Daily Archives: Saturday, November 9, 2013

While tracking the path of Super Typhoon Haiyan online as it moved across the Philippines, I realized that it was passing over the island of Cebu around that time.  My family and I lived in Cebu City for 10 months while I did research as a Fulbright Scholar a number of years ago.  Several of my Cornell University graduate students also did field research in this region so the places I saw on the map, were familiar. This evening, a blog on the Christianity Today web site entitled, “How churches can help without hurting after Super Typhoon Haiyan but don’t become an SUV (Spontaneous Uninvited Volunteer)” caught my eye.  Having worked in disaster relief, during (and following) wars and famines