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    Posted August 6, 2012 by
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    A Call for Help: If There’s One, There’s Got to Be More

     
    Last night (6 August 2012) , at 9:31PM (Manila) I received a text message – the message said that the flood waters have reached the 9th step of their stairs. The children were worried , not only because the water was almost about to reach the second floor but that their dad - the man of the house, hasn’t arrived yet – and they didn’t know where and how he is. Everyone was praying that the rain would stop; the mother tried to keep calm but was worried as well. Thirty minutes after, the level of the flood started to recede. By 11:00PM the waters have at least receded to the 3rd step of their home in Masambong, Quezon City. Still, the man of the house hasn’t arrived yet. Everything seemed alright.

    I awoke because my phone rang – a call at 5:50AM, 7 August 2012. It was so dark, I didn’t realize the time, thinking it was still evening. I got out of bed when I heard the caller saying that he and his family are now in the roof of their house – their home being completely submerged in water. 5:55AM I was telling them to get out of the area. They couldn’t move right now. 8:07AM they are still stuck in their roof somewhere in Kaingin Bukid Apolonio Samson, near Masambong. They are surrounded by at least 15 feet of water. Their request is to help them pray – which really means – they need help.

    If there’s one crying out for help, surely there is a whole lot more.

    Got to prepare to assist. Can’t just sit down and do nothing.
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