The COVID-19 pandemic has created ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine) conditions throughout the Philippines and in turn the ECQ has spawned a crisis of its own: a humanitarian one. In a country like the Philippines, a day's work, reaps a day's wage, buys a day's food. Many families depend upon daily wages for their existence. However, with no work, money and food are scarce. Many communities are facing dire situations and the longer the lockdown lasts, the greater the possibility of starvation especially for families with children. PRMI is engaged in sending humanitarian aid to help in the communities where God has strategically placed us. Haven of Grace Seminary classes are held in 3 main locations (Hinoba-an, Pulupandan, and Bacolod) and our seminary students/pastors are actively seeking the most vulnerable in these communities and distributing food essentials like rice, sardines, eggs, milk, etc. To date, we have sent over $7,500 USD (375,000 pesos) to purchase 175+ bags of rice and other food essentials to minister in a tangible way to 800+ Filipino families. There is still a great need and PRMI will continue sending relief funds as long as donations come in. If you would like to help our seminary students/pastors be the hands and feet of Jesus to their communities, click the donate button at the top of the home page and give to Special Projects. Below are some of the pictures from the food distribution in these different areas.
14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.