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Disaster Strikes Malawi—Again

Picture of flooding in Malawi from Cyclone
14Mar

Disaster Strikes Malawi—Again

Just three days ago I reported to you about some very poor brothers and sisters in Malawi who lost their homes to a cyclone last fall, and how you helped through the Disaster Relief Ministry. But as I write (March 14), another cyclone (Idai) is ripping across Malawi, deluging that small, poor African nation with rain. The very morning my report hit your inbox, I received a disturbing email from the same partner in Malawi, telling me heavy rains from that cyclone were, at that moment, flooding vast lowland areas of the country, severely damaging or destroying homes, meager possessions, food supplies, and taking dozens of lives.

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Following Fuego's volcanic eruption in Guatemala
06Jun

Volcanic Crisis in Guatemala

As of this writing, 75 are dead and 200 are missing. Unlike the Hawaiian eruption, its Guatemalan cousin's has been explosive, pouring millions of tons of ash into the air and onto surrounding communities, many of which are extremely poor.

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Women in Laos with rice bags
09Apr

A Win-Win-Win for the Gospel

If you read Part One of my report about our disaster response in the Southeast Asian country of Laos, you learned how a small, localized natural disaster swept away an entire year’s worth of recently-harvested rice in one night. Now I want to tell you the rest of the story…

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Villagers from Nakhaeng Village, Laos
02Apr

The Little Disaster that Could

Much of the world doesn't have insurance, either because it doesn't exist in that country or because it's much too expensive for folks who just hope to have enough food for their family that day. They depend on the Lord and compassion of others when disaster strikes, even relatively small ones.

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man weeping with dog after devastation of hurricane harvey
02Oct

Hitting Back at Harvey

Does anyone remember Hurricane Harvey? Irma and Maria have done a good job upstaging him, but for the folks whose lives were turned upside down in the region of Houston, Texas, where the storm deluged some areas—only one month ago—with over 50 inches of rain (Noah would sit up and take notice at that one, I think), the road ahead still looks pretty bleak.

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