E-Mail From President Carlos

Date: October 20, 2010
Area: Aurora, Alicia Area - Roxas Zone
Companion: Elder Farley - CA -( MTC District Buddy )



Dear Parents and Friends of Philippines Cauayan Mission:

Thank you for your prayers, concerns, and thoughts during the recent severe typhoon that besieged us for a few days.  The storm is over, and we are in the clean-up mode.  We are grateful that damage was mostly limited to property and that few lives were lost.  Despite that, great devastation is evident around us.  This is harvest season, and the farmers have lost much crop.  There will continue for sometime, an absence of power in many areas.  They simply do not have the capacity to resolve and repair power and communication lines on a rapid manner as we are used to in the U.S.  The Church has a very strong presence here with disaster relief.  Both members and non-members are recipient of the Church's rapid response.

As far as our missionaries are concerned, they are all safe.  As a precaution, we moved some of them to safer grounds a day or two prior to the actual storm hitting us.  As we have toured around the mission apartments the last few days, we continue to monitor sanitary and health conditions for our missionaries. There are some without a reliable supply of clean water.  If it is not resolved quickly, we will move those missionaries to other areas temporarily.  If you have not received email or communication from them this week, do not be alarmed. Internet and power is sporadic and not at all reliable right now.  As they become available, I have encouraged the misionaries to take the time to communicate with their families.

The Mission Home now has power, and our communication system is operating again.  If you have extra concern, you can call us directly. (011-63-78-652-0771)


You can also follow our blog:  www.carlosmission.blogspot.com   Sister Carlos tries to keep that current for your information.


We are grateful for the many prayers on our behalf.  Surely, the Lord heard those prayers, and tempered the storm enough that kept our missionaries safe and unharmed.   Now, they are all involved in helping members and the community in the clean-up process.


President Rudy Carlos


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