Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Friday, 5 December 2014

Hagupit (Ruby) Tracking a Little Further North and Weakening But Still Dangerous

Please note: this is not an official forecast. Please use official forecasts for any decision making in regard to Hagupit.

Somewhat good news for Tacloban. The storm center is expected to cross the Philippines north of the city so devastated by Haiyan (Yolanda), last year. This will mean that the worst winds should be coming from the northwest which makes a major storm surge is unlikely in that area. 

Storm surges of up to 13 feet (4 meters) are expected north of the storm center. Central winds have weakened since Wednesday night and the storm has been down-graded one category. There will still be damage from winds but nothing like what Wednesday's 180 mph sustained winds could produce.

The forecast course for Hagupit is for it to pass very close to Manila, the capitol. By then the mountains should have taken some more steam out of the storm, and I can't see how a significant storm surge can develop there unless the centre stalls just west of the city.

Hagupit is expected to hit the islands Saturday evening Manila time - Saturday morning EST. It will move painfully slowly across the islands depositing as much as 2 feet of rain. 

One would expect many mudslides and, unfortunately, many lives lost. It is not uncommon for such typhoons to be responsible for taking more than 1000 lives.

Rainfall amount forecast - good grief!
Again, as yesterday, I ask you Christians to be in prayer for the people of the Philippines, especially the children, that they would not only survive the storm, but that they would be safe from predatory pedophiles after the storm.

Friday night satellite picture - pretty ugly

Post Haiyan evacuation

Some of the damage done by Haiyan last year