Though they have come so far from the devastation left by the earthquake, the people still have a long way to go. They have finished the rectory on their own, but still their spiritual home is far from finished. Right now they have set up the temporary structure but its tarped roof has holes, and when it rains the church gets flooded. The people need a church with a sturdy roof, walls, and elevated flooring to have a safe place to worship our Lord! We beg you for your urgent response. Monsoon season is coming and lasts until October! Helping them is a true act of mercy straight from the heart of Jesus. It has been years since anyone helped Maribojoc.
Can you imagine the heartbreak in seeing their 200-year-old corral-and-limestone walled church in ruins? Their sanctuary, the heart of their community, and refuge from the rain, destroyed in 28 seconds. All that stood was the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus when it was over; as if to protect the village from the rubble that could have easily rolled down the hill, destroying all the homes there. Jesus surely has great plans for the Philippines. You can be a part of God’s mission for the Philippines by helping to rebuild Santa Cruz today. Your gifts – large and small – will quickly add up to the $85,000 needed to rebuild their church. The permanent church will have a kitchen, bathrooms, and walls to protect the people of Maribojoc from the dangerous floods that risk their safety and can cause diseases such as typhoid fever!
With a gift today you’ll be an instrument of God’s love in action; ministering to individuals in dire need in Maribojoc, Philippines.