Thursday, February 9, 2012

Earthquake pictures...

Yesterday between our classes, one of my students showed me some pictures of the results of the earthquake on the nearby island. I was told that the island affected (Negros) was only a 2 hour boat ride away. So the earthquake was closer than I thought! Here are some pictures I saw on the Internet.

Broken bridge (many bridges collapsed)

I didn't realize it was so severe!

Sadly, three of our Adventist churches were completely destroyed. Some people from here in Iloilo are going to Negros Island soon to help out wherever they can. Please keep them in your prayers and all those who were affected.

Praise God that we didn't have any severe damage here in Iloilo! A few buildings have cracks and a few other minor things were damaged, but it wasn't as severe here. Many people are "shook up" and we know they will be more open for the gospel message, which will be soon preached in the middle of February here in Iloilo.Yesterday was our first day of sending the students out to sell books and over 70 books were sold and another 20 were given away. Praise the Lord! They all came back so excited with the stories God had given them! I'll try to get some pictures of our outreach for another post.

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28.