Philippines Update

November 22, 2013

Dear Columban Friend,

Words don’t come easily when trying to describe the effects of typhoon Yolanda on the people caught in the path of this super typhoon. In recorded history there has never been such a powerful typhoon to hit landfall.

We feel helpless and have been numbed by the pictures on our TVs at the destruction it has wrought on the people of Leyte and others caught in its path.

Let us open our hearts to those now in need but, as importantly, open our minds to the destruction of the natural systems that support and give life to our world, and let us do something about it.

Fr Brian Gore is the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Coordinator in Negros Occidental, Philippines.