Typhoon Haiyan – Reliving the Ordeal

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Since we arrived in the town of Hernani on the coast of Eastern Samar, pastor Sam has been taking us around the town to introduce us to the locals there. Walking among all the washed out concrete houses and freshly assembled tents, it is very evident to see the affects that the storm surge and powerful winds has had on this place. Yet all the people we meet are smiling, upbeat, and carrying on with the days chores or activities. It is really amazing to see how the people here make do with what they have, regardless of what has been evidently been taken away from them.

   One local man that we met  is named Frederick, who is a young married father to a 6 month old child. Fredrick is a part time fisherman who is now devoting most of his time to collecting scrap that has…

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