Heavy rains and flooding hampered the work in both Northern and Eastern Samar provinces in January and February, 2009. The lower
left photo from 2006 shows what they endure at such times. However, the work does go on. The photo at lower
right shows our lead evangelist in Northern Samar, Margarito Gerez II, being treated for pneumonia in the hospital.
Margarito has since recovered and is once again involved in ministry.
23 baptisms were reported in six churches in Northern Samar for 2008.
18 baptisms were reported in three churches and one campus ministry
in Eastern Samar in 2008.
Samar Convention of Churches of Christ/Christian Churches in May,
at Rawis, Laoang, Northern Samar.