March 2014 update

Alan lost 14 friends in typhoon Yolanda/Hainan

Last week, we spent an unforgettable day on Pantalan Island in the Philippines. In typhoon Yolanda/Hainan, the small Baptist church lost 6 of its 18 members – all were married fathers in their 30’s. A number of the surviving widows and others gathered and shared their heart rending stories. One young mother told us that every time her daughter sees a boat arrive, she asks if her father is on it. We said very little but listened to them as they talked and wept. AMEN has donated two equipped fishing boats to two of the affected families. Thank you so much for your encouragement and kind support as we travel and seek to serve.
Gareth & Malou Bolton

The former home of Malou’s cousin in Tacloban
Presenting the pigs  to start a livelihood project
Pigs and chickens donated via an AMEN partner

‘…look after orphans and widows in their distress…’ James 1:27


Mar 4-13            Visit/Ministry in Batanes, Malou’s birth island, PHILIPPINES

Mar 14-20          Visit/Ministry in Ilocus Sur, Malou’s sister’s home, PHILIPPINES

Mar 21-22          Fly from Manila (via Dubai) to Mumbai, INDIA

Mar 22-29          Ministry with AMEN partner in Goa, INDIA

Mar 29-Apr 1     Ministry with AMEN partner in Visakhapatnam, INDIA

Wed Apr 2          Fly to UK

Watch our ministry visit to Chile

Watch our ministry visit to Sri Lanka onboard the Logos Hope