Disaster Response Vest.  Team Members will deliver relief supplies by Friday.

Philippine Field Office Staff in Nazarene Disaster Response Vest. Team Members will deliver relief supplies by Friday.

Typhoon Labuyo, the strongest to hit the Philippines this year, made landfall in the North of the country in the early hours of Monday, August 12th.  We are praising God that there was very minimal loss of life as presently reported.  Unfortunately, damage to homes and crops was extensive.

Philippine - Micronesia Field Strategy Coordinator, Stephen Gualberto, labels the rice bags for delivery.

Philippine – Micronesia Field Strategy Coordinator, Stephen Gualberto, labels the rice bags for delivery.

Stephen Gualberto explains to the team where the greatest damage occurred.

Stephen Gualberto explains to the team where the greatest damage occurred.

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