An aid worker's diary: today, Mikhaela De Leon -- media engagement officer for World Vision Philippines -- reflects on her experience of Typhoon Haiyan and why God brought her to Tacloban on that day.
I shouldn't have been there. Over and over I asked God in prayer, "Why did you bring me here to Tacloban, Lord?" It didn't make sense.
I was safe in Manila. I had no family in Leyte, couldn't speak the dialect, didn't know the place. It was my first time there, and it had to be at a time like this. Was it a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time?
But I am reminded: God's timing is perfect. God's will is always right. I surrendered myself to God's bidding, trusting fully that if he sent me to it, he would deliver me from it.