Philippines

Tacloban recovery continues to move forward after Typhoon Haiyan

Tacloban recovery continues to move forward after Typhoon Haiyan

Download the dramatic pictures demonstrating the changes over two years. Alberto Patacsil, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church of the Philippines, reports that areas and lives devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines two years ago are being rebuilt...
Missionary stateswoman: Virginia Wright passes

Missionary stateswoman: Virginia Wright passes

Virginia Fern (Meeks) Wright, 90, was born of missionary parents in Babatpur, India on February 6, 1925. After returning from India, her parents served in various mission churches in Missouri, finally settling in Lawrenceville, Illinois, where Virginia spent the rest...
Two works of grace at the dump

Two works of grace at the dump

One of the most interesting churches we visited recently was The Wesleyan Church identified as the Trash Mountain Project. Trash Mountain Project is an organization that partners with churches to reach people around the world that lives near trash and dumps. At first...
Typhoon hits Philippines, still rebuilding from the last one

Typhoon hits Philippines, still rebuilding from the last one

Typhoon Ruby hit Samar Island in the Philippines, which forced Wesleyan pastors and people to live in an evacuation center within five days. “Strong Typhoon Ruby hit Catbalogan Samar, Philippines on December 6-7,2014, said Rev. Roel Cruz, pastor of Catbalogan...
​Update video and construction teams for the Philippines

​Update video and construction teams for the Philippines

View the outstanding 3-minute video update at the bottom of this page, shot by the Trash Mountain Project in partnership with The Wesleyan Church. The numbers of homeless and hungry people is staggering. As volunteers are showing Christ’s love in practical ways,...
​This side of heaven

​This side of heaven

Soon after Dr. Annette Bosworth heard about the typhoon disaster in the Philippines, she began making plans to go there and offer her medical expertise personally. Active in Celebrate [Wesleyan] Church in Sioux Falls, So. Dakota, she is a veteran of medical ministry...
New video from the Philippines

New video from the Philippines

Dr. Alberto Patacsil is the Wesleyan General Superintendent of the Philippines. In this two-minute video, one senses his beautiful spirit as he explains the need to heal the hearts of people emotionally and spiritually, even as practical help is brought. Dr. Patacsil...
​Pictorial update: typhoon aftermath

​Pictorial update: typhoon aftermath

See a brief pictorial report showing before and after photos from each of our staging areas. Photos five days after the typhoon are compared with photos from forty-five days later, with stunning results! Click on the download below. The enormous challenge of providing...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...
Philippines typhoon relief and recovery

Philippines typhoon relief and recovery

[This report comes from the General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church of the Philippines. This servant-leader has personally traveled to Cebu, Leyte, and other devastated islands to review the establishment of relief and recovery staging areas and assess needs.]...