I had no idea this cyclone had hit. Not a word in the other media sources. Our
family will pray for our brothers and sisters in Tonga and Samoa and up our
donation to humanitarian aid. There is a large island population here in Las
Vegas and it's shameful no reported this.
The islands of Tonga were devastated by Tropical Cyclone Gita. Gita is the
worst cyclone to hit the islands in 60 years. Dozens of house were destroyed by
the storm. Emergency shelter, water and sanitation needs are great. The Mormon missionaries in the island were protected by the LDS Church. They
are asking nonmembers on the islands to "look to God and live" (Alma
37:47); but is this a promise they can keep?
'ofa ke tapuekina kimoutolu 'e he 'Otua.
There are so many families in Utah of Samoan and Tongan descent, that I am sure
this has impacted their extended families. We pray for all of their well-being!