LDS Coconut Farmer Serves Community After Typhoon

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Mormon Channel released a video featuring a Filipino Coconut farmer who helped others in need after a typhoon, even when his own family was in need.

In November 2013, the strongest typhoon ever recorded hit the Philippines with 195 mile-per-hour winds. Those who survived the storm had to literally rebuild their lives from the ground up.

The coconut farmer’s coconut trees were destroyed in the typhoon by the strong winds. This was not only emotionally devastating for him and his family, but financially devastating because the coconut trees were their only source of income. However, the coconut farmer didn’t dwell on his losses for long, the farmer said,

Even though you may be going through trials, you can still help others because there is always something you can give.

Watch the coconut farmer’s full account above.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at LDS.net. She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.