Typhoon Hagupit slammed into Samar Island in the Philippines a few days ago. I believe that in part through your prayers, the destruction of Hagupit is not as bad as with Typhoon Haiyan which decimated the island of Leyte in 2013, with 7,000 deaths.
Our friend Lyn Ramirez from Miami is from Leyte Island. Her 80 year old mother Bebing Albizo and family suffered incredible devastation from Haiyan. Since Leyte Island is next to Samar Island there was much concern with this storm for her family.
I was able to befriend their pastor Jerry Valde, from Hillside Foursquare Church in Leyte Island, who assisted Lyn’s mother into safe haven during Hagupit.
I told Pastor Jerry to give me an update once that the storm passed about pressing needs in Leyte Island.
Last night, Pastor Jerry Face texted me the following.
“Hi ptr Jose I just text you my last 4% battery after all no more. Were total black out no electricity, but all safe Lyn mother good & family. But due to farm & agriculture damage people are into some kind of need primarily food. So we will appreciate your prayers and any help. Thank you!”
It’s clear that the urgent need in Leyte Island is food.
I am requesting please for financial donations that our ministry, Emerging, Inc., will collect. A check will be issued to Lyn Ramirez who will send part to Pastor Jerry and part to her family in Leyte.
I have a PayPal account that may be accessed directly @ firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to our web site at http://www.emergingusa.com/ and use the Donate Button almost at the top of the page.
Please earmark your donations, “The Philippines.”
Emerging, Inc. is a 501 C3 Ministries registered with the State of Florida. We issue tax receipts at the end of the year towards your taxable deductions. Thank you!