We are very thankful that our NTMA pilots have been able to fly in tons of supplies to some of the more isolated islands that haven't yet received other aid. The picture below shows the path of the typhoon. In the blue oval you can see where most of the aid is going. But the typhoon didn't stop there. In the area of the red circle, the typhoon also devastated the region, but it is much more difficult to get aid to these isolated areas. And, most aid work has been centered in the most densely populated areas.
So, our pilots have been supplying these isolated areas where fewer people live, but the need is still huge.
|This map shows the areas where our pilots are helping.|
In the words of one of our pilots:
"I got to fly into several different places that have been overlooked as far as aid. It's really interesting to watch people's faces, at first they can't figure what a helicopter is doing landing on their beach and then they see me taking bags off and they start to smile. You also can see that some people are completely shocked that someone actually cares they just stand there with a look of wonder.
|Kids in one of the stricken areas, excited to see the helicopter!|
|NTMA Helicopter flying in much-needed supplies.|
Today we are thankful for our NTMA co-workers as they continue to bring much-needed help to the devastated ares.
Pictures borrowed from various fellow missionaries. :)