Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Reflections: Disaster Strikes In The Philippines

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The Philippines holds a very special place in my heart. For 2 years I served as a missionary in this beautiful country. The people are kind, hospitable, and deeply spiritual. I was blessed with the gift of tongues and shared the Gospel in the native language of Tagalog.  I love the Philippines and I love Filipinos!

Sadly, it seems like there is a horrible natural disaster every year in the Philippines. You may have heard about Typhoon Haiyan that struck in Tacloban city on November 6th. It is thought to be the strongest storm to ever make landfall anywhere in the world in modern records! An estimated 10,000 souls were lost and an estimated 600,000 have been displaced. Please, if you can spare anything, you can help the relief effort! Any amount counts and you will be blessing the lives of those in great need! You really can make a difference! You can follow one of the links below or donate to another relief fund of your choosing. Thank you all and God bless the Philippines in this their time of need!

Humanitarian Aid General Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Samaritan's Purse International Relief

Philippine Red Cross

UNICEF United States Fund


  1. One of my dearest friend's family is from there and while unlike his brother and sisters who were born there and moved here with there parents when they were all very young my friend was born here but is very proud about his heritage and has gone back there many times. My heart goes out to everyone there and i send prayers and positive thoughts there way in this time of sorrow.

  2. Another great way to donate:

  3. Yes.
    And Psalm 116 is where I find myself today......
    " I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.
    Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!.....The Lord protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me.
    Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.
    He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.....
    The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die......"

    And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. Acts 2:4

    1. I love Psalms and Proverbs. Beautiful scriptures, thanks for sharing Sister! Sorry I'm so behind on my comments. :)