13 November 2013
We were able to have a brief telephone conversation with Rachel on Wednesday. She remained in the town of Kalibo during the Typhoon. Her apartment is a concrete structure that survived well with only minor flooding. However, she said that most of the homes in her area are “just gone”. She has been in Iloilo City the last couple of days, which is on the south end of the island of Panay and sustained much less damage. She will be able to return to Kalibo on Thursday, although they do not expect to have electricity for another week or so. That may mean the e-mail contact may not happen for a while. Rachel is a hardy, resilient individual, and is enjoying the experience and the chance to serve.
Thanks for your love, prayers and support.