Clean up after the Typhoon

Nov
18

A survivor spoke about the wind blowing so hard and waves as high as the coconuts in the trees. Down the street is the Technical College, destroyed. The gym was designated as the community evacuation center but the roof collapsed with the force of the winds and the waves washed over other classrooms. Trees were uprooted falling on buildings and blocking roads.

Posted By Rosemary Lambie read more

Petition from the Philippine' chief negotiator at climate change conference

 Dear friends,

Like so many  of you, I am heartbroken when I look at the images of disaster in the Philippines.  It particularly touches me because I spent four months in the Philippines in 1991 and I know of the hard circumstances most people live under even in the best of times.  I also know of the hope, resiliency, and strength of the Filipino people.  However, this storm is of staggering proportion.  

Visiting those affected by Typhoon Yolanda

Nov
17

Just returning from 24 hours touring Estancia, one of the areas gravely affected by Typhoon Yolanda and my heart is breaking with the devastation I have seen and pain that has been shared interviewing people. 98% of the community has been affected and the long term implications are overwhelming.

Posted By Rosemary Lambie read more

Relief packing to feed 30,000 affected by Typhoon Yolanda

Nov
14

Today has been one of high emotions as I had a challenging visit back to the Smokey Mountain Day Care which has been badly vandalized....but more about that later.  Last evening upon our return from the Women's Jubille gathering, volunteer workers had been busy preparing relief packages and the truck was half full.  By this afternoon, three large container trucks had begun the 10-hour drive to reach the affected area.The goal is to feed 30,000 people with packages designed for a family of five to last a week.

Posted By Rosemary Lambie read more

Ecumenical Women's Jubilee day 3 MA BOO HI (long live!)

Nov
13

The collective energy of this group of women representing different faith and social action groups is very empowering.  We wrestled with the Biblical characters of Miriam and Deborah, their visions and struggles to be faithful leaders, recognizing that 88% of women in the Philippines come from the basic masses, meaning workers and farmers where every day is a struggle. Our discussions focussed upon what are the visions for this country, what are the struggles that we as women are experiencing and what are our victories as women?

Posted By Rosemary Lambie read more

NCCP Ecumenical Women's Jubilee gathering

Nov
12

Today begins day two of the NCCP Ecumenical Women's Jubilee gathering, and I will bring greetings from the UCC and words of solidarity at this challenging time.

Posted By Rosemary Lambie read more

Pages

Subscribe to Front page feed