Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Philippines Mission 2014

As my son prepares to return to the Philippines for another mission trip, I'm recalling the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan last November.


Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in November 8, 2013. It is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record,[1] killing at least 6,201 people in that country alone.[2] Haiyan is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed.[3] As of January, 2014, bodies are still being found.[4]

So many lives lost and so much destruction and suffering was caused. Fortunately, the area Austin visited was not as devastated as other areas. However, the country is still reeling from this disaster and they can still use all the aid they can get.

If you are unable to go there yourself to help, consider assisting someone else that can. Every donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. If a lot of people do just a little bit, miracles can happen. If you are able, please donate whatever God leads you to, to this worthy effort. Your donation will help change lives and will glorify God.