The Philippines is a country of 7,640 islands. It is a country of startling beauty with an ancient history and culture. However, it seems the Philippines is prone to many natural and man-made disasters.
ICCM joined with other registered charities to provide emergency assistance in many of these crises. One charity in particular – Church Planting Ministries International, led by Alex & Rosie Pacis – did exceptional relief efforts. ICCM was honored to join CPMI in an emergency response some years ago following typhoon Sendong. This began our close collaboration with CPMI. We have continued to work on projects together, including typhoon relief and the provision of kits for displaced people from the Marawi conflict and victims of other unfortunate circumstances. In addition, ICCM has also developed our own projects to meet the plight of vulnerable Filipino people with chronic needs which have touched our hearts.
Projects we are currently involved in:
⦁ Collaborating with emergency responses to disasters such as earthquakes; volcanoes, typhoon and violent terrorist attacks in partnership with CPMI (ICCM collaborated with CPMI to provide kits for refugees from the Marawi conflict), as well as other relief initiatives on our own;
⦁ In cooperation with CPMI, ICCM is helping to provide wells in needy areas for clean drinking water;
⦁ ICCM provides Bibles and Christian literature for distribution to spiritually hungry people;
⦁ Providing start-up costs for small business initiatives. For example helping people to start sewing, and setting up a clothing shop, and the provision of pedicabs to operate a business transporting people;
⦁ Providing food, medicine and other supplies to help indigent and displaced people and other victims of unfortunate circumstances;
⦁ Providing training assistance and school fees to young people who otherwise could not afford tuition, with the assurance that they will one day soon return to help their own communities;
⦁ Helping a family of six children who were taken in by their elderly grandmother after their mother and father were both imprisoned and unable to care for them. With the help or ICCM the grandmother has been able to care for them despite her own extreme poverty;
⦁ Constructing a sturdy home where needy families can be temporarily accommodated until they can find longer term facilities. Also it will be used as a base office, storage unit, and place of refuge where people can go during a natural disaster such as a typhoon.
How can I help?
We encourage you to pray for God’s blessing on this ministry. Much of the physical suffering is a direct result of spiritual and moral poverty, including the destruction of family ties, drug addiction and moral depravity. Pray that God’s people will be able to pray and prevail through God’s strength, extending God’s Kingdom in this needy land.
As with all our projects, your financial support is much appreciated and a small amount can go a long way and help many people.