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The morning Typhoon Yolanda made landfall, Ann called her family on Samar Island to check on them. All she heard was howling wind, commotion and confusion. Someone began screaming “Run, run!” The line went dead. She could not reach them again, for the super typhoon had knocked out all communications on the Island. “The last…(Read More)

Back in Manila

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The team had a good night’s rest after making it to Manila following almost 35 hours on the road. I’ve traveled some rough roads, but even I was getting a little nauseous on the winding and gut wrenching trip as we flew around the bends then would slam on the brakes for a…(Read More)

Update from the field

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The team here is well and wants to thank all the churches for their consistent prayers for us. We did our biggest tool delivery yesterday to Barangay. They lost over 2,000 buildings according to residents there. It was leveled by the storm surge. We were able to give away tools and packs of nails…(Read More)

Update from the field

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As we drive back from a long day on the east samar coast I see out the window a scene of sweeping destruction more reminiscent of the bombed-out streets of Iraq than anything else I have ever seen. town after town of gutted homes, concrete walls crumbled in a heap, only foundations swept clean…(Read More)

Update from the Field

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Went to prisons this morning about 90 prisoners total. Set up water filters and gave some vitamins, medicine and the Gospel. We then did clean water set up at 3 dirty wells and a church today. We then went to San Antonio village right by shore, destruction was astonishing, many dead or missing, some survived…(Read More)

Hitting The Field

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A brief update here from Manila as it approaches midnight on what should be our last night in the city before launching into the south. We had to delay a day to better coordinate transportation to the disaster area, as well as acquire supplies and get some paperwork in line for the mission, but all…(Read More)

Heading In

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Just a quick update while we are in transit here. Writing from Narita. My flight got changed, so am having to meet the others in manila, they went via Guam. Thankful that God worked it out this morning to cancel my original flight and reroute me; it allowed me to get the late shipment of…(Read More)

Thanks KIII TV!

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Much thanks to KIII TV in Corpus Christi for their coverage of the local effort here to head over to the Philippines and provide spiritual and physical help to those affected by the devastating Typhoon Yolanda. I am glad that they represented it in such a way as to underscore the driving force behind going…(Read More)

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