200 Local Villagers take refuge in Teen Missions’ Main Building
Super Typhoon Bopha has claimed more than 300 lives with over 400 more missing.
The entire southern island on Mindanao has been affected by massive Super Typhoon Bopha claiming hundreds of lives. Entire villages have been wiped out in addition to the damage to roads, bridges and agriculture. The most powerful storm to hit Mindanao in decades, Bopha packed winds over 100 miles per hour when it first made landfall.
Nearly 200 local villagers escaped their damaged homes to take refuge at Teen Missions main BIBLE MISSIONARY & WORK Training Center building at Malpoc which is located in Northern Mindanao about 25 kilometers east of Butuan City.
Fernando Tan, the base coordinator reports, ” On Tuesday, more than two hundred people including children, came to our property for shelter. They come barefoot with children crying asking for a shelter. We weren’t able to sleep due to our extensive (efforts) for the very old people, widows, children and mothers who needed our help. We gave them hot water, warm clothes, food and shelter. People are very thankful for our help.”
The Teen Missions base suffered extensive roof damage, more than 15 large trees are down (one onto the staff house). While there were no injuries to TMI personnel, there is a great need now for building materials, chainsaws and manpower. A summer teen team is scheduled to be visiting the Philippines this summer and online registrations can now be made for this relief team.
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