A week of devastating events in the Pacific

Over the weekend a deadly tropical storm slammed into the Philippines, causing severe flooding in urban areas and affecting tens of thousands.

Tuesday, a powerful underwater earthquake triggered a tsunami with waves 15 to 20 feet high that crashed into the Samoa islands, destroying homes and taking lives.

More recently, two successive and devastating earthquakes struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, leaving thousands buried in rubble and in desperate need of aid.

And now the Philippines is being plummeted by yet another major typhoon.

Let’s all say a word of prayer for all those directly affected, as well as those deployed in these emergencies to provide vital services.

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