TICCN Minister Gaining National Attention for His Work With the Poor

TICCN Minister Gaining National Attention for His Work With the Poor

Pastor Michael Fleming has been hitting the newspaper headlines, with the BBC and The Guardian running stories on his work helping the homeless, poor, and low-income families in the town of Burnley.

Michael’s charity Church on the Street continues to distribute food parcels and hot meals during the coronavirus pandemic helping those most vulnerable and in need.

“We take food parcels to people, but what’s the point if they can’t cook the food because there’s no gas or electric? So now we provide hot, cooked meals as well.”

Michael’s work featured in a BBC video and the response from the public has been phenomenal, with donations reaching six figures in a matter of days.

Bishop Steven Lyn Evans has spoken of his pride at the huge effort Michael has put in to support people in often-desperate circumstances in the east Lancashire town. He told Wigan Observer “It is thrilling for me to see what he is doing in Burnley. He has such a genuine love for people and his story is a compelling one”.

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Delivering Food Parcels to Families of Iligan City During Covid-19 Pandemic

Delivering Food Parcels to Families of Iligan City During Covid-19 Pandemic

First of all, on behalf of 3J2 Bible Center Anglican Church of Iligan City, Philippines, allow us to express our heartfelt gratitude for your generosity, the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY has blessed us by providing us with our needs, something that we have desired since the Lockdown started on March 15, 2020 because of COVID 19.
 
When my dear wife Sonia checked our bank account and have found that the blessings sent where already deposited into our bank account she didn’t withdraw it right away, but instead, she informed me that it is already there, we prayed together and planned again on what we are going to do with the money.
 
I contacted a Pastor who is a friend of mine, and he said, yes, to my request and let me borrow his Navarra Pick-up, and we used it to buy the stuff, like, rice, eggs, coffee, chocolate drinks, bath soaps, and canned goods.
 
May 13 – Wednesday, we went to the grocery store and the market to buy what we needed for the distribution, thanks and praise to the LORD for using that Pastor’s friend, for allowing us to borrow his Navarra Pick-up.
 
When we arrived home, my dear wife Sonia started re-packing, each pack has 5 kilos of rice, (actually, the original plan was 10 kilos for each family, but since we wanted to benefit more families, for each food pack, Sonia put 5 Kilos. This meant that instead of 25 families only, we can help 80 families), 15 eggs, 5 packs of coffee, 5 chocolate drinks, 5 small canned sardines, and one big Safeguard bath soap. Please know that even at this time no alcohol is available at the stores.
 
May 14 – Sonia continued re-packing. It was during this day that we contacted the members of the Church, so that on the next day, Friday they could come to our house and pick-up their share of the blessings. We also contacted some mothers at the Dumpsite to choose 50 families including them, and then, emphasized to them Social Distancing and Pre-cautionary measures to be safe.
 
May 15 – the members of the 3J2BCAC family came and picked-up their share, there were about 30 families who came.

May 16 – GOD provided us a vehicle, after lunch that day, when everything was already set, at 2:30 in the afternoon, we went to the Dumpsite, with all the food packs. When we arrived in the area, there were already a lot of people waiting for us, since we had already contacted and instructed a few mothers to choose 50 families. They observed Social Distancing, they were wearing face masks, and applying alcohol to their hands, we had a short program, then we started the distribution of the food packs. There are about 2,500 families in the village, the former Iligan City Dumpsite. After the distribution, people were asking why only a few were selected, and if there is another one coming, well, I just told them to pray for another wave of blessings to come.
 
All those who have received the food packs were so happy and so blessed, they were so grateful to the LORD for the blessings.
 
Again, thank you so much for your generosity and the generosity of the TICCN family, I hope and pray that GOD will continue to bless much and much more and the whole TICCN family.
 
Anyway, we have started praying in the family that there will be another wave of blessings, and that, we can serve more families.
 
May the LORD bless you richly and keep you real good.
Agape,

Bishop Stephen and Sonia Villaester

Supporting the people of Pakistan

Supporting the people of Pakistan

TICCN Churches in Pakistan have responded to the Coronavirus emergency by distributing food among various communities. Muslim, Catholic and Presbyterian people alike have praised the kind work of TICCN through His Grace Church Network. Our volunteers spread the love of the Gospel in the practical distribution of food supplies and advising people in coping with these very difficult circumstances. Bishop Nadeem invited people to support the provision of food further and he can be contacted directly via bishopnadeem@gmail.com

TICCN Bishop’s Feeding Program Needs Help

TICCN Bishop’s Feeding Program Needs Help

Bishop Stephen is reaching poor children who have no PPE and little awareness of the Covid-19 risks. They are also hoping to distribute masks and protective items but food is the current main priority.

Christian and Muslim children attending the TICCN Feeding Program overseen by Bishop Stephen Villaester in Illigan City, Philippines. The team meet every Saturday and are feeding and serving 200-250 Children every Saturday morning. The same team also feed the ‘Dump Children’ who live on the local rubbish tip, scavaging for food.

The issue at the moment is that for five Saturdays they were not able to offer the Feeding Program. Adults and children alike are hungry. Can you help us help them and continue our Feeding Program.

If you would like to offer a gift please respond direct to Bishop Stephen Villaester by writing to: thirdjohntwo_bcm_ancci@hotmail.com

Or you can send your gift straight away using the details below:

STEPHEN L. VILLAESTER
Account Number: 1800257366
Bank Name: BANCO DE ORO (BDO)

Bank Address:
Labao Street Corner Del Pilar Street
Iligan City 9200
PHILIPPINES

Swift / Bic Code: BNORPHMM