Philippines Disaster Relief
Tony Dunaway recently returned from Tacloban, Philippines where he served with a disaster response team led by Pastor Tony Bueno and Mayette Ativo-Bueno, Director of the Bicol Center for Christian Leadership (BCCL). The devastation left by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is widespread and the needs are incredible. It will take years for the area to recover from the disaster, but thankfully relief supplies are flowing to the area and reconstruction is underway by both Filipino and international organizations.
The primary focus of the BCCL team during the recent trip was to deliver relief supplies and to provide hope and encouragement to local pastors who, in the midst of their personal loss of houses and church structures, are attempting to minister to others in need. A second BCCL team will return to Tacloban in January 2014 to help with reconstruction efforts and continue to minister and serve the residents of the affected region.
As a reminder, the cutoff date for Canadian matching funds is December 23, 2013. NAB will declare the total of Canadian donations to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development to meet the guidelines for the Canadian matching program.
If you have already supported the Philippines Typhoon appeal, we say Thank You! If you would still like to make a donation, giving options may be found at www.nabconference.org. Please continue to pray for the Philippines!
This year, God has directed NAB to shoulder the concern and care for many people around the world. NAB has stepped up to help those afflicted by flooding in Calgary, devastated by church fires in Washington, and shattered by a typhoon in the Philippines. NAB has also worked to assist pastors, missionaries, and church workers to further their impact in their nations and communities.
Please consider an end-of-year gift to the NAB in tax year 2013 to help us continue to love and serve others.
Here are a few factors to keep in mind to make sure that we are able to give you a tax receipt for calendar year 2013:
- If you are sending a check, please make sure that the check is dated no later than December 31, 2013, and that the envelope is postmarked no later than December 31, 2013.
- You may donate through credit card gifts online at www.nabconference.org. The credit card transaction must be charged no later than December 31, 2013, in order to occur within tax year 2013.
- If you plan to donate using an Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), forms must be received at NAB’s Roseville, CA, office no later than December 27, 2013, to be processed and credited for tax year 2013.