Philippines Central Conference

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Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (in red stole) and a team of United Methodists pray over generators for the Bicol Philippines Conference. The generators from United Methodist Communications are being loaned to churches to provide free charging to communities affected by a series of powerful typhoons in the Philippines. Photo by Jerome Mercado.

United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors

From sheltering evacuees to raising money, gathering supplies and sharing generators, Filipino United Methodists and church partners are embracing those affected by recent storms.
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Survivors gather after Super Typhoon Rolly hit Tabaco City, Philippines. The storm damaged or destroyed the homes of six families who belong to The Living Stone United Methodist Church there. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Richie Grace Verganio.

United Methodists devastated by trio of typhoons

Many families are homeless and at least one church collapsed as three strong typhoons pummeled the Philippines in less than three weeks.
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Dr. Glenn Roy V. Paraso (pictured in red) and other front-line workers are pictured outside United Methodist Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila, Philippines, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Paraso contracted COVID-19 in August and was admitted to the hospital for a month. Photo courtesy of Dr. Glenn Roy V. Paraso.

Faith calms fears for Filipino COVID-19 survivors

United Methodist front-line workers and church leaders in the Philippines share survival stories after contracting the coronavirus, with most relying on faith to overcome fear and isolation.
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Jazel Resurreccion Lustre, a volunteer teacher in Bulacan province, helps a child from the Longos neighborhood, which was devastated by fire. The September blaze destroyed 28 of 108 homes in the impoverished community. Photo by Emily Sison.

Philippines youth respond to fire victims

United Methodist youth help when fire destroys 28 homes in Pulilan, Philippines.

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