Typhoon Babies

As people in the Philippines struggle in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, a small group of premature babies cling to survival in the storm-damaged town of Tacloban. The babies, most of whom are too weak to even cry, are in a hospital that has lost power and is in desperate need of supplies. They are being kept alive due to the diligent care of their family members and the efforts of hospital staff. In the midst of this tragedy, the tenuous survival of these tiny babies is a symbol of hope and perseverance. Share this article with young adults and have a discussion about hope in the midst of despair:

  • What did you think of this story from the Philippines? What other stories of survival have you heard about in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan?
  • What examples of hope and perserverance have you witnessed or experienced in your own life?
  • What are some ways that you can find hope in bad situations?
  • How might you individually or your young adult group together help support the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan?