Philippines (MNN) — Christian Resources
International is helping the Philippines rebuild.
After Typhoon Ketsana swiped the country in
2009, a huge swatch of devastation could be seen. A year later, the marks are still felt in the
form of malnutrition and poverty.
In the midst of the devastation, personal
belongings and church resources were also wiped out, leaving many without
basic Christian resources. Replacing
them seemed a dream in the far off future.
Enter: Nelson Ayela, a missionary with unstoppable
vision. Partnering with CRI, he distributed
more than 10,000 volumes of Christians resources to more than 100 churches
devastated by the floods in Metro Manila.
At that time, they gave eight library sites several thousand
volumes and equipped 50 pastors with a Pastor's Library. The bonds of friendship strengthened, and
ministry moved forward.
This year, the team is holding two conferences next month. Between
each of the conferences, the team will be working with the local churches,
speaking in their services, leading Bible studies, sharing in classroom
evangelism at high schools and colleges, and other types of ministry.
This opportunity is a follow-up to the highly successful CRI Global
Road Trip of 2008. There have been numerous requests for a CRI team to return
to continue that work in new areas of the Philippines. This is a great
opportunity for pastors and teachers to serve through CRI.
This story is a testament to the foundation of unity that
supports a rebuilt Church. Ask God to multiply these efforts. In a
country where so much was lost, CRI champions are reclaiming resources
for God's purposes.