Typhoon Sendong in the Philippines

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How would you feel when everything you have worked for are suddenly swept away by just a single storm? Imagine ten years of work and investment, saving money to afford all the good vanities in the world then you wake up one day realizing that you have lost everything.

December 16, 2011 when typhoon Sendong brought a horrible tragedy that marked the lives of many Kagay-anons. Homes were shattered, livelihoods were flooded, and vanities were lost. What’s worse? Lives were taken away. Hundreds of innocent lives died in the tragedy. Although some survived, some of them died eventually because they committed suicide. They cannot contain the devastating depression of losing their love ones and the thought of being hopeless. The typhoon had pulled the victims down to zero making them begin back to scratch. It was frustrating, some people don’t know where and how to begin their life again. True indeed that having a restart would be hard and well, depressing in a way because of many things to consider. Considerations includes a new house to stay, clothes to wear, things that you need everyday such as kitchen utensils and a bed or a mat to sleep. For those who go to school, parents also have to consider the clothes that their children have to wear and the supplies they have to use.

In the book of Romans chapter 8 verse 28, it says there that all things work together for good for those who love God. All the believers of Christ firmly believe it and use it to remind them that in every dark cloud there is a silver lining. I have seen and able to testify how this verse had been proven true. So the question lies in the mind of others, what good has Sendong brought to Cagayan De Oro? I’m not saying that it is good that Sendong came but what I want to emphasize is that we have to look things in a positive way. So let’s lay down the cards. What were the good things that Sendong had brought to Cagayan De Oro? I heard many stories then and I have learned a lot from them. As I...
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