Left: Half of the church and the entire parsonage roofing destroyed. Right: A Christian’s house totally devastated.
Project: Help Aklanon Brethren Rebuild
Project Start Date: November 2013
Project Coordinator: Bryan Y. Villarosa; Pastor, Banga, Aklan
Urgent physical needs:
Rebuilding of the Church Parsonage
Food and Water
Metal Roof Sheet (“Sin”/”Yero”)
for members who lost houses/ damaged
Apart from Leyte and other places, the province of Aklan also suffered a great devastation from the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda last Friday, November 8, 2013. The devastation here is not as worse as Tacloban City but the church and many of our brethren from Banga FBC suffered great losses.
Please see my pictures below.
Actual Video I took during the surge.
The Lord gave me this desire to ask help from the outside, by faith. May He use this blog post to broadcast the needs of our fellow believers.
A small help in a form of one piece of roof sheet “sin”/”yero” could help “lift one another’s burden.”
Current Situation. There is no electricity and it is expected to come back in 3 months. Thousands of towers have fallen and it would take much time. Many are working on rebuilding their homes while sleeping in temporary shelters. Humanly speaking, life will be difficult in the coming days. And the future is uncertain for many of our fellowmen.
I am asking for your prayers as we will be spending the coming months rebuilding their lives. We want to invite everyone to partner with us, especially in fighting on our knees. For those who want to help lift other people’s burdens, the invitation is open to everyone.
Roof of the market under the landmark of our town.
You can send your support directly to us, to me, or to any member of the staff, so we can directly allocate and disburse the financial help to the needy. We guarantee an acknowledgment receipt and an honest report as to how the donation has been spent.
I myself lived in a Campus Ministry Student Center, on which the back portion was severely damaged. We hid in the hills for refuge thinking that floods will sweep the town, but only deadly winds came. Two days after the typhoon destruction, I thought that there is no way I can access the net to have outside communication due to fallen towers, but thank God there is still some signal here, and some businesses sell electric power.
The houses of eleven family members were destroyed, some have partial damage and some have no choice but to go back to zero beginning. The church’s right wing was totally devastated and the church parsonage was destroyed beyond patching repair. With the approval of Pastor Rehum Baldimor (+639999921781, firstname.lastname@example.org), I am laying down to you the ways on how you can be of help.
-amount for the rebuilding of the Church ParsonageAs of now, the Bible Women residing there relocated to a member’s house for temporary shelter.
-amount equivalent to Rooftop Steel Sheet or “sin”/”yero”.-we desire to somehow give a portion to the members who lost their houses.
-amount equivalent to some Construction Repairs
-amount equivalent to Food
-the markets are in panic buying mode, and some are still rebuilding on how they can sell again.
If you wanted to help, cash would be much preferable for some reasons:
1.) The logistics of sending in-kinds would be more expensive and difficult
2.) Cash flow would help stir the local economy in this province
3.) There is a very limited number of contacts going to and from the major cities (e.g. Iloilo, Manila)
You may send your help through my following accounts:
Bryan Y. Villarosa
Other Money Transfers
For donations from Iloilo, you may send them to Doane Baptist Seminary, 35-55 Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City c/o Mrs. Bing Escobar-Baldimor or to Highlight Fundamental Baptist Church, Alimodian, Iloilo.
Our hearts go our for our brethren in Leyte who suffered greater than those of us here in Aklan.
Bryan Y. Villarosa
The place where I am standing is the only thing that’s left on a member’s house.
What’s left on their house
A house fell down in seconds
Church Wing Ruins
This is where we took refuge before the storm got intense. The moment we transferred, the whole roof system flew like a kite.
This is the roofless house of a believer. They have to start all over again.
In the building where we evacuated and have taken refuge