There are many blessings to being part of the Sovereign Grace family of churches. One of them is the opportunity to partner with like-minded congregations in doing gospel ministry around the world. We recently received the following update from Mark Prater, our Executive Director, explaining how we can support the disaster relief effort in the Philippines.

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the Philippines was recently hit by Typhoon Haiyan which caused massive amounts of destruction. The Philippine government has said that at least 2,200 people were killed and 11 million people were significantly affected. Thousands of people are without the basic necessities of food, water, and shelter. Houses were leveled and looting is taking place.

As a family of churches we have a unique opportunity to help provide relief to those in the Philippines. In God’s kindness, we have had a long and fruitful partnership with pastors Nilo Ebu and Pete Valdez, both of whom lead churches in the Philippines. Lynn Baird and Tony Walsh have worked with Nilo and Pete on numerous occasions. Bob Kauflin recently led a worship conference in the Philippines.

Nilo and Pete have the opportunity to minister to those whose lives have been shattered by the typhoon, and they have asked for whatever help we might be able to provide. Our church in Pasadena, CA Sovereign Grace Church-Pasadena is collecting money for relief in the Philippines. The church in Pasadena has made it very easy to give. 

Donations can be sent to: Sovereign Grace Church of Pasadena, 1530 E. Elizabeth Street, Pasadena, CA 91104. Please mark “Disaster Relief” in the memo section. Or you can donate directly through the online giving section they have set up. Donations can be made here (marked Disaster Relief).

Please pray for God to bring the comfort of the gospel to bear in the lives of men and women who have lost so much this month. Thank you for considering this opportunity to love others with the wealth God has entrusted to us.

Matthew grew up attending KingsWay and joined the pastoral staff in 2009. God has blessed him and his wife, Aliza, with three rambunctious boys. Matthew did his undergraduate work at the University of Richmond in chemistry and political science, spent a year at the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College, and received his Masters of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


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