NAMPA -- It's hard to watch some of the video and photos that are coming out of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, but it's even harder for one Northwest Nazarene University student.

Liz Haunschild lived in the Philippines during middle school and high school. Even though she was born in Alaska, Haunschild calls the Philippines home.

When Typhoon Haiyan hit, Haunschild connected to friends back in the Philippines through Facebook.

She said many people are still struggling to get back on their feet and help their neighbors, and she is anxious to go back and help out, too.

I've talked to my mom and I've talked to people here about taking next year off and spending a year there. I don't know what it will look like or what I'll do, but I definitely am feeling called to go back. I'm excited but nervous too, said Haunschild.

Haunschild lived in Manila, but spent time around the area hit by the typhoon.

She said the hardest thing is looking at the faces of Filipinos struggling to get back on their feet.

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