(Note that the pictures are not mine, but were taken from various news websites)
|The eerie thing is: this man used to work for my mom. His other child is still missing.|
Sorry I have been out of the blogsphere for a while. I'm pretty sure you know why.
To those whose lives have been forever changed by the fury of typhoon Sendong as it tore through Cagayan de Oro, who lost their homes and possessions, who lost family and friends, I offer my sincere condolences and prayers.
My dear readers, later in this blog I'll show you how you can help the victims of this terrible disaster.
In case you're wondering about us, we are blessed to live uptown (in Xavier Estates) and so we weathered the storm with only the minor inconvenience of having no electricity. Others were not so lucky.
Luckily, all of my friends and loved ones survived; but some of them just barely, losing everything they owned except for the clothes on their backs…yet thankful to escape with their lives. Here’s a Facebook comment of one of my co-workers:
“Lord, you have been so good to us. You have helped us survive the tragic calamity that we experienced yesterday. All our belongings were lost. We went home to Gingoog with nothing but our clothes that are not even ours. We thought that was the last day of our lives, especially when Maco and I fell from the roof, but with Bernie's heroic help he followed us and successfully pushed us up. In between sobs, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your fervent prayers. We survived, we staggered on. We are all safe, including our dog, who woke us up through his constant scratching of the door. Lord, thank you. We offer our lives to you.”
I’m inviting you, imploring you, to help these poor folks.
If you wish to donate through Paypal, somewhere on the right margin of my blog site you’ll see a Donate button. You can donate there by clicking on it. For my international readers, that’s the best way you can help out.
My whole family already gave all our excess stuff there, and I’d like to encourage you to do the same.
Details are below:
PLEASE CALL CCF MOBILES NUMBERS ON HOW YOU CAN HELP AND THE NEEDS:
SUN: 0922- 8223236
ACCOUNT NAME: CHRIST's COMMISSION FOUNDATION, INC.
SECURITY BANK, OSMENA BRANCH
SA NUMBER: 0231-274999-001
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR PRAYERS ARE HIGHLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU!
They also are looking for volunteers to help clean up and help rebuild the devastated neighborhoods as well. So please, if you will to give love this Christmas, and you want to show your love through action, just sign up.
My dear readers, I hope you find it in your heart to help lessen the plight of the Cagayan de Oro flood victims of Typhoon Sendong through the information on this blog. Again, here's how you can help: Donate through the Donate button at the right margin of this blog, and for material goods and your labor (cleaning houses) you can go to CCF, which is right across the car park of Robinson's Mall.
May God bless you, and may God bless Cagayan de Oro.