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Appeal from Pastor Samson

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When we were on outreach we spent a month in Tuguegarao, Philippines with Pastor Samson and his family. We spent time in the community and got to know the people - they are so friendly and welcoming and we were blessed to get to know them during our time there. 

This community is one of the areas that was hit by the recent typhoon. I have been following the typhoon and praying for those affected, now I can turn that into action. I have been in contact with Samson and he has told me that the community has suffered injuries to people damage to houses and damage to the crops. Mains power is still not available but he is able to use a computer at an Internet Cafe using a generator. He wants to help the people of the community, but to do that he needs financial help - so he has reached out to us.

Samson wants to buy food to distribute to those who need it in the area. This will be done through his church. This is a chance for us to show the love of God to the people of this community, to show that outreach is not just a brief experience to be forgotten, but that we care about the people.

Samson has asked me to help him find US$250 (about NZ$330) to buy this food. I will be putting money towards this (and covering the cost of the transfer) but I'll need the help of others. The money you give will go directly to Samson to buy basic food.

I'm still working out the details but I want to get the ball rolling now. If you are willing to donate please email me, Facebook me, tweet me, whatever. If you don't have my contact details please leave a comment on this post and I'll contact you back. I've also added a paypal link to the bottom of this post. The currency is in NZ Dollars. I have an American bank account so money can be transferred there.

I realise that many won't know these people, but this is a chance to give and know where the money is going and how it will be used. I hold Samson and his family in high regard. Between all of us we can pull this money together and bless the community of Basi East, Tuguegarao.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

I have sent the money over to Pastor Samson.

A bit of music

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When I was deciding what to do after DTS I was faced with a challenge - do I trust that the feeling I had about staying was from God and that he would look after me if I stayed or do I wave it off and go home?

I could talk a lot about how God got my attention, how I got confirmation and how I knew I was to stay, but that's not what I want to cover in this post. In this post I want to share a song with you - the song that gave me the courage to stay, despite my desire to go home.

"So why do I worry? Why do I freak out? God knows what I need, you know what I need."

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