“Like a Bomb Explosion”


“Like a Bomb Explosion”

"Like a bomb explosion..." That's the noise that woke Daw Thien Nu, pregnant with her third child, in the middle of the night on August 25th. They had moments to reach safety—somewhere out there in the darkness.

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Relief Pours In

"Daddy, I'm happy that we will have rice in our dinner today." Those were the words of a little boy who lives in a flood-ravaged village in Myanmar after receiving emergency rice from Heaven's Family. And for people who eat rice as the primary staple of every meal, that's tantamount to him saying he's happy to have air to breathe!

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Much is said in the news lately about the drought in California, but not much is reported about the devastating floods now inundating southern Asia. Our partners in Myanmar, a poor nation into which Heaven's Family has heavily invested for many years through orphanages and a multitude of other projects, have been reporting to us and sending photos of the devastation. Here are a few...

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Nepal Quake Update

During our response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal last April, I was very excited to see how God directed us to link arms with other organizations to improve our impact in that hurting country. In all, your donations have enabled us to join collaboratively with more than 30 organizations that are all working to build the kingdom of God in Nepal!

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Walls Coming Down [Jeff’s 2nd Blog from Nepal]

Disaster = Opportunity. Disasters are always unwelcome due to the acute suffering they cause, but they can also open many hearts wide to God's message of hope. As followers of Jesus, we must be quick to respond to such opportunities.

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Nightmare in Nepal [Jeff’s 1st Blog from Nepal]

Entire villages destroyed, my contact said in an email to me just days after the April 25th earthquake in Nepal. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. Two days later I slipped "unseen" into the capital city of Kathmandu—larger organizations, I learned, found themselves mired in bureaucratic red tape at the airport as they tried to get their teams and supplies into the country

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Bound for Nepal

Tomorrow I'm flying to Nepal, the mountainous nation devastated by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake last weekend. I'll be leading a team of trained first responders to meet with our partners in Kathmandu and travel to outlying villages where large aid organizations are not presently working---villages that one of our partners told me have been "fully destroyed," forcing everyone to sleep outside.

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Kathmandu Quake

You have no doubt heard of the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered near Kathmandu, Nepal, earlier this weekend. The images are heartbreaking. The death toll has exceeded 2,500 as of this writing, and will no doubt increase substantially as many who are now missing are later found buried under rubble.

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Disaster Relief Fund

Unlike other recent years, 2014 brought no headline-dominating natural disasters in which thousands of people perished. But that is no consolation to a woman in China who lost her child in last year's earthquake, or to a father in Pakistan whose wife disappeared when flood waters washed away their home, or to orphans in India as they huddled together in the dark while a cyclone ripped off the roof of their orphanage. Heaven's Family was there to help those disaster victims, and others.

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