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Published on November 16th, 2013 | by John Bernard Caasi

Unleash Hope: Filipino Teens Respond to Typhoon Yolanda





I believe that it is part of God’s wonderful design that though the world’s strongest storm hit our developing country, by faith, we can begin again. I was not affected by the typhoon here in Manila —physically. But one thing is clear, I am affected emotionally because even long distance from the affected regions, the desperate cries of my people are echoing clearly in my heart. Please help us pray along with the rebelutionaries here that one day, we will be back to normal.

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Please also pray for us for we are doing a leap of faith to raise Php 30,000 of cash and other relief goods to be donated for the typhoon victims.

We will collect donations of cash and in kind from our community and schools and businesses nearby. At the same time, we will include Gospel Tracts in the relief goods to bring them “real hope” (1 Peter 1:13).

We are calling the project Unleash Hope. God moved us to do this for if you will see the destruction Yolanda (the typhoon) brought to our brethren, it is beyond the scope of words to be described. Just the thought of it breaks my heart and brings me to tears.

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Compassion — that is the blood of this project. God is calling us to put our love for Him and for people to practice. Please do help us in prayer. God bless, brothers and sisters.

Filipino Rebelutionaries for Christ,

Unleash Hope Team


UPDATE 11/17/13:

(click on image to visit the Unleash Hope Facebook Page)

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Photos courtesy of Mans Unides and Flickr Creative Commons.








About the Author

is a co-founder of the Unleash Leadership Training Group, a youth organization in the Philippines inspired by The Rebelution. John and his friends at Unleash are passionate about helping individuals battle the status quo and maximize the full potential of their human capital — all for the glory of God.



  • Caleb Norman

    I’ll be praying for you guys!

    • John Bernard Ordoñez Caasi

      Thank you so much for the prayers, Caleb :)

  • ODYSSEYLOVER

    My dad is from the Philippines and his family is over there. Thankfully, none of them were hurt. But we are praying for all the ones who have been hurt and have lost their homes. It’s devastating. Thank you so much for all you’re doing to help!

    • John Bernard Ordoñez Caasi

      Oh, that is good to know that you’re dad wasn’t hurt. So you are also a Filipino? :) Thanks for the prayers. Glory to God :)

      • ODYSSEYLOVER

        My dad is in the states here with us but all of his family is in the Philippines but they were in Bohol. My mom is American so I’m part Filipino. :)

        • John Bernard Ordoñez Caasi

          Great to know that! Thank you again for the support and prayers. Kindly share the message of Unleash Hope to your friends, too :) God bless you!

  • John Bernard Ordoñez Caasi

    Thank you for all the prayers. Our Unleash Team (the whole church) is continually witnessing the greatness of our God.

    • Abigail

      That is great work you are doing over there. I will be praying for you guys as you continue to minister to those in need. Thank you for what you are doing. God Bless you and your efforts!

  • Jewel

    Wow this is amazing! i totally agree that God is really starting something in the Philippines. My family back in cebu have been affected but with the support of the people here in New Zealand we have been able to send money there. Good job guys! i’ll keep praying for your work there :) bless you

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