In the spirit of Christmas, I would like to share the kindness that our landlady did for typhoon-stricken Filipinos.
Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck Central Philippines on 8 November. I and my wife were very much concerned because of the destruction it brought to Northern Iloilo, particularly our town of Ajuy.
Sunday afternoon of 10 November, I got a call from the Timaru Herald. Their reporter asked about the situations back home and my plans for helping fellow Filipinos.
On 11 November 2013, the Timaru Herald published our desire to help the Philippines through fund-raising for relief goods.
Two days after, while we were busy contacting and soliciting help from friends abroad, I got a phone call from our land lady.
She told me that she read the article on the local paper and learned about what happened in the Philippines.
Then she said, “Instead of paying me for this week’s rent, I would like to donate it for your town’s relief effort.”
Her kindness surprised us. We’re so thankful for her generousity.
Our land lady’s contribution became part of early relief operations for Ajuy.
See some of the photos below:
Thank you Lord for giving us generous neighbours.
The kindness of people at Gigatown Timaru is quite amazing.