「Phone from Espina-san and family about distributing foodstuff to the minorities」
"Thanks to your remittance, yesterday we went to Coron to buy a lot of foodstuff – rice, noodle, coffee, candy for the children and other necessities – for the devastated typhoon victims in Carabao Culion, altogether 600 families.
Now we (all our family, Inday, Nina, Tintin and myself) are busy packing these foodstuff for each family at our place.
Tomorrow I am going to the place, at first by boat, then from the nearest coast on foot carrying them on our shoulders with some people from Carabao who will be waiting my arriving there. The roads and paths are blocked by fallen trees and other objects, so walking is the only way to reach the place. It will take five days to finish distributing to all the houses.
I have dispatched a person from the town to let them know our going to them with food owing to the supportive money from Japanese Agape Society of Ainoki.They were overjoyed and express their gratitude weeping. It really is great help!"
I worried about his health condition, then he said,
"I am all right, and happy being able to work for their lives like this owing to you all."
Both Inday and Nina confirmed me, he would be all right.
"For this support, I withdrew 150,000 pesos from the remittance of 204,700 pesos (500,000yen).
I appreciate your reliance on me again from the bottom of my heart. Thank Papa and you all."
We talked that for this disaster the Lord made us reunite just in time!
Nina who have come home to help her father for the Carabao people, will be back to her work in Palawan tomorrow.
"The damage of pearl farms the company had was not so big fortunately as we have well prepared for the typhoon coming beforehand though we have been very busy doing so and taking care of the aftermath. Though it was not tsunami, the wave was very very big."