A chapel rises from the rubble after Typhoon Yolanda


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All photos by Br. Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR

Life will never be the same for the small community of Sitio Linuthangan, Brgy. Mabini, Escalante, Negros Occidental after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). But more than a month after the devastating typhoon, the community is picking up where they left off. They’ve recently rebuilt the community chapel that was damaged severely by the typhoon with the help of the non-profit group HEARTanonymous.org. Some 200 members of the basic christian community of the barangay gathered for a mass and blessing in their reconstructed home. Outside volunteers also helped in the reconstruction. “The real essence of community building is people’s participation, this is the mark in our small Christian communities in the parish,” community parish priest Fr. Gerry Sabado, O’Carm said.

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