Monday, December 10, 2012
Editor’s Note: It was a scary week as typhoon Bopha headed for the Philippines. It hit Mindanao, about 400 miles south of Eli, and left 600 dead and 100,000 homeless, those affected by the storm can use your prayers. Then Bopha turned back toward Luzon. It looked like it would pass off to the north, but then it headed straight east...straight for Eli. Bopha had 98 MPH winds when it turned for Luzon. But miraculously, the storm fell apart as it came ashore. It looked like it came across the Cagayan Valley as a few bands of ferocious rain between midnight and 2am Friday night. We watched the satellite loop over and over. It was pretty cool to watch it break up as it headed for Cauayan.
We heard a little about the typhoon, but I didn’t realize it had caused that much damage, or even headed up this way. Honestly, we couldn’t even tell there was a typhoon up here besides a little rain and cooler temps. Besides that, no damage here in the Cauayan mission. Thanks to your prayers.
The Plan of Salvation is difficult to teach here, because they don’t really understand concepts like that. In America you can ask simple questions like, "Have you ever thought about where you’re going after this life?" and they may say something like, "Of course, who doesn’t?" or, "I’ve always wondered," but here you ask that same question the answer is almost always, "No." They just don’t think that way.
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I love you very much. Thank you for your prayers. I’m sure that’s what helped us out up here.
Mahal ko kayo,