|On Dec 29, I gave this update with photos, showing the replacement of the roof that had blown off of the Roxas Church in Surigao, Philippines as a result of Typhoon Odette. I received this letter of thanks from the Detuyas on January 1:
|Successful Year end Celebration at Roxas Church Last Night.
With these days we experience too much rain From Cabadbaran going to Roxas. We ride these two single motorcycles going to Roxas together with our 4 children. Along the way the rain did not stop. All of us are too wet, but our love and joy in the Lord to do his work was overflowing for the Glory of God.
When we arrive at Roxas Church there is no electric connection. Because of Typhoon Odette all the post and wiring of the electricity was damage in this area and the electric cooperative told us it will take 4 to 6 months to make it fix. At first we decided to make this event on the first [instead of New Year's Eve] because we use to have this celebration every year and then I thought we can have this generator power to be use to have light and to make the sound system work, but at the eleventh hour the Generator of one of our member did not function will and we can not use it anymore.
In the celebration like this, a night celebration, it is not easy to do it at night without electricity connection but We Praise God the event was successfully done Glory to God, with the cooperation of all. They bring flashlight, solar lamp, and Pastor Eli used his Motorcycle to have power to connect with the speaker to have at least one microphone and guitar to play in a low volume.
Hallelujah Praise God in Roxas Place to have 4 to 6 months long to make the electric connection back is too long, and we pray that the post and connection be back again in Jesus Name and we also Pray the Lord will make his own ways to make the church to have own source of electricity even in this situation. We are united in Prayer to Have or to purchase a Generator to be use specially in the weekly Church Service (just like the Catholic church have a Generator in their Mass Service) in Jesus Mighty Name. Hopefully and believing God will grant this desires in our heart In Jesus Name to make the name of our lord continue to be lifted up in this place.
All of us has so many reasons to be happy and Praise God for everything he has done in this place. We celebrate the goodness of God in our life for us to have a roof in this church to have a place to continue to gather together and Praise God. We also thank God for keeping us safe from the strong typhoon. We are so much thankful to have a chance to make things possible in everyone's lives.
Again from my Family and Church of Cabadbaran and Roxas, Happy Happy Prosperous new Year to all. Thank you so much for being with us during this time and Thank you for all the prayers. Thank you for all the financial support. WCCM brethren you are part of our life and thank you for accepting us as part of your life too.
We are so blessed to know you all. Warm hug to everyone and keep safe always everyone.
Ptr Eli and Dalia Detuya
Below are the photos of the family riding their two motorcyles an hour each way from Carbadbaran City to Roxas Church as well as the New Year's Eve service.
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