Typhoon Durian wreaks havoc; Bible League responds.

By December 14, 2006

Philippines (MNN)–Typhoon Durian has wreaked havoc on the Philippines. The storm tore through the islands at the end of November and forced President Gloria Arroyo to declare the area a natural disaster.

Total damage has reached approximately $727 million. The Bible League director there says, “I believe it will take a long time for them to recover. They surely need our prayers!”

While there were more than 40-thousand survivors in the Mayon area, many of them are homeless and facing a bleak future.

Job prospects were washed away in the storm. Entire fruit tree plantations and rice paddies were destroyed. Now, post-storm, fears of waterborne diseases in evacuation centers, are growing concerns.

Even as Christian groups and churches manage humanitarian aid, Bible League staff in the Philippines are providing for the spiritual needs of the survivors.

They’re sending 2,000 Bible study booklets and 2,000 Tagalog-language New Testaments to evacuation sites in southeast of Manila.

Click here if you want to help meet needs in the Philippines through the Bible League.

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