Operation Ahon: Joining Relief Efforts in the Philippines

MEansby Al Tizon

The lives lost and the property damage done by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines are hard to process on any level—mentally, emotionally, theologically. It’s even hard to know how to pray.

Despite our long-distance struggle, we CAN get involved in relief efforts that the church in the Philippines is leading. Starting with last week’s issue, ePistle’s “Action Alert” has provided a way we can give through MEANS USA, which channels our donations to “Operation: Ahon” coordinated by the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship-Philippines. I’m sure that the larger relief organizations are providing an invaluable service, but so are the smaller efforts that work more personally and directly with affected groups.

To keep up with “Operation:Ahon, “like” IVCF-Phil on Facebook, where reports and pictures are posted regularly.

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1 Response

  1. Jon Parreno says:

    Don’t think that you efforts are small compared to the nations and NGO’s who gave generously
    to help our people. I’m picturing in my mind God’s servants with Intervarsity giving that personal
    touch with the Spirit-filled winsomeness to a distressed people. That kind of compassionate servant hood
    blesses both the student displaying the love of Christ, and the “orphans and widows” receiving
    not just the goods, but the Good News. I won’t be surprised if a nation-wide revival will come out of these. Let’s not forget
    to bath our giving with prayer. I mean, each and every bag or sack of goodies should be handed
    out with prayer and a smile. ( I was an IV College Staff and Eve, my wife, was with ISCF in late 60’s
    and early 70’s).

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