The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local News

November 12, 2013

Church of God sending help to Philippines

ANDERSON, Ind. —

Local churches are mobilizing to help those effected by the storm that devastated parts of the Philippines.

Anderson's Church of God has several churches in the heavily effected areas. The church's chief of communications, Mary Baker-Boudissa, said more than 10,000 Church of God members live in the island nation.

The Church of God's Children of Promise started its outreach in the Philippines in 1993. Linda Mason, of Children of Promise, said the organization has 684 sponsored Philippine children, mostly in the Manila area.

"They live in very poor conditions," Mason said. "We try to provide them with education, nutrition and spiritual growth."

Poor conditions and inadequate housing are among the reasons the destruction of the super cyclone was so immense.

Church leaders have been in contact with Eddie Viray, the national leader in the Philippines for the Church of God. Based on what they have learned from Viray, the destruction is on a monumental scale and the extent is still unknown.

"The devastation is unbelievable," Baker-Boudissa said. "There is so much that needs to be done."

Viray told church leaders that contact has been limited in the hardest-hit areas and power outages have made locating people next to impossible. The country was hit by a typhoon on Oct. 11, causing a loss of power that had still not been restored in some areas when Haiyan slammed in Nov. 8.

Viray said local churches are trying to reach those effected but progress must be made before relief efforts can begin.

The Church of God is teaming with other ministries in the area, such as the Wesleyan Church, to help as many people as possible.

"Partnerships are important, because they reach places we can't," Baker-Boudissa said. "Sometimes the best bet is to get with other groups."

Text Only
Local News
  • NWS - HB0728 - Colts Camp - 006 Armed Forces Day at Colts camp pairs Girl Scout cookies with veterans

    Pair Girl Scouts and their world-famous cookies with Armed Forces Day at Indianapolis Colts training camp, and you've got a winning combination. Operation: Cookie Drop, as it's called, is a program where customers buy boxes of cookies for delivery to active and retired military throughout central Indiana.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0727 - Leadville story photo - Jeff Mason Leadville: 'Baddest of the bad'

    An Anderson mountain biker will test himself in one of the sport’s biggest events next month. Jeff Mason will be in the Rocky Mountains for the Leadville Trail 100 on Aug. 9.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0728 - Gordon art Rain doesn't dampen Brickyard fans' spirits

    Despite threatening skies and chances of rain, fans at the Brickyard 400 were not disheartened by the forecast Sunday. Fans expected the race to be completed and were anticipating an exciting race for the Sprint Cup event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0727 - Teacher Blessing - 13 Church's donation a blessing for teachers Thirty teachers attended the second annual Blessings for Teachers on Saturday at Anderson First Baptist Church.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • JamFest set for Aug. 3 at Christ Lutheran Christ Lutheran Church, 2751 N. Scatterfield Road, will host JamFest from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3.

    July 26, 2014

  • Arrest Log: July 27 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Friday and Saturday based on Madison County Jail records.

    July 27, 2014

  • SPT - HB0727 - Harvick art Harvick dominates qualifying SPEEDWAY — Kevin Harvick dominated the first ever knock-out qualifying for the Brickyard 400, easily capturing the pole position for Sunday’s race.Harvick in the Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet posted the quickest time in all three sessions and was the

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0727 - Markleville honor Another golden hour: Couple gives thanks to rescuers On Saturday, the Smalls attended the Adams Markleville fire department’s annual ice cream social to personally thank those they say are responsible for saving Steve’s life.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - hb0725 - colts - jc - 4.jpg Colts camp's impact: pricey or priceless?

    Football fever is here and the city is flooded with fans eager to catch a glimpse of a favorite player. But officials say they are unclear what kind of economic impact the Indianapolis Colts training camp has on the area.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vaughan, Nancy mug [Duplicate] Nancy Vaughan: Fireworks and fireflies mean summer in full swing Hasn't July been a fabulous month? It began with multiple fireworks venues and parades and ends with fairs and football in full swing. We have been blessed with mild weather and if you haven't had to travel much outside of the county, roadwork has been minimal.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

July Staff Photos


Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Facebook