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The Philippines is a island nation southeast of China and north of Malaysia. There are three separate states or regions. These are the northern island of Luzon, the Visayas in the center, and the island of Mindanao in the south. The Visayas are a group of islands. Located in the ring of fire in the Pacific Ocean, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are frequent here. Typhoons hit the Philippines every year.

Catholicism is dominant. There are Muslims scattered throughout the Philippines but most live on the island of Mindanao. There are tribal groups that do not have the gospel in their language in the Visayas.

Pray for the isolated tribal groups that God sends Christian missionaries to live among them and translate the bible for them. Pray that these people groups will know Jesus their savior soon.

There has been some effort to reach Muslims in the Philippines but it has been slow. Pray that Christians in the Philippines show love to the Muslims there. Pray that God softens the hearts of Muslims and that they may repent soon.

Typhoon Sarika made landfall on October 15th on the northern part of Luzon. Typhoon Haima made landfall on the northern part of Luzon on October 19th. Typhoon Haima left $6.9Billion in damages to agriculture. The intense rainfall from Typhoon Haima caused many rice fields to be damaged as rice farmers sustained the most losses from the storm.

Pray for aid to continue to go to the northern part of Luzon. Pray that Christian aid relief workers share the gospel with the people they help.