"We took water, oil, vegetables, rice and beans for the children's home and HMI evangelists that work in the nearby villages. All of the children and staff in our children's home are safe. There was non harm to anyone, but there was a lot of damage to the property. The children and staff were very happy to see us. We praise the Lord for watching over our children and staff."
"Most of the coconut, mango and banana trees were destroyed. They were either uprooted or broken into pieces. One section of the children's home building had a corrugated roof blown away completely. The doors and windows were damaged as well. The newer part of the building which is a concrete slab roof was intact. There was great destruction every where in the city. Most of the greenery is gone. I have never seen this much destruction before."
Thank you so much for praying for the children and the people in the path of the cyclone. I heard that the state government is doing a tremendous job of clearing the debris from the roads and distributing relief supplies. They are working hard to restore electricity and communication towers, but it will take a few more days before they get it done. I asked our staff to get an estimate for repair of the damaged building. This time we want to replace the corrugated roof with a concrete slab roof. It may cost about $10,000. We have to do it quickly to stop further damage to the walls of the building from rain. Please pray and help us to meet these needs.