Despite the heavy flooding in Manila, down south here in Davao we are dry and safe. Davao rarely gets hit with typhoon action because of its geographical position.
The flooding in Manila is very serious though. The loss of life, ruined homes, standing water, mud, hunger, and threat of another typhoon headed their way is overwhelming. We are thankful to be safe here, but we know that the people of Manila face enormous challenges.
Their suffering makes our housing needs seem pretty insignificant.
Thanks to all of you who have worked to check up on us.
We do appreciate your thoughtfulness and care.
"God is our refuge and our strength,
in straits a present aid;
And, therefore, tho' the earth remove
We will not be afraid;
Tho' hills amidst the seas be cast,
Tho' troubled waters roar,
Yea, tho' the swelling billows shake
The mountains on the shore."
Psalm 46; from the Psalter