Stories by Simon Chambers

Simon Chambers

The Earthquake the World Forgot

Exposito Guimalan, a professional carpenter supervising construction of houses after the Bohol earthquake, measures before making a cut. Photo: Simon Chambers
Asia Pacific Stories, Emergency Response Stories, Featured, Philippines, Stories by Region

On October 15, 2013, the earth began to shake on Bohol Island in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines.  Fortunately, the island was celebrating […]

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Weekly Prayer Cycle Pentecost 19

Getting up close and personal with a caribao in the Philippines, much to the amusement of the locals.
Uncategorized

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to […]

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Finding Her Smile

Getting up close and personal with a caribao in the Philippines, much to the amusement of the locals.
Field Blog, Philippines

One thing that I’ve been surprised at here in the Philippines is the level of humour people have.  I suppose that after years of working […]

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To See the Future

Philippines, Uncategorized

To you and me this may look like a hill top.  But to Joselito Sosmeña of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines and […]

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People Power

Emelda Chavez breaks up concrete from her original house, which was destroyed during Typhoon Haiyan, to use as flooring material in the new home she and members of the Kaongkod Fishermen's & Farmer's Association are helping to build with supplies provided by PWRDF partner FARDEC.
Field Blog, Philippines

I’ve now reached Tacloban City, the worst hit place by Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines almost a year ago.  So far, I’ve visited projects […]

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Basketball

Learning basketball early: it is a sign of hope that children are able to laugh and play their favourite sport again on a sunny afternoon in north Cebu, Philippines.
Field Blog, Philippines

I’m back in the land of the wi-fi after three nights on Bantayan Island visiting communities where 90% or more of their houses were damaged […]

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The Forgotten Phase

Cira Divino (right) and her 11-year old grandson are thankful that PWRDF has not forgotten the people of Bohol, but are still here helping to rebuild houses destroyed in the earthquake. Photo: Simon Chambers
Field Blog, Philippines

I’m back in Cebu after spending the day on Bohol island. I’m in the Philippines for a couple of weeks visiting our partners here, in […]

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