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  • Typhoon Hagupit steamrolls the Philippines

    December 9 2014 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Global Relief | with 0 comments
    Typhoon Hagupit steamrolls the Philippines

    One year after Typhoon Haiyan steamrolled through the Philippines, another typhoon is carving a path of destruction through the islands. Typhoon Hagupit, or ‘Ruby,’ as it is known locally, made landfall Saturday evening. The slow-moving storm is expected to strike six Philippines islands before it moves out to sea Tuesday.

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  • Work continues one year later in the Philippines

    November 13 2014 by Baptist Global Relief | with 0 comments
    Work continues one year later in the Philippines

    Nov. 7 was the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, the category five storm possessing winds of up to 235 miles per hour – 6,300 people died and 4.1 million were displaced. In the past year, Baptist Global Response conducted many projects on affected islands, including rebuilding schools and homes.

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  • Thai Baptists rally behind Filipino brothers and sisters in Christ

    Despite political unrest permeating their own country, Thai Baptists have looked beyond their borders to show compassion to victims of Typhoon Haiyan. After watching news coverage of the typhoon’s aftermath, Thongchai Pradabchananurat, president of the Thailand Baptist Convention…

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  • After Philippines typhoon, Baptists plan long-term aid

    January 28 2014 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    After Philippines typhoon, Baptists plan long-term aid

    Typhoon Haiyan struck Tacloban, a city of 220,000, and took the brunt of Haiyan’s 195-mph winds on Nov. 7, 2013. Since then, disaster response organizations in five Southern Baptist state conventions have each adopted an area of the Philippines to provide long-term aid.

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  • N.C. Baptist Men teams working in the Philippines

    December 13 2013 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptist Men teams working in the Philippines

    The third team of North Carolina Baptist Men and Women on Mission departed Dec. 11 to relieve team two in Tacloban City. More than 8,800 gallons of water have been purified and more than 980 patients have been helped since the NCBM arrived in the Philippines.

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  • Relief team seeks remote Filipino villages in need

    November 21 2013 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Relief team seeks remote Filipino villages in need

    With aid flowing into larger villages some of the smaller, more remote areas are struggling to reach safe water and acquire food. Baptists are part of the efforts to help some of these areas. N.C. Baptists left Nov. 20 to help with medical needs, water purification and to coordinate future efforts.
     

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  • Baptist aid on Cebu now gearing up

    November 15 2013 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Baptist aid on Cebu now gearing up

    While North Carolina Baptists have not been called upon yet to go to the Philippines, teams are on standby to respond to relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. Southern Baptists are responding in various ways to the disaster zone. Find out how you can help.

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  • Missionaries share story of miraculous typhoon survival

    November 14 2013 by Caroline Anderson, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Missionaries share story of miraculous typhoon survival

    Carl and Suzie Miller survived Typhoon Haiyan on a floating mattress while sharing a Dr. Pepper. The couple is among 26 International Mission Board missionaries assigned to the Philippines.

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  • Typhoon relief begins for Philippine islands

    November 11 2013 by Caroline Anderson, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
      Typhoon relief begins for Philippine islands

    North Carolina may become part of the response to the typhoon that hit the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8. Baptists on Mission (or North Carolina Baptist Men) have a team on alert for possible response to the country devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

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