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Letters sent home from the Phillippines

Elder Nielsen

Elder Nielsen

Friday, October 14, 2016

Typhoon Karen

October 15, 2016

Dear Families of Missionaries in the Quezon City North Mission,

I am writing to inform you of the situation in our mission related to the pending impact of typhoon Karen.  The Church has been observing this storm for days and has made numerous preparations for its arrival.  The main track of the storm should be north of our mission but we will have wind and rain as the margin of typhoon will be felt here.  It is also possible that the path could go further south and we would be impacted directly.  If that happens, we are lucky because we are located far enough inland that much of the energy of the storm will be expended by the time it reaches us.

In any event we are preparing for a significant storm.  Yesterday we alerted all of our missionaries to purchase enough water to last them through next Tuesday and enough food to see them through until Tuesday.   They have also been instructed to keep their cell phones charged.  We have a calling tree in place for rapid communication if needed across the mission.  Each missionary has been instructed to have 1000 Pesos in small bills ready for an emergency.

If the weather looks at all dangerous we will be keeping the missionaries inside their apartments.  It is the plan to be very cautious and if we error administratively, it will be our intent to error to the side of safety.

If the storm compromises our electrical or internet infrastructure, you may receive your email late next week from your missionary.  I as the mission president and the Church will report again when the storm is finished regarding the safety of you missionary.
Join us in prayer for those who will be impacted by this typhoon.  We pray for their safety and protection.


Kim C. Bertin
President Quezon City North Mission
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