I heard on the news that on average over 20 typhoons hit the Philippines each year. That explains why when word that Super Typhoon Haiyan was on a crash-course with the Asian archipelago, my initial reaction was “Not again!” Of course, this time is different. Typhoon Haiyan (the Filipinos call it Yolanda) is possibly the largest typhoon to make landfall in recorded history. And although the eye of the storm passed through less populated parts of the country, the wind, rain and secondary effects of the storm are ravaging the entire nation.
Thankfully FH walks with communities and helps them develop “Disaster Risk Reduction” plans, so that they may be more resilient to emergencies.
Working alongside church and government leaders in the Bicol region, FH is assisting with evacuation and settlement services. We need your help to provide emergency food, shelter and medicine for those seeking safety from the dangerous storm. While the rains and winds are beginning to subside, landslides will continue to unsettle communities. We ask that you keep the Filipino people in your prayers as they rebuild their homes and livelihoods.
We want to see the children of the Philippines thrive. And despite the tragedy of natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, we have faith that together, in prayer, God will provide.