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£2,865raised of £11,400 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,865 to pay for urgent open heart surgery for our friend Ruel Merca in the Philippines.

    London, UK
    Funded on Sunday, 18th November 2018

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    In 1991 my mum did a year with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in the Philippines. She stayed with the lovely Ruel and Daisy Merca and their family whilst she was there, and is still regularly in touch with them to this day. She is the godmother of their daughter, Dawn Twila. Ruel is the pastor of the Vineyard Church in Baguio, a city in the north of the Philippines. His outreach to poor people in the local area is life-changing and vital. In February 2017, Ruel had a heart attack and after being treated initially with medication, he has now been told that his heart is only working at 35% efficiency and that the only option is to have open heart surgery (CABG). This costs $15,000, about £11,400. The heart specialist has told Ruel that he requires the procedure urgently, but as a pastor working with a poor congregation, he does not have the funds necessary. Ruel is now aged 52 - he is an amazing man with a great ministry who has worked with Jackie Pullinger in the past and we are desperate to help him pay for this surgery as soon as possible. Any donations towards our target would be so appreciated as we know that God has so much more for Ruel to do.

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    • Jemima Prior1 hour ago
      Jemima Prior

      Jemima Prior

      1 hour ago

      This is just a final thank you from Ruel, all the Merca’s, and me, to all of you who supported this page. Ruel’s doctor is so pleased with how the wound is healing and his heart is functioning well. He is able to continue his life-changing ministry in Baguio and Daisy and Ruel recently celebrated their wedding anniversary! It has been such an honour to be a tiny part of this journey and witness such transformation across the globe thanks to your generous donations. Thank you! You have really done something extraordinary. Jemima x

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    • Jemima Prior4 months ago
      Jemima Prior

      Jemima Prior

      4 months ago

      Due to all your support Ruel had his open heart surgery this morning in Manila! The operation was successful and he is being transferred to an ICU unit for the next two days. The Merca family would really appreciate prayers that there wouldn’t be any complications in the coming days and that Ruel will recover quickly and easily! We cannot thank everyone who donated enough, it was such an answer to prayer and you helped save a life. Now we only need around £2,000 more to pay off the treatment as the Merca’s have raised some too. God is good.

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    • Jemima Prior5 months ago
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      Jemima Prior

      5 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 12/18/2018 2:21 PM

    Supporters

    38

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 21, 2018

      Well done for organising this Jem and hope your friend receives the treatment he needs! Much love The Leats

    • The Vintons

      The Vintons

      Aug 11, 2018

      Good work Jem! Xxx

      £100.00

    • David Prior

      David Prior

      Aug 10, 2018

      Great idea and great presentation. Well done, Jemima. Lots of love, Ouma and Oupa.

      £500.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 10, 2018

      Well done Jemima and all the very best to Ruel

      £50.00

    • Joan Shenton

      Joan Shenton

      Aug 10, 2018

      £20.00

    • Susie Stucley

      Susie Stucley

      Aug 9, 2018

      Great work Jem.

      £30.00

    • Jamie Parsons

      Jamie Parsons

      Aug 9, 2018

      Hi Jen, I'm a mate of your folks and I think we all met at the Amies in July of you remember. Happy to contribute - hope you get there, and thinking you should take it to UK vineyard congregations?

      £30.00

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