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Gaudet Family Update – Dec 12, 2011

December 22 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:

Many of you have seen the news of a massive flash flood on Mindanao in the Philippines. It happened on the heels of tropical storm Washi. The flooding has affected a huge area but mostly inundating the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. In fact, we were based in Cagayan de Oro for two years.

We just got an e-mail from our dear friend, Pastor Dimver Andales of Lapasan Baptist Church, Cagayan de Oro. There is actually a missionary from his church learning the language here in Chiang Mai now. I am simply going to quote his e-mail here and give his address for contact. We have not yet heard from other brethren we know in the areas affected. I know that they would appreciate your intercession. The following is the e-mail.

“Our City was devastated by a flash flood killing more than 200 plus people. Most of us were asleep when this flash flood stuck. At around 1:30am, the city was almost covered by water. The flood came so quick and brought terrible damage to the whole city. This is first time ever that we experience. Electricity was shut down at the same time when it struck. many families part ways unprepared in the middle of darkness while their bodies were carried by raging waters.
We have members who have loss everything they have. Houses were destroyed . Still, hundreds people were missing. Please pray for us, we have members affected terribly. We have one family missing, only their 14 year old boy got rescued. Our communication is shut down, we are doing all our best checking the condition of our people.

As, of now we need drinking water, clothes and food to eat. I am appealing to you, please extend your help to our people and our devastated city.”

May the Lord bless you.

Pastor Dimver Andales
We will update you if we hear more. Meanwhile you can click here to read news online. Brethren, please pray!
For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

 

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