Thursday, November 7, 2013

Haiyan (Yolanda) The Super Typhoon

The news we are hearing is that the eye of the typhoon is centered over the area just recently hit by the earthquake - 150 miles south of Manila. We are expected to only receive heavy rain from this storm. This could cause flooding in some of the lower areas within the mission, but we will keep you posted. I am watching our news reports and the typhoon has already hit land.

The rain has just started to come down here, but no wind. We have asked all missionaries to remain in their apartments. We had a meeting yesterday with all zone leaders and talked through emergency plans.
Cavite Mission is in the green/yellow area to the north/west of the eye. 

Projected rainfall - Cavite Mission is in the pale green area.
3:10pm - this is a picture outside the mission home. I know there are reports of widespread damage - but in Cavite we are still great. Little rain and little to no wind. I do not want parents to worry so I wanted you to see outside. Also remember that Cavite mission is the size of SL Co., so out our window will be pretty close to what is going on through out the mission.
An example of how wonderful our missionaries are - we have been getting texts from some who want to get out of their apartments and do the work because it looks so nice outside. We are keeping them in because rain and wind is expected later. These valiant kids belong to you!
 Keep checking back and I will try and keep this current.
8:30pm the wind and rain have started moving in. Electricity is out in some areas, but all zones have checked in and everyone is safe.
10:45pm - Good news. The Cavite Mission area has been given a storm warning level of #1 which equals out to winds up to 30-60 km/h. (19-37 mph) The storm will exit the Philippine area at 10:00am tomorrow morning. (Saturday)
Right now as I head to bed, the mission home's electricity is out and I can hear the wind blowing outside, but no rain. Thank you for all the prayers. Keep them coming until this super typhoon dies out. Love to you all!
9:30am - All missionaries in our mission are doing great and everyone has electricity. The sun is trying to peek out of the clouds. Thank you for all the prayers! But, I am changing my comment from above -
Please do not stop praying for the Filipino people, even as this is coming to an end. There are so many who are without homes, loved ones, and any kind of communication from the outside world.
This Typhoon, with all of its wrath and destruction can not match the power of HEALING, STRENGTH, and PEACE
given us by a loving Heavenly Father,
and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


  1. Jared & Wendy BurbidgeNovember 7, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Thank you for the information. We appreciate the update! We are praying for the people of the Philippines.

  2. Thank you for posting this! It is such a relief to know your status.

  3. Sister Tye...You are awesome to keep us in the know. Thank you!

  4. Sister Tye, thank you for always being so thoughtful and sharing information with our families so that we won't worry. You are all in our prayers.

  5. Thank You so much!

  6. Thank you so much for letting us know! The Filipino people are in our prayers along with our missionaries, of course.

  7. Your picture was worth a thousand words to us! Thank you. Of course, we had imagined the worst. Seeing your picture of the landscape intact meant the world to us.

  8. Thank you! We will continue to pray for all the missionaries and Filipino people!! Ps! I'm glad elder Oakden is working hard.... Good to see him doing the dishes for you!

  9. Thank you for your updates! We appreciate you so much! You are wonderful!

  10. Thank you for updating! My son will be there Dec. 18, 2013, but I've been following the blog since his mission call in July. Prayers for all the missionaries there!

  11. Thank you so much Sis. Tye for the updates! - we truly appreciate all that you & President Tye do for our Missionaries. The Cavite Mission is always in our thoughts & prayers.

  12. Thank you, I agree the picture was worth a thousand words. I searched all night to find something out about the area and was very happy to see the updated blog.
    Thank you for looking after Elder Barney.
    I also say thank you for taking care of this kidney infection and getting him to a doctors.