Even a person who watches as little news as possible could not help, by now, to know that the Phillipines was hit, and hit hard, by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Word is that this super typhoon was three and one-half (3-1/2) times as bad as Hurricane Katrina; that's . . . that's destruction beyond my ability to describe it!
So I'm going to keep this short and ask you to consider what it would be like to live anywhere where a force that destructive had hit, where possibly as many as 10,000 men, women and children may have been killed. Where everything you had ever known was gone. And then go here to read more, and when you have read, pray. Pray for those who are left to try to put some semblance of life back together. Pray for relief workers to do their jobs efficiently, and that they will have all the supplies and tools and equipment they need. Pray for Compassion International workers on the ground to be able to funnel the help that Compassion is able to send.
Then, as you are shaking your head in disbelief that anyone could possibly have lived through a force as great as Haiyan, let your eyes move to the right side of the same page, where you have an opportunity to help.
As you scroll down the page, you can read how Compassion's Disaster Relief Fund helps Compassion International workers help those who are affected. Please give what you can, no matter how little. If you can give only an amount so small that you think, "They won't miss my $5," think again. Your little bit, together with someone else's little bit, and all the other amounts that people donate, will add up to huge help in this, the aftermath of the "strongest storm recorded on planet."