As we celebrate our freedom and independence on this July 4th, the people of Marawi, Philippines are still struggling under the recent ISIS attack at the beginning of the summer. We have an update from Pastor Mark to share with you. He has been in Marawi for 2 weeks now, establishing a relief program, helping street children, trying to relocate lost family members, and ministering to soldiers. Some of the people he has met with have accepted Christ! Here is what he has to say:
The children Ting Ministries plans to help send to school
(not including the children already going to school in Zamboanga).
"There are thousands of displaced children who didn't have much food a month now. Hundreds of children are displaced from their families and we are going to look for then tomorrow. Marawi is a mountainous area and so big... Please pray for our ministry. These are the pictures of the children under education support in Zamboanga. THIS IS ALL BY FAITH Sister. Some of the Zamboanga churches think that I am crazy of coming to Marawi...faith is indeed a crazy thing to others! HALLELUJAH!"
The van that Ting Ministries' helped provide a couple months ago is very
beneficial! Pastor Mark and others drove it down to Marawi.
Pastor Mark (left, taking photo) with other Filipino ministry partners
in front of the van.
Wounded soldiers in Marawi. There was an ambush yesterday afternoon,
and some of them were injured. They were ministered to yesterday and
some of them accepted Christ!
We need your help to send the rest of these street children to school in Zamboanga and anything above the cost of this, Pastor Mark will be able to use for Marawi relief. Please keep the people of Marawi, the street children, and our ministry partners in your prayers! Later today, we will share a particularly tragic, yet joyous story from Marawi with you.
The relief program underway, providing food
and necessities to the people of Marawi.
If you would like to give towards the joint project of school fees/Marawi relief, there are several ways to help: The blue Donate button at the top of the Facebook page will take you to our website, where you can donate through PayPal. Or send a check to Ting Ministries, 904 State Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042. (For both options, please designate for Marawi Relief). Thank you dear friends, followers, and brothers and sisters in Christ.
May we never take for-granted the freedom and protection we celebrate on July 4th. Happy Independence Day USA!