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  • Genesis 8:7-12 – What Does This Phrase Say? #PrayforthePhilippines #Philippines

    Posted on August 7th, 2012 brenna No comments

    For those who are too lazy to check it out:

    Genesis 8: 7-12

    Noah sent out a raven. It did not come back, but kept flying around until the water was completely gone. Meanwhile, Noah sent out a dove to see if the water had gone down but since the water still covered all the land, the dove did not find a place to light. It flew back to the boat and Noah reached out and took it in. He waited another 7 days and sent out the dove again. It returned to him in the evening with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. So Noah knew that the water had gone down. Then, he waited another 7 days and sent out the dove once more; this time, it did not come back.

     

    This phrase is particularly essential today, because it is August 7, 2012 or 8-7-12, as what the quote says.

    And currently the Philippines is undergoing some major calamity all throughout the central regions. After raining for almost 10 days straight, today, 90% of the Metro, plus several other provinces nearby including Rizal, Zambales, Bataan and Pangasinan all experienced flooding and heavy rain. Major dams have opened its gates, causing water to overflow. Currently, most of the central Luzon is still underwater. This marks the worst flooding since the fateful Ondoy which only flooded specific parts of the Metro.

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  • Ondoy 2.0: The Feelings of an Ondoy Survivor #PrayforthePhilippines

    Posted on August 7th, 2012 brenna No comments

    I am so scared at the moment. At 7.39am in the morning, the country’s been going through 9 whole days of rain and I am so scared. I can’t stop moving, I can’t stop thinking. I can’t stop picturing what I remember. I can’t stop remembering. I can’t stop fearing for the worst. Fearing for the day that my family will have to experience what I experienced during that fateful September 26, 2009 on the day of the Ondoy flooding, wherein I was trapped with a friend’s family and far from my own.

    I’m with my family now, but when I looked outside to the raging current of the river, I am scared. I am scared of what’s going to happen. I am scared of what this rain is capable of. I am scared for my family, my two young brothers and my parents who have never experienced this kind of flood in their life.

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