Investing in Filipino Youth

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2012, killing thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The Body & Soul Ministries Tree of LIfe program provides educational support to affected poor children in the northern part of the island of Cebu, giving them an opportunity for personal advancement that would otherwise be difficult, at best. With the help of generous donors sponsoring students in this program, we assist over 100 children who are in need of clothing, books, tuition and food. BandS fellow board member Danny Carrigan accompanied me on a visit to our school in August to monitor and document the progress of a program that is making a huge difference in the lives of these kids and in the community at large.