Also, the church pews are wearing out. Our friends have asked us to pray for them, so let's do just that. The latest estimate we have is that the repairs can be complete for about $1,300. That may not seem like a lot of money to us, but this church primarily ministers to the poor. So, anything we can do to help would be appreciated.
Since, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, we asked the pastor's daughter to send us photos of the damage to give you an idea of what is going on there.
|This is the outdoor view of the pastor's living area kitchen.|
You can see that it is not the most steady structure right now.
|You can see here the church pews are wasting. The pews|
are also used for beds at night in the multipurpose building.
|Another view of the pews.|
|This shows the damage to the roof. The material is called "nipa," and|
it clearly needs to be repaired. The roof now lets in a lot of water during the rains
which come quite frequently in this part of the Philippines.
|Same thing from a different angle.|
|The result of the leaks in the roof are ceiling damage to the church. This is|
a view from inside the church itself.
|This is the ladder going up to the pastor's house. It needs repairs.|
|This is the church's kitchen. It is not completed.|
|This is a sliding door that is starting to wear. This is not included|
in the estimate we were given, so I don't know how much
more this repair would be. But we pass it along for prayers, too.
|This is a window in the church. You can tell the wood is|
showing signs of rot.