Pray for the Philippines


Typhoon Rammasun is now packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph.

Typhoon aftermath in Polangui, Albay. Photo from

Typhoon aftermath in Polangui, Albay. Photo from

By Pastor Glem Melo

Once again, our beloved nation needs the prayers of Christian brothers and sisters worldwide. Please do so.

As I write, the northern and some central provinces of our country is being battered by a typhoon that is equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane. Three (3) province have already been placed under a state of calamity: Albay, Camarines del Norte, and Camarines del Sur. The typhoon is blowing off roofs, toppling trees and electric poles, and flooding villages. In Albay alone, more than 320,000 have been evacuated.

Rammasun 3

Signal No. 3 has been hoisted in 18 provinces, 4 islands and Metro Manila

The Weather Channel reports,

Typhoon Rammasun (also known as Glenda in the Philippines) has undergone a last-minute spike in intensity while making its first landfall in the Philippines Tuesday. The typhoon will continue to move west across that island nation through Wednesday, bringing a dangerous combination of damaging winds, flooding rainfall, and storm surge.

Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to landfall in the Philippines since Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines eight months ago. The eyewall of Rammasun is staying north of the area devastated from Super Typhoon Haiyan, including the city of Tacloban… Over 2,100 people, many of whom still living in tents after Haiyan, were evacuated to the Tacloban Astrodome, given the wind forecast.

In Legazpi, the provincial capital of Albay, storm chaser James Reynolds posted the following on Twitter:

Rammasun twit

According to netizens who filmed its onslaught, the typhoon was “as mad as hell”. You can view their videos here.

Please pray for the Philippines.

About Glem Melo

I am a believer and follower of Christ, married, and have 3 wonderful kids. I am the founder and President of Open Eyes Mission (ministering as New Hope Global in the U.S.); a church planter among Muslims, Hindus, and other unreached people groups in the U.S.; and studying Doctor of Ministry at Trinity International University / Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The Bible teaches that God is real, man is sinful, hell is real, and Jesus is our only hope of salvation. I believe these truths with all of my heart, and I hope to help others learn of them as well. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16) May God give you grace and peace. Glem Melo
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3 Responses to Pray for the Philippines

  1. Reblogged this on Glimar | Glem | Melo and commented:

    The Philippines is being battered by a typhoon. Three (3) provinces have been placed under a state of calamity. Please pray.

  2. Reblogged this on KAGAY-AN REFORMED CHURCH and commented:
    “The Philippines is being battered by a typhoon. Three (3) provinces have already been placed under a state of calamity. Please pray.” – Pastor Glem Melo

  3. Sheila Kamstra says:

    Thanks for the prayer alert Glem…we will pray for safety and free from anxiety. Sheila

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