Typhoon Haiyan – Global Ministries, One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion Respond

Typhoon Haiyan – Global Ministries, One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion Respond

At 4:40am on Friday, November the 8th, typhoon Yolanda* (International name: Haiyan) made land fall in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar. With winds over 275km/h, one of the strongest cyclones in recorded history wrought devastation upon millions living in the Philippines.

Global Ministries, with One Great Hour of Sharing and Week of Compassion, offer prayers and support to those suffering due to typhoon Yolanda. Global Ministries staff reached out to partners throughout the region offering prayers and seeking to better understand the current situation. Funds from OGHS and WOC have been sent to our partners in the region who will be working on relief and recovery efforts.

Global Ministries encourages you to follow this story as we learn more about how partners in the region have been effected, how they plan to move forward, and how we can support them in these efforts as their brothers and sisters in Christ. This page will continue to be updated with reports from Global Ministries partners in the region as well as special pieces from Global Ministries staff.

Update: As of December 19th, Global Ministries had received nearly $4,000 in donations for the recovery efforts of the UCCP in addition to the generous support that has been provided through Week of Compassion and One Great Hour of Sharing.

In addition to your prayers, you are invited to make a contribution to the recovery effort through a variety of channels:

You can also follow updates from:

You also can send an email to JBarnes@dom.disciples.org to request updates as they are made available on this page


Typhoon Haiyan: Amidst the devastation, Images of courage and hope – A detailed report on the first month of recovery efforts.

Update from UCCP November 26, 2013 – UCCP Relief Operations reach Antique – Relief Goods given to 1,900 familes in 48 areas of 4 hard hit towns

Update from Global Mission Intern Matt Fehse

A Prayer of Gratitude in Times like these – By: Bishop Reuel Norman O. Marigza, General Secretary, UCCP

Message from UCCP General Secretary – “Tragedy must not deter us from our Christian calling”

Update from UCCP November 12, 2013 – “Preseident declares state of calamity – Efforts gear towards fasttrack of relief work and to avery lawlessness”

Update from UCCP November 11, 2013 – “Tacloban City hardest hit by Yolanda – Death toll mounts, power and communication still down”

Update from UCCP November 8, 2013 – “Yolanda ravages Visayas region – Strongest storm so far to hit the Philippines in 2013”

 *The United Church of Christ in the Philippines is using the name typhoon Yolanda – as a reflection of Global Ministries core value of mutuality, we believe that the people of the Philippines should at the very least have the power to name the storms that batter their islands. This name will be used in addition to the more widely known Haiyan.