Today, I sent to church two big bags of clothes I no longer need, for our Youth Mission Trippers to bring to the Philippines at the end of the month. It is such a paltry act in the face of the tremendous needs in the Philippines. I/we should do more including praying for those impacted and giving as the Lord impresses us to do so.
From Asoociated Press
Authorities expect a “very high number of fatalities” after one of the strongest typhoons on record devastated the central Philippines, cutting communications and severely damaging an airport in one of the hardest-hit regions.
A senior regional police official and a city administrator in the typhoon-ravaged city of Tacloban in the central Philippines said early Sunday that the death toll there could reach 10,000 people, according to the Associated Press.
Regional police chief Elmer Soria said he was briefed by Leyte provincial Gov. Dominic Petilla on Saturday and told there were about 10,000 deaths on the island, mostly by drowning and from collapsed buildings.
Earlier, the Philippine Red Cross told Reuters that based on reports it estimated at least 1,200 were dead in Tacloban, which is located about 360 miles southeast of Manila, and 200 more in Samar Province.
May the Lord’s grace, mercy and salvation be on the Filipino people.