Wednesday, November 13, 2013

U.S. Military Serving Alongside #1 Enemy in Phillipines Tragedy

In the wake of this horrible tragedy in the Philippines, the US military has found itself offering relief and providing supplies to people whose lives have devastated through the hurricane Haiyan, right alongside its number one enemy, Evangelical Christians.  Evangelical Christians were some of the first responders in place after the devastation brought by this Category 5 typhoon. reports: 

“World Vision is gathering resources to assist 1.2 million people (240,000 families) with food, non-food items, hygiene kits, emergency shelter, and protection, especially for children and women,” the organization explained on a special relief page on its website. “We are mobilizing more than 500 local staff. … At more than 100 evacuation centers in the affected area, the greatest needs include food, clean water, and emergency shelter supplies.”
The Phoenix-based relief organization Food for the Hungry said that it is likewise helping to provide food and shelter.
“While the rains and winds are beginning to subside, landslides will continue to unsettle communities,” it outlined. “We want to see the children of the Philippines thrive. And despite the tragedy of natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, we have faith that together, in prayer, God will provide.”  
for full article, read here.

I know personally of a Cincinnati based Evangelical Christian ministry, Matthew 25 ministries, which is receiving donations, and sending relief aid to the Philippines to help in providing assistance to those in need. If you would like to make a donation, please go here.

And the US military no doubt will find that there is something they cannot do which makes their number one enemy better equpped at reaching those devastated by this Typhoon. The U.S. military, nor other international governmental agenicies, will be able to minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of the Philipinos recovering from such life-altering devastation.

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