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A couple of Filipino men are on a mission to help wildfire victims.
A local church continues to help out wildfire victims in Fritch, with some help from overseas.

"We just pray that we may be of help to the people around here, to the people of Fritch."
 
And a help they have been.

Mel David and Ernie Medina are pastors from the Philippines, and they have been in the states during the massive Fritch wildfire.

Medina says, "we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to all the fire victims here in Fritch, Texas.  It truly breaks my heart."

They have been helping to load and unload donated items, serve food, sort donations and just be there for whatever the First Southern Baptist Church needs.

"This is the only way that we can share our love, especially to the people who are in need in time like these," says Medina.

They tells us they'll be going back home at the end of this month, but while they're here, they both plan to do whatever they can to help those who have lost so much.

David tells us, "the smallest or the biggest work or responsibility, as long as we can do it, we do it."

The First Southern Baptist Church will be providing food, clothing, toiletries, as well as fans, televisions, microwaves and even fresh meals.

Pastor Danny Courtney says they'll be doing so as long as they're needed.

But in the meantime...

Medina says, "please pray for us.  I believe god has a special plan for each one of us, especially all the fire victims here."

Both Medina and David tell us they are so grateful for the help the US offered the Philippines during last year's hurricane disaster.

They say helping the fire victims in Fritch is the least they can do.

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