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!
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