Philippines: Visiting Bohol
I thank God for the opportunity to visit Bohol in Central Visayas and see the work of the Lord there. I was assisted and accompanied by our Regional Coordinator Melvin Caindoy and other friends there.
Pastor Melvin and I went to Camp Karis to see the progress of repairing and reconstructing the facilities that were severely damaged by typhoon Odette. They lost electrical power in December and it was restored only in May! I’m happy to report that the staff is doing a great job and the Camp is now accepting guests and hosting events. This photo summarizes the situation at Camp Karis. Many of the trees that used to provide shade had to be cut down or trimmed but new leaves are coming out; the yard has been cleared of debris; the roofs of most of the buildings have been rebuilt or repaired. Please continue to pray for the staff as they continue to rebuild, repair, and improve the camp facilities.
We went to the tiny village of Alumar on Mahanay Island in Getafe, Bohol to visit Pastor Rogelio Palma (below, left), a pastor who finished CCI training in 2016. All the houses on the island were totally destroyed by Typhoon Odette in December.