Storm Slams Philippines

Storm 2013

We have initial reports from the village and the people are joining us in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord for the answers to all the prayers. Our partner was there working on the revisions to the Bible and was able to share news of the storm. Preparations for the worst occupied the people but their trust was on the One who controls the storm.

God answered by mercifully slowing much of the winds and rain in our villages area. News has filtered in about devastation and death from that same storm in other areas and we continue to pray and look to the Lord as real help to the worst hit is coming from His people there. Our missionary families and friends tell us they sheltered through the storm and are all OK.

Our hearts rejoice that so many we know and love were spared while at the same time we are heartbroken for those who are struggling with the aftermath of the storm and loss of family.

Please continue to pray as rebuilding will slowly begin in the areas hardest hit. Pray for the families experiencing grief. Pray please for the people bracing for the usual landslides and other earth shifting that follows these giant storms.

We’ve shared that so many of you wrote expressing your concern and continued prayers. We’ve been able to pass these along to our families there. Albert shared he was able to continue working on the translation with little disruption.

We are so thankful for God’s continuing mercy and work there. We praise Him for the great relief efforts carried out in the areas hardest hit by His people there. We pray for His comfort to envelope them and bring them peace amid the pain. We thank Him for each of you who continually prayed.

More as news comes to us,

ChrisLynne

About Chris and Lynne Strange

We serve the Lord in the beautiful state of West Virginia. We were missionaries with New Tribes Mission and served ten years on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. View all posts by Chris and Lynne Strange

2 responses to “Storm Slams Philippines

  • Judy Farmer

    That is great news! Our youngest daughter is in the process of adopting a young man from Manila. His area was also spared; thank God. Pray you all are doing well.

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  • Clair Hershey

    Dear Chris and Lynne; Thank you so much for this update – we were wondering if any of the storm was in your area – We also have friends working with ANM missions, and some of their area was hit, but they were safe praise God. ( Hey, I want to ask you a question — do you guys have a personal email address,or is the best way to stay in touch through this site? Much Love, Clair and Myrna Hershey

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