Aug 9

Typhoons and Other Trifles

We haven’t blown away. Typhoon Soudelor made international headlines when it struck Taiwan on Saturday. It was a powerful storm with strong winds and torrential rain that passed directly through the middle of the island. The weather channel reported that one location in the mountains NE of Taipei received 52 inches of rain. Another report declared that Taiwan experienced winds of 142 mph. One of the more interesting things that I read was that six huge wind turbines in Taichung were toppled by the storm. Here are some headlines from around the web:

Typhoon Soudelor Kills 6 in Taiwan and Leaves Millions Without Power

Typhoon Soudelor Impacts: At Least 6 Killed, 4 Missing In Taiwan; Record-Breaking Power Outages Recorded

Typhoon Soudelor hits China after sweeping across Taiwan

In our neighborhood of Kaohsiung many trees, fences, and signs are down or blown away. The roads are littered with trash. However, for us personally the storm passed uneventfully. We held church services as usual on Sunday morning and none of our people were injured or suffered serious loss. The major problems were leaky homes from the heavy rain and a few air conditioner window coverings that were blown out by the force of the wind. Marla and I read yesterday during our Bible reading: “Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:¬†Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:” (Ps. 148:7-8). We have an awesome God!

Beth’s Final Cambodia Report

On an unrelated note, here is a copy of our daughter’s final report about her ministry in Cambodia this summer. Read and enjoy.

Beth's Cambodia Update

Beth’s Cambodia Update

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