There were several strong earthquakes, maximum magnitude 6.6, centred in central Mindanao on Tuesday morning 29 October, but they have been experienced all over the Island of Mindanao, including In Cagayan de Oro, where the Philippine Advent Christian Conference is centred and where Oro Bible College and the Maranatha AC Church are located. News items indicate that there have been “5 deaths and dozens injured…” in areas close to the earthquake’s centre.

Information from Oro Bible College indicates that “All the classes in all levels in the colleges here in Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao were cancelled and offices, malls and other establishments were closed. Some school buildings were down/broken.”

Please pray for the residents of Mindanao, especially the members of Advent Christian churches throughout the southern island, that there may be minimal loss of life and injuries and damage to buildings and infrastructure.