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.
Incidentally, I was tagged by Anna to pass this prayer started by Fr. Stephen Cuyos of Happy Faith.
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.
This seems bad.. pretty bad.. I hope you get enough donations.. all the best..
Ondoy’s really devastating. We’re still lucky na di kami inabot ng baha. Sayang naman ang mga gamit. Somehow, you’re still lucky compared to others. Just keep on praying. God is always there to protect your family.
God Bless you and your family.
I heard about this flood in Philippines on the news few days ago. Sad to see the effect of nature's fury.
Ha! Inabot din pala kayo ng baha. Halos buong kamaynilaan pala ang natamaan talaga. Buti naman at di gaanong tumaas ang tubig sa inyo at walang current na kagaya sa ibang lugar.
Na-tag mo rin pala ako. Na-tag din kita. 🙂
Sorry to hear about your house but God is good–you and your family is safe from the typhoon.My prayer is with our kababayan.
Gosh, halos pareho pala yung water level na inabot nating baha Amor.
Ondoy is a pretty bad storm. Take care Amor. 🙂
Binaha rin pala kayo Snow, sana di na maulit no. Yung kantang Sana Maulit Muli di pwede kay Ondoy! 😀
the most important thing is human life. thank God you and your family are saved. i’ll post the player on my blog now. thanks.
Blessed tayo kawawa nga lang yung iba. Sino yung classmate mo na yun? baka kilala ko. At least kahit name ko man lang sa waiting shed nakita mo. Next time baba ka sa sta. ana hanapin mo ko ha?
Michelle Yago po ang name nya Ate Kap di ko lang po alam if dun pa rin nakatira yung family nya now, kasi yung friend ko nasa abroad na. Sige po kapag napadaan kami ulit doon bisitahin ko kayo sa ofc nyo. I heard malapit sa inyo yung gagawing hospital ng District 6.
Maswerte pa din tayo at di lumubog ang mga bahay natin ano? Sa malapit sa clinic namin magkakaroon kami ng medical mission and donation of relief goods, paraan na din namin para magbigay tulong sa mga nasalanta. Nakafocus kasi sa Cainta, Pasig, and the rest of Rizal, pero mayroon mga areas sa QC na lumubog din, near Araneta Ave.
Sana maayos na ang mga gamit at bahay nyo.
Thanks Doc. OO nga sa Araneta, yung classmate ni Sean doon nakatira sa may Tatalon, lubog din daw bahay nila at walang nailigtas na mga gamit. 🙁
I am so glad you and your family are safe. I live in the USA and don’t watch TV (too much filth), but I heard about this on the Christian radio station I listen to (KTIS.fm). I never knew I would talk to someone who went through it. The internet has truly made our world much smaller.
I have bookmarked this site and will make a donation in 2 days when I get paid.
Thanks a lot. If you will donate to the victims, you may visit http://www.redcross.org.ph/.