Hi guys, how are you? Hope you’re all doing well although typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) severely whipped the country on September 26.
Unfortunately, our house (1st floor) had been submerged in a knee-deep water. It was my first time to ever experience this and I hope and pray it wont happen again. We spent the night at my in-laws in the 2nd floor. Even though we were so tired I couldn’t sleep well. How can I? I’m worried. My mind was restless. I prayed silently, I know this will soon be over. Tomorrow is another day. At times like this, there’s no one to hold on to but my faith in God. Some of our appliances and other valuable things were destroyed, but those can be replaced. What’s important is that we’re all safe.
I pity those who were badly hit by Ondoy especially those who lost their loved ones. It’s so heartbreaking!
Here are some of the pics I ‘borrowed’ from Facebook
I know some of you are wealthy enough and can afford to give, it’s the best time now to reach out and help. So please donate to Ondoy Flood Victims. Our friends at Barrio Siete started a campaign Barrio Bayanihan For Ondoy Victims, to help the victims. Donations will be remitted to the Philippine National Red Cross in Manila. As of press time, Barrio Bayanihan Fund for Ondoy Victims reached Php104,763 already. I am also asking my fellow bloggers to join this bayanihan fund drive.
Prayer for the victims of the typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana)
Loving Father, you are our shelter and our hope. We come to you with hearts full of trust in your love and mercy.
We pray for the victims of tropical storm Ondoy. May those who have lost homes and properties find shelter, enough food and clean water. Comfort those who are traumatized and those who are grieving for the loss of their families, neighbors and friends. Bless those who are sick and those who are injured that their health may be restored and their wounds cured. May you lead all who are stranded or lost back to those who love them. Guide the hands of the rescuers, the doctors and nurses and other volunteers and give them strength as they serve others with joy.
May this calamity bring people closer together, to help each other and to care for the environment. Give us the faith, the hope and the love to carry on. This we ask through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.