In response to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which devastated many islands in the Philippines last November 2013, YWAM Philippines is taking part in Adopt A Barangay Project in the city of Bogo, in northern Cebu. This is in response to the Lord’s direction to YWAM Philippines Leadership Team to focus on the need for long term rebuilding. The Adopt A Barangay Project is a community based rehabilitation plan designed by the Bogo City government to directly address the rehabilitation needs of the communities recovering from the Yolanda disaster. The program has identified 4,000 families as the most vulnerable and priority beneficiaries of the rebuilding and relocation component of the program.
Last November 8, 2017 on the anniversary of the super typhoon internationally known as Hai-yan marked the completion of phase 1 of our project! We had a special moving in celebration where the first 20 families excitedly took possession of their new homes! It was a great time of rejoicing and we thank God for His amazing grace in bringing us this far together! Renewed hope for the future was evident in each family and what a joyful day it was!
We continue to engage with the community through ongoing discipleship to see the vision of the people who love God, love their neighbors and make a difference in the world realized!
We look forward to future community development projects that will bring continued positive change and livelihood opportunities. Thank you for all your support and partnership in this ongoing project.
Please continue to back us up in prayer and giving, or even volunteering as we look to initiate phase 2 of our project! Our pledge to build houses for 150 families is a huge step of faith and we continue to look to our miracle working God for the breakthroughs we need!
Join with us to see the good work God has begun completed for His glory May God bless you for your faithfulness, generosity and partnership in restoring hope to needy families! Let’s continue to put a smile on God’s face together!