Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, which landed on the Philippines last November, 2013 killed at least 6,300 Filipinos, destroyed houses and properties, left many survivors requiring medical attention and food supplies. We went to Samar, Sorsogon and Leyte bringing food supplies, clothes and water to help. This was made possible through the help and donations of different organizations, specifically Victory Christian Center Japan under Reverend Guna, who responded quickly to help our “kababayans” (fellow countrymen).

PHASE 1 – Eastern Samar

pic1The 1st Phase of Project Nehemiah relief operation to typhoon Yolanda victims in Eastern Samar which includes the town of Basey & Guian. Boxes includes mineral waters, coffees, pork & beans, noodles, bags of rice,salt, clothing, soap for clothes washing, candies, boxes of sardines, corned beefs, matches, candles, manna rice, dried peach fruits, bundles of bread, powdered milk etc.. pic2Sis Ellen is very busy repacking toothpaste and toothbrushes for Eastern Samar while the other members of the team are very busy also in our base in Sorsogon City. Sorsogon. pic3The 1000 repacked goods are ready to be transported and to be distributed to Eastern Samar. pic5 pic4

PHASE 2 – Badjao Community, Bgy. Dolho, Bato, Leyte

pic6Team members of Project Nehemiah Phase 2, based in Barugo, Leyte led by Pastor Albert & Ellen Santiago; Pastor Louie Rait, owner of the truck; Pastor Rey Pacheco, our coordinator and owner of the base; Pastor Perlita Santiago, Mischiel Ombrog-our busy coordinator, 2 Badjao workers from BABC, and some workers of Pastor Louie Rait of Lucena, Quezon. ( not in picture is our daughter Tisha Santiago)   pic7Anthony, our Badjao church worker distributing goods to his fellow Badjaos in Bato, Leyte.

pic8 pic9Sis Ellen with Mischiel Ombrog – relief operation coordinator

pic10“Manna rice” – very nutritious food well suited for this situation.

pic11Loading of relief goods bound for Badjao-Bato, in Leyte.


pic14Arrival in Barangay Dolho, Badjao-Bato community.


pic15Pastor Albert & Sis Ellen distributed relief goods to the Badjaos.

PHASE 2B – Barugo, Leyte

pic17Relief Goods ready to be distributed in Barugo, Leyte .

pic18The team prays before distribution ( Pastor Larry & Raquel Sto.Domingo, Mischiel Ombrog, my wife and the barangay captain.  According to the barangay captain this is the biggest relief they have received one month after typhoon Yolanda.

pic19Sis Ellen distributing relief goods to one of the 23 pastors in Barugo, Leyte.

pic20Praying for the devastated pastors receiving relief goods for his family.

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