TO REMEMBER THE destruction of Typhoon Yolanda and 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Leyte and Bohol, “Remembering: United in Prayer and One in Spirit,” a prayer and fellowship, was held last Nov. 20 at Udarbe Memorial Chapel.
Kadugong Bol-anon (KadBol) President Achilles Israel said that they decided to have a solemn event, offering of prayer to God since these tragedies did not only claim material things but lives as well.
Typhoon Yolanda and the 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck down the Visayas region particularly Leyte and Bohol last Nov. 2013.
Typhoon Yolanda, the most powerful storm to make a landfall in recorded history, hit Leyte and Samar. It affected more than a million families, and more than 6,000 people died.
On the same year, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol affected around 600,000 families in Regions VI and VII.
In his sermon titled “With Tears and Grace,” University Chaplain Mark Agosto emphasized how God moves in every storm that may come in life as he related it to the story of Lazarus’ death in John 11:28-44.
“When we cry, when we are troubled, know that it is during these times that God is near us,” Agosto said.
Weinona Ligason, president of Leyte-Samar (LeySam) Sillimanites, said that aside from praying for the Typhoon Yolanda and earthquake victims, they also wanted to pray for world concerns like wars, social, and political issues, among others.
KadBol and LeySam Sillimanites organized the event.~
By Paulynne Joyce R. dela Cruz