North Texas Mission Group Rides Out Typhoon In Philippines

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes and power and communications across a lot of the Southeast Asian country has been cut off.

Here in North Texas, a number of people are waiting for word from a group of friends and family doing mission work in the Philippines.

Many are members of New Beginnings Fellowship Church in Sulphur Springs. The group is working with Compassion for the Fatherless and Fruitful Harvest International Ministries, in the northern part of Mindanao.

The island nation is familiar with super storms, and can see as many as 20 typhoons make landfall each year.

But the typhoon that hit Thursday is expected to be one of the biggest in recorded history. It passed to the north of where the ministry is…

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