posted on November 26, 2013 10:34
Texas Baptist Men will send a team of two to the Philippines Dec. 3-16 to distribute 290 water filters and assess needs in the area following Typhoon Haiyan. The filters will allow people to have access to clean water.
The team, Bob Young of Fairview and Russell Schieck of Floydada will work with local pastor Derick Jacinto of the International Baptist Church in Manila. They will travel to Bicol and an area in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. The area in Eastern Visayas is still without electricity, and communication with local pastors has been difficult. This is an area close to some of the worst-affected parts of the Philippines. The team will teach local pastors and community members how to use the water filtration systems. Believe it or not, the trip was planned with Pastor Derick Jacinto long before Typhoon Haiyan hit the area. What an example of God coordinating the details so TBM could minister to these people in need.
The ceramic filters are confirmed by an FDA registered laboratory to remove virus and 99.999% of bacteria from water. One water filter can serve a family of 6-8 for a year. These filters will help prevent the spread of typhoid and cholera in the areas devastated by the typhoon.
The filters are hand made in Dallas by Just Water, a company that provides low-cost water filters to areas devastated by disasters. A generous gift from the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation has helped fund this project.
: TBM Water Ministry