Central Philippines:  Word was received a few hours ago that Pastor Salvador Ofilanda of the Salcedo Church of the Nazarene, has transitioned to his home with our heavenly father after a lengthy medical struggle including heart ailment.

Rev. Salvador Ofilanda and Rev. (Mrs.) Rylin Ofilanda.

Rev. Salvador Ofilanda and Mrs. (Rev) Ruby Ofilanda.

Pictured here are Rev. Salvador Ofilanda and Rev. (Mrs.) Rylin Ofilanda.  Rev. Ofilanda was an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene for more than 30 years.  His wife is now pastoring Salcedo Church of the Nazarene.

ChurchSignThe Ofilanda’s barely escaped as both the parsonage and the church were completely destroyed in the devastating landfall of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November of 2013.   A stronger structure is now in place thanks to the efforts of Work and Witness.

Devastating Effects of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)

Pastor Salvador has been struggling for many months.  This has been extremely difficult both emotionally and financially.

Please continue to keep this precious family in your prayers.