Typhoon Haiyan - Nissah's Testimony

Along with her parents, it’s a miracle Nissah and her two children (pictured below) survived Typhoon Haiyan. Huddled together in their home in Daanbantayan, they rode out the storms. “My children were crying because the storm was so bad,” Nissah remembers. But while they clung to the posts of their home, Nissah saw “the power of God at work during the storm.”

What Nissah also clung to when her home was being destroyed was her faith in her God. “We just prayed to the Living God… We praised God and sang ‘How Great Is Our God.’ The ground was shaking and the trees were blowing so hard. And then we saw a power, like a shield over us, and the house became still.”

Today, Nissah’s community is still in a state of disrepair. Many schools, hospitals, and churches have been severely damaged or completely demolished. Homes are uninhabitable and families must live in makeshift tents or nipa huts. And even though Nissah’s family must also live in a temporary tent, she still praises God. “I said thank you Lord for allowing me to experience you over this storm.”

Nissah’s father is the pastor of her church, which was also destroyed because of Typhoon Haiyan. But at a recent worship service, church members brought their tarps from their own damaged homes so they could provide cover for the church. They came together to worship and sing God’s praises for two hours. Those who couldn’t fit underneath the tarps stood outside with their umbrellas in the rain. And around 12 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ!

There is great opportunity to provide relief food and help to families like Nissah’s. We need the continued financial and prayer support of all friends of Feed The Hungry to help Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines.

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  • FTH teams travelled to affected areas in Philippines to help distribute food and clothes to survivors of November 2013's Typhoon Haiyan. Such a great privilege for the FTH team to help put the smiles on the faces of people who suffered so much. Help us keep the smiles on their faces by supporting of Philippines Relief appeal.
  • FTH President Peter Sumrall has just returned from Philippines with a first hand report of the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan "...there is still much work left to be done because of the devastation it has caused. It’s astonishing that 4.1 million people have been displaced as a result of Typhoon Haiyan.

    Tragically, more than 1 million of the survivors have almost no food on a daily basis. And, with limited meals each day, many parents and children go to bed hungry every night."

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    Each edition now contains even more stories of hope and life-change, giving clear examples of why you give to Feed The Hungry!