SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN IN CENTRAL PHILIPPINES: Appeal from EMM Partner Rise Above Foundation Cebu
Greetings! Central Philippines has been hit twice by natural disasters in just a month’s time. First a devastating earthquake (measuring 7,2 on the Richter Scale) and now by the Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) with winds surpassing 350 km per hour. (When the Super Storm Kathrina hit the southern part of the USA, wind gusts of about 120 mph were measured, Haiyan hit the central Philippines with gust of winds measuring 190 mph)
Luckily (for us) the path of the typhoon took it just north of Cebu City, and the damages where we are, are minimal compared to the devastation and the destruction which hit the northern part of Cebu and the small Islands of Malapascua and Bantayan.
Haiyan, which not only is the most powerful typhoon to hit this year, but probably the most powerful to ever make landfall anywhere, anytime in the world. The Philippines is actually quite good at preparing for these kind of Super Storms, but the force that Haiyan hit the country with took all by surprise, windows were sucked out of their frames, followed by any light furniture in the room, and even concrete walls were blown down and the devastation were many places worse than when the Tsunami hit Asia.
There are lots of heart breaking stories, and the death toll can easily rise above 10.000. There will be an enormous need for help in a long time to come.
Shown above is one of the many photos taken in Tacloban City tells the sad story of destruction.
We are ready to help and want to do our best to get relief aid to the many people suffering, but need your help. There is immediate need for clean water, food, medicine and awnings.
Whatever you give is greatly appreciated.
Feel free to take up a collection amongst friends and associates, clubs and churches etc., etc.
The very best wishes
Flemming & Elisabet Hansen and the Rise Above team in Cebu
NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 2
From Jesus With Love -- Include Me
If you want a happier family and happier family life, here’s how: Include Me in everything you do.
I’m not talking about dry, formal, somber religiosity—anything but! You just might be surprised at how much fun I can be! The benefits of including Me are too numerous to list here, but I’ll give you three.
One: I’m full of ideas. My Father and I created this world together—the first-ever family project, if you will—and you’ve got to admit, we came up with some pretty good stuff! If we made it all for you and want you to enjoy it to the full—which we did—don’t you think I can show you better things to do together than to sit semi-comatose in front of a TV?
Two: I can relate. I can relate to every generation and know better than anyone how to bring generations together and keep them together. Don’t forget, I’ve been at this a long time. There’s no situation you face that I haven’t helped others deal with before, so consult with Me the moment you begin to have problems on the home front.
Three: More love. Isn’t that what you want most for your family—love? I am love—the very spirit of love—so where I am, love is. The Bible says that in My presence is fullness of joy, and at My right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). I have so much love to give you and yours—more than you could possibly imagine and much more than you can contain. It’s here for you any time, all the time, just for the asking.
I’m at your beck and call. Just say, “Jesus, thank You for being a part of our family—the head of our family. Be with us now in what we’re about to do.”
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NEWS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 13
Father's Day 2013
The Extra Mile Ministries' staff and missionaries would like to pay tribute to all the real fathers out there!
May God bless you!
My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.— Clarence Budington Kelland
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."— Harmon Killebrew
A father carries pictures where his money used to be.— Author unknown
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.— Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi," Atlantic Monthly, 1874
The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad.— Author unknown
Character is largely caught, and the father and the home should be the great sources of character infection.— Frank H. Cheley
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.— Polish proverb
A man's children and his garden both reflect the amount of weeding done during the growing season.— Author unknown
Father of fathers, make me one,
A fit example for a son.
Directly after God in heaven comes a Papa.— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a boy
Noble fathers have noble children.— Euripides
I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here [to the U.S., from Italy] uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.— Mario Cuomo
A good father is worth a hundred teachers.— Jean Jacques Rousseau
Until you have a son of your own, you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. You will never know the sense of honor that makes a man want to be more than he is and to pass something good and hopeful into the hands of his son.— Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son
To her the name Father was another name for love.— Fanny Fern
Whenever you hear of someone doing a great thing, you may be sure that behind it somewhere is a great background. It may be a mother's training, a father's example, a teacher's influence, or an intense experience of his own, but it has to be there or else the great achievement does not come, no matter how favorable the opportunity.— Catherine Miles
Fathering Helps Self-esteem
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Of the boys who said that their fathers spent time with them and took an active interest in their progress, more than 90 percent fell in the "can do" category, whereas 72 percent of the boys who said that their fathers rarely or never spent time with them fell into the group with the lowest levels of self-esteem and were also more likely to have emotional and behavioral problems.
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A farmer had an unusually fine crop of grain, but just a few days before it was ready to harvest, there was a terrible hail and wind storm. The entire crop was demolished. After the storm was over, the farmer and his young son stepped outside. The little boy looked at what was formerly a beautiful field of wheat and, with tears in his eyes, looked up at his dad, expecting to hear words of despair. Instead he heard his father softly sing, "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee." Years later the son, now a grown man, said, "That was the greatest sermon I ever heard."
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.— Proverbs 22:6
Put high expectations in front of [young people]. Give them love. Give them support. They will succeed.— Said Sewell
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.— John Crosby
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