MNN) — The 8th Infantry Division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines recognized Operation
Blessing– Philippines as the 2006 Non-Governmental Organization of the Year.
It's a public acknowledgment equivalent to the Nobel Peace
Prize in the region, awarded to OBI for the ministry's efforts in promoting
peace and helping to rebuild the nation's impoverished provinces, especially in
This region is still struggling to make a comeback after
being battered by a string of typhoons at the end of last year. OBI committed to a long-term recovery
project and has been providing
healthcare, emergency aid, livelihood assistance to families, food, and
education to children.
Volunteers conducted six week-long medical missions during
the year, assisting 26,000 residents in 20 villages across Samar.
In addition to their disaster relief response, they opened community
pharmacies, provided free medical treatment to thousands through ongoing
medical missions, and drilled water wells for residents living in remote areas
with limited access to clean water.
Acting as the hands and feet of Christ, the teams have met
the physical and spiritual needs of over 26,000 people during the
year. If you can help, click here.