Baptist Global Response

Hard at work in the Philippines

BGR disaster relief teams are making a difference for Filipinos trying to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. On Gibitngil Island, a team from the Missouri Baptist Convention has helped rebuild the school, which suffered extensive damages during the storm. The school’s 500 students are back in classes, thanks to the hard work of relief teams and their partners. Because Gibitngil residents rely on the main island of Cebu for most of their food and water, BGR also is helping islanders find ways they can be more self-sufficient.

Five hundred students attend Gibitngil’s school. Several of the school’s classrooms are now in use thanks to relief teams. Schoolgirls are able to attend classes because of volunteer teams from Baptist conventions in the U.S. The school on the island of Gibitngil was damaged during Typhoon Haiyan. (IMB photo)

Volunteers Mel Callahan and Chris Quail from the Missouri Baptist Convention build classroom walls on the Philippine island of Gibitngil. The island’s school suffered extensive damages as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. (IMB photo)

Volunteers from the Missouri Baptist Convention pray with International Mission Board missionaries and Baptist Global Response staff. (IMB photo)

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