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By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Couple Thankful After Typhoon Hits Home – Brevard NC


Last updated 12/2/2013 at 9:29am

(Above) Timothy Owen, his wife, Gera, (seen here with their two children) are missionaries in the small island of Malapuasca in the Philippines, which was recently hit by a typhoon. The island the couple live on received a significant amount of damage.

As missionaries, Timothy Owen and his wife, Gera, know that sometimes the only thing one can do is to trust in God.

Recently, when the couple was back in Brevard with their two children on furlough from a mission trip, they were left to watch nervously as Typhoon Haiyan raked across the 2-mile-wide island of Malapuasca in the Philippines where they live and work.

The only thing they could do was hope and pray as news reports from nearby islands told of devastating loss, including the possible loss of lives of more than 10,000 people in Tacloban City, located roughly 100 miles east of the...

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