Manny Managuelod, a member of the General Commission on UM Men from Philippines, says the typhoon did not hit his home in Manilla.
"The typhoon path was way-off our place," says Manny. "It's only on the south part of Philippines. It's good it did not cross the country vertically, it might have been a devastating experience to the entire country."
Manny expressed appreciation to UM Men for their prayers and financial support.
Missing pastor found
The Rev. Iris Picardeal-Perana, a United Methodist pastor in Tacloban thought to be missing after Typhoon Haiyan, has been in contact with Pastor Ruby Bongolan.
In a text message, Pastor Iris said: “We are OK here in Leyte but our situation is difficult. I have not had contact with Mom because I have no cell phone load. I was lucky to have been passed a load to be able to send this text message to you, after charging from a place far from where I am.” The text appears to have been sent at 6:31 p.m. Manila time, Nov. 14.One of the two United Methodist pastors in Tacloban virtually destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, is missing.
Dan Ramsey, president of the National Associstion of Conference Presidents, urges UM Men to provide financial support through the UM Committee on Relief (#982450 Typhoon Haiyan) or the Red Cross.