Early in December, a Category 4 typhoon made landfall in the Philippines. Mayette Ativo-Bueno, an NAB national missionary who runs the Bicol Center for Christian Leadership (BCCL) in Legazpi City, said, “Only by the grace of God did we survive with minimal damage.” The nearby towns sustained much worse damage; only the actual BCCL building and classrooms were in need of minor repair. In addition, the graduation ceremony was postponed due to the typhoon. After a few days with no electricity, Mayette and Pastor Tony, her husband, were able to connect with BCCL students nearby and in neighboring provinces. Mayette shared,
Although we are used to typhoons, the extent of the damage of this one was too large as it covered not only Bicol Region but also Northern Samar Province (where we also have an extension class) among other areas as well. It is sad to see more and more reports of its effect on other provinces.
Prayers have been rising from all around the NAB family on behalf of the tens of thousands who have suffered great loss. It is now time for us as a family to give our financial support. Your gift today for the Philippines will go directly to ongoing relief efforts this month through Mayette and the team at BCCL. Your donation will help repair the minor damage at BCCL caused by the typhoon and provide replacement roofing to BCCL students and alumni who require assistance.
As we come alongside Mayette and the BCCL family, we know there is great need! Join us in sending relief to those impacted. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to allow Mayette to provide this much needed assistance.
UPDATE ON RELIEF EFFORTS—Mayette and the team have had many opportunities to not only provide for those impacted, but God is using these typhoon recovery efforts to allow His Gospel to reach new families and communities. Click here to read an update.
As you give, continue to pray for the Philippines and our brothers and sisters at the BCCL:
– Pray for their continued recovery from the typhoon.
– Pray for safety while the Taal volcano remains active.
– Pray for the ministry opportunities that arise from these crises.
Thank you for being a part of the NAB family as we seek to encourage and support those who are being impacted by these disasters.
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– US donations, text your gift amount followed by “RELIEF” to (916) 249-0534 (i.e. 100 RELIEF)
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