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A severe typhoon, Typhoon Durian, with sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hour, hit the Philippines on the morning of Nov. 30. As reported by ReliefWeb, Typhoon Durian crossed the Philippines from east to west, hit north of Metro Manila, and caused acute damage to people, property and land.

A recent news alert from Tropical Storm Risk reports that on Dec. 5, Typhoon Durian continued its westward path from the Philippines and struck Vietnam.

To date, more than 1,000 people have been killed in the Philippines and Vietnam as a result of the typhoon and mudslides. More than 1.54 million people have been affected including Foursquare family members. The update sent from the Foursquare Philippines national office reports that in the Bicol region, one Foursquare member died and many church buildings and houses were damaged, some beyond repair.

The district office of Southeast Luzon District will be deploying a team to distribute food and used clothing in the affected areas and to report on the full extent of the damage. Please pray for those who have been injured, left homeless and for those who have lost loved ones due to this natural disaster.

In addition to helping feed and clothe the victims of Typhoon Durian, rehabilitation of homes and churches must take place. Some funds have already been released to help aid in this process. Prayer support and financial support would be greatly appreciated as the relief goes forward.

If you would like to send a financial gift to assist in this relief effort, please make checks payable to Foursquare Missions International and write “Relief Fund” on the memo line. Send checks to:

Attn: Paulette McCammon
Foursquare Missions International
1910 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Thank you for your continued prayer and support.


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