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Alaskans Pray for The Philippines

By Garrett Turner, Reporter/Anchor, gturner@ktuu.com
Published On: Nov 15 2013 10:00:00 PM AKST
Updated On: Nov 16 2013 12:00:00 AM AKST

The Alaskero Partnership hosted a prayer vigil (11-15-13) on the UAA campus.

It was a time for healing. On Friday evening, the Alaskero Partnership, a local Filipino organization, hosted a prayer vigil on the UAA campus.

"Whether you're Filipino or not because of the devastation this storm caused you're probably affected by it one way or another," EJ David, a member of Alaskero, said.

Organizers say the vigil was very important for the entire community, not only the nearly 8-thousand Filipinos that live in Anchorage, which is grieving the thousands lost due to Typhoon Haiyan.

Christine Marasigan, filled with tearful eyes, read the New Testament's book of Acts, chapter four.

"There was no needy person among them," Marasigan read. "For those that own property or houses would sell them. Bring the proceeds of the sale and put them at the feet of the apostles and they were distributed to each according to need."

Those words served as the ultimate goal of those who experienced immense loss and it was a cry of faith to the future of the Philippines.

Other fundraisers and prayer services were scheduled on the same weekend by the Alaska Dance Theatre and the United Methodist Church of Anchorage.