A month and a half since Typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) struck the Philippine provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, and Ilocos Sur, thousands of affected families continue to rebuild from the devastation. Clinging onto their faith in God and the generosity of their countrymen, they work to rehabilitate their homes and livelihoods.
Several relief operations have ended, but other rehabilitation efforts continue, including that of nonprofit organization Habitat for Humanity Philippines. Last November 25, Bishop Manny Carlos, Victory Philippines Chairman, and Pastor Gilbert Foliente, Victory Philippines Executive Director, met with Habitat for Humanity and signed a memorandum of agreement that would give us the honor of helping several affected families rebuild their homes.
We stand with and pray for our countrymen affected by Typhoon Lawin. Our churches in Cagayan, Isabela, and Ilocos Sur have been working to aid those affected, and we invite everyone to continue to keep our countrymen in your prayers. Together, let us call on the Lord and trust that He is near to us, especially our brothers and sisters affected by the typhoon.