Two Grayson County residents will soon embark on a mission trip to the Phillipines to provide aid to areas ravaged by the Nov. 13, 2013 typhoon.
Grayson County residents Tyler Skaggs and Katelyn Burkhead will be in Tacloban in the Phillipines from March 7-17 to aid in the typhoon relief effort and do mission work through the non-profit organization Global Expeditions.
“We’re spreading the Word of God, while at the same time helping [the people of the Phillipines],” said Skaggs.
According to Skaggs, over 6,000 people were killed and more than 4 million people were left homeless as a result of the Nov. 13 typhoon in the Phillipines.
In addition, 1,100 individuals are still missing, Skaggs said.
Skaggs, Burkhead, and about 40 other people will travel to Tacloban to build houses for those who were left homeless as a result of the typhoon, as well as do mission work.
Anyone wishing to aid in the relief effort may contact Skaggs to give a donation either by phone at 270-935-9405 or by mail at 2506 Summit Road in Big Clifty.
Skaggs said he and Burkhead would also appreciate any prayers for them while they are doing their missionary work overseas.
For more information on the Phillipines mission trip or Global Expeditions, call 1-866-545-6239 or visit www.globalexpeditions.com.