Friday, September 19, 2014

2014-9-19 Storm Update

Dear Parents and Family,

Today a large tropical storm passed through the Manila area, dumping 12-30 centimeters (5-12 inches) of rain in a 24 hour period. The storm caused widespread flooding throughout our mission area. As is our usual practice, all missionaries in flood-stricken areas were asked to remain in their apartments until the flooding was past. There was no loss of communication during this time and all missionaries are safe and accounted for.

Our missionaries are experienced with the kinds of weather we have here and are quite obedient in following instructions and taking safety precautions.

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for supporting your fine sons and daughters as they serve the Lord here in the Manila Mission. They are faithful and hardworking. They love the people with all their hearts. They are dignified and respected representatives of Jesus Christ. We are so very proud of them.

Warmest regards,

President and Sister Ostler

Philippines Manila Mission