Answered Prayers in Saipan

December 19, 2018 • Saipan

Samaritan's Purse airlifted 80 tons of supplies and helped 6,000 households after Super Typhoon Yutu struck the island of Saipan.

Thousands of homes on the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Tinian were ripped apart by Super Typhoon Yutu on October 24, 2018. It was the strongest storm to hit U.S. soil since 1935, with maximum sustained winds of 180mph. Thousands of families were suddenly left without basic necessities like shelter, food, electricity, and clean water. Many Christians on the Pacific islands prayed to God for relief.

Samaritan’s Purse responded to the emergency by airlifting more than 80 tons of critical supplies, including heavy-duty tarps, solar lights, generators, and water filtration systems, over the course of three DC-8 flights. The essential items restored hope to the commonwealth’s hurting people and let them know that God had not forgotten them. Many also heard the Good News of the Gospel and were given a Bible in their native language. In all, aid was provided to 6,000 homes on Saipan, and generators were supplied to every household on Tinian. We thank God for using Samaritan’s Purse to meet these physical needs and to share His love in Jesus’ Name.

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