From Resty Enguerra – I just wanted to update you with what’s been happening since our last Newsletter.
In July we distributed food to each of our sponsored children’s families. This month of August, funds were sent to buy basic food for the 45 Sponsored children’s families. Promise Land Church and school leaders and volunteers will purchase food supplies i.e. rice, canned and packaged foods and will distribute them to these families and some volunteers.
Last week, Cupang Church funds received the funds to buy basic foods to the families and volunteers. This morning, they sent me pictures on what they purchased with the money I sent them. Each of these food packs contains 5 kilos of rice, 10 small cans of sardines, 2 bags of cookies (for children), a dozen of eggs, 10 bags of instant noodles, 2 packets of vermicelli noodles and some vegetables. Some families that live close to the church dropped by and picked up their food packs and for some, our volunteers delivered it to them.
These supplies will feed families for two weeks depending on the size of the families and how the parents manage it.
We will do these again in September for both areas (Payatas and Cupang) until the situation in the Philippines normalizes. Again these will depend on the fund that comes in.
HOW YOU CAN ENGAGE: If you’d like to help specifically with a gift for the Philippine food packets, write a memo in your check “SEA Food Packets” or give online at indigenousministries.org in the DONATE button, select the SEA dropdown and note “Food Packets” in the memo line.