The Filipino Spirit: Rising above the Storm

(C)  annamarri

To our beloved neighbors in the world, 

As you have probably heard in the news, a number of provinces and cities in the Philippines are placed under  a state of calamity. Due to the 11-day non-stop rain caused by the southwest monsoon and Typhoon Saola, Metro Manila and its neighboring regions are now experiencing heavy floods. As of Wednesday (August 8, 2012), 850,000 families are battling the horrors of a neck-deep flood and a strong current. More than 60, 000 families have been evacuated, but others are still suffering on their roofs or inside their flooded houses.

(C) GMA News 8/7/12
(C) GMA News 8/7/12
(C) GMA News 8/8/12
But one thing that I'm truly proud of and very thankful for is the FILIPINO SPIRIT. In the midst of trials and heavy storms, the Filipinos remain standing hand-in-hand. We abandon no one. Out of our comfort zones, we take the risk and reach out to others. We may lose our furniture, cars, or houses, but we'll never lose FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE. We'll simply smile through pain and trust that there'll always be a brighter day. And in hard times like this, our true Filipino identity radiates throughout world. Identity of a TRUE BLOODED FILIPINO (by heart or by blood).

I humbly ask for everyone's prayers. Please pray for the Philippines and all those who are affected by the heavy flood. We thank God for His protection over every Filipino people. It is only by God's Grace that we stand. He is our shelter, our delieverer, our protector, our refuge, our Saviour! We place our trust in God alone! God bless the Philippines! God bless the world!

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, 

    my God, in whom I trust.”
Psalm 91: 1-2


Dani said...

Hands down to all those people in the rescue teams that braved the floods to save lives. Glad you're safe!

laurice-with-love said...

Praise God! We truly thank God for the lives of those people. :) Our province is under state of calamity. Please continue to pray for us. :) Thank you!

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