PHILIPPINES – ORO BIBLE COLLEGE – Termites still at work in faculty apartment block!

The results of the flooding and inundation of Cagayan de Oro city during Cyclone “Washi” in December 2011 are still very evident at Oro Bible College where the campus was flooded and all buildings inundated.

The substantial damage caused by termite infestation of the main administration building during the flooding has been repaired and the building is fully operational once again – thank you to those who prayed and contributed to allow this important work to be completed.

However, the Silver Fern faculty apartment block on the College campus (pictured below) , which was completed in late 2002 was also infested by termites, and although one of the four apartments has been repaired, thanks to a gift from the United States, the termites continue to “have their way” in the other three and they are rapidly deteriorating.

College Director Mrs Nely Gamayon advises that damage to the remaining three apartments is extensive and includes damage to wooden stairs to the first floor rooms in some cases. This damage is obvious from the pictures supplied (below) and could prove dangerous or even result in the occupants having to move out until repairs are made. Alternative accommodation will of course mean extra cost for OBC and faculty members affected.

In September Director Gamayon arranged for an independent engineer give estimates for necessary repair work– those figures are as follows…

Apartment 2   79,435 pesos – at November 27 exchange rates NZ$2,216 or US$1,816

Apartment 3   64,406 pesos –  at November 27 exchange rates NZ$1,797 or US$1,472

Apartment 4   96,464 pesos – at 27 November exchange rates NZ$2,691 or US$2,205

Please commit this need to the Lord in prayer and if you or your church is able to help financially, our treasurer would be pleased to hear from you.

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