Missionary Team Still in Philippines

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The missionary team from the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is still in the Philippines. Pastor Bob Yoder says he spoke with the team leader on Sunday morning and they are doing great. They’ve been helping with clean up and transporting supplies to people in the city of Ormoc this week. “The … Continue reading »

Typhoon Death Toll Closer to 2,500

(CNN) — A well-publicized estimate that Typhoon Haiyan killed 10,000 people in the Philippines is “too much,” and the death toll likely is closer to 2,000 or 2,500, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. “We’re hoping to be able to contact something like 29 municipalities left wherein we still have … Continue reading »

Effects of Typhoon Reaches Oakridge

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — The congregation at the First Baptist Church in Oakridge is going through waves of emotions because of personal ties to the Philippines. It sent out a missionary team last Wednesday, arriving just before the storm. Pastor Bob Yoder says the church was originally headed there to partner with other churches but quickly … Continue reading »