In this Typhoon Haiyan Update trailer, the Rev. Ross Johnson, director of Disaster Response for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, shares the story of Angel Tugonon, a 98-year-old resident of Mahayag. The members of Christ Lutheran Church in Mahayag built a home for Tugonon after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed his house. Since then, Tugonon has been trekking up and down a muddy hill with the help of a cane to come to church. Watch for a new Haiyan video on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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