I bet you have all heard about the latest typhoon that has gone through. I want you to know that we are all safe and counted for. The typhoon was one of the strongest typhoons to come through the Philippines, since 2006. It was scheduled to hit us on Thursday around 12pm. We scheduled an evacuation and had everything prepared by Wednesday night. And then we waited. The typhoon hit our area about 3am on Thursday and then it continued through the morning of Friday. They had told us that the typhoon was going to hit us, but it made a course of change and went through Cebu and Tacloban. Tacloban took the biggest toll of the typhoon and we're waiting for some news from them.There was 10ft floods in their area and the entire city was washed out. We were concerned for the members and missionaries over there... Yesterday we received news that all missionaries are accounted for over there and there was a lot of casualties that occurred. The mission president sent out an email saying that they have no food, no power, no clothes, but they are going out in their yellow vests to help all those around.
I don't know what I could have expected if that had gone through our area. I am very grateful that the Lord is there to be our guide and protection. There is suppose to be three more before the end of the year and we don't know where they will go and how powerful they will be. I know that the Lord has a purpose to everything and He will protect those that are called His. We are striving to do all that we can to be ready for whatever will happen, but we hope that those in Cebu and Tacloban will have the strength to endure what else may come...they had just experienced the earthquake and now the typhoon...
Because of the typhoon warning, we didn't get in as much work as possible, but we are trying to find people that are willing to listen to our message and accept the gospel in their lives. We have a two really great investigators...Sister Moran and Sister Basco. They are just so wonderful and I love talking with them and sharing the gospel with them. Sister Basco is in a stage of searching....and it is amazing to see the Spirit work within her....and the same with Sister Moran. We are so greatly blessed because of the love and strength of the members.
We are coming close to transfers and Sister Siola'a and I are trying to do all we can to be prepared for whatever the Lord sees best. We both love the area and the members so much and are excited for the investigators here :)