|We live on the large island in the southern part of the Philippines. The typhoon went through the central part.|
It is believed that Yolanda may be the strongest typhoon ever recorded. There is now a huge amount of clean-up, rebuilding of buildings and rebuilding of lives that has to take place.
Sometimes it's hard for me to wrap my mind around it--- it just seems like we go from one natural disaster to the next here. It wasn't even a month ago that the Philippines was hit with a huge earthquake that killed many people and destroyed multiple buildings, including some churches that were hundreds of years old. And, it was less than a year ago that typhoon Pablo plowed through Mindanao.
We were in a location that was almost unaffected, just lots of rain. But so many people in other areas lost so much.
We continue to pray for those who are now trying to cope in the disaster areas, and for those who are going in and trying to bring help where it is most needed.