A typhoon has devastated the central Philippines, leaving those who survived without electricity, means of communication, food or clean drinking water. Pastor Moody Colorado, of Wellman Asbury United Methodist Church, says they have not been able to reach any of the United Methodist pastors living in the area hit by the typhoon.
There are twenty-three United Methodist mission centers and churches in that part of the country. United Methodist Superintendent for Southeast Iowa Lilian Seagren says it’s believed all of those buildings have been destroyed.
Seagren received confirmation Wednesday that the United Methodist Committee on Relief had arrived in the Philippines to provide aid. The Committee is working with other church organizations and the United States military.