Friday, November 8, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) - UPDATE

The hardest hit areas were in Tacloban on the island of Leyte. The tremendous winds, rain and flooding have caused much damage and many people have lost their homes. We are unsure of the death toll at this time.  Please remember them in your prayers.

I've received a few emails and Facebook posts asking about  Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda).  The typhoon missed the areas within the Urdaneta Mission.  All of our missionaries are safe.  The high winds, rains and flooding were located south of Luzon. So far, all we have experienced are dark clouds and some rain, but no wind.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the affected areas.


  1. Thanks for putting our minds at ease!

  2. Thanks for the update, I didn't even think to check here. We have just been glued to the reports and were satisfied after watching the path of the storm that our mission would be safe. Thanks for the confirmation!

  3. Thank you for keeping us posted, it is a worry as you can imagine. Thank you for watching over all of our Missionaries! Elder Pappas' Mom Veronica

  4. Thank you for your blog, it brought comfort to me! I am looking for any info or photos of Elder Allen Nelson. my e-mail is I'm his big sister.