The Botolan medical mission was one of our latest. I am sure you all heard about the terrible typhoons that hit the Philippines at the end of 2009. It was really horrendous. All in all over 900 lives were lost to floods, landslides and destruction caused by the typhoons. We knew we had to do something to help and so when we got a call from a local pastor saying that his church had been badly damaged we knew that we could do something to help him rebuild his church and his community. We gathered together doctors who were willing to volunteer and we bought as much medicine as we could afford, we packed up the XLT and off we went! It took almost 3 hours to get there as the roads were so badly damaged. In fact 3km’s of land was completely under water. We had to walk across a makeshift bridge just to get across the most torrential part. Falling in wasn’t an option!
The pastor and pastora were so pleased. We had helped them to lift up the Name of Jesus in their place and restore hope to people who had just lost everything.
In the months that followed we were able to continue partnering with that local church and help them rebuild their damaged building for the Glory of God.