Philippines - Iloilo
Ang Tulay is a journey with children of all ages who are experiencing grief.
The journey is long and we cannot rush the healing.
As a physical wound takes time to heal, so does a heart wound.
It is hard to imagine the central Philippines decimated by Typhoon Haiyan, locally named Yolanda. In Nipa Bay, a small fishing village in Eastern Iloilo, they lost all their possessions. The magnitude of loss became very personal as relatives and neighbors shared with us what happened that fatal day. The families live next to the fishing village and their houses was damaged, it is still habitable. This is the place where PJM began its Ang Tulay outreach with PJM staff and young adult leaders. We only stayed for two weeks this time. We have been asked to return to continue reaching out to other affected communities; please pray with us for the timing and location.