Somebody Cares News / December 11, 2013
Field Report: Dec 10, 2013
Family mourns the loss of children and parents
As I am getting back from my week-long trip to the Philippines my heart is heavy. In my 12 years of seeing just about every major disaster in the USA and in Haiti, I have to say that this the worst I have ever seen. With winds of over 190 mph and a tidal surge of 30 ft, its’ force devastated the homes of rich and poor alike. Official reports say over 10,000 people lost their lives. But I expect there were probably more. We heard stories of family members being there one second, and then in a blink of an eye they were gone. Never to be seen again.
We talked with one young family that lost two children, a mother and father and one of their aunts. We met them at a make shift memorial of crosses and candles. They were there remembering their loved ones. Words were lost in trying to comfort them. We know, however, that showing them genuine love and godly compassion could provide far more comfort than words could express. We tried to communicate that there is a God who loves them and is here to give them hope.
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