Tag Archives: emergency

sign on the roof of a building that reads 'Arise and Shine Tacloban, God is with us.'

From Relief to Recovery

Posted on 11. Dec, 2013 by .


A lot of positive work has been done. There’s a long way to go. Over the past week I have tagged along with LWR staff in the Philippines to continue our work helping people recover from Typhoon Haiyan, which hit this island nation just over a month ago. This week I traveled around three of […]

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turkey, stuffing, and other food spread out on a table

The Thanksgiving Table

Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by .


This past week, I had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family.  All of my in-laws from across the country came together to celebrate family and give thanks for all that we have been given. As we gathered around the table for our Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, I was happy to be surrounded […]

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Marivic and her family

Dwindling Income and Rising Prices Prevent Shelter Repair in Affected Areas of the Philippines

Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by .


“God, please save my seven children!” Marivic Arabes pled as Typhoon Haiyan devastated the coastal town of Poblacion Barangay, where she and her family live. As Typhoon Haiyan approached Marivic’s village, she gathered her seven children and fled across the street to a neighbor’s house to take refuge from the coming storm, along with ten […]

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Leonora Compuesta

A Mother’s Prayer for Survival and Recovery

Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by .


On November 8, Leonora Compuesta, a 38-year old mother of five, heard that Typhoon Haiyan was approaching the Philippines and that the storm might hit Cebu Province where she and her family live. As the storm approached and Leonora realized how unusually strong it was, she instructed her children to take refuge in a neighbor’s […]

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More on Our Work in the Philippines

Posted on 15. Nov, 2013 by .


One week after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines, the situation is desperate. The most recent report from the United Nations tells us that 11.8 million children, women and men have been affected, more than 920,000 people are without homes and thousands have died as a result of the storm. Our staff on […]

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The Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees

What We’re Doing to Help Syrian Refugees

Posted on 05. Sep, 2013 by .


By now, we’ve all heard about the crisis in Syria. It’s been dominating the news. In the past few days we’ve heard a lot about the political implications of interventions into the civil war that is now in its third year. But beneath the debates, beneath the possible scenarios and their possible consequences, there are […]

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Woman talking with pained face and hand on her chest.

Photo Friday – Nanette Enriques

Posted on 15. Feb, 2013 by .


Nanette Enriques is a 3rd Grade teacher in Davao Oriental, a region of Mindanao Island in the Philippines. When Typhoon Bopha hit on December 4, fifty families took shelter in her school. During the storm the roof collapsed, injuring many inside and killing several. Enriques helped the wounded and described the terrifying night of the […]

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