Fire Destroys Guidelines Ministry Center in Barangay Valencia, Philippines

Barangay Valencia Fire 2014

The Guidelines Ministry Center in Barangay Valencia, Metro Manila, Philippines was gutted by fire April 4, 2014. Thankfully, no lives were lost. This is the second time Guidelines staff members, the Manalo Family, have lost their home and belongings to fire in this barrio, yet they choose to remain there to minister. This center, although tiny, is the site of numerous Bible Studies, childrens’ and youth events as well as medical clinics.

To donate for rebuilding, click here.

If you live in the Philippines, please consider donating by emailing box4000@guidelines.org for information.

Meeting Needs in the Philippines

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Guidelines has been able to raise over $11,000 for Philippine relief in the wake of super-typhoon Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines). Food, water, medical care and messages of encouragement and faith have been provided yet the NEED CONTINUES to be urgent for the estimated 10 million homeless.  We are working with trusted local ministries such as Far East Broadcasting Company, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (the humanitarian arm of CBN-Asia) and local churches such as Christ’s Commission Fellowship and Christ Jesus our Life to identify the best opportunities to provide practical help.

Guidelines has established a Philippines Emergency Relief Fund to help bring supplies to the devastated and heartbroken.  You can read more about it and give here. Please continue to pray for the people of the Philippines.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  Matthew 25:35

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