119614_story__phl1Any individuals or congregations wishing to make contributions for relief efforts in the wake of the typhoon that devastated  the Philippines may send donations to General Synod’s Good Samaritan Fund, One Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601.  Donations will be accepted through December 5 and will be forwarded on to Samaritan’s Purse for distribution and action.

In December 2012, ARP’s contributed over $30,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief, and more recently over $14,000 for tornado and flood relief efforts in the American Midwest.

Regarding the typhoon, Samaritan’s Purse has issued the following plea:

“Could you imagine if every home in your town was damaged or destroyed, if every roof was missing, if all the power lines were down? Think if you saw hundreds of dead bodies in the streets. This is what is going on right now. And the misery factor is just going to increase.”

“Samaritan’s Purse is responding. We have disaster relief specialists on the ground, including water and nutrition experts and medical personnel. We are working with church partners to deliver emergency supplies to those most in need.”Philippines Typhoon

“One of the most urgent needs is shelter. We are sending a 747 this week filled with rolls of plastic for temporary shelters, as well as community water filtration systems, blankets, medical supplies, and hygiene kits. “

Please remember the people of the Philippines. The need is enormous. Your prayers and financial support are vital and appreciated. We will do all we can to help as many as we can and do it in the Name of Jesus Christ. Pray for God to use our team and ministry partners to share the hope of the Gospel as we work.”