When Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippine islands on 8 November, more than 10,000 Filipinos sought refuge with 4,000 of their Mormon neighbors in 200 chapels of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Even though several meetinghouses were damaged, all inside were protected. The video below shows how these sturdy structures now shelter hundreds of displaced families while also providing humanitarian support to those in need in dozens of ravaged communities.


In each of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 29,000-plus congregations throughout the world, a local leader guides and serves his congregants. In the video below, Mormon Newsroom follows the ministry of Ricardo Aban, a local leader of more than 4,300 Mormons in Tacloban, as he and others recover from Typhoon Haiyan.