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Post-typhoon Yolanda disaster relief
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda struck, causing catastrophic destruction in the Visayas. Typhoon Yolanda, the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record, particularly affected Samar and Leyte, where most residents lost some family members or relatives. Read more
Women's Prison Ministry
"I was in prison and you came to visit Me. Read more
Cebu Prison Ministry Update
For the past three years, TFI volunteers have been teaching Bible studies and motivational classes at the local women’s prison, which holds about 240 inmates. When we started visiting them, most were downcast, unhappy, and full of anger and bitterness. Read more
Able to Laugh Again
TFI volunteers in the Philippines have visited a home for abandoned elderly women several times over the past few years, and we recently increased our visits to once a month. Read more
Pediatric Cancer Ward
In late 1997 we began visiting patients admitted to the Cancer Institute pediatric ward, as well as the outpatients who frequent the hospital for medication and checkups. Read more
Dental Mission for Cebu
We held our first dental mission last year—a project that was conceived after I attended a series of operations on children with harelip or cleft palate. The condition of the children's teeth was shocking. Clearly something needed to be done. Read more
Nice Smile Free Dental Clinic
The Nice Smile free dental clinic is part of Channel of Hope, a project of the Family International in Cebu, the most densely populated of the more than 7,100 Philippine islands. Read more
Five-Day Free Dental Clinic
In July of this year, we organized a five-day free dental clinic in Cebu, Philippines. This was a first for us, but members of the Cebu Missionary Foundation, an Australia-based Christian organization that had previously been involved in similar missions, explained in detail what to expect. Read more
Mayon Volcano Relief
The Mayon Volcano had been spewing ash 800 meters (2,625 feet) into the sky over southern Luzon, the largest of the Philippine islands. Read more