As of February 1st, the Philippines has confirmed the death of a 44 year old Chinese man due to the new coronavirus, the first fatality from the growing outbreak to have died outside of China where the epidemic started. Due to many unanswered questions regarding the epidemic/pandemic, travel to China is highly restricted. This has a direct affect on the cost of my travel to the Philippines. I am also attentive to how the virus is being addressed in the Philippines. In the worst case scenario, I will delay my travel to the Philippines. However, this should have no effect on my ability to send funding for known needs of the people. Funding has already been sent to support a Christian fellowship organization that plays a vital role in strengthening the ministries of many existing Filipino churches and ministries. I am hoping to provide food for at least one of the youth camps and to continue my plans of our medical mission to Fuga Island with Dr. Asia.