A new video from the LCMS Office of International Mission shows how a $25,000 emergency grant from LCMS World Relief and Human Care is being used to help survivors of severe flooding on the Philippine island of Mindanao caused by a Dec. 17 tropical storm.

The flooding affected more than 120,000 people, many of whom are still in need of food, water and shelter, according to LCMS missionaries.

The 10-minute video is hosted by LCMS missionary Sean Harlow – the only resident LCMS missionary serving in the Philippines — and shows the contents of one of nearly 3,000 relief kits that are being assembled by The Lutheran Church in the Philippines for distribution to flood victims.

Each of the kits includes a frying pan, a cooking pot, cups, utensils, plates, rice, noodles, coffee, water, medicine, a pail, a kettle and and a printed “introduction to the Lutheran church and the Christian faith,” according to Harlow.


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