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Taken last week to show what the kids go through to get to the FMI Center.. Through the jungle, down the ravine and up the other side...
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SCHOOL-MORNING FEEDING PROGRAM IN TAGAYTAY
FMI RELIEF OPERATIONS - TYPHOON VICTIMS
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The massive clean-up after the deluge begins.
After almost two weeks of torrential rains brought by a storm-enhanced southwest monsoon left 60% of Metro Manila under water, sunshine finally appeared on Thursday.
The freak weather, which dumped an average of 300 mm of rain for 11 consecutive days, is matched only by the intensity of tropical storm "Ondoy" (international name: Ketsana) which wrought havoc on large parts of Metro Manila almost three years ago.
But the similarity does not end there, nor is it lost on residents victimized by the floods twice over.
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The slower but more prolonged heavy downpour allowed affected
residents to better react this time, resulting in fewer deaths of 49
(as of August 9) compared to 300 in Metro Manila during Ondoy.
But the impact is the same for those affected by the deluge as they now face the enormous task of rebuilding from the little they have left.
President Aquino toured affected areas on Thursday and saw first hand the devastation by another great flood. The government, too, is in a fix as public infrastructure damaged by the flood has to be rebuilt, further stretching its budget.
In nearby provinces of central Luzon, however, floods remain and the difficult task of rebuilding has to be put on hold.
We are currently contacting pastors in some of the affected areas whose churches do not get any kind of help or donations from any organizations yet. We are allotting some of our funds for FMI AID (Aid In Disaster) Mission. We will be accepting donations for this purpose, so if you want to be able to help you are welcome to join us. Our goal is to give out bags of groceries to as many flood victims as we possibly can.
Designate: "For Flood Relief"
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FMI Work in the Philippines
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Reports from FMI Workers: (Click below)
Many new exciting things happened at our annual mission which we just got back from. Click on the link above to see all the details!
The FMI Mission Centers are located on the backside of the Island of Mindoro facing out to the South China Sea. Our main Mission Center is in the fishing village of Barahan at the junction of a river flowing into the sea. The second center is strategically located in the middle of 5 different villages and is being used for the village children and youth. This second center is also the new home of our Mountain Tribal Ministry training.
We are in our seventh year of ministry to this part of the world and are excited about the wonderful things God is doing. Our numbers have expanded rapidly and this year we are concentrating on raising up teachers and leaders to help with the multiplying number of groups.
In the Philippines poverty and economic stress have doused the fire of the Holy Spirit in many places, and growth has become stagnant in the churches, sending the faith community to its knees. Recent studies show that up to 75 percent of Filipinos consider themselves poor. About 40 percent of the population live on less than $2 a day, and high unemployment rates have forced more than 7 million Filipinos to work in other countries.
As you visit this site you will get a better understanding of what Family Missions is all about.
Our desire is that you will be motivated to join with us and become part of a noble purpose on the other side of the earth.
We are an organization that runs SOLELY through the generosity of people just like you.
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