'We Lost Our Own.' Typhoon Survivor Rebuilds Ministry
In the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines, one pastor and his wife mourned the deaths of several of their loved ones.
Pastor Dante Dolor and their four children were holding on to the beam of their ceiling hoping to survive the storm surge caused by typhoon Haiyan.
Unfortunately, the strong waves swept away their house, drowning three of their four children and 13 other family members, including Dolor's mother and sisters.
The event paralyzed their ministry as they were overtaken by grief.
"I miss my children so much. We work hard to give them a good future but all of that is gone. We served in church. It's painful because we were feeding the children and now we lost our own," Dolor said.
Nine months later, a CBN Disaster Relief (LINK) team visited them. Dolor had a new glow on her face.
That's because she and her family are once again running their feeding ministry for the children, one of the favorite activities that Pastor Dante and Dolor did with their own children.
Not only does this bring beautiful memories of their children, but feeding these children also brings healing and the opportunity to share Jesus to them.
"When I am with the children, I don't feel so lonely anymore. And I'm happy to be able to minister to them," Dolor said.
Aside from food, Dolor and her husband feed them with spiritual food.
"We teach them the Word of God because it is important for them to learn how to love God," Dolor said.
To help Dolor overcome her grief and earn some income, CBN presented her a sewing machine that she longed to have. The president of CBN Asia and Operation Blessing, Peter Kairuz was there to award the gift.
"Thank you CBN and Operation Blessing for providing the gift that I asked from God!" Dolor said.
With Dolor's new source of income, not only is she occupied with her sewing, but she has also found a new means to help more children.
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