I’m sure that most everyone has heard of the natural disasters happening in this area of the world. Earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding. Yesterday morning a man named Sherwin Mariano spoke at church. He’s Filipino by birth, grew up on the streets and in the slums. Now he works for an organization called “International Needs.” If you are considering donating to one of the many relief funds that are available, I strongly encourage you to consider this one. The Street (my church) has a partnership with this organization and has worked with them for many years, both in child sponsorship and in the construction of the original building for International Needs in the Philippines. This building had computers, learning resources, toys, a library, and much much more that are now totally destroyed. Hundreds, if not thousands, of Filipinos are now homeless. Many of the slums were washed away and the government plans to tear down and relocate the people of many more. If you have an hour or so, I strongly encourage you to listen to the sermon. I included the website below. Sherwin’s testimony is incredible. He’s lived through so much and the evidence is so clear that God stood with him through his struggles. His story is incredible. If you have the funds, please help these people– they need it.