- Posted November 28, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Christmas where you live
Evacuees Life in Christmas
- sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer
Last August, there were a lot of residents who live beside the Laguna de Bay who were affected by southwest monsoon "Habagat". I went to one of the evacuation centers at Landayan, San Pedro, Laguna in the Philippines and these affected people settled at the covered court of Landayan in front of Sto. Sepulcro Shrine. They transferred there since August and they are still residing there until today.
You would tell that life is miserable when you see these people who have nothing when Christmas come. But behind the smile and the enjoyment of being together in one place is just priceless. Celebrating Christmas hand in hand, despite the fact that they are in their comfort zone, is just merely a hard one but believing that God is in the midst of them is just a precious experience. They have nothing: house, food as if there's a feast, money, etc. But they have everything: God.