This morning at 4:53AM I got the following text message from fellow Calvary missionary Nate Shuck:
"Abegail n i r gud wer standed n boracay wen strm hit signal #3. Aklan no pwr, watr or cel signal. Road impassbl 2 iloilo 2day(day 3 aftr storm) wil try 2 get 2 iloilo 2mrw. Frm wat we heard staf n centr n ok shape bt iloilo direct hit n worst n region. Jst got signal wil b abl 2 updat mor once n iloilo. Al ok na. Thnx 4 prayrs!"
Just in case you don't read text, here is the translation:
"Abegail and I are good, we were stranded in Boracay when the storm hit, it was a signal 3. Aklan (Abegail's family home) had no power, water, or cell phone signal. Road was impassable to Iloilo today (3 days after the storm). We will try to get to Iloilo tomorrow. From what we heard the staff and the Sonshine Center are in OK shape but Iloilo had a direct hit, the worst in the region. We just got a (cell phone) signal, will be able to update more once in Iloilo. All OK for now. Thanks for (your) prayers."
Please continue to keep all our missionaries, Sonshine Center staff, and especially our street kids in your prayers during this disaster. We continually pray that the Lord would dry up the flood waters. If He can turn water into wine and even walk on water, then He is more than able to turn the flooded city back into dry land.