The church held a prayer vigil Thursday evening, prior to Typhoon Haiyan making landfall early Friday morning.
Church member Raechelle Ramos said she’s following Facebook for updates on her family members.
“My one cousin did post that they seem to be OK, the winds are pretty strong,” said Ramos. “I was relieved by that, but I don’t know about my other cousins because they don’t live in the same house.”
The church is also waiting to hear from one of their own.
“We have a worker here that is there in Phillipines,” said Ramos. “We just hope that he comes home safely.”
Possibly the strongest typhoon to ever hit land, several deaths have been reported and the devastation is expected to be catastrophic. Church bookkeeper Rollie Nadal said he fears aid will take awhile to arrive.
“It is really difficult,” said Nadal. “Phillipines is composed of many, many islands and so it’s so hard for the government to bring help right away.”
Church members said they will be collecting donations. If you’re interested in helping you can contact the office at 619-470-1977.