Over the years my wife and I have traveled to the Philippines and it wasn’t until our trip this last November that we heard and felt God speak to us to reach out to help the people of the slums. The typhoon that struck the Philippines was far more damaging than 235 mph winds destroying cities and villages, it was devastating to families and children. Entire families were completely lost and others watched as their families perished before their eyes. Thousands of people were displaced to other areas where they had nothing other than the clothes they had on their backs literally.
One of those places was in Cebu Philippines. There were over eighty-eight thousand people moved from Tacloban, Leyte, where the storm hit directly, to Cebu and there was no place for them. People were literally half naked and many of the children had nothing more than a tee shirt to cover them. That is when God spoke to us and said you can help them.
Upon our return to the US we set out to collect clothing and things to help these people and have had quite the experience since. So far we have shipped four big boxes. The first two boxes shipped arrived in Cebu on March 1, 2014 and the second set of boxes should arrive in Cebu around the 5th of April. We are now in the process of filling the next two boxes and get them ready for shipment.
God continues to speak to us and now we are looking to expand our outreach to Cambodia, India, Africa and where ever else God wants us to go. This is where you come in. We need gently used or new clothing sizes infant to adult, toiletry items, small toys for the kids, basket and soccer balls, really just about anything. If you live out of our area and still want to help you can give financially and we will go and purchase the items to send. You can even send gift cards that we can use to purchase clothing and things for the people of the Philippines. All donations are tax deductible and would be a great blessing to those who are in such need.
If you would like to be a part of this great ministry, please visit our web site at www.reamministries.com and let us know. We know that God is in this and that He will provide all that we need. The awesome thing about what He is doing is that He wants to use you. Please, pray and ask God what He wants you to do and then be obedient and do it. Our treasures are in heaven and when we reach out to help those who are in need we increase what we have in heaven.
Please contact us and God Bless You.
Pastor Steve and Lorraine Ream and the entire Ream Ministries International Team.